‘Interdependence and Civic Activism’ panel discussion held

The Greater Scranton Interdependence Committee and The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties hosted the 2018 Interdependence Day panel discussion “Interdependence and Civic Activism.” From left, first row, are Anis Adnani, Alegrian heritage, medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti born Initiator of Diversity Programs; Lizzy Barrett, student, Scranton High School; and Rosalie Hurme, Australian-born civic activist. Second row, Gary Drapek, moderator, President and CEO United Way; Kate Holod, Interdependence Day chairperson; Ide Castro, emcee, Vice President for Community Engagement, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sondra Myers, Interdependence Day c-founder and senior fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at The University of Scranton. - Submitted photo

The Greater Scranton Interdependence Committee and The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties hosted the 2018 Interdependence Day panel discussion “Interdependence and Civic Activism.”

Civic activism is linked to interdependence because it brings together people of all ages, faiths and political leaning to advocate for the public good.

The panel included Anis Adnani, Alegrian heritage, medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti born Initiator of Diversity Programs; Lizzy Barrett, student, Scranton High School; and Rosalie Hurme, Australian-born civic activist.

Interdependence Day was co-founded by the late political theorist Benjamin Barber and Sondra Myers, senior fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at The University of Scranton.

Photo: Front Left to right: Anis Adnani, Alegrian heritage, medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti born Initiator of Diversity Programs; Lizzy Barrett, Student Scranton High School and Rosalie Hurme, Australian born Civic Activist.

Back: Gary Drapek, Moderator, President and CEO United Way

Kate Holod, Interdependence Day, Chairperson

Ide Castro, Emcee, Vice President for Community Engagement, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Sondra Myers, Interdependence Day cofounder and Senior Fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at the University of Scranton.

The Greater Scranton Interdependence Committee and The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties hosted the 2018 Interdependence Day panel discussion “Interdependence and Civic Activism.” From left, first row, are Anis Adnani, Alegrian heritage, medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti born Initiator of Diversity Programs; Lizzy Barrett, student, Scranton High School; and Rosalie Hurme, Australian-born civic activist. Second row, Gary Drapek, moderator, President and CEO United Way; Kate Holod, Interdependence Day chairperson; Ide Castro, emcee, Vice President for Community Engagement, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sondra Myers, Interdependence Day c-founder and senior fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at The University of Scranton.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_IMG_3153-2-.jpgThe Greater Scranton Interdependence Committee and The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties hosted the 2018 Interdependence Day panel discussion “Interdependence and Civic Activism.” From left, first row, are Anis Adnani, Alegrian heritage, medical student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti born Initiator of Diversity Programs; Lizzy Barrett, student, Scranton High School; and Rosalie Hurme, Australian-born civic activist. Second row, Gary Drapek, moderator, President and CEO United Way; Kate Holod, Interdependence Day chairperson; Ide Castro, emcee, Vice President for Community Engagement, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Sondra Myers, Interdependence Day c-founder and senior fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at The University of Scranton. Submitted photo