PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Association for Women in Communication presents the next installment of the Pioneers for Change

The Association for Women in Communication—Santa Barbara presents the next installment of the Pioneers for Change || Communication. Community. Choice. Please join us on OCT. 7th for Building Communities Through Storytelling.

Got courage to tell the story? Grab your hand-held media and Go! Since 2005, Aletha Tyner Paradis has been facilitating educational travel experiences for students. Witnessing how academic achievement and student interest increased with experiential-service learning, she wanted to give her students an immersive educational experience lacking in mainstream classrooms. Alethea will share with AWC how her students build community and use the art of journalism and storytelling to share their experiences with the world. 

Free to Members; $20 for Nonmembers of AWC

Alethea Tyner Paradis, J, a history teacher, founded Peace Works Travel in 2005. “It occurred to me and other like-minded educators that our nation hadn’t learned many important lessons from our controversial military adventures in SE Asia.” Recognizing a need for meaningful experiential education about the legacy of warfare, Tyner Paradis developed an integrative program that invites students to understand war–and the benefits of negotiated peace–from the perspective of people who live with its aftermath. Alethea has taught high school and college social sciences courses focused in social justice since 1997. (B.A. in history and teaching credential from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, 1998). She has led groups of students through Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition to directing Peace Works Travel, Alethea provides consultation for independent schools instituting their own global education programs and teaches summer session history courses at Santa Barbara City College.  She is blessed to live locally with her extraordinary husband and delightful son.

The Association for Women in Communications(AWC) - Santa Barbara Chapter
The Association for Women in Communications is the one organization that recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communications disciplines. Modern communicators must demonstrate competence in varied disciplines and be able to network and make career moves across the broad spectrum of communications fields.

Disciplines represented within the association include: print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multi-media design, and photography. The list is continually growing as the profession expands into the newer media.
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Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:30- 7:30pm
Location: Ramada Inn Meeting Room, 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, 93110
Alethea Tyner Paradis, J.D., Director & Founder of Peace Works Travel

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