Calendar

Jan
10
Tue
2017
A Better World Workshop @ TRS Office Suites
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Mind-Body workshop. Beginning with Qi-Gong for harmonizing and balancing, then moving into subjects of the day facing the students. Mitchell works with them to facilitate favorable outcomes, sometimes using Therapeutic Theater or direct dialogue engaging the quantum field and understandings from neuro-psychology, expanding the mind & heart.

Jan
19
Thu
2017
An Evening with Patch Adams @ Integral Yoga Institute
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Patch Adams @ Integral Yoga Institute | New York | New York | United States

An Evening with Patch Adams, M.D., world-renowned through the film starring Robin Williams, “Patch”, is known for breaking with convention and bringing love, play, humor and clowning into hospitals and patient’s lives, re-awakening the child in us all and engaging healing, joy & well-being in life.

Patch will give a talk about his work, followed by a Panel to ask questions and discuss possibilities.

Patch is a social activist as well and constructing a free, holistic hospital & eco-village in West Virginia.

Jan
30
Mon
2017
20th Anniversary Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence Begins @ Online and in multi-cities
Jan 30 – Apr 4 all-day

Co-founded in 1998 by Arun Gandhi and the Association for Global New Thought, the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that non-violence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. This 20th anniversary celebration features task forces active worldwide that have produced lasting change in 900 cities and 67 countries since inception.

Apr
8
Sat
2017
NYC Tartan Day Parade @ Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue from 44th Street to 55th Street) @ 6th Avenue from West 44th Street
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am

The National Tartan Day New York Committee President, Kyle Dawson, announced that acclaimed actor Tommy Flanagan, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the Grand Marshal of the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, which will take place on Saturday April 8th.
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022
“It is an honor to celebrate my culture,” said Mr. Flanagan about his appointment to Grand Marshal. “I have great pride in my heritage. Although I now live in Malibu, I visit Scotland regularly with my family. I’ll have my daughter flying her flag forever.”
The parade steps off at 2:00 PM and marches up Sixth Avenue from 44th Street to 55th Street.
Bands, Pipers, Dancers and Clans from Scotland and throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland and elsewhere are joining the Parade, along with dozens of Scottish and West Highland Terriers. To register to participate, please visit: http://nyctartanweek.org/
If you have any questions about your registration, please write to info@nyctartanweek.org.

National Tartan Day New York Committee
New York City, NY 10022

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries @ University Center, The New School
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

Apr
22
Sat
2017
10th Anniversary Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

PLANET HEART’S 10th ANNIVERSARY
“ANNUAL WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION”

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC in a Conscious Community Gathering in Unity, Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth,
with Inspirational Talks,
Live Music Performances,
Meditation, Ceremony,
Vendors and
Celebration.

Featuring:

Myra Jackson, http://gaiafield.net/
Julian Michael, http://www.julianmichael.net/
Jodi Serota, http://www.jodiserota.com/
Olivia Olkowski, http://www.spiritrockshamanichealing.com/
Rick Ulfik, https://we.net/
Bethany and Rufus, http://www.bethanyandrufus.com/
Deborah Moldow, http://revdeborah.com/
More to come…
More details coming soon!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 21st) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: Church of Saint Paul & Saint Andrew
263 W. 86th Street @ West End Ave.
Tickets & Info: www.planetheart.org,
Email: info@PlanetHeart.org ,
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.

For anyone that is going to the March for Science NYC, this is the perfect antidote for the evening to be led to, as we connect as ONE.

Sponsors: We.net, Planetheart.org, Vividseats.com
Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Green Festival, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity… more to be added.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence @ Barclays Center
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On September 9th, join groups from across the city as we march through the borough against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence!

11 AM Gather at Barclays Center
12 PM Beginning of march to Ebbets Field
1 PM Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street
1:30 PM Ebbets Field, Crown Heights
3:30 PM Von King Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant
4:30 PM Myrtle Ave and Broadway
5:30 PM End of march at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Kites for Peace Zimbabwe @ Haka Game Park
Sep 17 all-day

We will be flying kites for Peace at a game park in Harare Zimbabwe. We will be hosting 40 charities who will be fundraising and spreading awareness of their causes. We hope to inspire unity hope peace gratitude and love

Oct
2
Mon
2017
ROOTED in PEACE – Film Screening/National Conversation Around Peace @ Maple Theater
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace, we are hosting Greg Reitman’s ROOTED in PEACE – a globally transformative, socially-conscious, environmentally-based film. Reitman’s journey of self-analysis resonates with audiences seeking inner peace in a world full of people dominated by war, affected by global warming or haunted by inner conflict. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world having conversations around sustainable development, discussing the challenges of our never-ending wars, and facing the realities of uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. Reitman’s introspective and socially relevant documentary was most recently screened at the United Nations.

From the US to Costa Rica to India, award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others. Their common ideas and examples make ROOTED in PEACE an unexpectedly inspirational viewing experience magnified by a stellar soundtrack opening with Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and closing with John Lennon’s ‘Love.’

Mar
8
Thu
2018
Paint to Heal HIV/AIDS @ Old Dillard Museum
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artists and people from the community will be given canvases and paints to create their visions of what can be done to heal people and halt HIV/AIDS. The winner will receive $500 and have her or his work displayed at the Old Dillard Museum.

 Audrye S. Arbe is a #1 International Best-Selling Author with RAISING RACE CONSCIOUSNESS Healing Racism Sexism and Other Isms (RRC). Audrye is a Cosmic Being,  The Transformation Catalyst, Diversity Expert, Metaphysician, Life Strategist, Healer, Frequency Shifter, Award-Winning Author and Artist, Speaker, Seminar Leader.

Mar
21
Wed
2018
International Day of Forests 2018 @ International
Mar 21 all-day

International Day of Forests 2018

2018 Events around the world

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Forests, this event will gather eminent speakers presenting innovative ideas on urban farming, the integration of trees in buildings, wood construction and architecture, showing that technology and ingenuityhave no limits.

Project Extraordinary is an inaugural award competition to make sustainability sexy for consumers. The brief is to develop a concept for a short-form video that demonstrates an idea that makes sustainability so sexy it cannot be ignored any more. This initiative is a collaboration between WiLD Studios and WWF, supported by UN Environment. 

Distinguished guests will discuss ‘difference’ from diverse perspectives and how engagement with the natural world, each other, and diverse spiritual traditions may bridge the divide. The evening’s guests include Duncan Murdoch, host of forest walks throughout the state with his organization, Nature Connection Guide, artist; and Steven Parker owner and manager of High Reach Farm, a diversified tree farm in Danville, VT.

Mar
24
Sat
2018
WWF EARTH HOUR 2018
Mar 24 all-day

Soon it will be time again: On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the next EARTH HOUR will take place! Watch as the lights go off anywhere in the world between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time – as a sign of protecting our planet and calling for more climate protection.

For a nature-friendly energy transition :

The oceans are warming up, glaciers are retreating, the deserts are spreading: in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we must consume significantly less energy, switch to environmentally friendly renewable energies and protect the forests and oceans for climate regulation. Politics must create framework conditions, companies must save greenhouse gases, but every single one is now in demand!

Together we can promote a nature-friendly energy transition, actively influence climate policy and promote sustainable lifestyles.

Join in:

Largest climate protection action in the world!

The WWF EARTH HOUR is a simple idea that quickly became a global event: when the first time the EARTH HOUR was switched off in 2007, it only happened in one city: Sydney. Meanwhile, the number of participants is growing from year to year. In 2017, EARTH HOUR reached hundreds of millions of people in 187 countries and territories. More than 12,000 famous buildings have been darkened.

Apr
1
Sun
2018
Celebrate EARTH MONTH in Montgomery Parks, Maryland @ Varies by event
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery Parks! From cleanups to nature hikes to festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Select from the family-friendly activities below.

Looking for other ways to celebrate? During April, show us your love for trees. Share a photo or video of how you care for trees on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, tag @MontgomeryParks, and include #HugATree. We will share our favorites.

Here are some suggestions for showing love for trees:
•  Plant a tree
•  Remove invasive vines
•  Hug a tree with friends and family
•  Learn more about trees at Montgomery Parks’ nature centers and gardens
•  Do research on trees at your local library

Happy Earth Month!

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Apr
15
Sun
2018
Wildlife in the City Week Discover Your Wild Neighbors April 15-21, 2018
Apr 15 – Apr 21 all-day

Wildlife in the City Week – Seattle WA

Discover Your Wild Neighbors

April 15-21, 2018

The National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Conservation Northwest, and other local organizations, is presenting the second annual Wildlife in the City Week. This multi-day, multi-venue event will help the community to explore and learn how we can all have a positive impact on wildlife living among us and become a champion of urban wildlife.

Discover Your Wild Neighbors

Our experiential events range from urban wildlife walks to hands-on activities with youth at community centers. The week will conclude with a Wildlife Festival on Saturday, April 21 from 1-5 pm at Discovery Park. Numerous nonprofit organization will share what people in urban areas can do to help animals specific to the Puget Sound, like river otters, salmon and bobcats, that need our protection.



National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is one of the largest and most influential non-profit conservation, education and advocacy organizations in the U.S. We are building on a long legacy of bringing species such as bison, eagles and whales back from the brink of extinction while inspiring the next generation of conservationists. Learn more about what you can do for wildlife at our Garden for Wildlife website.

Apr
16
Mon
2018
The Institute for Sustainable Development Welcomes Xiuhtezcatl Martinez @ Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians to Chico State for a student and community Earth Month event.

We hope you can join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.Seating starts at 2:00 pm. This show is free and open to the public with advanced registrationClick here to register for this event.

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 17-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio +20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York city.

He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. Xiuhtezcatl has traveled across the nation and to many parts of the world educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting.

Xiuhtezcatl MartinezHis message has inspired youth to join the front lines to combat some of the greatest issues of their times that are impacting their communities and future. Earth Guardians has grown to hundreds of youth-led crews in over 30 countries. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Skavlan, Q&A, AJ+, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and many more.

In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council. He is the 2015 recipient of the Peace First Prize, recipient of the 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Award, 2016 Captain Planet Award, the 2016 Children’s Climate Prize from Sweden, as well as the 2017 Univision Premio’s Ajente de Cambio Award.

Read an excerpt from Xiuhtezcatl’s book
We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Check out more about Xiuhtezcatl’s Album on YouTube

Check out his journey on YouTube

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Earth Day Tokyo 2018 @ Yoyagi Park
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

The climate and environmentally conscious get together for this two-day event held in Yoyogi Park. Non-profit organisations have stands among the food stalls and there are musical performances and dances on the main events stage. The event runs from 10am to 8pm on the Saturday and until 7pm on the Sunday.

Free EARTH DAY at the Wilderness Center @ The Wilderness Center
Apr 21 all-day
April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9877 Alabama Ave SW
Wilmot, OH 44689
USA
CONTACT:
 330.359.5235

Spend a day celebrating the earth!

TWC Wilderness Run: 9:00 – 12:30

Register through Vertical Runner Race Management. A fun run for the kids is an option.

Garlic Mustard Pull: 9:00 – 3:00

You can help with conservation efforts by picking up litter or pulling invasive garlic mustard.

Backpacking Club Demonstration: 9:00 – 12:00

Looking for a new hobby? Learn about places to go and the gear needed from the experts.

FotoFest: 9:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:30

Be sure to vote for your favorites in our annual nature photography competition sponsored by TWC Photo Club.

Playscape Playdate: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt: 10:00 – 12:00

How well does your family know The Wilderness Center?  Start at the Playscape on a scavenger hunt around our favorite spaces and come back to show off your discoveries.  Easy and advanced levels will accommodate children of all ages.

Habitat Earth: Digital Theater Show: 11:00, 12:00 and 1:00 show times

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small — from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world.  Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.

Story Walk™ and Dip-netting: 1:00 – 3:00

Walk a trail and read a book! Follow pages from Turtle Splash then grab a net and dip into the pond to discover for yourself first-hand what lives there!

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors @ DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER
Apr 21 all-day

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 21, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

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LOCATION

Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

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Don’t miss the first Earth Day celebration at the Dockweiler Youth Center! Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. This community and family-oriented event will also feature:

  • Environmental exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bouncy houses
  • Games
  • FREE giveaways
  • & so much more!

COST: Admission is FREE!

Faster Check-In w/ EventBrite RSVP Tickets! For faster entry into the event and access to the rides & attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital EventBrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver.

Regular Check-In: Upon arrival, all entrants to the event who don’t have an EventBrite ticket that shows acceptance of the liability waiver must complete & sign a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCA Earth Day in Seattle, WA @ Washington Park Arboretum
Apr 21 all-day

 Saturday, april 21, 2018   9:00 am to 1:00 pm  PDT

This April, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting 60 projects for Earth Day in honor of 60 years of SCA!

