Welcome to the Show ~ Adam Lambert

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Take your flaws in stride, nurture your talents, take pride in your Queerness, and share all the love you have. — Adam Lambert

After recording the song a few months ago, I felt very compelled to create a video to further communicate it’s meaning. adam-lambert-does-epic-kermit-the-frog-impersonation-socialI notice such diversity in my audiences when I’m on tour: Young, old, male, female, Trans, Gay, Straight, White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, and every beautiful in-between. The common bond is that they are all HUMAN BEINGS. No matter how we identify, the human heart has a universal set of emotions and needs.

Sure it’s idealistic, but couldn’t we be recognising our similarities, instead of our differences? It all comes down to Identity. We as a society are obsessed with how to classify and define each person. There are new labels invented monthly for how to describe new “types”. In some cases, these labels are needed to empower us and give us clarity, but it seems that at some point, all the categorising can become quite divisive.

Welcome To The Show is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and OWNING it. Its intended as a mantra to inspire strength and PRIDE.

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103006574I’ve seen so many people trapped by the identity they put so much effort into maintaining, or shunned by choosing not to. I have fallen into that trap myself True Individuality seems daunting in our age of social media popularity contests. Sometimes it’s terrifying to face your true, whole self, stripped of any pretence. The good, the bad, the cracks, and the scars. I am no stranger to the feeling of not liking myself.

smilie-guitierOnce I get past my own body image issues, I realise that I sometimes also neglect my own spirit. Living in a world filled with so much hatred sometimes makes cultivating self-love a very difficult task. I have always struggled with this as I’m sure many of you have. My path is a kind of paradox in that I get to share my craft with the world, but also be willing to throw myself to the wolves. To dare to be different, but still wanting to be accepted. There is vast beauty to be found in life’s contradictions. This non-binary reality allows us to lead happy, expressive lives, and yet this very freedom comes with great risks. I’m not alone in this limbo.

This is the first time I’ve produced my own music video. With the help of my friend and long – time collaborator Lee Cherry, we set out to co-direct something notably honest. I spoke with Laleh (the brilliant songwriter who is featured on the song) and we agreed on the vulnerability we wanted captured on screen.

I think the more we as artists share 5bffa15e76893ea4c1a195f63963e6fc6dcdfc193992012ourselves openly, the more someone outchuckie-guitar there may feel inspired to do the same. I also felt a strong feeling of empowerment in creating this video independent of the label system. It was time to shoot this one on my own.

This video isn’t about selling a song, or product placement, or racking up viral views. This is intended simply as a creative expression. What resulted on set came from a very free and organic headspace that allowed me to connect with the camera as if it were each person who’s supported me over the last 7 years.

ithank youThis video is a thank you to all of you who have lined up to see the Original High World Tour. To everyone who has listened and shared my songs and given me the purpose to keep moving forward. It’s a thank you to all of you who choose to accept and Love who YOU are! We hold each other up! I want you to keep celebrating exactly who you are, even if you don’t fit into the worlds ideas of what they think you should be.

“Through my art, I pledge to bring empathy and courage to anyone who has been made to feel unworthy or ashamed while daring to be themselves. “

smilie_tanz_073Directed by Lee Cherry and Adam Lambert with Post Production and VFX by Studio Private. Listen and download Adam’s new single “Welcome to the Show” feat. Laleh at http://smarturl.it/adam.wtts.

Download Adam Lambert’s most recent album “The Original High” featuring “Another Lonely Night” and “Ghost Town” now at http://adamofficial.com.

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Royal Visit 2016 Day 1 ~ Will and Kate arrive in Victoria, B.C.

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius

kings-1WATCH ABOVE: Prince William and Kate along with their two children, George and Charlotte, step off the plane in Victoria, B.C. to begin their royal visit to Canada.

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williamkateThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, arrived at Victoria Airport on Day 1 of the Royal Visit 2016 amid the excitement of thousands of royal fans.

The Royal Family was met by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her son, Hamish, and Governor-General David Johnston and his wife, Sharon.

Prince William walked out of the plane holding Prince George hand while Kate carried Princess Charlotte down the stairs to the tarmac. 

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International Day of Peace 2015

small-heart From last year to this year and all years ahead of you, may Love and Peace surround you… Terry.K  small-heart

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We invite you to post a photo of how you participated on The Wellness Universe Facebook page ~ comment with your image. Please hold a sign with the hashtags #PeaceDay #WUVIP so they can be shared everywhere!

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DAYOFPEACEIt’s World Peace Day 2015 / International Peace Day 2015 September 21st. Please take a moment at 12pm September 21st in your part of the world to practice a conscious act to spread peace.

The ripple effect of peace and love will create a shift, we believe, not only for the globe, but in our own lives. Watch our video and take Shari’s suggestion to light a candle and meditate or do what you can or feel at that time of day. Even if it’s past 12pm, and you just receive the message, take a moment and send out a loving thought for…

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The United Nations Foundation

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ABOUT THE UN FOUNDATION

worldsmileyWhen disaster strikes, the world turns to one organisation for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks the UN to mobilise peacekeepers, oversee elections, and create stability. In the face of challenges such as climate change, disease or poverty, the United Nations provides the platform for international cooperation.

smilie-saltwater2The United Nations is the one international organisation with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems.

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilising the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organisations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.

The United Nations Foundation is honoured to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.

Learn more about our mission, our relationship with the UN, as well as the campaigns and initiatives we’ve developed and sponsored to connect you to the UN’s work.

Click here to download our one pager.

WHAT WE DO: CAMPAIGNS AND INITIATIVES

girl-upIt takes all nations and all sectors to make progress on the most important and far-reaching international challenges. We are an advocate for the United Nations and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilise resources and advocate policy red-rose-flippedchanges to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress.

The United Nations Foundation is honoured to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.

Click here to download our one pager.

WORKING WITH THE UN

foundersThe United Nations was established to foster global peace, prosperity and justice. It has succeeded in its fundamental mission of preventing a third world war and improving global quality of life. But over the last 60 years, the UN’s mission and membership have been broadened dramatically.

The UN is now asked to tackle the world’s most intractable problemsglobal scale challenges that transcend borders but directly or indirectly affect us all: health, the environment, human rights and justice, peace and security, population, hunger and peacekeeping. The UN has a proud record of accomplishment in helping address key global 7cdab21cchallenges.

In today’s interconnected world, governments working through the United Nations can’t do it alone. A worldwide partnership between the public and private sectors is needed involving individuals, non-governmental organisations, corporations and foundations.

We work with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Office of Partnerships to connect people, ideas and resources with the UN to solve the great global challenges of the 21st century.

 

To learn more about the United Nations, click here.

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Ontario Making College and University More Affordable

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Premier Wynne Meets with First Cohort to Benefit from New OSAP

wynne3Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Grade 12 students at Central Technical School in Toronto today to talk about reforms to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Students in Grade 12 will be among the first to benefit from Ontario’s single largest modernisation of student financial assistance when the Ontario Student Grant launches as part of the reformed OSAP in September 2017.

Today, more Ontario students are graduating from post-secondary programs than ever before. But some youth hesitate to aspire to a college or university education because they worry about the costs or graduating with debt from student loans. The Ontario Student Grant will help OSAP empower more students to seek an advanced smilie-boy-blue-shirt2education based on their abilities and potential, not their family’s income. The new OSAP will:

  • Allow eligible students whose parents earn less than $50,000 to graduate without having to pay back provincial student loans
  • Provide the Ontario Student Grant to make the average cost of college and university tuition free for thousands of low- and middle-income students
  • Ensure that no eligible student receives less aid than they are eligible for now under the 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant, which the new OSAP will replace.

