Bio Harris John Loflin

1a OpportunINDY’s Rights of the Child: Recognizing Indianapolis children and youth have global human rights by composing a local version of a children’s rights compact reflecting regard for our young citizens

1b Global Human Rights: Increasing school engagement and civic participation

2a Violence is important: The issues are “normalcy,” apathy, and the unmet basic human need for respect and recognition, not violence

2b Accepting difference as a way to reduce violence: Validating the differon, self-actualization and social-actualization, and meeting our human need for recognition

2c A proposal to re-invent disability A Strength-Based Individualized Learning Plan for all Marion County special education students and their families

 3 Urban schools don’t need fixing: We can’t call schools designed to fail broken

4 Why Black males don’t go into teaching and what to do about it: A recourse for culturally, politically, and critically conscious educators

5 Recognize, confront, organize, and act to ease racial and class isolation in Indianapolis, one of America’s 21 most segregated cities

6 How Indianapolis can reduce violence by enabling diversity, excellence, and self-actualization: A Destination City or An Education City…or both

7 Youthtopias: Establishing opportunity for Indianapolis youth to help create a world they will inherit

8 Social entrepreneurs: People forming businesses to tackle social problems, improve communities and people’s life chances, or save the enivronment

9 School disaffection is a global issue, not just in Indianapolis

10 A Learner’s Bill of Rights: Keeping children and youth in school and graduating by empowering them to make sure their teachers view all students as naturally curious and motivated to learn