With national support from Southwest Airlines and American Express, we are aiming to connect our members, alumni, friends, and partners across the country to create a nationwide network of Earth Month celebrations.

In Seattle, volunteers will be working to help restore Washington Park Arboretum. Join us to ConSERVE this local green space and preserve its natural beauty for future generations to enjoy!


WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112. (#43 or #48 bus to 24th Ave East at Lynn Street.) Meet at Crabapple Meadow just south of the Graham Visitor Center.

WHAT: Volunteers will restore the Washington Park Arboretum through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, preferably work boots or sturdy sneakers, and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!

PROVIDED: SCA will provide coffee and snacks for volunteers, as well as project materials and work gloves.

QUESTIONS: Contact SCA Northwest at 206-693-3147 or email Michael Helms at mhelms@thesca.org.

***SWA volunteers: Please contact events@thesca.org or 1-888-SCA-EVENTS.***

Nashville EARTH DAY @ Citywide Spring Clean Event
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Earth Day Workshop END PLASTIC POLLUTION @ Grantham Heritage Park
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sat. 21 April 2018       2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AES

Sustainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park       71 Seven Hills Road South

Seven Hills, NSW 2147               Australia

According to a study, at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean evey year, which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. Although most plastic is being used on land, if not disposed properly, it eventually makes its way to the ocean through our waterways. Plastic is becoming a pressing issue, which is why the theme for this year’s Earth Day is to End Plastic Pollution.

Join us on an interactive and compelling workshop as we learn more about how plastic can reach the ocean through Blacktown’s own waterways. We will also pick up easy tips on how you can do your bit and reduce your everyday plastic consumption.

All attendees will enter in a raffle prize for an eco-friendly hamper to kick start your plastic-free lifestyle, worth $200! There will also be some runner up prizes for a few more lucky attendees.

Afternoon tea will be provided during a quick break in the workshop.

This is FREE for Blacktown residents and a family friendly event. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Due to the high interest, please cancel your ticket if you are unable to attend, or email ourenvironment@blacktown.nsw.gov.au or call 9839 6055, so we can offer your place to someone else on our waitlist.

If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us using either options above.

Planet Heart’s 11th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ New York New Church
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Planet Heart's 11th Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration @ New York New Church

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY APRIL 21ST, 2018

PLANET HEART’S 11th
ANNUAL WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
“Celebrating Our Planet, Healing Our Heart”

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor) & Jodi Serota.

Come join us in NYC for A Very Special Evening with our Conscious Community as we Gather in Unity Honoring Mother Earth & The New Earth.

Listen to Inspirational Talks, Experience Live Music Performances, and Inspired Poetry along with Guided Meditations.

Heal, Awaken & be Ignited through Vibrational Sound Activations.

There will be Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Celebrations & Prayers for World Peace, Planet Earth & All Inhabitants.

All Are Welcome! Please Share! We Are One!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Featuring:
❤️Mitchell Rabin (Host/MC): Founder/Host/Producer, A Better World Radio and TVP, www.abetterworld.net
❤️Andrew Kaen: Executive Producer/Vibrational Sound Healer/Poet
❤️Jodi Serota: Metaphysical Educator, Channel, Vibrational Healer, Professional Artist, www.jodiserota.com
❤️Rick Ulfik: Founder of We, the World, We Campaign (www.we.net)
❤️Kurt Johnson – Author, The Coming Interspiritual Age, President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (FIONS), www.interspirituality.com
❤️Ron and Victoria Friedman: Co-Founders, Vistar Foundation
www.vistarfoundation.org
❤️Barbara Biziou: Spiritual Life Coach and Global Ritual Expert

Home


❤️Premik Russell Tubbs: Composer, Arranger, Producer and an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist, www.premik.com
❤️and you
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❤️Visit our Full Website for FULL DETAILS and bios of Presenters
http://www.planetheart.org/
Contact: info@planetheart.org
Event hotline: 212-222-5432
Direct line: 646-765-7890 – Andrew Kaen,
Executive Producer, Founder, Principal Organizer

❤️Visit the website http://www.planetheart.org/

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please Share!❤️

Time: 6:30PM Sharp – 9:30PM.
(Doors Open at 6pm for Registration)
Price: $25 (pre-paid by April 20th) or $33 cash only at door. (No Refunds).
Location: New York New Church
114 East 35th Street, New York, NY, 10016
More Info: www.planetheart.org ❤️
Email: EarthDay@WeTheWorld,org
Call: 212-222-5432.

A portion of the proceeds helps support We.Net.❤️

Sponsors: We.net, Planetheart.org
Co-Sponsors/Partners: Inner Realm Magazine, Wisdom Magazine, Creations Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Heart of Mind Radio, WBAI, Talking Alternatives Broadcast, Good News Broadcast, Vigil for International Peace and Ecology, We Care for Humanity, Pete Rogina and Eileen Cohen’s Peace Lights, Aum Shanti Bookshop, Forest Nation, Action Moves People United, Interspiritual Network, A Better World with Mitchell Rabin, The Family of Light: Artists, Psychics & Healers (Alan Pratt), Ayurveda Cafe, Sanctuary for Harmonic Living, Peace December (NY Peace Coalition), Sylvia Moss, Vistar Foundation, FIONS, Peace Toys (HUGG A PLANET), Peace Lights Org, Media Dream Productions, Vanessa Espinosa Graphic Design, Anne Leighton Media Relations, #EarthDay2018 #PledgetoPlant

Planet Heart Logo © Elana Stanger, a.k.a. St. Angel www.diversityarts.com

Apr
22
Sun
2018
MARCH FOR SCIENCE 2018 Denmark
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MARCH FOR SCIENCE

  DENMARK

  APRIL 22, 2018

 

COPENHAGEN 2018

COME MARCH WITH US!


WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 1 pm – 4 pm.

WHERE: Starts at the Niels Bohr Institute by the entrance to Fælledparken, at the corner of Blegdamsvej & Frederik V’s Vej. Ends at Julius Thomsens Plads at the entrance to Forum, where there will be talks and entertainment.

WHAT: The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not about scientists or politicians, but about the very real role that science plays in our society, and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insights into our world.

WHY: In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we ask ourselves: Can we afford not to speak out in the defence of science?

SCIENCE MARCHES ON

In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered together in the largest event for science advocacy in history.  On April 22, 2018, March for Science Denmark unites again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good.

 

IT’S TIME WE HELD OUR POLITICAL LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SUPPORTING GOOD SCIENCE POLICY. IT’S TIME WE JOIN TOGETHER AND DEMAND THAT OUR LEADERS USE SCIENCE TO INFORM THEIR WORK AND CAST THEIR VOTES FOR SCIENCE.

We are scientists, science enthusiasts and concerned people of planet Earth. We come from all cultures, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength; a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process and social progress. What unites us is a love of science, reason and an insatiable curiosity for knowledge. We recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone on the globe.

Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Bayside Arts Festival in Sydney, Australia EARTH DAY ECO-FAIR @ Cook Park, Kyeemagh
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get creative at our recycled art and sculpture workshop, hear from local environmental groups and see this year’s Sculptures @ Bayside exhibition.

DATE AND TIME

Tue. 24 April 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm AE

LOCATION

Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Cnr Bestic St and The Grand Parade

Sydney, New South Wales 2216

Australia

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Rocky Mountain Conservancy Volunteer Recruitment @ Rock Cut Brewing Company
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Conservancy's photo.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Happy Hour

4:30 – 6:00 pm MDT

390 W Riverside Dr
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Highlights info row image
(970) 586-7300

Rocky Mountain Conservancy is excited to share its 2018 Volunteer Events! This summer we have volunteer projects planned from May through October working on litter clean-ups, trail project, invasive species removal, native plant restoration, fire fuels reduction, and more!

Join us on April 25, 2018 for Happy Hour at Rock Cut Brewing to learn more about these opportunities, register for our volunteer list, and enjoy some discounts on local craft beer when you sign up!

Current list of volunteer opportunities can be found at https://rmconservancy.org/donate/support-work/volunteer/.

 

Jun
18
Mon
2018
Crystal Reiki Training and Attunements @ TheHealer.eu
Jun 18 all-day
Crystal Reiki Training and Attunements @ TheHealer.eu

Crystal Reiki is an Alternative Healing method which combines the Universal Life Force of Reiki Energy with the Healing Power of Quartz Crystals!

Requirements: Reiki Practitioner Level 1+2. If you are not a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, please specify this, and I will include the Reiki Level 1+2 Attunements in this session.

You will learn how to use Crystals and how to benefit from the Reiki Energy for Healing.

Jul
7
Sat
2018
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let’s help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3
Jul 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let's help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3

A great soul /funk concert. Come and be uplifted by great music and let’s raise as much money as possible to help re-unite children who have been separated from their families at the U.S. border. Tickets are $10. Please click on the link below to buy tickets, bring friends! You may make an extra donation on the night if you so wish. All proceeds will go to this great cause. Rob Duncan has played music all over the world, is a father of 3 and writes music about his experience of being human, man and father.

Here’s what he says about his music and this concert:
My music draws from my life experience; spiritually, soulfully, intellectually, and emotionally. All of my songs represent my musical influences like soul music, blues, jazz, and rock. Deeply soulful, funky, melancholy music with ultimately a message of hope. That’s how I write my music. That’s how I sing my music. I lay my heart on the table and reach you in places that you feel.

I have decided to donate the cover charge from my upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall 3 to RAICES. RAICES primarily provides two very very important things.
It provides lawyers for the children who have been torn from their parents by ICES, and it pays the Immigration Bond which releases the parent from detention allowing their children to rejoin them. This is where your $10 cover charge for my upcoming show will go. If you wish to donate extra you may do so on the night of the show.

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL PRESENTS
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band
Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: 7 PM – 8 PM (Arrive by 6:30. Show starts at 7:00! )
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard St, New York, NY
Hosted by North Corner Music

$10 Cover Charge
For Tickets, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2LB0QPM

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Mully Children’s Family USA presents a SPECIAL RE-RELEASE event showing of The Letters: The Untold Story of Mother Teresa @ Churches and Theaters near you
Sep 4 all-day

Dr. Charles Mully

has often been called a modern day Mother Teresa,
rescuing over 14,000 orphans.

Mully Children’s Family USA

is partnering with

OnBuzz

to help celebrate another
humanitarian of our lifetime,

Mother Teresa.

On September 4th,
movie theaters and churches
in over 200 cities across the U.S.
will take part in a special re-release event showing of

The Letters: The Untold Story of Mother Teresa.

Please visit http://bit.ly/TheLettersTheMovie to view the trailer.
If you’re interested in scheduling an event
at your church or at a theater near you,
go to this
TAKE ACTION
Additionally, a portion of all ticket sales

will benefit Mully Children’s Family

and will help us continue our work of
Saving Children’s Lives!

Please join us in celebrating an amazing humanitarian

and Nobel Peace Prize winner who

served others in need.

For further event questions,
please contact events@onbuzz.com

 

 

Mully Children’s Family USA
3000 Old Alabama Road Suite 119-302
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Sep
11
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
12
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
13
Thu
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
14
Fri
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
15
Sat
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
16
Sun
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
17
Mon
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
18
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
19
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
21
Fri
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity! Today, we culminate these 11 days as we mark the UN International Day of Peace. When Dr. Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga, began spreading his vision of sharing intentional laughter, he recognized that Laughter is a universal language and since its founding in 1995, he has hoped others will share his vision of using shared intentional laughter to help the world find peace. I’m SURE I’ve enjoyed laughing with each and every person who has called in during the 11 Days of Global Unity. On this, our last call of this series, we will focus on Laughter Exercises that envision a more peaceful world. As always: no previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Time given is for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Also NOTE: Sarah continues these Laughter Calls every MONDAY MORNING at 9am Central Standard Time for 15 minutes. You are always invited! Thanks for joining the fun as we all work together to find a more unified, and much more peaceful world, one big smile and one shared laugh at a time!

UNITY in commUNITY: Int’l Day of Peace March and Rally presented by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding @ The Sun Center
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

​In celebration of our common humanity, we join with citizens from all around the world on September 21st for International Peace Day. This year we are excited to celebrate the EMPOWERED VOICES OF YOUTH in our commUNITY, who are leading the way to a more peaceful and just world.  International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution and this day of peace provides a globally shared occasion for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

Come and join us as we

march, chant, dance, rally, listen and create

with one another to celebrate our

connection, hope, and commUNITY!

 

Festivities include:
March
Unique voices from our International community
Performances
International Flag Ceremony
Face-painting
Sign Making
…and more!

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Peace Walk & Singing Peace @ Big Love Headquarters
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Peace Walk & Singing Peace

Hosted by Zach Freidhof

May all beings know peace. Om Shanti. 

My the leaves of aggression fall from the trees of society,
and may the rotting fruits of anger
be turned to compost
through our inward efforts and outward compassion.

