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CAHSS Participates in “Poems for Parkland: Poems of Peace”

Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D.

Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D.

The Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) participated in a community event, “Poems for Parkland: Poems of Peace,” held on March 13, 2018 in  Coconut Creek. Various community partners including DFT, Broward College, and Orange Island Arts Foundation organized the event. Arlene Gordon, Ph.D., director of the Brief Therapy Institute, DFT’s family therapy clinic, and seven family therapists from BTI were there for therapeutic support. The Humane Society of Broward sent therapy dogs and their handlers for additional support.

The event featured local poets including several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Westglades Middle School, and the grandfather of Alex Schechter. Richard Toumey, M.F.A., introduced the Poet Laureate of Florida, Peter Meinke.  Toumey, an instructor at BC, is an adjunct instructor at CAHSS and works with students in NSU’s Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center. Meinke read several poems and addressed the children in attendance regarding how poetry can be of assistance in difficult times. The night closed with a video montage of the 17 lives lost last month. To view some pictures, please go to https://flic.kr/s/aHsmh32a8n