Carl Wilkens in Fullerton April 25, 2018 (GWC Peace Conference tomorrow)

wilkens_hero“…we’ve got to recognize in each one of us, there’s such a potential for good and there’s such a potential for evil…”
 – Carl Wilkens

Hi everyone,

I will never forget the first time I watched the 2004 PBS Frontline documentary, “Ghosts of Rwanda“. Among the many horrific heartbreaking and gut-wrenching stories, listening to Carl Wilkens was incredibly inspirational. A missionary living in Rwanda before the genocide, he got his family to safety when danger became obvious, and then was the only American that chose to stay in Rwanda throughout the genocide. In 2009 I had the great privilege of participating in the Carl Wilkens Fellowship inaugural class and this gave me the great pleasure of meeting and getting to know Carl. Many lives were saved due to his compassionate and courageous decision to stay. A few years ago, one of my Facebook friends in Rwanda, someone I had never met in person, sent me a message after seeing me post something about Carl. The Facebook friend said, “He saved my life!” and I asked to hear the story that wound up giving me chills. I found out he was one of 200 hundred children in a Rwanda orphanage, surrounded by genocidaires armed with machetes, moments from being attacked and slaughtered. It was only by Carl’s quick thinking that they were saved. If you do not know this story, it is one of many worth hearing from Carl directly. Watch the video excerpt.
 
Please join us for An Evening with Carl Wilkens: Beyond Genocide, Respect-Empathy-Inclusion Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Admission is free. Register on Eventbrite.

Also, the vegan & zero waste GWC Peace Conference is tomorrow. See details below. Living Ubuntu will be tabling so please come visit us. (In fact, I have not found a volunteer to help tend the table with me yet. Anyone interested?)

In the spirit of Ubuntu,

Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu

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:::UPCOMING EVENTS:::

Peace and the Global Economy: Emerging Issues & Practical Solutions – 12th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference – tomorrow!
Friday, April 20, 8:30pm – 5:00pm
Huntington Beach

An Evening with Carl Wilkens: Beyond Genocide, Respect-Empathy-Inclusion
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Fullerton

Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community
Saturday, April 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Irvine

 

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