September 23, 2018
11 AM – 2 PM
1111 Carey Ave (Big Love Headquarters)
 Akron, OH 44314-1975

We will begin at Big Love HQ and walk in silence and mindfulness to Chestnut Ridge Park, about 25 min. We will meditate there for about 20 min and return to Big Love HQ. Then we will have a Peace Kirtan until 2pm, chanting for Peace – mainly Peace Shalom Salaam Shanti.

All are welcome! If anyone would like to bring food, it can be there at Big Love HQ for after the walk. We will walk rain or shine, though if there is a drenching rain or thunderstorm, we will just chant for Peace and reschedule the walk.

For those who have not experienced The Big Love Network, Peace Month is the perfect time. Come and walk with the kindest group of folks you”ll ever meet. Laugh and share food. Please bring a dish to share and stay for the meditation and chanting for inner peace and the power to send that on.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend @ The Women's Environmental Institute - Amador Hill Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm

The New Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend  –

Farm, Eat, Sleep: All Four Seasons

Overview:
The weekend workshops will provide participants with hands-on knowledge for building a low-cost hoop house, growing microgreens, growing mushrooms, herbalism workshops, soil building through composting and vermiculture, keeping bees, and growing fish and greens together through aquaponics. The Saturday night bonfire discussion with Will Allen will focus on cold climate farming, community sustainability and climate change – a very popular capstone event which brings environmental, agricultural and food justice together.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION

Registration Info:  $275/person
Deadline is September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Meals:  All meals, snacks and beverages included.

Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Limited camping space is available, please reserve your camp space upon registration.

Instructor Name:  Will Allen, Will Allen Farms, LCC Milwaukee, Former Founder Growing Power, Inc., Urban Farmer Hero

 

REGISTER HERE or SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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THE WOMEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE

The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.

Our mission brings together agricultural, food and environmental justice, one community at a time; one farm at a time, one person at a time and all of us together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute
651-583-0705
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056

 

Mailing Address:
WEI
P.O. Box 128 (55056)
St Paul Office –
550 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55103
Email: wei@w-e-i.org

 

JUSTICE ON TRIAL Film Festival @ Loyola Marymount University
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm

September 29–30, 2018
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles

Note that times are for Pacific Coast Time Zone

jotff@anewwayoflife.org

323-563-3573

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Note:  Last movie – SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON – with Q&A to follow with producer DAVID ARQUETTE

September 30 | 3:30 PM (RunTime: 102 minutes) – at MAYER THEATRE

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Film Synopses & Trailers

Saturday, September 29

(Screenings will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers)
Real Background Check

RT: 30 minutes

September 29 | 11 AM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with writer/director Tiffany Johnson and producer/animator Jonathan Clark

The Real Background Check

This animated short film is based on the real life story of Tiffany Johnson, who survived life-altering trauma caused by early childhood abuse. “The Real Background Check” breaks down what happens to people before they enter the criminal justice system.

Rikers

RT: 57 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with Johnny Perez (Director of U.S. Prison Programs, National Religious Campaign Against Torture)

Rikers: An American Jail

From Bill Moyers comes the first film to focus exclusively on former detainees who were held at Rikers Island. Their searing testimonials about the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades add a powerful authentic voice to investigative journalism that has reported on violence and abuses at the jail.

Returning Citizens standard poster

RT: 68 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with writer/director/producer Saffron Cassaday

Returning Citizens

“Returning Citizens” focuses on a passionate group of individuals who are looking for a second chance – or perhaps a chance they never had to begin with. Set in Southeast Washington, DC, the film offers a humanizing perspective on a community that has been negatively impacted by mass incarceration.

Knife Skills Alan Cooking

RT: 40 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Seaver 200 Theatre

Knife Skills

What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade? Oscar-nominated Knife Skills follows the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland. In this improbable setting, with its mouth-watering dishes and its arcane French vocabulary, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way after their release.

Bail Trap Logo

RT: 45 minutes

September 29 | 3:05 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

The Bail Trap: American Ransom

Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. This short film compilation from Brave New Films explains America’s broken bail system.

Wild Roots

RT: 22 minutes

September 29 | 3:00 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with producer/director Terrell Wormley

Wild Roots

Hakeem, a reformed gang member, gets out of jail and wants to change his life around, but the hood won’t left him go easily. He knows how senseless gang banging is, but what do you do when your past catches up to you?

The Talk

The Talk

After an unarmed black teen is killed, James & Maddie argue about whether they should warn their 9-year-old son about police brutality.

RT: 16 minutes

September 29 | 3:40 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with Marlon Perrier, writer/director/star of “The Talk”

Sunday, September 30

(Screenings will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers)
Meetings with Clients

RT: 60 minutes

September 30 | 11 AM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with director/producer Ultan Guilfoyle, Craig Webb (Gehry Partners) & Leonard Noisette (Justice Team Director, Open Society Foundations)

Building Justice

At the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, architect Frank Gehry arranged two ‘masters’ studios, one in SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the other at the Yale School of Architecture, to investigate prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the US. Partnering with Susan Burton of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project in
Watts, Gehry and his students explored all aspects of prison design, learning first hand the design flaws of prison living from women who have been incarcerated in America’s worst prisons and visiting what are considered to be the world’s most successful prisons, in Norway.

Walking While Black Poster Large

RT: 60 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with director AJ Ali

Walking While Black: L.O.V.E Is the Answer

“Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” presents proven action steps
to bridge the painful gap between peace officers and the communities they serve. Featuring interviews with peace
officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film offers an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling and heal our communities.

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RT: 73 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Seaver 200 Theatre

Q&A to follow with director/executive producer Rahiem Shabazz

Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust

Elementary Genocide: Academic Holocaust adds more statistical proof of the scholastic inequalities faced by Original people around the country. The documentary revisits the importance of education and its impact on self-image, family structure, financial freedom and the collective future of African/indigenous people in America and abroad.

Let My People Vote

RT: 16 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Let My People Vote

Filmed in Tampa, two days before the 2016 presidential election, this verité short covers a day-in-the-life of civil rights activist Desmond Meade. His mission? Assisting people in voting — something our “forefathers marched and died for.”

What begins as an upbeat day of faith in our democratic process, ends with a heartbreaking realization: Jim Crow is not dead.

Picture 19

RT: 102 minutes

September 30 | 3:30 PM

Mayer Theatre

Q&A to follow with producer David Arquette

Survivors Guide to Prison

Follows the stories of two innocent men, Bruce Lisker and Reggie Cole, who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With gripping testimony from formerly incarcerated people, guards, cops, lawyers and reformers, “Survivors Guide” exposes the failed “punishment model” and examines the programs proven to work.

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World! @ Everywhere
Oct 3 @ 12:00 am

How would you like to help the Charter for Compassion raise awareness of our work, generate significant funding and uplift the world – and laugh a lot while doing it?

You can do ALL of these things by taking and spreading:

Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World!

The Charter for Compassion is beyond thrilled to announce that we are one of the benefiting organizations in the Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge to raise awareness and funding for the positive work of over 50 non-profits GLOBALLY!

Our focus is on the FUN in FUNdraising and the power everyday people have to fuel some of the most important work being done in the world.

The #ROFLChallenge dares each of us to create a funny video, share and donate. Every  video, every share, and every donation supports over 50 nonprofits and helps to solve complex problems that no individual business, organization or leader can solve alone.

Take the ROFL Challenge – Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World

  • Step 1: Take the challenge! Tell a joke, play a (safe) prank, put on a skit — or just plain ANYTHING to get another person laughing.
  • Step 2: Film it and post it with the hashtag “#ROFLChallenge”.
  • Step 3: Challenge your friends and activate your networks! Challenge them by name in your video and use social media to invite others to make a video or donate (or both!)

Acts of laughter and generosity are potent remedies to divisive times we live in, acting as sparks that ignite the good will and good intentions that we all have within us.

Laughter is a universal connection we all share, able to bring joy to our hearts and form bridges across differences we have with one another.

With #ROFLChallenge – you get to spread laughter while also contributing, supporting and uplifting the world through donating to organizations that dedicate themselves to making the world a much better place.

Please help Spark Laughter that Uplifts the World:
TAKE and SHARE #ROFLChallenge – Text ROFL to 50155 or go to www.rolfchallenge.org

ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS:

Challenge your well known, most generous or funny friends to take the ROFL Challenge and/or Donate.

Share our Facebook Video on your Facebook Newsfeed so that others can see it, comment on it, like it and share it. (We want our video to go viral.)

Thanks so very much for joining us in Laughing, Giving and Uplifting the World Together!

P.S. Check out our ROFL Challenge Video Here. Please help us make it more visible by Liking it, posting a Comment, or Sharing it on your own Facebook Newsfeed.

The Charter for Compassion runs on your generosity.  We work hard to provide support to our compassionate communities and partners. Please donate and make it possible for us to keep doing what we do!
Join the October Pachamama Alliance Global Call @ Your computer/your phone
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Get Inspired and Engaged by the Global Community

 

Reconnect with the Source of Pachamama Alliance

A 75-Minute Conference Call for Our Global Community

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These calls are designed to

bring together Pachamama Alliance

participants, leaders, and supporters who are actively engaged

in creating a shift in humanity to a worldview

that honors and sustains life

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By coming together and grounding in this vision, you will:

*Feel supported in your work.
**Be inspired and energized in your unique role in a worldwide
   network committed to a new future for all.
***Strengthen your connection to like-hearted people and to the spirit
     that has inspired Pachamama Alliance since its inception.

 

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GO TO: https://www.pachamama.org/events

to reserve your space for the conversation.

Fill out the online form and submit.

You will receive a confirmation email.

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NOTE time is for Pacific Time -this is a global event so check for your time zone

1009 General Kennedy Ave
San Francisco, California
Call (415) 561-4522
Dec
5
Wed
2018
Women’s WOVEN VOICES
Dec 5 @ 12:00 am

About

Empowering Women through Writing, Weaving and Sharing
Be heard, connect with your inner resources and cultivate courage to create change.

Our Mission

To create a woven tapestry based on the stories of 1,000 women globally by 2020 that will be exhibited internationally to shine a light on the creative accomplishments of women while calling attention to the challenges women currently face world-wide.

To foster a culture of self-knowledge and sharing that builds courage and fosters a sense of power in women everywhere to contribute to their communities in positive ways.

To allow women to tell the story of their lives, as a catalyst for change, particularly by opening up discussions about issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse in a safe and supportive way.

To promote resilience, compassion, open communication, healing and peace in individuals and communities.

Intro to the Project

Participating in Woven Voices is a journey that starts with self-reflection and writing, and transforms into a woven tapestry, a visual storyboard of women’s lives from around the globe. The 3 elements of the Woven Voices project work together as tools to access, claim, and celebrate our power as individuals and together as a global community of women.

The Artist

Brecia Kralovic-Logan is a passionate champion of creativity who has spent the last 40 years helping people of all ages to embrace and express their unique individuality.

 

Brecia Kralovic-Logan
4164 Mount Hukee Ave
San Diego, Ca 92117
Mobile: 805-896-3287
breciakl@gmail.com
breciacreative.com
thespiralofcreativity.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
19
Tue
2019
CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019
Mar 19 – May 2 all-day

CONSCIOUS COLLEGE ROAD TOUR 2019

The CCRT is a unique, interactive opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on college campuses. We’re preparing for the 8th Annual Conscious College Road Tour, a cross country journey from March 18 – May 2, 2019. The tour stops at up to sixteen college campuses to educate about conscious living through a sustainability themed exhibition and Town Hall dinner. The goal is to empower students to create tangible change in their own lives and campus community and with the TG team, develop a student-led action project.

contact

OCTOBER 1-30, 2019

ABOUT

Beginning on October 1, 2019, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of young leaders, engaging over 40,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 4,000 campuses, 50 states and 56 countries.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Twenty incredible prize packages will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.

WHO WE ARE

Turning Green (TG) is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

We operate under the belief that when students understand that they can directly affect small and large scale change, they are motivated to carry this sense of responsibility, purpose and stewardship for the rest of their lives.

Our hope is to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.

Turning Green is a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. We inform, inspire, and mobilize a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities.

 

WE ARE TURNING GREEN

to inform

We are young people with a passion to change the world. We speak our minds, and value ethics. We stand for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, practices and communities. We assess our surroundings and investigate the impacts of what we do and think. And then we share solutions.

to inspire

We believe that a conscious mindset and thoughtful perspective are critical in today’s society. We remain aware of the effects of our actions on the earth and those around us. We choose wisely and lead with purpose and passion. We empower peers to grow our global voice because together we thrive.

to mobilize

We see individuals as catalysts for the change that our world needs at every level. We learn from innovation and living in the moment. We push for transparency, challenge injustice, and shake up systems that oppress, poison, or fail. No is not an option. Inspiration is everything.
We dream and do.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Drawdown EcoChallenge @ In your community
Apr 3 – Apr 24 all-day
Our Story

For over 25 years, we’ve inspired, educated and activated thousands of communities and organizations through our solutions-focused programs and ready-to-use social and digital tools. Together, they provide the launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change.

