Tyler Junior College

Speaker to discuss film on service leadership

Published Friday, 14th September 2012

"Living Like Mama D," an award-winning documentary on service leadership, will be presented 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Apache Rooms of Rogers Student Center.

Sponsored by TJC Residential Life and Housing, the event is free and open to the public.

National speaker Brent Scarpo will present the film and educate the audience on how the world can be changed through service.

The program looks at the life Delia Saguin Javier, who as "Mama D" befriended and fed countless homeless people in downtown Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. Through the use of this powerful documentary, educational guide and accompanying workshop, students will come to understand how the power of one individual can make a difference in the world.

The speaker will enlighten and teach the audience in using service to empower themselves, their peers and their communities in any phase of their lives. Utilizing these skills will enable students, faculty and staff to evaluate service opportunities as they relate to their campus, its organizations and their personal lives.

The most powerful moment of the program will be the legacy that "Mama D" has left the world and how that legacy will transform students to create their own.

For more information, please contact Patti Light in the TJC Office of Residential Life and Housing at 903-510-2345 or plig@tjc.edu. For more information on Brent Scarpo, go to www.brentscarpo.com.

Elise Mullinix

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