YouthSpeak May 2008

Dear readers of the YouthSpeak,

Welcome to our third issue of this year! You will have noticed that we did not send any YouthSpeak in the last month. The reason for that is a change in our office as our communication officer Joris Verschueren left us at the end of February to take upon a new challenge. The IHEYO Executive Committee (EC) has been searching for the fastest and best possibility to fill in this gap.

As I´m involved in IHEYO’s work as volunteer since 2002 and since 2005 member in the executive committee as 2nd Vice-President the EC decided on this short notice it was the best solution to ask me to take over his tasks, especially since it is for a short term contract. I am very keen and happy i to be the communication officer for IHEYO in the next six months and hopefully longer.

So, I´m saying hello again to you from my new position which also consists the chief editor seat for the YouthSpeak. It is my pleasure to inform you in the next months about some actual humanist actions like the Humanist World Congress (5-7 June, Washington D.C. US) and our IHEYO youth session that will take place parallel to this event, interesting stories around the world belonging to the working fields of our members, but also some reviews and suggestions for good humanist literature. 

Enjoy May 2008, full of great news and lots of information from the IHEYO network.Yours,Silvana Uhlrich (Communication officer)