Drawdown EcoChallenge is:

  • a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction;
  • a challenge taking place April 3-24 and;
  • following actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists and;
  • where participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action and;
  • the combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun and;
  • providing tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and
  • giving participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming!

 

Over eighty actions within seven challenge categories

provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage. 

 

The EcoChallenge Platform is a signature offering of EcoChallenge.org (formerly Northwest Earth Institute), a sustainability organization that provides innovative social and digital tools designed to be a launchpad for emerging generations and sustainability leaders to experience “ah-ha” moments that lead to extraordinary environmental and social change. EcoChallenge.org also hosts a global October EcoChallenge which is free and open to everyone, everywhere. Over 73,500 people from 101 countries have used the EcoChallenge Platform and the organization has engaged over 250,000 people throughout its 25-year history. The EcoChallenge Platform can also be used to create custom Challenges that meet the engagement and action goals of your workplace, college, or community.

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May
11
Sat
2019
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
May 11 all-day
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

For more information: http://earthcelebrations.com/ecological-city-project/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SIGN UP – PARTICIPATE IN THE ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT

PAGEANT DAY: Volunteers are needed to participate for various roles. Sign up today!
-Wear a spectacular ecological costume, direct puppets, marshal parade, direct make-up/body painting, photograph/video document and more…

-Marshals/ Key Performers needed: 8am-6pm / Make-Up artists 8am-12pm

Sign up here: http://earthcelebrations.com/volunteer-ecological-city-sign/

Jun
1
Sat
2019
SUSTAINABILITYNOW Teleconference @ Online
Jun 1 – Jun 7 all-day

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

WE’RE LIVE!!!
Today is DAY 1 of the Sustainability Now Telesummit and boy, are you in for a treat!
Each speaker will be available on-demand for 48 hours.
Here’s today’s schedule:
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov – Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health
ENJOY!
Warm regards,
Mira & Scott
Together we rise!
Click the image below to download a PDF calendar with descriptions
SCHEDULE
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 
Alosha Lynov  Bio Veda: Off-Grid Water Systems
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess: Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School: How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Sean Steed – Change Climate: Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint: The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative: Climate Change and Planetary Security
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute: The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World: Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project: Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory: How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets: Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis
Jay Potter – ECOR: From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems: Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward: Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We”
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics: Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Brian D. Ridgway –Level 5 Liberation: Finding Freedom
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles: Nurturing Local Economies
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell: Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions: The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games: Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry: Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design: Holistic Design
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center: Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes: New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia: Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head: From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi: Food Yoga: Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition: We ARE the Planet: Redefining the Human Family
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute: Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design: Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press: Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture: Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature
 
COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS
 
DAY 1: SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Off-Grid Water Systems
Alosha Lynov – Bio Veda
Alosha Lynov, inventor and master builder of regenerative living habitats, walks you through the basics of building an off-grid water system to provide water self-sufficiency including collection, purification and reuse.
Waste Not Want Not: Zero Waste Solutions for Daily Living
Marina Qutab – Eco Goddess
From a Zero-Waste Survival Kit to buying in bulk, eco-goddess Marina Qutab makes it cool to jump on the zero-waste bandwagon with simple steps we can all take to become more conscious consumers.
How to Change the World Without Going Broke
Ryan Eliason – Visionary Business School
Rethink business with Ryan Eliason as he empowers social entrepreneurs and changemakers to make money while making a difference and busts limiting beliefs like the notion that service must mean struggle.
Plant-Based Epoxy: a Case Study for Circular Economy 
Sean Steed – Change Climate
Sean Steed of Change Climate shows how one innovative solution to a toxic global problem can create circular economy, impact social justice, restore an ecosystem and transform manufacturing world-wide.
The Crossroads of Chemical Farming, Ecology & Human Health — A Path to Regeneration 
Zach Bush, MD – Farmer’s Footprint
Discover how we can restore our health by restoring our soil. Zach Bush, triple-board-certified MD, makes brilliant big picture connections between current commercial farming practices, gut health, and the meteoric rise of disease since the introduction of glyphosate—a powerful herbicide and antibiotic used in big agriculture.
DAY 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Climate Change and Planetary Security
Alexander Verbeek – Planetary Security Initiative
Climate change is not just about the weather. Alexander Verbeek discusses the threat to global security—like financial damage from increasingly violent storms, disruptions in delivery of food and essential goods and displacement of millions of people. Learn how we can act now to take the future in hand.
The International Treaty to Protect & Restore Mother Earth
Brother Phil Lane Jr. – Four Worlds International Institute
Brother Phil shares the fruit of 50-years’ work with indigenous peoples from around the world—a comprehensive plan to restore Mother Earth and unify the human family by incorporating empowerment of youth and women, renewable energy, organic food production, biodiversity and more.
Clean Water on the Go: Reducing Plastics and Protecting Our Health 
Heshie Segal – Kids Better World
A champion for children and clean water worldwide, Heshie Segal uses her networking expertise to dispel myths, raise awareness and promote the Puritii filtered water bottle, a safe water solution for first and third-world countries alike.
Hydrogen Micro-Grids: Clean Power for the Future, Now
Mike Strizki – Hydrogen House Project
Clean, pure water as a by-product of “burning” hydrogen fuel? Join Mike Strizki, founder of the Hydrogen House Project, for a tour of his Skunk Works where he’s been pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology for the past 25 years.
How Fermented Foods Can Repair Our Health 
Summer Bock – Guts & Glory
Did you know that good health begins with billions of tiny bacteria in the gut? Certified fermentationist Summer Bock shares how and why fermented foods, like sauerkraut, are the recipe to better health.
DAY 3: MONDAY, JUNE 3
Hungry for Change: How Halophyte Plants Can Help Solve the Global Food Crisis 
Hazel Henderson – Ethical Markets
The global food crisis is inextricably linked to the dwindling fresh-water supply. Futurist Hazel Henderson sees a solution in plants like quinoa, one of the many edible halophyte plants that thrive in a salt water environments.
From Waste Stream Fiber to Circular Economy
Jay Potter – ECOR
Jay Potter, innovator and co-founder of ECOR shares how to build a business by turning problems into profits through circular economy. ECOR takes fiber from the waste stream, and produces materials for furniture and building that can be fully recycled at end of life. Their patented process adds only water, heat and pressure.
Seeing Green: Hemp and Hydrated Lime Construction
Jorgen Hempel – Hemp Ecosystems
Jorgen Hempel has been refining hemp and lime construction practices for over 25 years. Learn how he creates living buildings from easily renewable materials. These buildings breathe, won’t burn, are naturally insulated and grow more stable over time.
Beyond Bias: Moving From “Me” to “We” 
Ronit Herzfeld – Leap Forward
Psychotherapist, Ronit Herzfeld invites us to join in exploring a “new way of being human” and shares an emerging strategy for awakening humanity to appropriate action as we rise to the unprecedented and urgent demands of our times.
Cultivating Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
William Padilla-Brown – MycoSymbiotics
With an affordable and relatively low-tech lab and grow room, self-schooled mycologist William Padilla-Brown shows how to make a lucrative career of growing and foraging for mushrooms.
DAY 4: TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Finding Freedom
Brian D. Ridgway – Level 5 Liberation
Brian D. Ridgway dissolves the “illusion” of problems to generate an experience of unlimited possibility and the power to intentionally create a world of your choosing.
Nurturing Local Economies 
Judy Wicks – Circle of Aunts and Uncles
Through Micro-Loans and Mentorship Recognizing strong local economies as a foundation of resilience and sustainability, Judy Wicks shares how to establish a micro lending and mentorship network to support the growth of local entrepreneurs.
Heal Thyself: The Regenerative Power of Your Own Stem Cells
Kristen Comella – U.S. Stem Cell
Learn how stem cells from our very own fat have the potential to eliminate the need for many pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures, how the Federal Drug Administration is trying to regulate this revolutionary treatment and what we must do to preserve our rights.
The Dirty Truth About Waste and Recycling
Reggie Nayar – Innovative Waste Solutions
Most of what we “recycle” still winds up in landfills and landfills are filling up. Expert in developing zero-waste strategies for major manufacturers, Reggie Nayar takes you behind the scenes to gain a deeper understanding of the waste stream, current recycling practices and steps you can take to make a positive impact.
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Deep Social Networking as a Vehicle for Global Change 
Jon Ramer – Compassion Games
Jon shows how to turn big dreams into reality and make “waves” as a social innovator by bringing together networks of social changemakers to amplify one another’s voice and collectively make a global impact.
Aquaponics: a Path to Self-Sufficiency
Judah Becker – Mercy House Ministry
A means to both food and financial security, Judah Becker provides an introduction to aquaponics, a circular system where the waste from farmed fish nourishes hydroponically grown plants and the plants purify the water for the fish.
Holistic Design
Michael Rice and Zana Zu – ZeMArc Design
Michael and Zana take you on a journey into the dynamic interplay of beauty, functionality and sustainability that defines holistic design. Learn how they combine Bio Architecture and the sacred to create temples of life.
Frontiers of Medicine and the Ethical Implications of Medical Breakthoughs
Dr. Richard Satava – University of Washington Medical Center
Explore the future of medicine with Dr. Richard Satava. From cloning and 3D body-part printing to suspended animation and directed energy therapies, technology is outpacing our moral maturity, creating the necessity for new ethical guidelines.
DAY 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 6
New Paradigms for Housing: Earthship 2.0 
Amy Oskins & Amzi Smith – EastCoast EarthHomes
Flip the script from high maintenance, high expense housing to the financial freedom of a home that heats and cools itself, collects its own water, generates its own electricity, grows its own food and processes its own waste water.
Go Dome or Go Home: Earthy meets Elegant with AirCrete Construction
Hajjar Gibran – DomeGaia
Hajjar Gibran, founder of DomeGaia, offers tools and techniques for building with AirCrete, a light-weight mixture of foamed dishwashing liquid and cement that is low cost, extremely durable and DIY-friendly.
From Waste to Resource: Composting Toilets and Waterless Waste Solutions
Larry Stearns – Nature’s Head
Learn how Larry Sterns’ special commode turns human waste into valuable compost while conserving water and minimizing pollution.
Food Yoga – Sharing Food, Sharing Compassion
Paul Rodney Turner – The Food Yogi
With over 2 million vegan meals served daily by his global Food For Life organization, food yogi Paul Rodney Turner shares the power of food as a means to spread love and equality by bringing presence and reverence to food preparation, consumption and sharing.
We ARE the Planet – Redefining the Human Family
Vinit Allen – Sustainable World Coalition
Vinit Allen helps us to recognize human beings as cells in the body of Mother Earth and the human family as her consciousness. Through this lens of profound interconnection, we experience care for the planet as direct care for ourselves.
DAY 7: FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Health and WELL-building: Work Environments Designed to Help People Thrive
Jessica Cooper – International WELL Building Institute
Going beyond LEED certification, Jessica Cooper shares how the IWBI WELL Building Standard raises the bar for work environments to include comprehensive metrics in 10 categories: air, light, sound, community, water, movement, materials, nourishment, thermal comfort and mind.
Restoring Water and Land with Biologically-Based Eco-Machines
John Todd – John Todd Ecological Design
John Todd guides us through ways we can harness nature’s genius to clean up toxic waterways, re-green the desert, rehabilitate devastated landscapes and clean up our oceans.
Vehicles of Social Change
Michael Gosney – Synergetic Press
Michael Gosney discusses the connection between festival culture and community as fertile ground for social experimentation, as well as new cultural models and morays related to food, energy, social justice, monetary exchange and more.
Solving Design Challenges Through the Wisdom of Nature 
Michael Pawlyn – Exploration Architecture
Beyond low- or no-impact sustainable design, regenerative design is an innovative approach that contributes to the betterment of the environment. Michael Pawlyn explains how it works, plus the impact it would have if entire cities adopted this model.
ENJOY!!!
Jul
12
Fri
2019
Pachamama presents AWAKENING THE DREAMER Online Course @ online
Jul 12 @ 12:00 am

Look squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here—and then explore what role you can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

On-demand • Free • Self-guided

ACCESS THE COURSE

Through a series of guided exercises and thought-provoking videos, you will:

 

Learn

Deepen your understanding of where we are as a human family at this time in history.

 

Discover

Find your role and contribution to creating a new future that honors and sustains life.

 

Lead

Move into concrete action to develop your leadership in your community and the world.

 

Act

Join forces with like-minded people to stand powerfully for a new vision of the future.

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Access the Online Course

  • Takes only about 2 hours to complete
  • Self-guided: go at your own pace
  • Available on-demand
  • Completely free of charge

ACCESS THE COURSE

Carefully Crafted Content That Has Inspired Thousands Around the World

Awakening the Dreamer was created in response to an invitation from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to work in partnership to shift the dominant culture of consumption and alienation to one that honors and sustains all life.

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Welcome and Introduction

Get to know the source of the Awakening the Dreamer program and the Four Questions that are the framework of this course.

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Where Are We?

You’ll start with an examination of the ways in which the current “dream” of the modern world is impacting the environment, our relationship with one another, and our own sense of purpose.

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How Did We Get Here?

You will explore how this all came to be, and confront the powerful unexamined assumptions that are at the heart of the current crisis we are in—as a species and as a planet.

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A New Story

You’ll hear about the new story emerging at this time in history—a story that recognizes how profoundly connected everyone and everything is.

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What is Possible Now?

You will come to see that a new future is possible and that a huge, unstoppable movement is already emerging and in action, committed to creating a new story for humanity.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

You’ll look at actions you can take, on your own and with others, and new ways of being that are consistent with your vision and stand.

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Jul
18
Thu
2019
Elder Activists for Social Justice Community Conversations @ online
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Our next Community Conversation will be on
Thursday, July 18
9:00 – 10:30 am PST / 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST

 

The terrible issue of immigrant children detained at the U.S. border

The United States of America has, since its inception, been a country formed by immigrants. Yet now, at our southern border particularly, thousands of people leaving their home countries are requesting asylum or entrance and are being held in detention centers and processed very slowly. Meanwhile, the immigrating families are being separated and the children held in cells – cages in many cases – without adequate sanitation or bedding, without adequate nutrition and without access to their parents or adult relatives. In spite of legal and popular objection this problem has continued and continued to worsen for over a year under the Trump administration.

Is the description above adequate to define this problem? What are some of the underlying causes of the problem and what can or should be done instead? What actions can we take to effect those changes?

Looking at this issue through your social justice and elder lenses, please read the materials suggested below, focus your attention on this issue in other news you read and conversations you hear, then bring your thoughts on the subject to our conversation July 18th.

In our Community Conversations we draw on the experience and wisdom of our group to better understand the critical issues we are facing and discern what actions we would want to take as elders in our society today. We offer moral support for each other as we grapple with the issues and challenges of our times and discern how to best support the activism that we are each engaged in.

Resources:

Letter from Santa Fe Dreamers:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We know that you have all been reading and watching the absolutely horrific news unfold about the conditions of detention on the border. We know that many of you feel scared, frustrated, angry, and powerless by the way that our government is treating vulnerable people, especially children. We are writing today with information and direction towards action but also to urge you not to feel powerless. We are always capable of making change through our collective power. Of course this requires courage, stamina, and an intelligent, disciplined, and organized theory of change. It will not be easy. We encourage you to turn away from despair and towards this place of collective power knowing that it will test you. We will be with you the whole way. Below you will find some ideas for inspiration.

Love,
Your friends at Santa Fe Dreamers Project

  • Educate yourself: Here at SFDP this is always our number one piece of advice. The more you know, the fiercer you will be as an advocate and a voter. There are plenty of explosive news articles to read but here are a few that we have learned from recently: We suggested this piece in our last newsletter but if you haven’t had a chance to read it we highly suggest Dara Lind’s “The Border is in Crisis. Here’s How it Got This Bad”. The New Yorker ran an incredibly thought provoking piece written by a historian about “The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camp”. Again from the New Yorker, a report from the lawyers who were recently allowed in to inspect a children’s facility in Clint, TX, “Inside a Building in Texas where Government is Holding Immigrant Children”. Another really important thing to learn about (and something that is not highlighted enough in the news) is the Migrant Protection Protocol or MPP program that has currently turned thousands of thousands of migrants around at the US border to wait in Mexico. This is an excruciatingly dangerous policy that is threatening the lives of migrant families day after day.
  • Understand that this cruelty is not new and these tactics did not just begin. In fact, the Obama administration reignited the practice of family detention in 2014. One of the reasons this summer feels so out of control is because the sheer numbers of people asking for asylum are so high. The Obama and now Trump administrations’ policies attempted to deter migrants through punishment, suffering, and torture but their success was dependent on the flow of migrants actually stopping. Now that the numbers are so high, these cruel and failed policies have now turned deadly.
  • Engage with politicians: Here is the thing: The Trump administration cannot be swayed with moral arguments or blame. They are doing this on purpose. One way of thinking about engaging with politicians is to remember that Congress has the power of the purse and is funding this enforcement regime. One theory is that we can defund ICE and CBP and redirect that money to agencies or NGO’s that are capable of handling a humanitarian crisis of this scope and are not killing people for political motive. This means we have to pressure progressives and democrats and republicans with a conscience to do more than just signal compassion for immigrants. We need these leaders to articulate how they are going to disempower the Trump Administration and make sure it is part of the work they are doing to secure our votes. We can and must demand courageous leadership from our Senators and Representatives and that their actions reflect our deep desire to end the state sponsored violence on the border.
  • How to respond to the threat of ICE raids: Trump’s twitter threat for a massive enforcement action last week was credible and achieved its purpose of scaring the shit out of immigrant and refugee communities all over the US. While it has been “delayed”, now is a wise time for communities to get organized. The American Friends Service Committee published this resource about how allies can support their immigrant and refugee neighbors during this time. Here is the ACLU’s guide to knowing your rights during ICE encounters and we suggest exploring it. Santa Fe Dreamers will be holding walk in hours for people to help families with power of attorney and family prep plans every Friday in Santa Fe from 1-5 at our 1213 Mercantile Rd office. If you work with concerned families let them know about this resource.
  • Actions happening in NM: There is a lot of talk about national protests to close concentration camps on July 12. One of the organizations that is involved with planning this is called Lights of Liberty. Their Facebook page is a source of info– although we don’t have much info yet about that organization. We are talking with folks in NM about planning more locally focused actions and as soon as we have more details we will announce it. Choose your social media of choice or keep reading our emails to stay in touch.
  • Where to donate: Of course here at Santa Fe Dreamers Project we use your donations to protect vulnerable immigrants and refugees in a million different ways every day. Specifically, we need more help on the border. We just rented a much larger office space in El Paso for our expanding team there and are raising funds for a legal assistant so we can have greater impact in the borderlands. You can donate to that effort here. Write border in the note! We are grateful for any help you can give putting this donation link out there into the universe. For those of you wondering where else it might be useful to donate here is our list of several grassroots legal organizations that we know are having impact (we also know we have left many out!)
  • And finally an offer of poetry from our director, Allegra, who likes to contemplate what this particular poem is trying to teach us when thinking about the horrors we witness:

Now you know the worst
By Wendell Berry

To my granddaughters who visited the Holocaust Museum on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin

Now you know the worst
we humans have to know
about ourselves, and I am sorry,

for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies given
without pity to be burned, I know

there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies, and this is hard.

But remember:
when a man of war becomes a man of peace,
he gives a light, divine

though it is also human.
When a man of peace is killed
by a man of war, he gives a light.

You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light. It will be

the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be
your light.


Regarding Investor Activism:

Here are some groups focused on Social, Environmental and Governance-conscious investing:


And finally, for your research about political donations, money flow and lobbying influence:


How to join the conversation:

We will be using Zoom video conferencing, which is very easy to access by computer or regular telephone. If you choose to use your tablet or smartphone, be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of time. We will be starting each meeting on time so please connect 15 minutes before the call so that the host can help with any technical difficulties or questions you may have. Once the call starts the host will be not be able to help with connection issues. Once you are connected via Zoom you are welcome mute your microphone and turn off your video until just before the meeting starts, or you may enjoy chatting with others in the meeting while you wait.

Instructions and access to Zoom conferencing


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WHEN
July 18, 2019 at 9am – 10:30am
WHERE
Online by ZOOM
Jul
23
Tue
2019
CAMP KINDNESS DAY – JULY 23, 2019 @ Your neghborhood
Jul 23 all-day

 

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Camp Kindness Day — July 23, 2019

On July 23, the camp community will participate in Camp Kindness Day – an event highlighting the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the the great work that camps are doing to teach kindness in engaging, simple, repeatable, and high impact ways that live on in the daily lives of campers and staff members when they return home.

Focusing on our youth and young adults, Camp Kindness Day will help showcase the commitment of the camp community to fostering the core values of kindness, compassion, generosity and care, and integrating those values more fully into every aspect of our society. These values are already part of the fabric of the camp experience. We share the mission for our youth to be nurtured, taught, supported, and inspired to grow into our new generation of kind, compassionate, socially-minded, community-oriented citizens.

Camp Kindness Day will allow camps to incorporate into their July 23 programming fun theme-based activities and cooperative games, cool projects, and memorable moments which will celebrate the value and impact of kindness.


How your camp can participate:

  1. Schedule Camp Kindness Day into your programming on July 23.
  2. Help spread the word in a unified social media campaign by tagging #CampKindnessDay into your social media and other communications.
  3. Share your plans so that ACA can support you through localized public relations efforts.

To support your camp’s involvement in Camp Kindness Day, ACA has produced an electronic #CampKindnessDay Backpack, complete with programming ideas and activities, FAQs, social media tips, and other information on how your camp can celebrate Camp Kindness Day.

Open the Backpack

Be part of the nation-wide evolution! Plan now to add #CampKindnessDay to your camp’s programming on July 23.


 

Jul
31
Wed
2019
New Moon Global Call to Action – Living As If Life Matters… @ online
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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New Moon Global Call to Action
Living As If Life Matters…
A FREE Interactive Global Conversation
with Michael & Clare Dubois
Wednesday, July 31st, 9-10:30am Pacific
​There is a way to feel empowered in the face of climate change, and that is by taking actions that make sense in relationship to life and that work towards the sort of future that you want for your children. This is one such moment.
Clare Dubois, founder Treesisters.org
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This second New moon of the month will be an invitation to experience a collective consciousness shift rooted in communion with self, other and nature. Clare Dubois (TreeSisters Founder) will guide a fully experiential inner journey of embodiment using an ancient technology based on sacred geometry. The technology is designed to slow the nervous system, shift perception, surface inhibitors to flow and to liberate Life force. This is a flow that can carry one from apathy into activism rooted in the practice of presence and self acceptance.

Join us with this special interactive webinar and be deeply touched, inspired and opened to a whole new possibility for being fully present in the face of the massive changes that are happening in our world today!

Bowing to the wild intelligence of your life force, and choosing to respond to the deepest wisdom of your soul is no longer merely an opportunity for growth, it is the global imperative upon which cultural transformation depends
Clare Dubois

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Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a global women’s movement supporting humanity’s evolution into a restorer species. She is an Earth-loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, known for her direct, catalytic energy; her whole systems approach to behaviour change and her unending loyalty and love for the natural world. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, astonish herself and be ‘walking permission’ for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go. https://www.treesisters.org   

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Michael Stone is a multi-faceted leader in the realm of shamanism and spiritual development. He is the on the faculty of the Shift Network and is the host and producer of the Shamanism Global Summit. For the past 15 years he has hosted KVMR’s weekly Award winning show Conversations, which highlights leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in environmental restoration, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. As co-founder of Quantum Consulting he works with organizations to combine quantum theory with mystical shamanism to promote healing, wellness and belief change with his clients. Michael leads classes, tele-seminars and workshops on embodied shamanism, meditation and unity spirituality.
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Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver
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Aug
1
Thu
2019
August Shark and Mermaid Parties by BEVERLY’S BIRTHDAYS
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

One simple goal – to make a child feel special.

Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. We spread birthday cheer 365 days a year. Today, nearly one in four children in the U.S. live at or below the poverty line. In Southwestern PA alone, there are nearly 3,000 school-aged children identified as homeless. Children living in poverty often go without the everyday items that we take for granted. Special milestones, like birthdays, are often overlooked because of their families’ personal/financial circumstances. Beverly’s Birthdays enriches the lives of the children we serve by making sure they are remembered on their special day.

It Started with Beverly… and Megs.

In March of 2011, Beverly’s Birthdays founder, Megs Yunn, met a young girl, Beverly, who shared with Ms. Megs that she had never had her own birthday party or even her own slice of birthday cake.

Inspired by Beverly’s story, Megs decided to start an organization that provides birthday celebrations for homeless children in the Pittsburgh Region.

In June of 2011, Megs submitted her idea to the “BE BIG in Your Community Contest,” a signature component of the ongoing Clifford The Big Red Dog® BE BIG!™ campaign sponsored by American Family Insurance and was selected as a first place winner out of over 1,000 entries in the nation. Beverly’s Birthdays received a starter grant to help make Megs dream a reality. Beverly’s Birthdays became an official nonprofit in February 2012 and received our 501c3 status in August 2012.

Beverly’s Birthdays currently partners with agencies across the Pittsburgh region to ensure that no child is forgotten on his/her special day. Since our inception we have created over 30,000 birthday experiences….this is A TON OF BIRTHDAY CHEER!

Partnerships to support families.

Beverly’s Birthdays has established partnerships with more than 68 social service agencies and 73 schools throughout the greater Pittsburgh region. Our agency partners include homeless shelters, transitional housing programs, domestic violence shelters, group homes, and residential treatment facilities. We are proud to be program provider for all 27 Family Support Centers in Allegheny County. Additionally, we are able to provide our programs to all five regional Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families offices.

9799 Laurel Avenue
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

“I’m just so excited to be happy!”

The children and families we serve are all dealing with difficult life situations — but one thing is common: their need for happiness, cheer, and hope. Beverly’s Birthdays programming allows these families a “cognitive gift”, a chance to take a break from their stress and to have a moment of normalcy.

“It’s been a really tough time for me and my children. I am going to get it right for them. Being a part of Beverly’s Birthdays programming is so nice. It gives me HOPE.” -Single mom residing in a shelter

When a young boy shares with us that he doesn’t know the words to the “Happy Birthday” song because no one has ever sang it to him before, we are encouraged to do more.

When an eight-year-old boy spends time with his family baking a cake from his Birthday in a Bag and says, “Now we’re like real people,” we are inspired.

When a former birthday recipient, who is now a young adult, tells you, “There needs to be more people like you in the world,” we are humbled.

“Now the whole world knows that I matter.”

When a mom at a shelter works to turn her life around, graduates from college, and invites Beverly’s Birthdays staff to her graduation, we are honored.

When a six-year-old little boy – who has been living at a transitional housing program with his mom- exclaims in the middle of his birthday party, “Best birthday ever!” we are moved.

When a ten-year-old little girl blows out her candle and shares with our staff that her wish was, “I wish this moment would last longer,” we are grateful.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
The Nolembeka Project and RiverCulture present JOANNE SHENANDOAH AND THE 6TH ANNUAL POCUMTUCK HOMELANDS FESTIVAL
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day

 

Honoring the Past • Healing the Present • Celebrating the Future

 

A CELEBRATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN ART, MUSIC AND CULTURES

 

Thank you Joanne and Monte for this inspiring, hope-infused  interview.

Ticketswww.sheatheater.org

Note that the concert is at the Shea Theater at 17 Avenue A in Turners Falls at 7:30 pm on Saturday and tickets are available before the event at a reduced rate and also available at the door.

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Festival details and schedulewww.nolumbekaproject.org

Note that the Festival is at the United Park Waterfront on 1st Street in Turners Falls from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days and admission is free.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 285, 91 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01302

The mission of the Nolumbeka Project is to promote a deeper, broader and more accurate depiction of the history of the Native Americans/American Indians of New England before and during European contact and colonization;

To protect and preserve sites sacred to, and of historic value to, the Native Americans/American Indians of New England; to create and promote related educational opportunities, preservation projects and cultural events; and to work in partnership, as much as possible, with the tribes.

We will strive to exemplify the Native American/American Indian peoples’ respect for Mother Earth and all living beings; to be mindful of our role as caretakers for future generations; and to honor our connection to the Earth and Sky and to the Creator.

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Native Americans/American Indians of New England through educational programs, art, history, music, heritage seed preservation and cultural events. We are actively building, maintaining and expanding an historical archive research library for use by the Tribes and Educators of the Northeast and beyond.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who have been active for more than 40 years in a number of other preservation, historical research, environmental and social justice organizations.

Aug
4
Sun
2019
TransOhio Annual Unity Picnic @ Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join TransOhio for our Annual Unity Picnic

for the transgender and gender non-conforming community and allies.

Sunday, August 4   2019

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs.

Bring a side to share!

All ages are welcome.

We will be at the Shadblow Shelter at

Blendon Woods Metro Park

in Westerville, Ohio.

We hope to see everyone there!

Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081

TransOhio is a state-wide nonprofit that serves the transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy.

transohio@transohio.org
http://www.transohio.org
PO Box 14481
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Aug
7
Wed
2019
GOOD of the WHOLE Weekly Coherence Calls for Our Co-Mentoring Community
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am

Weekly Coherence Call for Our Co-Mentoring Community – REGISTER TO JOIN COHERENCE CALLS

WE’RE BUILDING A FIELD OF COHERENCE AROUND THE PLANET FOR THE GOOD OF THE WHOLE

 

Our Weekly Coherence Call is for Mentoring Stewards of GOOD of the WHOLE. We invite you to join our community and open to your infinite, creative potential each Wednesday. We intentionally gather to build a field of coherence and conscious connection. We delight in expanding the resonance and resting in the experience of our inherent wholeness and (w)holiness, while we move into generative, co-creative, mutual support of one another. On this weekly Coherence Call we will:

  • Attune to our wholeness and (w)holiness
  • Build a field of coherence for the GOOD of the WHOLE
  • Co-Create a conscious, deep connection with each other and all aspects of life
  • Provide generative mutual aid and support
  • Experience unique co-mentoring opportunities

There are TWO STEPS to participate.  If you aren’t already, you must be a Mentoring Steward (CLICK HERE) of GOOD of the WHOLE. And then, please sign up (BELOW) to join us.  You will receive notices and Zoom information about our weekly gatherings of conscious community, connection and coherence.

What is a MENTORING STEWARD? – GOOD of the WHOLE offers a “mentorship” instead of membership.  As stewards of a Whole World View, cultivating the ethos of wholeness, and mentors for the evolution of consciousness, we collectively dwell on the evolutionary edge, ground heart-based initiatives and practices, and listen for new and emerging social forms. Old membership models don’t quite fit what we are called to bring forward. So, we’re gathering with a deeper sense of knowing and trusting the unified field to guide us. Our co-mentoring community is here to learn, teach, grow, embody, and expand together, as we evolve, and express ourselves for the greater good. Mentoring Stewards are both mentor and mentored–co-creating a co-mentoring community for the GOOD of the WHOLE. Myriad benefits include conscious synergistic connection and generative community support. You can become a Mentoring Steward with a minimum gift of $15.00 per month.

You will also be listed in the WHOLE Community Mentoring Directory with contact information and a link to your websites and projects. You may make special offers for events, education, and products to the community and participate in a variety of weekly and monthly offerings designed for our Mentoring Stewards. You will receive access to the WHOLE Community’s archive links, documents, resources, tools, private conversations and the Mentor’s Resonance Lounge. Send in your calendar events and we’ll upload and promote you and your events. Contribute news, blogs, information, coupons, special offers, classes, products and services to be shared and exchanged with other Mentors, Stewards and our greater GOOD of the WHOLE Community.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 

WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOU!

Welcome to GOOD of the WHOLE.  Basic membership and connection is FREE.  Simply sign in here and fill out your personal profile.  We can’t wait to get to know you!  The benefits of basic membership are engagement and connection.  You may comment, share materials and receive important communications, coupons, special offers, news, updates and notice for emergency response action.  Join us on our free community calls and become part of our conscious, resonant community for the GOOD of the WHOLE.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION @ Old Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
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AUG 7

Disarm Hate: Gun Violence Prevention Vigil & Dialogue

Public

 · Hosted by Rise Up Doylestown and 3 others
Wednesday at 7 PM – 9 PM
2 days from now68–90°F Thunderstorms
Former BC Courthouse then walk to Salem United Church
Doylestown Borough

DISARM HATE: A CALL TO ACTION

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

WED, AUGUST 7, 2019, 7pm – Doylestown, PA

In the wake of the mass shootings this past weekend that left 30 dead and many injured, we ache for the victims, their families and the entire community. As we mourn, we also rise up to take a stand against hate and all forms of gun violence. The clear connection between hate and the access to firearms must be addressed by our elected officials

Please join us this Wednesday, August 7, at 7 pm on the steps of the former Courthouse (55 E Court St, Doylestown) for a candlelight vigil followed by a slow procession to Salem United Church for a Community Dialogue. (186 E Court St, Doylestown)

Please bring your own candle.

Co-sponsors include: Orange Wave, Temple Judea, The Peace Center, Rise Up Doylestown, Bucks Students Demand Action, Heeding God’s Call, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church & CeaseFire PA.

For more information, contact thepeacecenter.org or call 215-750-7220.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Da FUNction – a community fun fest @ Vermont Square Park
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Da FUNctioneers make everything golden.

Everyone loves Da FUNction but it wouldn’t exist without our amazing brigade of creative volunteers. Do you love clean food? Do you know how to paint, saw, hammer or organize? Are you gangsta? We need you!

Join us this week and next as we prepare to create, play and dig! Click here to enter your availability.

Da FUNction is a one-day community fun fest full of art, activities, music and workshops designed to bring a wide range of LA communities together around a lifestyle that is beautiful, healthy and full of life-giving culture. Da FUNction is a free, family-friendly event. All you have to do is RSVP.

 

 

 

Da FUNction is the brainchild of Ron Finley, one of LA’s most widely known artivists and a disruptive innovator in the healthy food movement. “Change your food! Change your life!” is one of Ron’s most well known phrases, but Da FUNction is about more than changing your food, it’s about changing culture. It’s about redesigning lives and taking back our community. A mission at the core of the Ron Finley Project (RFP).

Supported by Nell Newman Foundation, Thug Kitchen, Community Coalition, LA Department of Parks and Recreation, The Fand dozens of community members and volunteers, Da FUNction will offer many activities including:

* A special performance by Tommy the Clown!

Art Installations

Circus Performers

Custom T-shirt Printing

Dancing

Drumming

Face-Painting

Food Trucks

Kid-Friendly Crafts

Jump Rope / Double Dutch

Live Painting

Make-Your-Own Sustainable Household Products

Mosaics

Natural Body Care Workshop

Soil & Gardening Workshops

Weaving

Woodworking

Yoga

RFP is committed to creating and sustaining positive and lasting changes in Los Angeles. A safe, healthy, thriving LA is the What. Da FUNction is the How.

Bring the whole family and come out to the Vermont Square Park on August 10, 2019 to be a part of it all!! We’ll see you there.

 

STAND UP FOR HUMANITY! @ Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool,
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm

STAND UP FOR HUMANITY! 2019

1225 R Street NW    |    Washington, DC, 20009    |    202-543-1414

Stand Up For Humanity! is a movement promoting and supporting a world that works for all. It is about embracing those qualities that serve the Highest and Best of our Humanity.  We are here to help each other connect and act from our universal and common good; and to raise the consciousness and vibrations on the planet, and within our nation, to one of inclusion, peace, and harmony. And to demonstrate that even one small act taken by an individual can make a difference and contribute to the positive uplifting of humanity.

THE EVENT
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6pm, let’s gather, millions strong at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to “Stand Up For Humanity”. Featuring dynamic speakers and fantastic music! We are calling all people willing to raise the consciousness within our nation and the world!

Hosted by Unity of Washington, DC – Rev. Sylvia E. Sumter, Senior Minister
1225 R Street NW – Washington, DC 20009 – 202-543-1414

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The Nature of Unity

Unity is a religious movement that began over a century ago. In the 1880’s Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity, began to work with some new ideas that they had found about life. Charles had a withered leg; Myrtle had tuberculosis. But in a short time, Myrtle was healed and Charles’ health was so much improved that other people, seeing the changes in them, were drawn to them to find out how they, too, could change.

The Fillmores had no thought of starting a new religion; they just wanted to help themselves and others who turned to them for help. In 1889 they began to publish a little magazine called Modern Thought, which a few years later they renamed Unity. In this magazine, they presented the ideas that had helped them heal themselves and find peace and strength. These ideas are simple. They are centered around two basic propositions:

One ~ God is Good.
Two ~ God is available, in fact, God is in you.

 

If God is good, God’s will is good. It is impossible to believe that a good God — a God who is love and intelligence — could have made you in any other way except to be healthy, happy, prosperous, loved and loving, courageous and strong. If you are not healthy and happy, it can only be because you have separated yourself from God in mind — the only place you can separate yourself from God and God’s good. You have only to reunite in mind with God, and your life is certain to be full and fulfilling. You do this best by getting still and realizing your oneness with God. Every thought, negative or positive, comes one at time to the door of your conscious mind; there you let it in or turn it away. To have a good life, you have to learn to say no to the negative thoughts which deny your oneness with god’s good and say yes to the positive thoughts which affirm your oneness with God’s good.

Perhaps this is an oversimplification of Unity teachings, but these are the essential elements.

Unity is not a proselytizing religion. We are happy to have you call yourself a Unity student and join a Unity group. But we are also happy when we can help you be a better Methodist, a better Catholic, a better whatever you are.

Unity began as an open-ended religion, and we pray it always will be. May we always be seekers after Truth rather than people who feel that they have found all the Truth and must form an exclusive little circle to preserve it.

Unity is the religion of the written word, and Unity School of Christianity is the organization that has carried that written word around the world. Unity has grown almost entirely because individuals who have been helped by its ideas have told others who need help about it. Unity has always been a warm and loving way of life, sensitive to people’s needs, God-centered but human-hearted. This is Unity.