Ontario’s highly educated workforce is one of its greatest economic strengths67 per cent of adults in the province now have a degree or diploma, higher than any country in the OECD and up from 56 per cent in 2002. By addressing the affordability barrier that can deter students from low- and middle-income families, these OSAP reforms will help meet or exceed the target of 70 per cent post-secondary attainment.

Investing in access to post-secondary education is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. graduateThe four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

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  • About 150,000 students are expected to benefit from the reformed OSAP when implemented in 2017.
  • The Ontario government will work closely with colleges and universities to ensure that reading-a-bookfamilies see clearly up-front the difference between the sticker price for tuition and what the student would need to pay.
  • The new OSAP will allow mature students to qualify for more grants so they can go back to school to upgrade their skills.
  • Since 2002–03, Ontario has increased investment in publicly funded colleges and universities by $2.2 billion — an 82 per cent increase.

headshot“We are levelling the playing field so all students can go on to college or university no matter how much money their parents make. Changes to OSAP will build a more fair society by expanding access to education to help all Ontarians flourish — and strengthen our economy by further equipping our highly skilled and educated workforce.”

Kathleen Wynne ~ Premier of Ontario

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headshot-1“We believe that access to post-secondary education should be based on the ability to learn and not on the ability to pay. That’s why we’re moving forward with one of the most ambitious reforms of student financial assistance in North America.”

Deb Matthews ~ Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Minister Responsible for Digital Government

Article by Newsroom Ontario September 14, 2016

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The Tyler Clementi Foundation

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About the Tyler Clementi Foundation

boygirl3The Tyler Clementi Foundation is an organization created by the Clementi family which seeks to prevent bullying through inclusion, assertion of dignity and acceptance as a way to honor the memory of Tyler Clementi: a son, a brother and a friend.

In 2010, Tyler’s death became a global news story, highlighting the impact and consequences of bullying while sparking dialogue amongst parents, teachers, and students across the country. The story also linked to broader issues impacting youth and families such as LGBT inequality, safety in schools, youth in crisis, higher education support systems, and cyberbullying.

Not only does the foundation continue to carry the important message about the suicide risk facing many LGBT youth, which can be three to seven times more at risk for suicide giphythan other youth, but The Tyler Clementi Foundation recognises that our message of standing up to bullying speaks universally across all cultures and identities.

Since 2011, The Tyler Clementi Foundation was born out of the urgent need to address these bullying challenges facing vulnerable populations, especially LGBT and other victims of hostile social environments. Through programs such as #Day1, which provides free downloadable toolkits customised for different communities, the foundation encourages leadership in creating safe spaces where individuals are able to stand up to bullying and embrace diversity.

Tyler’s Story

Meet Tyler. His story inspires thousands.

tylerDecember 19, 1991 – September 22, 2010

Smart, talented and creative: Tyler Clementi was deeply loved by family and friends for his kind heart and bright spirit. At the young age of 18, he became a victim of a horrible act of cyber-harassment and humiliation. His story puts a human face on the consequences of cruelty, which has been faced by millions of others suffering in silence in their schools, colleges, teams, workplaces, or faith communities. Tyler’s story has inspired tens of thousands of youth and adults to be Upstanders in the face of bullying, harassment and humiliation across the globe.

Read about bullying statistics here.

A Passionate Young Man

Tyler could think outside the box.

He grew up with a passion for music. Tyler began playing the violin in the third grade and became an accomplished violinist. He 2539718-1843096140-fiddlperformed in numerous orchestras and was awarded with several accolades for his musical contributions.

Tyler was also an enthusiastic bicyclist and unicyclist.

By combining his knowledge with creativity and talent, he taught himself to play the violin while unicycling! He understood that we all must learn to embrace unique qualities in others and in ourselves.

Coming Out

Another quality Tyler learned to embrace was his young, gay self.

The summer after his high school graduation, Tyler had just begun the important journey of coming out to close family and friends. Tyler was brave and honest about who he was, but this was still a difficult, vulnerable time for him.

toolkitIn August of 2010, Tyler began studying at Rutgers University where he was excited to learn, grow and have the freedom to live openly as a gay man.

He began playing violin at the institution’s high level orchestra. Only a few weeks into his first semester, Tyler’s musical gifts earned him a seat in an orchestra comprised primarily of upperclassmen and graduate students. Tyler was one of only two incoming freshman who made the graduate school orchestra.

Targeted for humiliation

Within weeks, Tyler became the victim of a horrible act of cyber-harassment, a type of bullying or cruelty that takes place using the internet.

At college, Tyler was immersed in his studies and violin practice. One night, Tyler asked imvulgbticonhis dorm mate, Dharun Ravi, for some privacy because he had a date. Ravi agreed but what Tyler didn’t know was that Ravi was planning a horrible act of humiliation; he secretly pointed his computer’s webcam at Tyler’s bed, and then left.

During one spying session, Tyler’s roommate captured him in an intimate act and invited toolkitothers to view it online. Many other students at the university contributed to this invasion of privacy by not standing up to report or stop what was happening to Tyler.

Tyler discovered what his abuser had done. When he viewed his roommate’s Twitter feed, he learned he had widely become a topic of ridicule in this new social environment. He also found out that his roommate was planning a second attempt to broadcast from the webcam.

Several days later, Tyler Clementi ended his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. He was eighteen years old.

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#Day1 Works by….

  • A person in authority leading the pledge
  • Clearly stating behavior expectations and responsibilities
  • Addressing the issue early (on Day 1!)
  • Getting verbal confirmation back

Download your free two-page handout specifically designed for your community ripby clicking here

#Day1 has worked with many organizations and celebrities sharing our strategy to end bullying! Learn why it works, how it will help your school and how you can get in touch with us to share your Day 1 Stories.

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When the World Stopped Turning: A 9/11 Tribute

” Another year has passed but we will never forget ”❤

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Sending a heart filled with “LOVE” in remembrance of those lives lost, the “HEROES” who died needlessly on that Heartless September Day.


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The Born This Way Foundation

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If you consider a memory painful, remember, this will be the memory that will open a new door for you. ~ Sourav Adhikari

MISSION

red-roseBorn This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. We achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships.
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HISTORY

lady-gaga4Born This Way Foundation was launched in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The foundation has dedicated the past two years to researching, learning and developing programs to support our original mission; connecting young people in safe ways and empowering them with the skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world. Our work over the past two years has been based on the three pillars of safety, skills and opportunity and we are proud of the impact that we’ve had, including: 2,500 global resource submissions to our Bravest Map Ever, more than 300,000 online subscribers, partnerships with over 50 non-profit organisations across the country, cutting edge research on kindness and bravery through the Born Brave Experiences study, directly interacting with over 100,000 young people, and over 325 million media impressions for our Born Brave Bus Tour.

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In reflecting on the work that the foundation has accomplished and our vision for the work 15_3_41-1moving forward, we realise that it is primarily shaped by our commitment to three key areas; shining a light on the real stories of young people that embody kindness and bravery in their communities, building our portfolio of meaningful research related to increasing wellness for young people and lastly, building authentic partnerships with organisations across sectors that share our commitment to empowering young people.

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cheering-clapping-smiley-emoticonWe believe empowering people to be kind is the key to building a more accepting and loving world. We understand that the challenges and opportunities we face are important and require collaboration from a diverse group of partners. We focus on supporting local and national organisations in their work to increase youth wellness and encourage young people to build a kinder and braver world.cities


In cities across the country, mayors are bringing together community leaders, activists, and young people to create positive change to establish cities of kindness.  small-heart In June 2016, Born This Way Foundation co-founder Lady Gaga joined philanthropist Phil Anschutz and His Holiness the Dalai Lama to challenge America’s cities to be kind.bravery


It takes bravery to love. It takes bravery to open yourself up and accept the people around you for exactly who they are. Fall of 2016,  small-heart Born This Way Foundation partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to launch a Love Bravery fashion line with Macy’s to encourage men and women everywhere to live with compassion.kindmonsters


We’ve teamed up with Monster High to show that being a monster isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, being a monster can be awesome!  small-heart You can join the #KindMonsters movement and take the pledge to spread kindness and compassion every day.

