When you think of the word friendship, what comes to mind? Happiness? Laughter? Birthdays? Hugs? What about the word oddity? Friendship is downright odd. Unlike other significant relationships, friendships are relationships born of choice and friends exists for the purpose of being just that: friends. We all have these relationships, but do we ever spend time considering our expectations, limits, and how they evolve? This lively interactive session won’t guarantee new friends, but will result in a better understanding of what friendship means in our own lives.
Troy Robert Mack, Ph.D.
Special Projects Manager, Jersey City Police Department
Troy Robert Mack works as Special Projects Manager in the Jersey City Police Department, via Jersey City’s Americorps VISTA program. Through a fellowship provided by The Mission Continues, a national veterans service organization, Mack also serves as Project Lead and Northeast Regional Coordinator at Veterans for American Ideals, a nonpartisan, nonprofit project of Human Rights First. A former U.S. Army Chaplain and Iraq War veteran, Mack received his Ph.D. in Philosophical Studies from Drew University.