“COMPASSION IS CONTAGIOUS” COMMUNITY FORUM
LACEY, WA, January 13, 2016: The public is invited to join the City of Lacey, North Thurston Public Schools, and community members and organizations to the Compassion is Contagious Community Forum on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Recently, the City of Lacey and North Thurston Public Schools signed on to the International Charter for Compassion and are working together to expand compassionate acts and programs in our community to assist citizens of all ages.
The Forum will feature small group and round-table discussions, guest speakers — including North Thurston High School teacher Brady Olson — and the premier of a locally produced video about the state of compassion in our community. The event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the River Ridge High School auditorium and commons, 350 River Ridge Drive SE (off Martin Way). This event is free to all who attend and will include light refreshments.
Upholding the principles of compassion is central to any community’s ability to create a caring, respectful, and inclusive culture and climate. In recognition of this, the City of Lacey and North Thurston Public Schools are working together to celebrate the diverse network of residents, schools, businesses, and organizations that provide the framework of compassion in our community. Through the Forum, we hope to learn how we can celebrate, nourish, and expand the invaluable work being done in the Lacey area.
For more information on this event or the International Charter for Compassion, visit www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/compassion. RSVPs to this event are appreciated, but not required. Call (360) 491-3214 to RSVP or for additional information.
- Mary Coppin, Community Liaison, City of Lacey; (360) 491-3214; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Courtney Schrieve, Director Communications/Community Relations; North Thurston Public Schools; (360) 412-4417; email@example.com