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Calling All Volunteers – “Stand Up for Humanity”
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

In November of 2017, Unity of Washington, DC kicked-off our Stand Up for Humanity Movement on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We are excited to share that we have planned another gathering at the Memorial on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Additional information will be forthcoming, however in the interim we are seeking volunteers to assist with the execution of the event. There will be a variety of opportunities to serve on sub-committees prior to the event, as well as onsite. If you are interested in volunteering sign-up TODAY!

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Celebrate the 1st Annual Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte @ Thunder Valley Community Center and Bunkhouse
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Our Story

Thunder Valley CDC was inspired and incubated

by a group of youth and young families

that were reconnecting to cultural spirituality and identity through

spiritual ceremonies.

This reconnection to spirituality was supported by the Thunder Valley spiritual circle. It was our involvement in those ceremonies that inspired us to do more for our communities and for our people. We are a grassroots community development corporation that is guided by the needs and ideas of our community.

Our values are deeply rooted in Lakota values and the continued engagement of our community in this project.

Join us as we celebrate the 1st annual Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte, or Thunder Valley Festival, on Saturday, August 10th!

“If we want our children to be successful, we need to create the space for them to succeed,” said Scotti Clifford, local musician and band member of Spirits Cry. “That’s what Thunder Valley is dedicated to do!” 

This year’s Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte will launch with a FREE music concert starting at 7PM—lawn chairs welcome.  In addition, we will have food vendors and tours of the Thunder Valley CDC regenerative community development.  The celebration will take place alongside the Indigenous Film Festival at the newly opened Thunder Valley Community Center and Bunkhouse located at 672 Thathanka Iyotaka Ave, Porcupine, SD 57772—in the regenerative community development.

“We want to provide a space for creativity and what better way to do that than promote our Indigenous artists.” – DeCora Hawk, Director of Community Engagement for Thunder Valley CDC and event organizer.

Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte is a model for celebration and wóphila to our community through arts and culture.   As we build an ecosystem of opportunity that is intentionally disrupting the status quo we are focused on healing ourselves and our communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation.   Art is a cornerstone of healing and is deeply rooted in our cultural identity as Lakota people.  By creating these models of change we will overpower intergenerational traumas and build momentum towards equity and liberation.

For more information contact DeCora Hawk, director of community engagement, at decora@thundervalley.org  OR  Willi White, director of communications, at willi@thundervalley.org or call (605) 455-2700.

Aug
14
Wed
2019
We, The World Song Weavers @ Livestream on MNN2
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Reclaim Your Voice, Reclaim Your Time as WE, The World spreads Peace and Love and Unity. Hear the We, The World song and the story of its creative song weavers’ collaboration. livestream MNN.org . tune in to the 28 minute show where Rick, Heidi and Andrew promote WE and Heidi sings our song; scheduled to air on MNN2 channels:
Spectrum 56 RCN 83 FIOS 34 and livestream, click on MNN2 at http://www.mnn.org the following dates/times:
August 12 at 2:30 pm Eastern
August 14 at 5 pm Eastern
August 18 at 7 pm Eastern

Aug
15
Thu
2019
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force Webinar @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Youth Climate Movement: A Moral Force

From September 20th to the 27th, there will be a Global Climate Strike led by youth. In the United States, the 17-year-old Jamie Margolin has been at the forefront of the youth climate movement. She led the call for last year’s youth climate march, and she is a co-founder of the youth organization Zero Hour. She will be our guest presenter for this edition of Creation Justice Webinars as we prepare for ourselves for the climate strike by focusing on the moral power and perspective that youth bring to the movement.

This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People’s Justice Council.

Sign-up now to join the webinar! Even if you can’t make its scheduled time, still sign-up, and we will send you a recording of it.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of the Cornerstone Fund in making this webinar possible.

Aug 15, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

The Zero Hour movement started with our founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin. Frustrated by the inaction of elected officials and the fact that youth voices were almost always ignored in the conversation around climate change and the profound impact that it would have on young people, Jamie started gathering several of her friends in the summer of 2017 to start organizing something big, something hard to ignore! Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis joined her in her efforts.

Jamie realized that a national day of mass action, led by youth, would be an ideal platform to ensure that young voices were not only centered in this conversation, but that elected officials and adults would hear their voices loud and clear!

By the end of the summer, young activists from across the country, from diverse backgrounds, had joined the team and the Zero Hour movement had started taking shape.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
LOAM Creating Community
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CREATING COMMUNITY

Boulder, CO

Free

August 22, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Join Loam on August 22 for a Loam Home strategizing session and sweet summertime picnic. We’ll gather together in the garden to break bread, savor herbal tea, and talk about tangible next steps for Loam Home.

Loam Home is an emerging community center and creative co-working space in Boulder, CO committed to serving as an intentional container for climate adaptation and eco entrepreneurship. From hosting permaculture workshops to farm-to-table suppers, we envision Loam Home as a vibrant hub for our community to explore regenerative living in practice. We want Loam Home to be a true collaboration and hope you’ll bring your radical skills and big dreams to share with us.

Location will be e-mailed to registered participants the day before.

We’re so excited to connect with you all!

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Loam is a movement of compassionate and creative activists who strive to support one another as we find our footing in the heart of the climate crisis. Our community is passionate about seeding regeneration, resilience, and joy through embodied experiences that inspire the cultivation of sustainable activist practices, foster inter-sectionality across movements, and help each one of us to heal our connection to our earth.

From publishing vibrant print publications to facilitating immersive workshops, Loam’s constellation of creatives is committed to building a better world through arts-as-activism.

We are endlessly grateful to the Kalliopeia Foundation for supporting this work. Loam would not be possible without our community!

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Reconnecting Ecology, Culture, and Spirituality

Kalliopeia Foundation is responding to a need—a global challenge—to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home. Our programs and those we support engage with contemporary issues at their root, with the understanding that ecological, cultural, and spiritual renewal are interdependent.

We envision a future rooted in fundamental values, such as compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. Our work strives to embody the following core principles:

  • Life Is Sacred: Honoring all life as sacred; expressing reverence for one another, the Earth, and life as a whole.
  • Interconnectedness: Approaching ecology, culture, and spirituality as inextricably interdependent.
  • Innovation: Generating creative ideas and outcomes through simple, meaningful engagement with others and the Earth.
  • Service: Embracing an ethic of care—the essential and natural aspiration to respond to needs beyond our own.

Kalliopeia’s Story

In 1997, Kalliopeia was founded as an independent private foundation to help support people and organizations who are working to bring spiritual values into institutions and systems of everyday life and work. The name “Kalliopeia” means beautiful voice and refers to the first of the nine Greek muses. She is associated with heroic poetry, justice, and transforming lower qualities into higher.

https://kalliopeia.org

Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation with LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS @ online
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Connecting Across Divides.

Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed.

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Homelessness: 90-Minute Conversation w/ Optional 30-Minute Q & A with Hosts!

Homelessness

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET

 4:00 – 6:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)

Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to be our best. How do we explain to children the presence of hungry, cold, neglected and often mentally ill men women and children on our streets in the midst of plenty? If we gather neighbors, business owners, health care workers, police, government officials, homeless people and their families in conversation might we build trust and begin to explore opportunities to do better? Conversations are admittedly only a starting point, but isn’t it time to start?

 

Registration

THU, AUGUST 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT/7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Sales end on August 22

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Origins

Living Room Conversations is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 as a result of a transpartisan partnership focused on revitalizing civil discourse through conversation.

Major disagreement on important issues is a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to create insurmountable divides. We hope for a world in which people who have fundamental differences of opinion and backgrounds learn to work together with respect – and even joy – to realize the vibrant future we all desire for ourselves and our families. Through applying and adapting our conversational model, we hope participants will build relationships that generate understanding and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Divides Aren’t Inevitable.

Living rooms used to be the place where people would gather to socialize and relate with each other. Inviting someone into your home was to treat them as valued and worthy of respect. But before they were called living rooms these rooms were referred to as “parlors” – a term that comes from the French and means place for speaking.

Our modern world no longer limits our place for speaking to a physical location. We live our lives in our communities and online. Our living room is wherever we find ourselves connecting with others.

Living Room Conversations can take place anywhere, which these days includes the virtual world. Video chat allows us to bring each other into our homes, with all that represents, at a scale never before imagined.

The rationale behind Living Room Conversations is to increase understanding, reveal common ground and allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is typically needed. When people of all walks of life begin to care about one another, they can begin working together to solve the problems of our time.

The Pilot

In late 2010, Joan Blades partnered with dialogue experts, Walt Roberts, Debilyn Molineaux, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Heather Tischbein, to create a structured, intimate conversation format that would empower everyday citizens to discuss important issues with friends of differing political affiliations and backgrounds. The theory was that if two friends with different points of view, each invited two friends to join a conversation, with full disclosure about the intent and structure of the conversation, they could create a safe space for a respectful and meaningful exchange of ideas, develop new relationships and perhaps find common ground. This was the Living Room Conversations pilot project.

By early 2011, the pilot revealed that the Living Room Conversations structure worked. Both the observed and independent conversations were successful. Participants found they were anxious at the outset but soon felt comfortable using the format. In fact, these early conversations fostered relationships that continue to this day.

The Project

Inspired by the success of the pilot, Amanda Kathryn Roman and Joan Blades formed a transpartisan political partnership, recruited an advisory board and launched the website to make the Living Room Conversations open-source format available to individuals and organizations around the country. Their hope was to empower participants to begin to reweave the fabric of our civil society by demonstrating that respectful conversation can enrich our lives and enable us to create better solutions to the challenges we face together.

Early participants had conversations about the role of government, money in politics, immigration, gay marriage and more. In 2013, our first high profile conversation, cohosted by Joan Blades and Mark Meckler (Tea Party Patriots), discussed crony capitalism and identified the need for criminal justice reform as an area of 100% agreement. common ground  This led to further discussion and impactful collaborative action.

Living Room Conversations is constantly evolving. We have a growing list of champions who speak publicly about Living Room Conversations or use the format in their work, as well as a growing number of partners who are using our open-source format in large and small ways. We look forward to developing and sharing materials for more issue areas, and creating a cycle of online-to-offline community building as we learn from and support each other in becoming a more respectful, civil society.

Topics A-Z

Browse all our Conversation Guides below from A-Z. Click the links to explore each Conversation Guide. You can also download a PDF of the conversation for your own use.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
The Peace Center – Calling All Volunteers! @ The Peace Center
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them.  – Raymond Hull

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!

Would you like to volunteer at The Peace Center?

Do you already volunteer, and would like to learn more about The Peace Center’s varied programs?

Join us for an informational (and fun) Volunteer Training, Tuesday, August 27, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, at The Peace Center. In this optional training, participants will learn about the many programs offered by The Peace Center to schools and communities throughout Bucks County and beyond, as well as how to best represent and promote The Peace Center and its mission.

For more information or to register (it’s free), email events@thepeacecenter.org, or call 215-750-7220.

Then…sign up to represent and promote The Peace Center at these 3 upcoming local festivals: https://forms.gle/XeiGSmnm7ipp2SZH8

Sep
1
Sun
2019
23rd Festival for a Natural Future (23e Festival de l’Avenir au Naturel) @ L'Albenc
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
23rd Festival for a Natural Future (23e Festival de l'Avenir au Naturel) @ L'Albenc

23rd annual market and fayre, showcasing local products, new and alternative technologies as well as an opportunity for local and national organisations such as Générations Futures to engage with the public and inform them on various issues connected to health and the environment.

BORNTHISWAY/FOUNDATION – Channel Kindness Challenge: #BeKind21 @ Social Media
Sep 1 – Sep 21 all-day
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Channel Kindness Challenge: #BeKind21

Sign up today,

share your kind acts on social media with the hashtag

#BeKind21 + tag @btwfoundation,

and be entered to win two tickets to an upcoming

Lady Gaga show and a Love Bravery merch basket!

Help us make kindness – to ourselves and to our communities – a habit by practicing an act of kindness each day from September 1st to September 21st! We’ll send you all the information you need to get started – including suggestions for how to be kind from our Co-Founder Lady Gaga + some of our amazing partners. Oh, and you’ll also be entered to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Lady Gaga show!

You can participate as an individual or you can assemble a Kindness Team by inviting your friends, family, coworkers, classroom, book club, neighborhood, sports team (…you get the idea) to join you. Just let us know if you’re signing up as a team below!

In the words of our co-founder Lady Gaga,

“In order to heal you have to feel.”

That’s why we believe that mental wellness is fundamental

to building a kinder, braver world.

We strive to

raise awareness of the importance of mental and emotional health,

decrease stigma, and

provide young people with better access

to quality resources

that meet their unique needs.

*Please read below for eligibility rules.