To connect with the foundation about a partnership, please visit the Connect With Us page and send us a message.

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Hack Harassment

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As part of our goal to build a kinder, braver world, we want to ensure that our online communities are kind as well. We invite you to join us #HackHarassment and work to make the Internet a safer, more inclusive space!

Why we love the internet

Our Pledge

a-penny-for-your-thoughts-smiley-emoticonOnline harassment has become a pervasive and often vicious problem with real-life repercussions. It has significant negative consequences for the wellbeing and safety of individuals and for the success of digital communities. Everyone – regardless of their identity, background, or beliefs – is entitled to an online world where they are treated with respect and are free from harassment.

In order to build a safer, smarter, and more inclusive experience online, I will recognize when harassment is occurring, responsibly speak up against it, and support those experiencing it by

get-help-nowAbiding by and upholding the same standards and values online that are expected offline and accepting that my online behaviour has real-life consequence

Valuing and supporting diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and opinion

Actively participating in the movement to decrease the prevalence and intensity of online harassment.pledge

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Model Legislation for Eliminating the Gay and Trans Panic Defenses

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“Be a full-time student of life, and learn every day, then there would be no surprises.” ~ Sourav Adhikari

Williams Institute Scholars Provide Model Legislation to Eliminate Use of Gay and Trans Panic Defences 

smilie-borg“Gay panic” and “transgender panic” defences have been asserted by defendants in criminal trials throughout the U.S. since the 1960s.  In these cases, defendants have argued that their violent behaviour was a rational response to discovering that the victim was LGBT

The defences are rooted in irrational fears based on homophobia and transphobia, and send the message that violence against LGBT people is understandable and acceptable.  When successful, these defences have resulted in murder charges being reduced to manslaughter or another lesser offence.
 
To date, only one state, California, has banned defendants from asserting gay or transgender panic defence by statute.  In this brief, Williams Institute scholars present model language, based on the language adopted in California, that other states may use to eliminate use of the defences through legislation

gayheartThe model legislation offers language to prohibit defendants from using gay and trans panic defences under each of the major defences theories of provocation, insanity/diminished capacity, and self-defence.  In addition, the brief provides an overview of the ways in which the defences have been asserted in trials throughout the last several decades, and evaluates potential constitutional challenges to state legislation eliminating use of the defences.

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Williams Institute Fall Salon

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Join fellow donors and supporters of the Williams Institute for cocktails and hear from the Institute’s Faculty Chair, Doug NeJaime, about recent and upcoming research and its impact on LGBT law and policy.

A Conversation on Religious Liberties

Date: Weds Oct 5th ~ Time: 6PM – 8PM  Address: Will be provided once RSVP is submitted

To RSVP to the event, please fill out this form by September 30, 2016. ~ We look forward to seeing you!

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The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

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“If you want Peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies” ~ Desmond Tutu

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Mission

The mission of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is to use Desmond Tutu’s life and teachings to inspire young people to build a world of peace within themselves, peace between people, and peace among nations.

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Vision

The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation envisions a world in which everyone values human dignity and our interconnectedness. Real peace will prevail when there is a culture of peace in red-rosethe USA and around the world.  That culture originates in the hearts and minds of our youth, the future leaders and peace-makers of the world. Our programs are based on the teachings of Desmond Tutu who has dedicated his life to reshaping conversations about peace, equality, and forgiveness.

The philosophy of Ubuntu guides us with its meaning of We are all connected. What affects one of us affects us all.

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The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is the only nonprofit organisation in North America incorporated by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric who became one of the central leaders of the global peace movement. An outspoken defender of human rights and sister3campaigner for the oppressed, Desmond Tutu’s eloquent advocacy and brave leadership lead to the end of South African apartheid in 1993 and the installation of Nelson Mandela as the nation’s first black President. The Archbishop has dedicated his red-roselife to reshaping conversations about peace, equality and forgiveness. In 1984, Tutu earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as a global peace maker and now devotes his time with the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation to teaching youth the powerful role and voice they play in creating a more compassionate and peaceful world.

Since the demise of apartheid, Desmond Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty,racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia.

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He received the Nobel Peace Prizein 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in the-book-of-joy2Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize the-best-of-forgivingin 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

He has also authored several books including the Book of Forgiving which he co-wrote with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, and the forthcoming Book of Joy which he is co-authoring with his friend the Dalai Lama.

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They are our family – LGBT Community

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Other Video’s from the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness

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Host a Peace3 event: If you would like to sponsor a Peace3 Conversation at your school, let us know! To find our more about hosting a Conversation on Peace, contact brian@tutufoundationusa.org.

Attend a Peace3 event:  All of our Peace3 events are open to every one of all ages. For a live event in your area, visit our LIVE EVENTS page to find out when we will be visiting a campus near you. Please note that events sometimes have limited seating so inquire about attendance as soon as possible.

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Peace3 Digital Conversations: Watch our video conversations with luminaries from all over the world, discussing peace, how they achieve inner peace and how they contribute to peace in the world.

Create your own Peace3 video: Share with us how you define “peace within” with your acts of 556724504_1201366the wonderful. Show us how your conversations, your activities, your friends, and your hobbies are creating your peace within and, in turn, creating peaceful relationships and communities. Illustrate practices in empathy, respect for others, forgiveness, conflict prevention, conflict resolution as tools for counteracting pressing social problems. Think of this a new opportunity to make brand new personal connections with a global community working on creating a better world.

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Sir Ian McKellen: ‘military roles are my revenge on the warmongers’

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“If that’s what masculinity is then I don’t want any part of it at all. I think gay men are more masculine than straight men. Because, guess what? They love other men!” ~ Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen says some of his most famous roles have been inspired by wanting to get revenge on people who “start wars, perpetuate them and glory in them”.

ianpatrictThe actor, who is about to appear in the West End with Sir Patrick Stewart in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, said he had “probably played even more military men” than his co-star.

He told ES Magazine: “Gandalf is a soldier, Magneto is a soldier, Richard III, Coriolanus, Macbeth. And I think the reason is because I want my revenge on them all.

“The people who start wars, perpetuate them and glory in them. ‘God save our gracious Queen, send her victorious?’ I’m sorry. What does that mean?

Sir Patrick became a supporter of the charity Combat Stress after appearing on family history show Who Do You Think You Are? and discovering that his Second World War veteran father — who he describes as an “angry, disappointed and at times violent man” — suffered from post- traumatic stress disorder.

smilie-chuckie-star-trek2He said the discovery helped make sense of a “chaotic” childhood, adding: “It released me from so much anger.”

The two men play a pair of writers whose late-night drinking session takes a sinister turn in No Man’s Land, which opens at Wyndham’s Theatre next month after a UK tour and a run in New York, and follows their success sharing a stage in Waiting For Godot.

The actors, who both grew up in the North, said they disagreed with the Brexit vote.

Sir Ian added: “Everything that’s good about being British is related to Europe.Sir Patrick is considering applying for US citizenship in order to have his say on its politics.

He said: “There are fundamental things still to be done for the equality of race in the United States. It is still essentially a racist country.”

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The HRC Foundation

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equalThe Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America’s largest civil rights organisation working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realise a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Human Rights Campaign Story

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and 20026supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organisation, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Our History

The Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. The Fund’s mission was to provide family-smilie3financial support on behalf of the gay and lesbian community to political candidates who supported gay civil rights legislation. Vic Basile served as the Fund’s first executive director.

