We always welcome a Letter to the Editor from VB readers. This one from Alison Day-Logan shares details of an upcoming event that readers might be interested in. Ed
Given the ever ongoing financial and attached social problems that barrage the news on a now daily basis, we decided to step back and think about the driving factors.
It has become clear that things have fallen into disarray as there neither seems to be the understanding, nor the will shown to view the situation in a holistic fashion.
An evaluated overview is needed
Understandably, with modern life moving at such a complex, break neck speed, it’s no mean feat to undertake an evaluated overview of just where we’re at, and just where we’re going.
The big issues can be ignored or misunderstood as people are so busy with the distractions and demands of every day life, however at some point we must address them in their entirety, and thankfully there are those that are enabled to fulfil such a vocation and can provide some clarity for us all.
Talk by Nicole Foss
Nicole Foss, is indeed one of those people, and she has very kindly agreed to come to the Island to share her knowledge and professional analyses with us.
She will offer us an impartial and truthful assessment of how things are changing on the larger scale, and how that filters down to every one of us within our extended community.
Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997. She is also co-editor of The Automatic Earth.
We have an obligation to inform ourselves (and future generations) both on an individual and community level, this conversation is a great opportunity to allow us to do that, and perhaps be a spark for some creative dialogue throughout our extended communities thereafter.
No matter what role you play in society … you are an integral part of the community at large, so please … come to the talk, and join this much needed conversation.
Nicole has kindly offered to also set aside some time to liaise with representatives of the business community, and council members should they wish to take advantage of her advice.
On that note, every parish and town councillor shall receive a copy of this open letter as means of an invitation.
Event takes place on Wednesday 4th July (6pm for a 7pm start) at the Riverside Centre in Newport Quay.
A donation of £5 is asked for costs. Advance pre-booking by calling 07850 081 585 or pay on the door.