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TO GET HELP NOW:

The Trevor Project /

1 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline /

1 877-565-8860

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline /

1 800-273-8255

Teen Line /

310-855-4673

LGBT National Youth Talkline /

1 800-246-7743

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RULES
  • In order to win the two tickets to the upcoming Lady Gaga show, you must be at least 15 years old (Note: Minors under the age of 18 will need the permission of a parent or legal guardian.)
  • In order to be eligible to win, you must sign up above, pledging to participate in the challenge, and share at least once on social media about your experience. You must use the hashtag #BeKind21 and tag @btwfoundation on Instagram and Twitter or @BornThisWayFoundation on Facebook.
  • The winner will be selected at random from everyone who has taken the pledge between August 14, 2019 and September 21, 2019.
  • If you are selected as the winner, you will be asked to submit proof of your social media post documenting your acts of kindness – such as a link or screenshot – within 48 hours.
  • Born This Way Foundation will provide the winner with two tickets to an upcoming Lady Gaga show, the date and location of which is to be determined. The Foundation will not be able to cover any expenses, including travel or accommodation costs.

In partnership with:

 

        
                                                                              

 

CULTURE OF PEACE INITIATIVE @ Everywhere
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

CPI is stewarded by Pathways To Peace

PLACE Your Activities on the Peace Map!

 

We are in Peace Month (September) and the final countdown to the 37th annual International Day of Peace!

It is especially important to share your Peacebuilding activities on the universal Peace Map! You can add your activities for the world to see, and for people interested in joining you, by clicking here: https://internationaldayofpeace.org/event-map/

Peace Month is particularly significant this year as we honor the 20th Anniversary of The UN Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which is September 13th: A/RES/53/243 B Adopted by the United Nations in 1999, The Declaration and Programme of Action serves as a reminder of the importance of making Peace Day every day. The theme for the 20th Anniversary Observance is: “Empowering and Transforming Humanity.” And, we know that you are committed to doing that every day!

It’s not too late to place your activities on the Peace Map for the 20th Anniversary, as well as for what you will be doing for the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) on 21 September.
Please know this site is a long-established and universal website (www.internationaldayofpeace) that serves to inform and connect every one involved in Peace Day, beginning annually with the 100-day Countdown.
Please make the site your own and drop in frequently to see what’s happening to create a diverse and sustainable Culture of Peace throughout our precious and challenged planet.
Let us all create Peace Day every day!
Enlightened Women ~ Enlightened You Summit @ online
Sep 1 – Oct 1 all-day
Enlightened Women ~ Enlightened You Summit @ online

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I use divine guidance to survive and thrive through life’s difficult challenges?” Or, “How can I find and step into my soul’s calling?” We did too! Join an amazing group of women for a free 31-day online summit called Enlightened Women ~ Enlightened You. Registering is as easy as signing up. You will then receive an email with a spirit-led, inspiring video every day for 31 days, September 1 – October 1. Join us and hear real women… living real lives… walking in Spirit. Welcome home. Take our hands. Let us walk beside you on your journey.

The Peace Alliance @ Online and in person
Sep 1 – Oct 2 all-day
We have a number of ways to get involved this month and be part of The Peace Alliance’s peacebuilding movement.

– Second Monday of every month: September 9, 7:30 pm PDTCalifornia Department of Peacebuilding call – all are welcome: 1-712-775-7031, code 719-062-520#

– Second Tuesday of every month: September 10, 6:00 pm PDT/9:00 pm EDTNational Monthly Action Call, To register, click here for September, and here for the Calendar for each month to register. Join us – it’s free! Invite a friend!

– Third Wednesday of every month: September 18, 5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDTCampaign for a Department of Peacebuilding call- all are welcome: 1-929-436-2866, meeting ID 464 735 321

– September 19-22 Visionaries Summit in Sacramento, CA – register here

– September 21, International Day of Peace

– September 22-25 Lobby Days in Washington DC – click here for more information on how to participate, and here to register

– October 2, Stand Up for Nonviolence Gandhi150 event #Gandhi150 – more information here

We hope you’ll join us this month!

In peace and partnership.

Terry Mason
and The Peace Alliance Board of Directors and Leadership Council

About The Peace Alliance

Mission:
The Peace Alliance empowers civic action toward a culture of peace.

Who We Are:
We are an alliance of organizers and advocates taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the center of national discourse and policy priorities.

We champion a comprehensive, collaborative approach to peace and peacebuilding.

 

 

 

The Web of Life – Season of Creation – 2019
Sep 1 – Oct 4 all-day
info@creationjustice.org
http://creationjustice.org

Take Action with Creation Justice Ministries This September

 

Check out these different ways for you and your congregation to get involved. Come back every month for new ways to take action!

#CareForCreation: September 2019

 

Share the Word

 

September 1, 2019

Online Prayer Service for Creation Day/World Day of Prayer for Creation

Creation Day, also called the World Day of Prayer for Creation, opens the Season each year. Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew, the World Council of Churches, and many other leaders have called the faithful to celebrate it. Christians from around the world are invited to join an online prayer service to come together in a joyful celebration of our common cause.

September 16, 2019

Webinar
Learn more

10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 London / 21:00 Manila
Please join us for a webinar to explore the connection between biodiversity and Christian spirituality. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless or A Rocha International / Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care, Rev. Dra. Neddy Astudillo of GreenFaith Latino America, and Celia Deane Drummond of the University of Oxford. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans.

September 20, 2019

Global Climate Strike

Young people from around the world will come together for a remarkable day of strikes from school to demand urgent action on the climate crisis. Their parents, neighbors, teachers, and families will stand alongside them. The climate strikes were galvanized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, and each strike to date has sent more than a million people into the streets. Learn more at Laudato Si’ Generation, the climate initiative by and for young Catholics.

September 21, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day

For over 30 years, communities have come together to remove trash from coastlines and waterways including ponds, lakes, and rivers. Together, these volunteers remove and catalogue mountains of litter every year. Your community is invited to join. To learn more, please visit the Ocean Conservancy.

September 23, 2019

United Nations Climate Action Summit

The UN Secretary General is hosting a summit devoted to climate change, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris pact has been agreed to by every country–only the United States has said it intends to leave it. But countries have not made policies to meet its goals. Of the 197 countries in the agreement, only seven are on track to keep warming below 2 degrees celsius, and only two are on track to keep warming below 1.5 degrees celsius. Science tells us that every fraction of a degree in warming means more hunger, more sickness, more conflict. The UN Secretary General’s summit is a chance for the people of the world to rally around real, ambitious policies to solve this crisis.

September 23, 2019

6th International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, Orthodox Academy of Crete Chania, Crete, Greece
Learn more

This conference will engage theology on key ecological concerns from a variety of religious traditions and perspectives. This year’s theme is “Ecological racism and prophetical voices for ecological crisis.” The conference will be a blend of learning and discussion, while attending to the magnificent Earth and cultural context of this region of Crete.

Guide 2019 – Season of Creation Theme – Web of Life

October 4, 2019  St. Francis Day  Many traditions view St. Francis as an inspiration and guide for those who protect creation. October 4 is his feast day and the last day in the Season of Creation. Faith leaders from around the world will come together to reflect on how St. Francis has informed their spiritual journey and to celebrate our month-long journey together.

Think Kindness @ Your community
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

THINK KINDNESS, WE CHARITY, COUNT ME IN CHAMPION KINDNESS WORLD WIDE

There’s a growing crisis among young people today. One-in-five students report being bullied, cyberbullying is on the rise, and teen suicide is at a record high. As these problems continue to worsen, many adults may be left scratching their heads. How do we stop this crisis and help our youth?

There are a lot of possible answers, but there’s one that I’d like to pose today that I think is too often overlooked: kindness.

Yes, the simple act of kindness – not just witnessing it, but participating in it – has the ability to change people’s lives for the better. To make our world safer and happier for our children, we need to be teaching them how to be kind at home, at school, and in their communities.

This may seem overly simple, but science backs it up. According to research from places like Harvard and UC Berkeley, among others, acts of kindness release chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and oxytocin, which reduce depression and anger and boost overall happiness.

Being kind isn’t something we should just mention to our kids in passing – it should be an integral part of their daily activities.

As the founder of Think Kindness, I am blessed to have an incredible job. I go into schools all across the country and help kids tap into their inner kindness potential. In my ten years here, I’ve seen some amazing results. For instance, after my very first speech, a student who struggled with suicidal thoughts wrote me to tell me how getting involved in helping others radically changed his life for the better.

Luckily, Think Kindness isn’t the only organization that makes kindness its mission.

There’s a group called Count Me In, founded and led by youth, which helps to connect young people with volunteer opportunities in their communities and around the world. To date, the organization has inspired over 100 million volunteer hours. In addition, Count Me In has an annual leadership summit which serves as a bootcamp training kids how to be volunteers and do good in the world. I am also blessed to sit on the advisory board for such a powerful and meaningful organization.

Similarly, there’s an organization in Canada called the WE Charity which does incredible work to connect kids to acts of kindness. For instance, WE offers volunteer trips to impoverished communities around the world, giving young people a powerful chance to make a real difference for people in need.

They also host what they call We Days, which draw hundreds of thousands of children into stadiums across the world to hear nspirational messages about doing good around the world.

Organizations like these and others are essential to turning the tide of anger, depression, and sadness among our youth today.

But they need backup, because according to one study, youth volunteering has gone down over the last fifteen years. All of us – parents, teachers, community leaders – need to promote kindness to young people.

We can do it in two ways: first and foremost, by showing kindness ourselves; second, by connecting our kids to groups which can give them the tools they need to be conduits of kindness everywhere they go.

Let’s get to it – it just might change the world.

 

With Kindness,

Brian Williams
President & Founder, Think Kindness

Sep
6
Fri
2019
PHILABUNDANCE Summer’s End Festival @  Novick Urban Farm
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Philabundance is the largest hunger relief organization in greater Philadelphia, working with 365 local partners to distribute over 26 million pounds of food annually. But food distribution is only one way Philabundance addresses hunger in its nine-county service area. Recognizing the importance of job training and living wages in long-term solutions to hunger, Philabundance launched the Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) in 2000 in order to to create economic opportunities for adults with low- to no-income.
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SUMMER’S END FESTIVAL

When: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: Novick Urban Farms, 3660 S. Lawrence Street (just past intersection of Pattison Ave and S. Lawrence)

What: Join in for a night of food, drinks, games and more! There will be Southeast Asian food, games & prizes, a farm tour and performances. Hosted by SEAMAAC and its partners (Philabundance, Vetri Community Partnership, and Novick Urban Farm), you can purchase tickets by visiting this site.

EAMAAC, Inc
2154670690
events@seamaac.org
seamaac.org

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We are grateful to those in our communities who help us drive hunger from our

communities today and end hunger forever, including the individuals, partners,

small businesses and others who are hosting 

benefits on behalf of Philabundance.

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PCK is a 14-week culinary vocational training program which has been transforming the lives women and men with low-to-no income since 2000. Students in the 500-hour program will; earn their ServSafe certificate; intern in the culinary industry; prepare meals for those in need; and receive retention services by PCK staff for two years after graduation to ensure that students maximize their training and maintain positive work ethics post-graduation.

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Moving Food Forward: Product Innovation

Our goal is to create nutritious food from surplus farm products in a way that extends shelf life & adds value for our communities in need (upcycling). We partner with manufacturers to create retail items which fund the same high quality items for donation.  The Abundantly Good brand allows us to provide better food for clients AND engage socially conscious consumers in our mission in an exciting new way.

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GET IN TOUCH

3616 South Galloway Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
P: (215) 339-0900
F: (215) 339-0924

Sep
9
Mon
2019
1 Million Actions 4 the Planet @ Your community
Sep 9 – Sep 30 all-day

 

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

Our mailing address is:

1 Million Women

Lvl 5, 66 Wentworth Ave

SydneyNSW 2000

Australia

Thanks a million,

Nat and the 1 Million Women team xx

Natalie Isaacs
1 Million Women Founder

Will you sign up for 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet, our challenge to mobilise thousands of people to change their habits for the planet and to raise critical money to combat the climate emergency?

How we live each day matters. One small action at a time multiplied by millions and millions changes the system. 1 Million Women is empowering women and girls all over the world to take action on the climate emergency every day. But we need funds to grow and reach more women and girls. To fight the climate emergency, we need every single one of us.

Starting on the 9th September, will you take on the 1 Million Actions 4 the Planet challenge and show your family, friends and community that we need a lifestyle revolution right now to combat the climate emergencyGo plastic freemeat & dairy free or car free for 21 days while raising vital funds for 1 Million Women to help make our movement bigger and stronger at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

It takes at least 21 days to change a habit so we’ll be changing our habits for the planet and demonstrating to the people around us that they can do it too!

21 DAYS OF ACTION:
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

We’ll give you all the tips and guides you need to undergo the challenge so that you can create new lifelong habits to help our planet!

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
Sep
11
Wed
2019
Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years. @ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm