first_imgWhatsApp LifestyleEntertainmentFilmLimerickNewsVideoWatch: Matthew Modine interview – ‘To be a Human Being’By Editor – September 29, 2018 2556 TAGSActingClarefilmhuman beinglimerickMatthew Modinestephen wallis “That’s all I ever wanted to be was a human being because of a movie I saw called Little Big Man.”Matthew Modine sat down in Thornfields in County Limerick to recall the time he spent learning the art of acting and the how he spent his tender years in multiple homes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He recalled that his acting teacher Stella Adler told him when he first started out that she would not teach him to be a movie star, but rather to be a human being.He told the Limerick Post that in his early years he watched a movie called Little Big Man where the western expansion was shown from the perspective of the native Americans.The movie depicted the native Americans as victims of attacks by white cavalry, which the actor referred to as ‘barbaric’.“We were living in Utah at the time and I was going to school with a lot of Navajo Indians. I felt so ashamed of the colour of my skin for being a part of that history and that lineage,” Modine added.He told the Post he felt a burden of white man’s guilt and wanted to associate with the idea of being a ‘human being’ instead, which is what the native Americans called themselves in the film.“So when I came into the class and she [Stella Adler] said that if I’m lucky I’ll teach you to be a human being, she had no idea what that meant to me. I started crying and then she accepted me as a student.”Modine explained that growing up he did not have a place to call home for very long and instead spent his formative years moving from drive-in to drive-in.“We moved about every year and a half to a new drive-in and lived there for a little while and the economy collapsed around it. I lived in about 11 different homes growing up,” he said.Modine added that actors are often accused of being too liberal and said that it is often difficult not to be.“Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ says you never really understand a person until you get inside their skin and move around in it, and that’s what actors do.”He said that actors cannot help but become liberal because they have to try and understand why a person does what he or she does.“If it was Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill you would try to understand his way of thinking, read his books, read books that have been written about him, look at decisions he made and those things tell you something about a man’s character,” Modine added.Matthew Modine is the youngest of seven children and has acted in films like Full Metal Jacket and The Dark Knight Rises.He is currently working on The Martini Shot in County Limerick and County Clare, directed by Stephen Wallis and is set to release in the autumn of 2019. Print Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Emailcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSporting Limerick to live stream County SFC quarter-finalsNext articleLollipops for all or lollipops for none Editor Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By admin – July 20, 2015 Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Previous articleFuneral takes place of tragic Letterkenny teenager Tory JohnstonNext articleUnstable political landscape to be discussed at MacGill Summer School admin Google+ WhatsApp Former Tánaiste and Justice Minister Michael McDowell has lashed out at the Fennelly Inquiry into the resignation of the former Garda Commissioner.Speaking at MacGill Summer School, Mr McDowell said the Commission of Investigation was ‘no substitute’ for a parliamentary inquiry – and said it forces deputies to wait for answers.A draft Fennelly report has been circulated to interested parties including the Taoiseach – whose own role in the events leading up to Martin Callinan’s departure have been subject to intense speculation.Michael McDowell said the Fennelly Inquiry into the matter is no substitute for ‘immediate’ parliamentary scrutiny….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/06mcdo1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Former Tánaiste hits out at Fennelly Inquiry at MacGill WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Clio will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a two-day Quasquicentennial Celebration on July 10 and 11 and everyone is invited to be a part of this historic event.Mary P. Williams, secretary of Clio’s Historical and Preservation Society (Chaps) said the society’s activities committee has been meeting since early March to plan all the anniversary activities.“In recognition of our commitment to permanency, adherence to civil government and sense of community pride, Chaps has planned two days of celebration activities,” Williams said. “On Friday night, July 10, we’ll present a musical program at the pavilion at the Clio Fairgrounds, that many people will remember as the old Chitlin’ Jamboree site. Local entertainers will provide a mixed selection of music.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Admission to the fairgrounds will be free. Vendor booths are available for $30. Contact Williams via email, [email protected], for booth reservation information.The climax of the Clio Quasquicentennial Celebration will be the unveiling of a historic marker honoring the 1890 settlers and the longevity of their dreams at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17.“This date was chosen specifically to correspond with the month and day of Clio’s official incorporation,” Williams said.The unveiling will be held next to the town mural and near the Governor’s Trail Marker in the downtown area. Latest Stories The musical celebration will be from 6 until 10 p.m. and admission will be free.“We’ll kick off Saturday’s events with a parade downtown at 9 a.m. and all of those who are interested in joining our queens and local units in the parade are welcome to do so,” Williams said. “We invite public officials, organizations and individuals to join the parade.“Following the parade, the day’s events will be moved to the Clio Fairgrounds where vendors will have a variety of arts, crafts, food and novelties. Entertainment will be throughout the day and craftsmen will be on site with demonstrations of their work.” Email the author Print Articlecenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) “A Founder’s Day tea sponsored by Chaps will follow the unveiling of the historic marker,” Williams said. “A commemorative program booklet will be on sale the day of the unveiling. The booklet will include the history of Clio, its mayors and photographs of the town through the years. It will also include ads from the many supporters of Chaps.”The Clio Historical and Preservation Society was organized as a non-profit corporation and works for renewed interest in preserving and enriching the Clio area.“Membership is open to anyone who is interested in working with others to investigate the history of the Clio area and in preserving Clio’s heritage,” Williams said. “Annual membership in Chaps is $10.”For more information about the Clio Quasquicentennial Celebration, email [email protected] or contact any member of the Chaps activities committee, the Rev. Randy Adams, Jeffery Baxter, Reba Ivey Brock, Kristy Ivey Garcia, Dana Jettton, Brenda Kelly, Jane Ivey Langford and Mary P. Williams. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 2:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2015 Sponsored Content You Might Like WITH A BANG: Annual fireworks program Saturday MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONMichele Rushing, manager at Crazy Bill’s Fireworks on Elba Highway, stocks more Roman Candle fireworks in preparation for… read more Clio plans quasquicentennial celebrationlast_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame Police Department(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a University of Notre Dame student who was last seen Tuesday and is believed to be in “extreme danger.”Annrose Jerry, 21, has not been seen since 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman-Morse Hall on the Notre Dame, Ind., campus, located about 150 miles north of Indianapolis, according to a statement from the university.University police issued a Silver Alert for her Thursday evening, saying they believe she is “in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.”Police did not immediately respond to ABC News on Friday for more details.A spokeswoman for the university told ABC News there was no new information on Jerry’s disappearance.She is a senior at Notre Dame and resides on campus, the university said.Jerry is described as 5’5″ with dark hair. She was last seen wearing an ankle-length gray quilted coat over a multi-colored ankle-length skirt or dress.Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgPhototreat/iStockBy QUINN OWEN and KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The number of unauthorized crossing attempts by migrants at the southern border increased in July when President Donald Trump’s administration used a controversial public health order to rapidly send them back, citing COVID-19 concerns, according to data released by Customs and Border Protection Thursday.Last month, border agents conducted more than 35,000 rapid returns or “expulsions” of unauthorized migrants under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s direction. Since the CDC order was first issued in March, immigration agents have used it more than 105,000 times.  “We’re trying to remove them as fast as we can to not put them in our congregate settings, to not put them into our system, to not have them remain in the United States for a long period of time, therefore increasing the exposure risk of everybody they come in contact with to include the work force of all those different entities that would be impacted,” Mark Morgan, the acting CBP commissioner, told reporters Thursday.Morgan said more than 90% of people subjected to the order were removed within two hours of their arrest by CBP. Others that qualified under the Convention Against Torture guidelines were referred to agents in citizenship and immigration services for humanitarian review.  Asked about plans to eventually end or scale back the order, Morgan deferred to the CDC.