The Fund quickly rose to prominence – after its first election cycle in 1982, the Fund was the 17th largest independent political action committee in the United States.

In 1995, under Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, the organisation dropped “Fund” from its name and expanded its reach far beyond political lobbying work. Programs such as the Workplace Project and the Family Project became part of the newly created educational arm, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. All of HRC’s research, communications, marketing and public relations functions were greatly expanded. It was a key transformation that paved the way for the powerful organisation that it is today.

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation improves the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people by working to increase understanding and four starencourage kiss-the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.We build support for LGBTQ people among families and friends, co-workers and employers, pastors and parishioners, doctors and teachers, neighbours, and the general public. Through the following programs and projects, we are enhancing the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and their families, as we change hearts and minds across America and around the globe.The HRC Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organisation.  Click here for a comprehensive look at the work of the HRC Foundation, where you can download a .pdf of the HRC Foundation Overview of flip through the digital version. Highlights of our programs and projects follow.

HRC’s Children, Youth & Families Program

Becoming a parent, sending your 5-year-old to kindergarten, watching your teenager graduate from high school – these are life’s biggest moments. For LGBTQ parents and 4q5sewkLGBTQ children, they can also be some of life’s most challenging moments. That’s where HRC’s Children, Youth and Families Program comes in.

Through innovative training and direct consultation with schools, child welfare agencies and other service providers, HRC’s Children, Youth and Families Program creates welcoming, affirming and supportive environments for LGBTQ prospective parents, LGBTQ-ledfamilies, and LGBTQ youth.

The program’s projects include:

  • HRC’s All Children – All Families Project, which trains child welfare professionals to improve agency policies and practices around LGBTQ foster and adoptive families, as well as LGBTQ children and youth;
  • HRC’s Welcoming Schools Project, which offers professional development and curriculum for schools to create learning environments that embrace family diversity, avoid gender stereotyping and end bullying; and
  • HRC’s Youth Well-Being Project, which is anchored by the annual Time To Thrive conference, and promotes safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth.

HRC’s Health & Aging Program

Going into the hospital is stressful enough without worrying about getting inferior care just because of who you are. The Health & Aging Program works to ensure that LGBTQ people receive optimal treatment in hospitals, clinics and elder care old-person-helped-to-walk-smiley-emoticon—times of vulnerability when respect and sensitivity are crucial. The program evaluates healthcare and elder facilities from an LGBTQ standpoint, trains current and future care providers, and is a powerful national advocate for LGBTQ health and aging needs.

Projects under the program include:

  • The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which reports on LGBTQ equity and inclusion in healthcare facilities across the country and trains their staff to provide welcoming, knowledgeable care to LGBTQ patients.
  • Educational outreach, which brings the heath and aging concerns of LGBTQ people to a wide range of audiences nationwide, including health professional schools, elder services providers, policymakers and researchers…continue reading »»»»»»

Equality Center

centerConveniently located at the corner of 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW in the heart of Washington, DC’s central business district, the Equality Center is steps away from several major city avenues and three Metro lines, as well as various restaurants, shopping, and hotels.

The Equality Center is comprised of the Equality Forum and the Conference Center. Both of these adaptable event spaces can be transformed to fully serve your individual needs.

black man-star3Whether you’re looking for a corporate event space or a party venue, DC has few better options than HRC’s Equality Forum. The modern, airy design makes it a unique venue for lectures, training’s, receptions, dinners, commitment ceremonies, weddings, and other events which require a large, creative space.

Equally versatile, the Conference Center is appropriate for both formal gatherings and party space rental. Adjacent to the Equality Forum, it serves as a perfect weekday, evening or weekend event space in DC. It is made up of three separate but adjoining rooms which may be opened to create one large room. All three rooms connect to an open hallway, complete with a long buffet suitable for catering or visual displays.

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Homeless Man Receives Job And Apartment For Turning In Designer Wallet He Found

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Nitty’s girlfriend, Tarika, told Thai media Woralop is such a good example that being kind really does pay off. When you’re kind to another, another is kind to you.

wallet1Even though this man was homeless and hungry, he turned in a designer wallet he found. In exchange, the owner gifted him a clapper2job and an apartment.

One’s true character is revealed when they are down on their luck and in a hard place. Fortunately, even when this 44-year-old formerly homeless man had only 9 baht (the equivalent of 25 cents USD) in his pockets, he felt compelled to do the right thing.

Metro relays that Waralop was wandering the city of Bangkok, Thailand, when he came across a designer Hermes wallet that had 20,000 baht ($579) and a number of credit man-main2cards in it.He could have used the money to purchase some food and comfort for the evening, but instead he walked to the local police station and turned it in. Reportedly, the owner of the wallet, 30-year-old Niity Pongkriangyos, hadn’t even noticed that it was missing.

When he learned that Waralop turned in his wallet, he quickly found the man and offered him a job in his Bangkok-based factory. In addition, Waralop was given an apartment to live in.

His new employer considered offering him a 2,000 baht reward, but instead decided that a new job that included packaged living accommodations would be better.

“I was totally surprised when the police told me they had my wallet as I didn’t even know I’d lost it. My first reaction was ‘wow’, if it was me in that position with no money I probably would have kept it. But he was homeless and had just a few coins in his pocket and still handed it in. That shows a good, honest person. Just the kind of staff we need.” 

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Nitty’s girlfriend, Tarika, told Thai media Woralop is such a good example that being kind really homelessdoes pay off. When you’re kind to another, another is kind to you.

The kind man has been granted a fresh start for his honesty. And, he couldn’t be happier. He says: “I’m so grateful to be given this chance to turn my life around. Having a clean bed to sleep in makes me so happy now. I want to thank Nitty and Tarika for the kindness they have both shown to me.”

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Cyberbullying: Our Children, Our Problem

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“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga 

the big bang4LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Now with school starting back up, there is an option for schools and PTAs to help combat bullying.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is making available a training DVD on the dangers of bullying, especially online.

There are 1,000 copies available to teachers, school administrators, school resource officers, PTA 3_3_1091or PTO groups . All they have to do is request one.

They can Email jvickers@bedfordsheriff.org to request a DVD or click here for more information.

Cyberbullying: Our Children, Our Problem can be completed in 30-45 minutes. This powerful interactive learning experience challenges parents and educators to connect with the teens in their lives. By building resilience and interpersonal skills, adults can help foster bully-free online environments both at school and at home.

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The LOVE Foundation

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. ~  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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harldIt may be easy to look around our world today and see the appearance of chaos, difficulty and strife. Yet, when we come from an open heart, we can also see our opportunity to love all 40bf5e4b21b3a2f75edc33f163d2b649things into balance, joy, harmony and peace. This planet does not need more visions of desperation, separation, fear, doubt, and hate – it requires an abundance of love, especially unconditional love, to heal and restore the beauty contained in every moment. This becomes the easier path once we take the first step and begin to share our love.

When we bring unconditional love back into our personal, professional, community and family lives, we begin the journey of restoring wholeness and happiness to our planetary adventure. Of course it takes determined effort on our part as the old, outmoded and limited ways of being are quick to return in our mind. However, this effort to love is rewarded with a new perspective on everything and all life benefits as a result.

81969144Here at The Love Foundation, whether through Global Love Day each May 1st, our annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational, Love Ambassador designations, or our newer programs, Love Begins With Me film project and All Nations Love/America Loves, each of these opportunities are simply ways to keep the understanding of love fresh in our collective hearts and minds.

We started this nonprofit organization in 2000 as a way to inspire and remind people of the simple, practical power of loving unconditionally. In just these few years, we have witnessed a growing worldwide momentum embracing this opportunity to bring the awareness of unconditional love back into our daily lives. We look forward to expanding this dialogue and encourage you to walk this journey of unconditional love in your part of the world.

On behalf of our global family of volunteers – welcome!

Love, light and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder, The Love Foundation

Visit our Vision and Mission page to find out more about who we are and how we “inspire people to love unconditionally”

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We honour each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to gather together in the wisdom of peace and love.

Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love. It is our vision to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. Join people around the world in celebrating and expanding LOVE.

We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

When we come from this limitless love we naturally and easily embrace ourselves and our fellow humanity. Opening our heart, we allow unconditional love to be our guide and compassion to be our gift to life.

th_vn-emo-0022We invite you to celebrate with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you throughout this day. We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you will find it easy to love unconditionally all year long. Our main theme explains it best…”Love Begins With Me

Be a part of it. Spread the word. Share your love.

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As we continue to connect with people and organizations around the world, we are amazed at how much is being done in efforts to positively assist humanity. There are so many wonderful people and associations that are actively working on behalf of a community, nation and even in global proportions.

smilie-love2As we often remind ourselves, what is presented by mainstream information sources is frequently a narrow and negative perspective of what is happening upon this planet right now. To the contrary, we see and know that good and right is occurring everywhere. Look for love and you will see it all around you.

This simple reminder changes the very nature of our experience. We are what we place our attention upon. When we allow love to be our focus of life, we expand this in our everyday activities. It is as simple as changing each perspective and allowing the negative and limiting views to be released and replaced by a higher, more loving understanding.

We appreciate and are grateful for the courage each of you express. In a world that has historically revered the negative and fear-based aspects, it takes strength to be and share love. It is time for love to become our common vision.

Please join us. Be a part of this global day by choosing love, compassion, peace, and unity. Share this information with your friends, relatives and coworkers. Love locally and spread it globally, continue reading more about Global Love Day»»»»»»

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TLF TV presents the Love Begins With Me film project interview series with Philip Snow interviewing Christopher Gilmore. In these videos, Philip and his guests explore the windy4nature of love and how it has been a natural part of their lives along with how unconditional love is a transformative element for positive change both individually and collectively.

Christopher Gilmore has long been at the forefront of the holistic and complementary education movements. Utilizing his skills gained as an actor, teacher and playwright and author of books and musicals, he helps students explore the multiple layers they have within themselves to nourish and uplift their spirits. He resides in the UK and can be contacted at Christopher Gilmore.com.

Philip Snow is a board member for The Love Foundation and is the producer of the Love Begins With Me film project. He hosts these inspired interviews with special guests from around the world. For more information, please visit love Begins With Me.org

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Rosie’s TheaterKids Gala Celebration

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“Don’t lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but the longer you wait the bigger the prize.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

22Your invited to Rosie’s TheaterKids Gala Celebration benefiting Rosie’s Theater Kids hosted by Rosie O’Donnell with performances by Rosie’s Theater Kids Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 P.M. Cocktails, 7:30 P.M. dinner, Auction & Performances.

New York Marriott Marquis Broadway @45th Street, New York City

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The BULLY Project!

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“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” ~ Taylor Swift

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WE DID IT! ‘UPSTANDER’ IS NOW ADDED TO THE DICTIONARY

classThank you to our partners Change.org, Not in Our School and Facing History and Ourselves, as well as all of the other advocates who supported the campaign to add the word “upstander” to the dictionary. On July 24, 2016 the word was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary!

HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL AS AN UPSTANDER

b-man-project2What would it look like if we had a community of Upstanders heading back to school this fall? Upstanders are the students who choose to speak up, the teachers who reach out, the principals who take new actions in their schools, and the parents who join together to raise awareness about bullying. Through The BULLY Project’s tools and resources that support social emotional learning, as well as creative programs like the Adobe Mural project, we hope to foster more Upstanders in our schools everyday. As we embark on a new school year, let us each take the opportunity to be an Upstander in our own lives and promote Upstanders in our schools and communities.

INTRODUCING THE PHYSICIANS CAMPAIGN

physicians campaignThe BULLY Project is excited to announce a new campaign that will change how physicians treat doctor-emoticonchildren exposed to bullying! On Friday, August 12th, 2016, The Physicians Campaign was introduced at the Federal Summit for Bullyng Prevention in Washington, DC.
Partnered with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminisration (SAMHSA), Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention, StopBullying.gov, The NoBLE (No Bullying Live Empowered) Initiative of Beaumont nurse-smileyChildren’s Hospital, The Physicians Campaign will support medical practitioners throughout the nation through comprehensive tools and resources and an innovative medical educational program that features the film BULLY. Whether a child is a bully, victim, or witness, exposure to bullying can have intensive and sometimes lifelong health consequences, according to national studies. That’s why we are calling on all stakeholders, including you, to join our movement to end bullying! For further information contact info@physicianscampaign.com.
 

WATCH HIGH DIVE HEART: UPSTANDERS IN ACTION

HeadphonesFor those times when we have felt like we just didn’t belong, the new band High Dive Heart has released the song “Misfit” as an anthem that celebrates 10being different. Touring with Colbie Caillat this fall, High Dive Heart has created an new music video that supports The BULLY Project. For every single of “Misfit” purchased, High Dive Heart will donate the proceeds to The BULLY Project. Our new friends at Apple Music have become fans and currently the High Dive Heart single is in the hot tracks section of the iTunes store. Please check out the song below and support our ongoing work!
 

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PROMOTE UPSTANDERS IN YOUR SCHOOLS

toolkitFrom Sacramento to Milwaukee, schools around the US are gearing up to use the Educator’s DVD and Toolkit in their classrooms this fall! Join the growing number of schools who are using the Educator’s Toolkit to take a stand against bullying in schools. The toolkit comes with resources to help ignite meaningful dialogue and prevent bullying by developing a respectful school community.
 
SPOTLIGHT: UPSTANDERS AT WELSH HILLS SCHOOL IN GRANVILLE, OHIO
Check out how Michelle Lerner, Head of School at Welsh Hills in Granville Ohio is working hard to promote a safe school environment! Last year, students grades 5 – 9 attended a screening of BULLY as part of a wellness unit.
animated-smileys-television-014“All of our students were absolutely silent during the movie and for a few moments afterwards as well. They tried to put themselves in the shoes of some of the children profiled in the movie in order to understand how they might feel,” Lerner said. Welsh Hills recognises that promoting a culture of anti-bullying is a gradual process.
“Our challenges will be in helping students to internalise new attitudes and to recognise negative behaviours in themselves,” she said. This year, Welsh Hills will host a parent education night to screen BULLY and discuss how to recognise bullying, how the school addresses bullying, and how families can support their children at home!
 

CONTRIBUTE TO THE ADOBE BULLY PROJECT MURAL

donateGet creative with your classroom by contributing to the Adobe BULLY Project mural, a digital destination where people can share art, stories, and perspectives about bullying and its impact. Engage sport-handball-smiley-animiert_03_250x250your students in a dynamic and creative medium that allows them to express themselves honestly and create a meaningful dialogue with their peers about bullying. Participating in project-based learning like the BULLY Project Mural brings together social and emotional learning strategies that are aligned with the high-quality academic standards of the Common Core. To learn more about how to bring this activity to your classroom, click here.
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The Sheckler Foundation

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When we recognise our interconnectedness and the fundamental dignity and equality of every human being, we help to build a world that is more accepting, secure and free. ~ President Obama

THE TEAM & OUR MISSION

sk8er-smiley-emoticonThe Sheckler Foundation was established in 2008 as a way for Ryan, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and action sports industry they love. Our mission is to support great causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, inspiring them to “Be the Change”!

Gretchen Sheckler-Hachee ~ “CEO and Director”

gretchen2This mother of three active boys, holds a business degree from California State University, Fullerton, and is the CEO windy2and director of The Sheckler Foundation. Gretchen has successfully managed the thriving career of her son, professional skateboarder and philanthropist Ryan Sheckler. Anyone who knows Gretchen will tell you her most important role is that of being a mother. Gretchen LOVES to cook, garden, go camping and will hang her own Christmas lights on her two story home by herself. With a passion for children’s causes and being in the action sports industry for over a decade, Gretchen gives 100% of her heart and soul to The Sheckler Foundation’s mission.

Twitter: @SheckFoundation

Angelique Zaki

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will get a glimpse of Angelique Zaki. She lends comic relief to a situation one minute and provides spiritual advice, the next. It is not uncommon for her to dance through the office, belting out a fabulous rendition of a classic 80′s song. There is no job title broad enough to capture the many gifts and talents of this pint-sized powerhouse. With the motto “Anything is possible,” there is no stopping her either. Angelique truly embodies the Sheckler Foundation’s mission. The foundation is blessed to have her on staff.

Twitter: @SFAngelique

Ryan Sheckler 

ryan2Ryan stepped onto an old board belonging to his father when he was just eighteen months of age. From that point on, he took the board with him everywhere he went. In 1995 he came across his first quarter pipe at a buddy’s house in his native town, San Clemente. The rest as they say “is history.” Since smilie medum2turning pro at the age of 13, Ryan has dominated the contest circuit, bringing home just about every title there is. Amid being a Pro Skater, Hollywood has also taken a liking to Ryan, having been in four motion pictures, including The Tooth Fairy, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. In 2007 MTV brought Ryan’s life to the television screen with his reality show, The Life of Ryan. Ryan has been honoured by his Fans, winning Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Award for Favourite Male Athlete in 2010 and MTV’s Teen Choice Awards for Male Action Sports Athlete in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009 Ryan, was honoured at the 24th Annual Sports Spectacular for his career achievements and philanthropic work with the Sheckler Foundation.

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Eric Stricker Memorial Award

skateboarding-smiley-emoticonRyan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation were the recipients of this year’s Eric Stricker Memorial Award; honoured on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the 18th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards. The Eric Stricker Memorial Award, in memory of TWS editor Eric Stricker, sets out to honour groups or individuals in the skateboarding industry that have shown a continued dedication to the positive growth, longevity and love of skateboarding.

Founded in 2008, the Sheckler Foundation is an avenue for Ryan, his family, friends and business associates to empower people to be the change they want to see in their communities.

“Be the Change”

eab50aa16fddde647220b24cc21f00c3In 2012, we launched our “Be the Change” initiative. This web-based program allows our supporters to nominate the areas where they want to see change occur in the lives of children and injured action sports athletes. Then our entire network can vote for the cause they’d not only like to see win, but will support. We love that our supporters now have a voice and a platform that help guide our fundraising and giving.

The Sheckler Foundation will come along side the winner giving them a $10,000 grant and help make their plans a reality!

2sgn108VOTEOur goal through “Be the Change” is to create awareness for all 4 finalists by using our global platform to share their story.  The voting and rallying is NOT for the sake of competition.  We could choose a “winner” other ways.  The voting and rallying is intended to create a ground swell of support for each of our 4 finalists, showing what can happen when we activate our community to get involved with causes that matter.

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The Hawn Foundation

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OUR FOUNDER GOLDIE HAWN

pink-happy-heart-smiley-emoticonToday like never before, our children are challenged with incredible amounts of stress and distractions impacting their ability to learn, achieve success and happiness in school and in life. Our children, especially those at risk, need tools and strategies to help them emotionally regulate, reduce their stress, gain perspective, build empathy and resilience, while experiencing the joy of learning.

Our children represent 25% of the current population but 100% of our future. A happy child is a child who can learn. I hope you will join me in creating a better world for our children.

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About Us

Children today are showing signs of distress. School dropout rates are rising. Distractions abound for children, their teachers, and parents.

MG_121A child’s ability to learn is directly linked to their overall state of well-being and mental health, of primary concern to The Hawn Foundation and Founder, Goldie Hawn who was the visionary behind MindUP™.

Assembling a team of educators, neuroscientists, positive psychologists and experts in mindful awareness training, the academy award winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist created the evidence-based MindUP™ as a social and emotional literacy curriculum and training program. For 10 years, it has grown as the signature initiative of The Hawn Foundation and currently serves children and schools across five continents.

Accredited by CASEL, MindUP™ equips children, educators and parents with vital social and emotional literacy skills, helping them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress, gain emotional resilience and optimism. Rooted in neuroscience, the program teaches self-regulatory behavioural control while offering engagement strategies for learning and living.

school-bus-smiley-emoticon.gifThe Hawn Foundation enlists educators, scientists, researchers, clinicians, volunteers, parents and children’s advocates as well as the most dynamic mindful awareness practitioners in the world to join us in our efforts to expand MindUP™ globally for children. You’re invited to join us and make a difference today in the lives of children, impacting their opportunities for lifelong success!

The Giving Way to Happiness

bookWe often focus on how our gifts can help those in need. But the act of giving actually improves our own lives as well. In The Giving Way to Happiness, featuring The Hawn Foundation founder Goldie Hawn and her personal glassesphilanthropy journey, author Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how giving to others – whether in the form of money, expertise, time, or love – has helped people from all walks of life find purpose and joy. Featuring Goldie’s experiences, from starting The Hawn Foundation to writing 10 Mindful Minutes and beyond, the book draws on the wisdom of great thinkers past and present, as well as cutting-edge flower-pink-smiley-emoticon-animationscientific research. Santi makes an eloquent and passionate case that oftentimes the answers to the problems that haunt us, and the key to the happiness that eludes us, lie in helping those around us. Available for purchase on Amazon now!

Help us Help Children Build a Better World

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MindUP™ was created through a collaboration of neuroscientists, positive psychologists and educators to create the evidence-based training program for teachers and children called MindUP™.
e861fb7b5d22fc4a6f97d642b05b8b72Based in neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology, MindUP™ teaches children greater emotional self-control, resiliency and helps develop better decision-making skills. MindUP™ teaches kids about their brain, their most powerful tool and how to reduce stress.
In 15 lessons, MindUP™ provides training for complex problem solving skills and building greater concentration. The end result – children are able to engage in learning, becoming less reactive and more focused in school.

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Inspiring Ways to Soothe a Wounded Spirit

a wounded spirit2All of us are born equal and we’re all connected. ~ President Obama

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There is no secret about the fact that sometimes life is just plain hard. Relationships come and go, people hurt you, jobs are lost, money is tight and things you’ve always counted on are no longer there. If you have a wounded spirit and are going through rough times, there are a few things you can do to help you over the hump without spending an arm and a leg on doctors and dangerous pharmaceuticals.

The key is in recognising the level of inner pain before deciding on a course of action. In the meantime, try these simple methods and see if they don’t bring you much needed relief.

FIND YOUR CENTER

Although it has become almost cliché, there is a great amount of truth in this one simple piece of advice to find your center. Practitioners of Eastern mysticism suggest that you start with a series of yoga-exercise-smiley-emoticondeep breathing exercises and simply relax back into yourself to find that place deep within that no one can touch – that place of solitude. If you find it difficult to empty your conscious mind of all the trials and tribulations that face you, there are a number of wonderful recorded guided imagery meditations that can lead you down through the levels of consciousness to that place of security and beauty that each of us has deep within their very core.

SEEK ALTERNATIVE METHODS SAFELY

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Too many doctors are quick to hand out scripts for antidepressants. Your family doctor may refer you to a psychiatrist who will then prescribe a number of pharmaceuticals meant to keep you stable during this time. Unfortunately, what you are not told is that each of these medications carries side effects, some of them none too pleasant.

