‘World of Difference’ peer training on WJOP – The Daily News of Newburyport

Posted By on January 29, 2020

NEWBURYPORT The World of Difference Institutes peer training that was recently offered at Newburyport High School will be the topic of WJOPs Morning Show on Friday.

Host Mary Jacobsen interviews student participants Lindsay Neilson and Charlie Grossman, along with faculty advisers Jill Moran and Tom Abrams, about the objectives of the training, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League; the schools reasons for launching the training; and their hopes for its short- and long-term impact on the school community.

The ADL is a leading anti-hate organization and has been in existence since 1913. The organizations goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination and hate.

And to that end, their World of Difference Institute was formed in 1985 to create effective tools for the classroom and community to confront racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry as well as to build understanding of the value and benefits of inclusiveness and mutual respect.

Neilson and Grossman discuss the trainings focus on building peer leadership as the most effective means to promote positive changes in students attitudes and behavior, and to create a school community that is safe and respectful for all.

From the training, Grossman and Neilson learned skills that include effective ways to respond when they might witness racial or ethnic slurs, name-calling or putdowns in the hallway or in the classroom. They also learned how to lead effective discussions and workshops for other students on bias-related issues.

The teachers, Moran and Abrams, will talk about the steps Newburyport High School is taking to ensure that the anti-bias peer training Neilson, Grossman and their classmates received will create a legacy that ripples outward to younger generations of students at the school as well as Nock Middle School students.

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She will also discuss Dexter creator Jeff Lindsays newest deeply flawed and totally enticing anti-hero, Riley Wolfe, a master thief and killer who targets only the wealthiest 1%.

The Morning Show airs Fridays from 8 to 9 a.m. on WJOP (FM 96.3). Each Fridays Morning Show will be broadcast again on WJOP the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Podcasts of each show are available after broadcast on the Sound Cloud at http://www.NCMHub.org by clicking on the cloud icon.

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