“They will be the ones that make the decision ultimately from a public health perspective,” Morgan said.This week, government lawyers defended ICE’s use of private hotels to hold minors before they’re sent back under the order, after ICE was accused of violating a decades-old court agreement that sets requirements for immigrant minors in custody.“DHS’s use of hotels to house minors pending their expulsion pursuant to the Title 42 process comports with CDC’s general guidance to detention facilities, which state that the ideal quarantine conditions are individual rooms with solid walls and a closed door,” the government said in a Tuesday court filing, citing Title 42, the United States Code dealing with public health, social welfare and civil rights which CBP says grants them the authority to quickly send migrants back across the border without a hearing in immigration court.Asked why the minors can’t be housed at the Office of Refugee Resettlement while following social distancing measures — the federal agency that typically houses unaccompanied minors and connects them with family or sponsors — Morgan said the risk to public health is too great.“If we introduce these individuals to ORR, we’re defeating the entire purpose of Title 42,” Morgan said. “We’re still introducing these individuals into our system throughout and creating a greater exposure risk to the American people.”More than 180 immigrant advocacy organizations and human rights groups — including Americans for Immigrant Justice, Center for Justice and International Law, Columbia Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Freedom Network USA — wrote to Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, in April, urging him to end the practice.“The Trump Administration has proposed to expand the national security bar for asylum to include certain infectious diseases as a national security threat. During this time of pandemic, it would bar asylum seekers from countries where COVID-19 is prevalent,” Immigrant Legal Center tweeted Thursday.The Uncage Reunite Families Coalition held a press conference Thursday morning to call on Arizona’s congressional delegation to investigate the detention of unaccompanied minors at a Hampton Inn hotel in Phoenix.  Rep. Raquel Teran, D-Ariz., spoke at the presser and strongly criticized the Trump administration for its ill treatment of undocumented immigrant children. Teran cited major issues including the pandemic, systemic racism and the detainment of undocumented children, saying it all shows that the current administration is “[willing] to sacrifice children to further a heartless political agenda.”Eddie Chavez Calderon, the campaign organizer for Arizona Jews for Justice, spoke at the presser and called for advocacy groups to help migrant children, saying that action can be taken without government assistance. He also demanded that no children be deported by themselves.  “There is no moral high ground on this to counter,” said Calderon. “This is simply an ugly smudge on who we are right now… this is about revolution both morally and communal.”Members of the URFC called the detainment a violation of basic human rights and the law, alleging that taxpayer dollars are being used to keep the children detained in hotels without taxpayers knowing the full extent of how their money is being spent.The presser ended with a message asking citizens to call the House of Representatives to demand answers about the whereabouts of undocumented migrant children that have been deported and full reports about the conditions of the hotels where the children stayed.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Shocking figures show that ethnic minority staff face harassment frompatients and colleagues every day.  BenWillmott asks what one of the UK’s largest employers is doing to tackle theproblemThe HR profession still has a long way to go in tackling racism in the NHS,according to two major studies. A confidential government report has revealed that at least half offrontline staff from ethnic minorities were victims of racial harassment lastyear. A third were harassed by their healthcare colleagues and a quarter by NHSmanagers. The report, which was leaked to The Guardian newspaper last week, followsclosely on the heels of a study by independent health charity King’s Fund,which claimed that black and Asian doctors face racism every day. Despite the advent of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act this year, it foundthat ethnic minority doctors are less likely to be promoted to the best jobs. “I find the results surprising and shocking. I think we need toacknowledge that there is a lot of work being done on diversity by trusts, butobviously there is a lot more still to do,” said John Adsett, secretary ofthe Association of Healthcare Human Resource Management. Adsett is particularly concerned about the Department of Health report’sfinding that complaints were sometimes not followed up by managers. It commissioned consultancy Lemos & Crane to carry out the study, whichwas based on the responses from focus groups in 52 NHS trusts in London,Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the Black Country, south-west Yorkshire andBirmingham/Solihull. The results show that 46.2 per cent of staff from ethnic minoritiesexperienced racial harassment and 37.9 per cent witnessed incidents. Staff