If you feel the need for something to help you relax, why not (in states where it’s legal) get a prescription and find medical cannabis dispensaries where you can get weed to smoke, edibles, tinctures and other forms that are far safer than dangerous drugs manufactured by the big pharmaceutical companies that have dollar signs in their eyes.

GET OUT AND GET WALKING

a.baa-wivf-wiv-wpeoiv-wpvn-wpeiuvbNothing is as exhilarating as a brisk walk in fresh air. As your blood begins to circulate, oxygen is carried to every cell in your body giving you more energy than you ever knew you had. One of the reasons why so many people become tired and drained when undergoing extreme amounts of stress is because they are literally holding their breath! Try getting out and walking around your neighbourhood at first. As you become more comfortable with your daily routine, migrate to a local park where beauty surrounds you.

If you are lucky enough to live near the ocean, walk along the sand. It’s really hard to stay depressed when surrounded by the natural beauty of Mother Earth.

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At this point it should be said that there are times when seeking the counsel of a professional is needed. If you, or a loved one, is depressed to the point of doing harm to yourself or others, intervention is called for. However, when you are just trying to get back that feeling of wellness in body, mind and spirit, there are natural ways to soothe a wounded spirit.

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President Obama’s Summer Picks

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist

e675ce7a59019d38159539eb08934af7Yesterday, President Obama shared his playlist of songs for the summer — two sets of grillsmile1hand-picked tracks including songs from an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night. The vacation playlists feature legendary songs from Prince and Aretha Franklin, some more recent tracks from hip hop artists like Common and Chance the Rapper and the musical styles of Manu Chao and Caetano Veloso. And today, the President is sharing his official summer reading list — a mix of fiction and nonfiction, including a science fiction epic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning surf memoir.

So check out what President Obama is listening to this summer. Browse the full playlists below and listen to many of the tracks on our Spotify here: Daytime and Nighttime

Check out the President’s summer picks: Day

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  1. LoveHate Thing – Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin’ – Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator – Courtney Barnett
  4. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Night

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  1. If I Have My Way – Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera – Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is – Aaron Neville
  4. Alright – Ledisi

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President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List

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  1. “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” by William Finnegan
  2. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead
  3. “H Is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald
  4. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  5. “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson

See the President’s 2015 list →

Since we launched in 2015, the White House has also used Spotify to share the First Lady’s girl-power picks for National Day of the Girl and holiday playlists curated by the Obamas and the Bidens.

Don’t miss a beat: Be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest playlists from the White House. 

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The Mercury Phoenix Trust

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“Whatever you do, don’t make me boring”  ~ Freddie Mercury

About Us

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU. IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST HAS DONATED A TOTAL OF £292,668, FUNDING 57 PROJECTS IN 16 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. IT’S TRULY DOWN TO YOU AND YOUR DONATIONS – WOW! WHAT A YEAR. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!

 About The Mercury Phoenix Trust

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clappingThe Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s factsiconic lead singer FREDDIE MERCURY who died in 1991 from AIDS. In the last 21 years the Trust has given helpaway over 16 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle initiatives globally. Together, help us to use Freddie’s memory, his charisma and drive to eradicate this disease against HIV/AIDS.

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doctor-with-stethoscope-smiley-emoticonWe need your support to maintain our present donor level and to keep funding the desperately needed HIV/AIDS. We give to a wide range of Education and Awareness projects, principally targeting young videopeople in the developing world. The 18 million orphans who have lost one or both parents to AIDS are in desperate need of help as they struggle to survive and build their lives, often becoming ‘head of the family’ for their smaller siblings.

This disease impacts on the whole community, down to the grandparents doctor-smiley-emoticon who find themselves caring for their dead children’s children. They too need aid and information. The way to combat this disease is through knowledge.in aid

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The projects we fund are spread across the globe and in total we have now given to projects in 57 countries – wherever we can help we do.footer

Queen Studio Experience In Support Of The MPT Open Now. 

About Freddie For A Day initiative

zeneszekThe Freddie For A Day initiative is a celebration of the life of the iconic Freddie Mercury, bringing people together to dress as Freddie to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide.

Freddie For A Day was launched in 2010 and is held every 5th September, Freddie’s birthday, although people are encouraged to hold their c7083371a65741383023fa36151b7ca8 own FFAD on any day of the year.

Fans and friends around the world celebrate Freddie For A Day in every way imaginable. Young and old, people have donned aautomagnetribboni moustache and gone out for drinks, gone to class, gone shopping, taken the train, taken the plane, put on a concert or run a mini-marathon dressed as Freddie.

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Some go the whole hog by wearing full costume for the entire day. Some just decide to support the cause by wearing something yellow or putting on a moustache. The main thing is to have fun, raise awareness and try and get sponsored to raise funds…..GET INVOLVED and don’t forget  the STUDIO EXPERIENCE.

5189089569013760Freddie For A Day is happening around the world and the numbers are growing.the-world-cup-smiley-trophy-animation funYou to can grab a Tacheand to help raise money for the MPT……..

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Harvey Milk Foundation

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“Hope Will Never Be Silent”~ Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk Ship Naming Ceremony To Take Place Next Week

usns_harvey_milkNavy Secretary Ray Mabus and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the dignitaries expected to attend next week’s historic ship captain-smiley-emoticonnaming ceremony in honour of Harvey Milk.

The Harvey Milk Foundation announced Wednesday that the ceremony will take place Tuesday at Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay Area.

U.S. Naval Institute News reported earlier this month that Mabus will name a fleet oilier the USNS Harvey Milk. 

Milk, who served aboard a submarine rescue ship during the Korean War, was the first openly gay elected official of a major U.S. city. He won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 on a pledge to back gay and lesbian rights. He was murdered by a disgruntled former supervisor the following year.

“Uncle Harvey knew that our individual actions of open authenticity would be the key to harvey4Sailor-sailor-navy-costume-smiley-emoticon-000802-facebookchanging the lives of LGBT people everywhere,” Stuart Milk, Milk’s nephew and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, said in a press release. “And it was his belief in the power of that visibility which gave him the courage to face those bullets that he both anticipated and would ultimately take his life. As a proud Navy veteran, Uncle Harvey was committed to public service, aided by courage, persistence, and the belief that our shared journey is enriched, and not weakened, by our diversity.”

Also expected to attend the ceremony are Mayors Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco and Kevin Faulconer of San Diego. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at the ceremony. The chorus also performed at the San Francisco unveiling of the Milk stamp in 2014, read the article from On Top Magazine. »»»»»»

OUR WORK

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Our work in the last several months, The Harvey Milk Foundation took impressive strides toward these lofty and important goals. Our volunteers worked tirelessly to make global progress, not just for the LGBT community, but for all targets of hate, discrimination and ignorance.

Here are some highlights from the past year

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In 2012, the United Nations, British Parliament and International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) worked collaboratively to bring HMF founder, Stuart Milk, to the UK to present a major talk on LGBT human rights before a full meeting of the House of Lords.

Stuart Milk4The foundation also worked with Southwark Playhouse in London to produce the first European production of Emily Mann’s award-winning play, Execution of Justice. The play sold out all of its 45 performances at the theatre’s 240-seat Main House, providing needed financial support to Stonewall UK, a leading LGBT charity.

