diversity asks: who’s in the room
equity responds: who’s trying to get in the room but can’t, and whose presence in the room is under constant threat of erasure
inclusion asks: have everyone’s ideas been heard?
justice responds: whose ideas won’t be taken seriously because they aren’t in the majority
– Intercultural Communication Institute
“It’s a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his bootstraps. And many Negroes, by the thousands and millions, have been left bootless … as the result of a society that deliberately made his color a stigma…” (video)
It is only a week away. Please register now for Sunday, April 15, Connecting the Dots: Finding Compassion Despite Our Differences. Seriously. Please register.
This is important. Your engaged presence, is needed. Bring your curiosity and your openness. We can do this – together. Let’s transform the narrative.
In addition to the exceptional program speakers who are varying degrees of closer to my age, (GENE BAUR, CLAIRE JEAN KIM, KATIE-JAY SCOTT, MODERATOR: APRIL HOUSTON, VIA VIDEO: APH KO), and the amazing food and cooking demo we will have thanks to vegan food miracle-ist, JONI MARIE NEWMAN, a section of the program will feature AMINA MOHAMED, AUDREY WAIGHT, NYAJUOK SUNDAY KUANY, ART TREY CARLISLE and JOSE TRINIDAD CASTENADA, the voice of millennials. We have many dots to connect, and some of them extend across the generations. Come support, resonate and connect. Expand the impact of what they have to say by being in the room. Be there to learn from them and to amplify their voices.
BTW: Oprah will be interviewing Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative on 60 MINUTES tonight: Oprah Winfrey gets first look inside memorial to the victims of lynchings.
In the spirit of Ubuntu,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
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living vegan (facebook)
[Ubuntu] n. We belong to the greater whole.
A Screening of “Human Flow” – GWC Peace Studies Program (a pre-conference event)
Thursday, April 12, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
An Evening with Gene Baur: Increasing Compassion, Sustainability & Equity in our Food System
Friday, April 13, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Connecting the Dots: Finding Compassion Despite Our Differences
Sunday, April 15, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Peace and the Global Economy: Emerging Issues & Practical Solutions – 12th Annual Golden West College Peace Conference
Friday, April 20, 8:30pm – 5:00pm
An Evening with Carl Wilkens: Beyond Genocide, Respect-Empathy-Inclusion
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Intro to TRE: Connection, Compassion & Community
Saturday, April 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm