Living Passion Forward: How Ms. JD Board Member Julie Silverbrook Lives Her Passion

My Top Five Passions Are:

(1) The U.S. Constitution (both studying it and teaching others about its text and history)

(2) The Continuous Pursuit of Knowledge

(3) Devoting every day to promoting constitutional literacy, civic education and empowerment

(4) Nurturing intellectual inquiry

 (5) Helping others (particularly young women) achieve their personal and professional goals

To me, Passion Forward means…

Educating and assisting others as they seek to make a positive contribution to their local, national, and global communities.

I try to live my life passion forward by…

Devoting each and every day to educating others.

My most passion forward moment was…

In law school, after creating and successfully launching a community-based education program called Constitutional Conversations, I was invited to moderate a candidate's forum in Gloucester, VA. At the forum, one of the candidates told me that he had decided to run for local elected office in large part because of his experience with the Constitutional Conversations program. It was a true passion-forward moment – my passion for constitutional literacy and civic engagement had helped a gentleman nearing the mid-point of his career realize his own passion for public service.

Advice Time!  My favorite way to showcase my passion is…

By sharing the joys of life-long learning with others. My life has been enriched by my own pursuit of knowledge. I hope to enrich the lives of other people by encouraging them to do the same.

Register Here  for Passion Forward on February 21-22, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

* Julie Silverbrook is the Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project (www.ConSource.org), a non-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding, facilitating research, and encouraging discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment. She holds a J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law.

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