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Posted on: January 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Longview Listens Welcomes Back Guest Speaker Terry Reese

Longview Listens

The City of Longview, Partners in Prevention’s Unity and Diversity Committee will host “Longview Listens” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at LeTourneau University in the Allen Family Student Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Longview Listens seeks to promote unity and diversity in Longview by creating a safe environment through which we include, inform, and celebrate all individuals through community dialogue.

Terry Reese, former McDonald’s executive, held multiple positions throughout his career with the organization, including Vice President/Managing Director in South Africa and Vice President Training and Learning Development Global covering 119 countries. Mr. Reese will lead small group discussions related to Identifying Entitlement Messages, How Entitlement Can Create Tension between Cultures, and Steps to Improve Our Entitlement Challenges.  This Longview Listens will be the second in a three-part series with the subsequent Longview Listens planned May 11, 2020. If participants were unable to attend session one of this series in November, they should still plan to attend on Feb. 10.

Partners in Prevention Manager Holly Fuller states, “The Unity and Diversity Committee is fortunate to have Terry Reese lead the next Longview Listens session. Twenty-five of the 59 participants from the November Longview Listens completed an online evaluation.  The Committee was very pleased with the responses, which showed that 100% of the participants stated that they had learned something new. 89% of the participants felt comfortable contributing to the conversation.  100% stated they plan to attend Longview Listens on Feb. 10 and that they plan to tell others about the event.  The results of the evaluation speak for themselves that attendees were highly satisfied and felt the event was beneficial to them personally. Terry is an excellent communicator and has a skill for engaging people in open dialogue to strengthen positive race relations and to better understand entitlement.”

For more information, please call Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019.

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