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Hosted by Black Women for Positive Change.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity – Register now for this impactful global event!
Join us in an impactful global conversation on “Creating a Global Culture of Peace.” This extraordinary international forum, brought to you by Black Women for Positive Change, will feature insights from esteemed leaders, both male and female, hailing from Kenya, Scotland, America, and beyond. We warmly welcome individuals from all generations – GenZs, Millennials, X’ers, and Boomers alike – to be part of this transformative experience.
The 12th Annual Month of Non-Violence, Families, Voters Rights and Opportunities, October 1-31, 2023, is sponsored by Black Women for Positive Change, an inter-faith, multicultural, inter-generation organization of Women and Good Brothers. The overall mission is to “Change the Culture of Violence in America, and the World.” Individuals, Organizations, Schools, Businesses and Faith Institutions are invited to Sign Up to organize violence prevention activities at www.monthofnonviolence.org
We restore faith in American Leadership by training Reconciliation Leaders (www.global-leader.org) and hosting first Monday monthly America’s Soul Community from 7-8:30 pm eastern time. RSVP at virginiaswain.com/upcoming-events for zoom link and/or make a voluntary donation.
Bring paper and colored markers to doodle. Learn more about our visioning process here: https://global-leader.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Imaging-A-Strategic-Visioing-Process.pdf. Drawing on 30 years’ experience training Reconciliation Leaders in the United Nations, Virginia is now focused on American leaders. We must regain the collective spiritual and moral essence in American leaders. In resources provided by studies at the Fetzer institute, the link between spiritual development and the healing of our democracy is established. See our blog posts here. and here.
Our action research for America’s Soul Community Vision and Strategy shows how engaging in deep dialogue, reflection, and collaboration will: Reduce fear, blame, projection and challenge division, racism, and oppression. Increase love, inquiry, trust, respect, humility, inclusiveness, and connectedness. Foster a just and sustainable America as a partner on the world stage. Virginia Swain, the founder of America’s Soul Community, was in New York City during the attacks of 9/11 and had a dream that evening in which a Phoenix rose from the ashes of Ground Zero. The Phoenix identified itself as our collective soul and offered a message of hope to people who wished to heal themselves. Each person in America can recover, cultivate, and nourish their spiritual and moral essence. We found we could co-create a community to take us beyond individual and group egoism and overcome the fear and mistrust that keeps us separate and isolated from each other and from the rest of the world.
Read more by reading and hearing Virginia’s latest book on audible and in print: My Soul’s Journey to Redefine Leadership: A New Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of 9/11 (Xlibris 2016 and Audible 2022). For more https://global-leader.org/americas-soul-cafes/
Artificial Intelligence or AI has rapidly emerged as a powerful new technology. Its ability to perform tasks requiring human intelligence has led to its widespread adoption, with 86% of companies considering it mainstream technology as of 2021. Like many technological advances, it is received with reactions ranging from captivation to fear. On the one hand, AI promises rapid economic growth and wide ranging improvements from catching financial fraud to more accurate health diagnostic systems. On the other hand, it raises ethical concerns in social injustice, privacy and data, and threats to security. The impact of AI on our lives, communities, and the future of work is a subject of intense debate. What should we embrace and what should we be leery of? How could AI reshape our society?
This conversation is an invitation to explore our values, how AI is impacting you and changing your community.
Join the USC Center for Political Future for a discussion about post-pandemic health inequities in America, moderated by CPF Director Bob Shrum and co-moderated by USC Price Professor Neeraj Soon. The panel features a range of speakers well-versed in public health, including Dr. Bradley Stoner, Sujeet Rao, and Congresswoman Nanette Barragán. This event takes place on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:00 pm PST in TCC 227. It will also be Zoomed, livestreamed on Facebook, and recorded for YouTube.
Nanette Barragán was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2016 becoming the first Latina to ever represent California’s 44th Congressional district. Born in Harbor City and growing up in its surrounding communities, Nanette’s beginnings shaped her interest in issues that matter locally: environmental and health justice, immigration reform, strengthening the economy and affordable and accessible education. She previously worked for the NAACP focusing on racial health disparities and discrimination.
Sujeet Rao served as a Senior Policy Advisor on the White House COVID-19 Response Team under the Biden Administration, where he led the therapeutics portfolio and federal surge response effort during the Delta and Omicron variant surges. He currently is the Director of the Public Exchange Health and Wellbeing Practice at USC Dornsife.
Dr. Bradley Stoner serves as the Head of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queens University and is the former president of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. An expert in sexually transmitted infections, his research also examines political and economic underpinnings of health and illness, disparities in healthcare access, and internal medicine.
This event is in partnership with the USC Dornsife Center for International Studies, The Department of Anthropology, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Department of Sociology, The Institute for Inequalities in Global Health, The Institute for Equity Research, Keck School of Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Price School of Public Policy, and supported by Dr. Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy and Law.
“Our national myths often exaggerate the role of the individual heroes and understate the importance of collective effort.” – Robert Putnam
Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett will be joining us Thursday, October 5th at 7 pm ET via Zoom and Facebook Live. Iconic political scientist Dr. Robert Putnam first sounded the alarm about a half century of declining social capital in “Bowling Alone”, now he’s teaming up with his co-author of “The Upswing” Shaylyn Romney Garrett to convince us that we really should join a club. And that the fate of America depends on it.