in the front line, such as doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists andsupport workers, are the most likely to suffer racial abuse. The report says, “It would be safe to conclude that racial harassmentis still a pervasive phenomenon in the NHS, largely unrecorded, with littleaction taken to resolve the problem or give address to those affected.” Mike Griffin, HR director for King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in London,believes a zero-tolerance approach needs to be enforced in order to tackle. He believes most of the racism towards ethnic staff comes from patientsrather than colleagues. “A proportion of ethnic staff do experience harassment, which theywould experience as racial harassment, but not to the extent outlined in thereport,” he said. Griffin is waiting for the results of a staff survey carried out at King’sCollege Hospital, which includes a question asking employees if they haveexperienced harassment from colleagues. “Our objective is to ensure that staff feel they are supported wherethey encounter harassment of whatever kind and feel that the trust is there toassist and support them,” he said. The Commission for Racial Equality’s spokesman Chris Myant believes thereport highlights serious shortcomings in the way the NHS deals with raceequality issues. He is optimistic that the Race Relations (Amendment) Act will make the NHSget its house in order. The Act came into force in April and means that allpublic organisations will have to eliminate institutional racism and promoteequal opportunities and good race relations. “We deal with quite a significant number of cases in respect of theNHS. It has been a worry to us for many years that the premier caring servicein the UK and one of the largest employers has continued to fail to deal withrace equality practice in its employment arrangements,” said Myant. “This is further evidence of the need for a Race Relations (Amendment)Act and the procedures it will bring in across the health service as in otherparts of the public sector. “This is post-MacPherson Britain, the carpet is being pulled back andwe are beginning to see what is going on.” Legal experts believe that NHS trusts will have to promote good racerelations under the Act. Makbool Javaid, a partner at law firm DLA, said, “Trusts will findthemselves vulnerable to actions under the Act, both by individuals and theCRE, which also has enforcement powers.” South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust has reacted to the new legislationby appointing a manager to promote racial equality and tackle racial harassmentin the workplace. Mohammed Arif, who took up the post in April, said racism in the workplaceis still a major concern. “We will do everything in our power to ensure wereview our policies and practices to ensure that as an organisation we are notinstitutionally racist,” he said. Health minister John Hutton claimed the Government is committed to stampingout racism in the NHS. He said, “We cannot get the best from NHS staff ifthose who are from an ethnic minority suffer racism. Racism has absolutely noplace in the NHS. That means the culture of the NHS must change and every NHSemployer must play their part. “This is why we are moving on to a new phase of the programme, whichwill make leaders in the NHS accountable for building a service which is freefrom harassment and discrimination. “We recognise, however, that this will not happen overnight. Many ofour staff will need new knowledge and skills if race equality is to be trulymainstreamed into our work. We are determined to make that change happen.” Comments are closed. NHS racism alive and well – so when will it be cured?On 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_imgFurthereducation can provide many benefits for occupational health professionals, by DrDorothy FergusonLifelonglearning is widely recognised as being beneficial, not only to individualpractitioners and the profession, but also to the client groups served by thoseprofessionals. 1,2,3,4Inoccupational health (OH) nursing, therefore, lifelong learning will be ofbenefit to the nurses within the specialty, to the service provided and to theemployees on whom the OH provision is focused.Thisis important for at least two distinct groups in OH – those who are alreadyqualified as OH nurses (OHNs) and those who are seeking to obtain the relevantqualification.Forthose who are already qualified as OHNs, the emphasis on lifelong learningcombines with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) requirement toundertake continuous professional development (CPD), which acts as a reminderthat no-one ever knows everything and there is always more to learn.2AsOH nursing is such a complex speciality and is practised in such a variety ofcontexts, the potential for further study may seem limitless. Some may wish tofurther develop their counselling skills, while others want to enhance theirknowledge of health and safety.Forsome practitioners, extended nurse prescribing may be relevant, while forothers, a deeper understanding of the rehabilitation process may enhancepractice. What is important is that the practitioner identifies the topic thatwill enhance their practice and further their understanding.OHNeducation