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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
There's A Hole In The Moral Ozone.....
And it's getting bigger

with John Forenti

Monday, June 25, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested

Gualala Arts will have John Forenti give a lecture titled There's A Hole In The Moral Ozone.....And it's getting bigger on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The title of this presentation is actually a quote by Michael Josephson, President and Founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. Through the use of power point slides, DVD's and powerful examples of real life challenges, John Forenti will explore the world of ethical decision making and the effect it has on the lives of others.

The presentation will also examine the nature and notion of "character development" and how that development ultimately determines the quality of our lives and the legacy we will leave. Character is after all, simply "ethics in action."

About John Forenti

There's A Hole In The Moral Ozone, with John Forenti John Forenti worked for the Tulare County Office of Education for 32 years before retiring in 2005. For 10 years he served as Character Counts! Coordinator. A 1994 graduate of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, John has worked for the Institute and Character Counts! in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Battle Creek, Michigan, Dallas, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa, Aspen, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, Culver City, California, Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, Princeton, New Jersey and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mr. Forenti completed the Character Counts! Pursuing Victory With Honor Sports Certification in July of 1999. In March of 2000, he received certification from the Josephson Institute for its Ethics In The Workplace program. Since October 1996, he has conducted Character Counts! and ethics seminars for over 3000 educators, parents and community members.

John also served as Lead Teacher in the Tulare County Office of Education's Community Court Schools for high school aged youth, who had been adjudicated by the juvenile justice system and placed on formal probation. He is a 1972 graduate of Fresno State University, and in 1989 was named Tulare County Teacher of the Year. Mr. Forenti was also selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) as the 1998 Central Office Administrator of the Year.

John graduated from the Dr. Kenneth Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas and is a certified fitness specialist. In 1987 he was named distance running coach for Team California at The International Special Olympics held at the University of Notre Dame. Also in 1987, he qualified for, and ran in the Boston Marathon. John and his wife Barbara have recently completed construction of their Sea Ranch home on the north coast of California, where they will make their permanent residence.

A $5 donation is requested.

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