While Milk was in the UK, the BBC recorded three separate interviews with Stuart Milk for broadcast on BBC-World News, BBC-The Strand, and BBC-World. During these wide-ranging discussions Stuart addressed the continuing struggle to decriminalise homosexuality in many Commonwealth nations, and the further advancement of LGBT inclusiveness in civil societies.

flagge-regenbogen-whirlpool-60x90And HMF sponsored and partnered again with UK based 17-24-30  for our third annual “No to Hate” rally in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Ministers and Deputies and most importantly activists from several minority communities participated alongside London past and present Mayors and national officials. The rally has gathered up to 10,000 people per year for a moving candlelight vigil to combat hate crimes and support all targets of hate around the globe

Following the success of 2011’s Harvey Milk Foundation/Equality Italia “Seven City Human Rights Tour,” HMF partnered with the Rome LGBT Center as they dedicated their new building and library to Harvey Milk. The President of the Province of Rome attended as Stuart presented the Center with a bronze bust of Harvey—the original artist’s proof for the striking bust at San Francisco City Hall, read more highlights »»»»»»

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OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF HARVEY MILK

milkcity-hal2lHarvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope  to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. tumblr_n7vgfoXGtE1sp6e2vo1_r1_250His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office.

Harvey was born May 22, 1930, in Woodmere, New York. Harvey and his one sibling, Robert, worked in the family’s department store, “Milks”; his Lithuanian born father, William, served in the U.S. Navy and as did his spirited, independent mother Minerva, also of Lithuanian heritage, who was a “Yeomanette” during World War I. Harvey came from a small middle-class Jewish family that had founded a Jewish synagogue and was well known in the New York  “Litvaks” community for their civic engagement. He knew he was gay by the time he attended Bayshore high school, where he was a popular student with wide-ranging interests, from opera to playing football.

Harvey-Blue-Navy-Dress-Uniform-jpgWhile in college at New York State College for Teachers (now State University of New York) in Albany, where he studied math and history, Milk penned a popular weekly student newspaper column where he began questioning issues of diversity with a reflection on the lessons learned from the recently ended World War. He graduated in 1951 and enlisted in the Navy. He attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and subsequently was based in San Diego, where he served as a diving instructor. In 1955, he was discharged with the rank of lieutenant junior grade.

Following his time in the Navy, Milk entered the civilian working world in New York, as a public school teacher on Long Island, as a stock analyst in New York City, and as a production associate for Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair. During the 1960s and early 70s, he became more actively involved in politics and advocacy and he demonstrated against the Vietnam War.

Late 1972, Milk moved to San Francisco, where he opened a camera store on Castro Street, in the heart of the city’s growing waving_crossed_gay_pride_flags gay community. It quickly became a neighbourhood centre. Milk’s sense of humour and theatricality made him a popular figure. Little more than a year after his arrival in the city, he declared his candidacy for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He lost that race, but emerged from the campaign as a force to be reckoned with in local politics.

After some area merchants tried to prevent two gay men from opening a store, Milk and a few other business owners founded the Castro Village Association, a first in the nation organising of predominantly LGBT businesses, with Milk as president. He organised the harvey7Castro Street Fair in 1974 to attract more customers to area businesses. Its success made the Castro Village Association an effective power base for gay merchants and a blue print for other LGBT communities in the US.

In 1975, he ran again for the combined San Francisco City/County supervisor seat and narrowly lost. By now, he was established as the leading political spokesman for the Castro’s vibrant gay community. His close friend and ally Mayor George Moscone, appointed him to the city’s Board of Permit Appeals, making Milk the first openly gay city commissioner in the United States, learn more about The Harvey Milk Foundation’s work, and his nephew Stuart Milk   »»»»»»

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Caterpillar Foundation Together.Stronger

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“Group discipline produces a unified effort toward a common goal.” ~ Pat Summit

ABOUT CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION

together2The Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to align, inspire and activate partners to alleviate poverty and make sustainable and scalable progress possible for all.

We are dedicated to transforming lives in the communities where we live and work around the world. Together with our partners, we champion programs that support education, environment, and basic human needs – empowering people to rise out of poverty.

blue2Launched in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation was a natural extension of our employees’ values and culture. Along with our partners, we contribute our time and resources to promote the health, welfare and economic stability of communities around the world. Over the last 62 years, we have invested more than $650 million in organisations and programs all geared towards sustainable progress for all.

The Caterpillar Foundation is the catalyst for the Together.Stronger. platform, initiating, organising and convening impact opportunities through partners. We create the conditions, alignment and tools necessary for collaborative action to take shape and produce impact at scale.

ABOUT TOGETHER.STRONGER.

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Together.Stronger. is a catalyst for shared prosperity – a collaborative impact platform that unites businesses, non-profits, government, and citizens to combine their strengths to alleviate poverty for millions of people worldwide.

Together is our “how”. Stronger is our “why”.

Our goal is to empower 50 million people to rise out of extreme poverty by 2020. We envision a world of shared prosperity through collaborative action and purposeful partnerships.

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Why is Together.Stronger. different?

k10226508Despite decades of serious effort, and billions of dollars, the existing approaches to solving poverty have helped alleviate suffering, but they have not addressed the root causes of the problem.

We believe that no one individual, no one company, no one organisation can break the cycle of poverty alone. That the way to achieve truly sustainable progress is through collaboration, not competition; common sense, not positioning.

That’s Together.Stronger.

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Bullying Scars

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The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person. ~ Mary Elizabeth Williams

The Impact on Adult Life and Relationships

Untitled-1An explosion of research on bullying has raised our collective awareness of the serious impacts it can reading6gifhave on children. No longer do we accept it as an innocuous rite of passage, just a part of growing up that we grin and bear and grow out of later. But do we grow out of it, or are there lingering effects that last well beyond the school playgrounds and lunchrooms?

Is bullying traumatic and, if so, does it last into adult life? Are there life-long consequences or are the effects pretty much shed as people grow? Are some of us more resilient than others? Are there any positive or saltwater-woman5unexpected outcomes as a result of being bullied (or having been a bully) as a child? In an effort to answer these questions, Bullying Scars describes childhood bullying from the vantage point of those victims, bullies, and bystanders who are now adults; the book discusses how lives have been changed, and explores the range of reactions adults exhibit.

The research gathered for this book, through interviews with over 800 people, points out that even adult decision-making is often altered by the victimisation they experience as children at the hands of peers, siblings, parents, or educators.

1058572-nerdy-emoticon-reading-a-bookWritten in an engaging and accessible style that draws heavily from the rich interview data that deLara has collected, this book will be of interest to anyone struggling with the lingering effects of being bullied. Additionally, it is highly relevant to mental health professionals — counsellors, therapists, social workers, clinical psychologists — working with clients who are dealing with these issues.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Bullying: The parameters of the problem into adulthood
  • Chapter 2 “Adult Post-Bullying Syndrome”
  • Chapter 3 Being Different: The Traces that Difference Leaves Behind
  • Chapter 4 “People-pleasing v. Revenge”: Consequences on development of being bullied
  • Chapter 5 “Angry Words Echo in My Brain”: Health and Mental Health Impacts
  • Chapter 6 Consequences in Relationships
  • Chapter 7 “I Am So Self-Conscious”: The Impact of Sexual Harassment
  • Chapter 8 Does Bullying Affect Decisions?
  • Chapter 9 It Comes Home to Roost: Bullying and the Family
  • Chapter 10 “Is There Anything Positive?”: Unexpected Outcomes of Bullying and Harassment
  • Conclusion

Author Information

Ellen Walser deLara, PhD, MSW, is Associate Professor on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. She is also a practicing family therapist with over 35 years’ experience working writingwith children, adolescents, and adults in both school and clinical settings. Her areas of research expertise address child maltreatment, school violence, and bullying from systemic and developmental perspectives. She has interviewed hundreds of teenagers and adults specifically about their secondary school experiences. Dr. deLara’s research has been featured on national and international media including: “The Today Show”; “Dateline”; “The Dr. Phil Show”; The Washington Post; CBC; and National Public Radio.

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