has made some progress in recent years. Where there was once acertificate awarded by the RCN,5 there is now a qualification recorded at theNMC.6 This community specialist practitioner qualification (SPQ) must be taughtat the academic level of a first degree, with some universities now offering itat postgraduate level.TheOHN qualification now shares the same academic and professional status as allother community SPQs, meeting standards set by the NMC. Forthose entering OH settings, there now exists the opportunity to undertakespecialist qualifications at degree or postgraduate level, equipping them notonly to function as an OHN, but also with the skills required of all thoseholding an SPQ.6 They will gain, for example, knowledge about researchmethodology, and are able to critically appraise evidence.Leadershipwill be explored in the course of their studies, as it is expected that thoseholding the SPQ will become leaders in their practice context. The impact ofpolicy on service provision will be familiar to them so they can contribute tothe effective planning of services.Thefeatures of care that are specific to OH will also have been studied and, as 50per cent of the programme will have been practical, they will have gained experiencein OH settings. The increasing number of OH practitioners now holding the SPQshould facilitate the development of OH practice and increase the evidence basefor practice.Suchprogrammes of study are very challenging. All are mature learners, manyentering higher education for the first time. As well as coping with thedemands of study, they also have home and work commitments,7 so it is essentialthey are supported and encouraged by their colleagues, managers and employers.Withinthe practice placement, they will have a mentor/supervisor/practice educator(the term can vary), who will facilitate their learning in the workplace.Experienced practitioners have an important opportunity to contribute to thestudents’ experience, as employer, sponsor, mentor or colleague. The importanceof such support cannot be over emphasised.Returningto study can be both challenging and rewarding, whether the student isundertaking a new qualification or extending their knowledge base for practice.Previous experience will impact on expectations and associations.8Theteaching and learning methods encountered may be very different from those metin previous, more traditional, nurse education.9 Students will be encouraged tobecome active learners,10,11 adopting a deep approach to their learning.12These skills, combined with the knowledge gained during the programme, willenable practitioners to become lifelong learners, equipped to advance OH and todevelop practice.OHNhas come a long way in recent years.5 The continuous development ofpractitioners should ensure it will continue to develop practice in a way thatwill ensure the health of the workforce.DrDorothy Ferguson is head of division of community health, School of Nursing,Midwifery and Community HealthReferences1.Lifelong learning in nursing: perceptions and realities, Gopee N, NurseEducation Today, 2001, 21 (8): 607-6152.Maintaining your registration, UKCC, 1995, PREP& You, London3.The New NHS – Modern and Dependable, NHS Executive, London, 19974.A First-Class Service – Quality in the New NHS, DoH, London, 19985.Nursing at Work, Slaney B, 2000, London6.The Future of Professional Practice: The Council’s Standards for Education andPractice Following Registration, UKCC, 1994, London7.Motivational forces affecting participation in post-registration degree coursesand effects of home and work life: a quantitative study, Dowswell T, Hewison J,Hinds M, 1998, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28(6): 1326-13338.Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training, Tight M, 1996, Routledge, London9.The Principles and Practice of Nurse Education (3rd ed), Quinn F, 1995, StanleyThornes, London10.What is active learning? Denicolo P, Entwhistle N, Hounsell D, 1992, CVCPUniversity Staff Development and Training Unit, Sheffield11.Improving your students’ learning, Morgan A, 1993, Kogan Page, London12.Assessing student learning in higher education, Brown G, Bull J, Pendlebury M,1997, Routledge, London Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Continuing to learnOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgThe Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has appointed Karen Putnam associate dean for advancement, effective Sept. 15. Selected after a nationwide search, Putnam has had a distinguished career in fundraising, beginning with service in the Harvard University Development Office, where her primary responsibility was the Fogg Art Museum. She went on to hold fundraising positions at Bryn Mawr College, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the Brooklyn Museum, where she was director of development.In 1993, Putnam became vice president for development, marketing, and public relations of the Central Park Conservancy and, in 1995, became president and CEO of the Conservancy. Most recently, she worked at the Bessemer Trust in New York City, advising clients about philanthropy and wealth management. Putnam holds an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and a doctorate in American Studies from Yale University.“I’m delighted that Karen Putnam has joined our leadership team and look forward to working with her,” said Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Institute. “She brings a stellar background in academic fundraising and arts and civic organizations that will serve the Radcliffe Institute well.”last_img read more

first_imgGrace Tourville Former resident of Walsh Hall and mayor of West Hollywood Lindsey Horvath speaks to students on her wide-ranging career including stints in activism, advertising and city politics.The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, the Gender Studies Program and ND Votes 2016 sponsored the lecture, titled “From Walsh Hall to City Hall.”“I am here to share with you that a degree in the Arts and Letters program is profitable. But more importantly, you can use that degree to make a difference,” Horvath said. “I had opportunities here that I would have never had anywhere. Here, we were able to talk about different issues, not only from an academic perspective, but from a values perspective. They really helped me understand how the lessons I was learning in the classroom can be applied to my real life.”After graduating from Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science and gender studies, Horvath worked in the entertainment advertising industry.“I was worried that I was contributing to the kind of culture we always discussed in my gender studies classes,” she said. “I was worried that I wasn’t contributing enough.”After moving to California from Los Angeles and beginning her career in creative advertising, Horvath said she met the mayor of Los Angeles while co-founding a local chapter of the National Organization for Women.“I knew from a very young age that I was called to be of service,” she said. “The government and law — that’s how I wanted to make a difference. I felt that I could use that to make a difference.”Horvath worked on multiple local commissions after serving a short term on the West Hollywood city council after receiving an appointment through a special election held among the other council members. At the end of her special term, she ran for the position in the 2011 election but lost. She continued to grow her career in entertainment by working at a tech startup in Los Angeles and starting her own advertising company.Horvath said during this time, she considered herself an activist and was very involved with her local community.“During that time, life was not very centered, not very balanced,” she said. “I didn’t know where I was going. My friend, the mayor, came to me saying ‘I’m not going to seek re-election,’ and I worried because she was the only woman on the city council. So I asked her, ‘Who is going to run?’ And she said, ‘You are.’”Horvath said her friend’s encouragement prompted her to once again run for city council. The West Hollywood city council elects its mayor, and on March 3, the same night Horvath was elected onto city council, she officially became the mayor of West Hollywood.Horvath said her policy focuses on helping the most marginalized sections of society, including LGBT homeless teens. She prides herself on bringing what she calls “new ways of thinking” to the political community.“Throughout that process, I came from someone who was outright rejected, to someone who was embraced by the community,” Horvath said. “Statistically, it’s proven that women needed to be asked about nine times before they consider running for office. So for the women in the room, consider this the first time you’re being asked.”According to Horvath, more than 50 percent of West Hollywood’s residents are less than 40 years old, but she is the only member of the city council that is under 40. She tries to encourage young people to get involved with the local government by creating task forces that younger generations can be involved with.“A new generation of leadership isn’t just important — it is essential,” Horvath said. “It is essential for the way our society works. Our generation has so much to offer. I see the potential for this generational divide to tear us apart — that’s one of the reasons that I want to create age-friendly communities.”Horvath encouraged all students to follow their passions, attributing her current to success to the passions she discovered at Notre Dame.“Pursuing your passion is always worth it. I worked hard [at Notre Dame], and here is where I learned how to be myself and that’s exactly how I am able to do the things I do,” she said. “Letting people know who you are and what you’re about not only helps other people figure out who they are, but helps you better understand who you truly are.”Tags: Arts and Letters, city council, Hollywood, mayor, West Hollywood Notre Dame alumna Lindsey Horvath has been called to do many things since her graduation from the University in 2004. Horvath, who spoke at Geddes Hall on Monday, has been an activist, an advertising executive and, now, a mayor over the course of her professional career.“You never know when you’re going to be called up to do the thing you’re meant to do,” she said. “But trust me, you’re ready to do the thing you are meant to do, no matter when you’re called to do it.”last_img read more