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October 13, 2021 - Bud Wilson
Bud Wilson has 40 years of experience as a social and environmental entrepreneur, leadership trainer, educator, business, non-profit and community leader.
For more than 2 decades Bud Wilson studied and apprenticed with John P. Milton’s Sacred Passage and The Way of Nature programs, ultimately serving as the Global Director of Eco-Regional Leadership. During this time, he was the coordinator for the first World Nature Quest, engaging 35 groups in 17 countries and 5 continents.
Bud is a steadfast advocate for principles of deep ecology. He believes that regenerative human behavior is the next essential step for humanity. Restorative principles and initiatives must replace the standard practices of industrial growth societies. He is the author of numerous nationally published articles on Social Justice, Peace and Environmental issues.
Presently, in addition to running Deep Nature Journeys, He is a volunteer facilitator for The Pachamama Alliance, Awakening the Dreamer events, whose mission is to bring forth a Socially Just, Environmentally Sustainable, Spiritually Fulfilling Human Presence on Earth.
A highlight of his many contributions to shift and deepen the cultural conversation includes co-creating the “Choices for the Future Symposium”. A series of international conferences held in Aspen, Colorado to inspire citizen participation in solutions and elevate environmental and humanitarian consciousness. From the mid 1980’s to the mid 1990’s Windstar delivered numerous presentations of “The State of Our Planet” and introduced thousands of people to Buckminster Fuller’s World Game concepts. The vision and purpose was to create a world that works for everyone.
After participating in the Earth Summit and the Global Forum of Parliamentary and Spiritual Leaders in Rio de Janeiro, He designed and founded Eco-Action for Rotary International’s Preserve Planet Earth Campaign, bringing together business and professional leaders with youth to design community service projects based on ecological principles.
October 13, 2021 - Bud Wilson
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September 22, 2021
Rob Kall is the author of The Bottom-Up Revolution, an inspiring book that shows how every element of society is erupting from the bottom up -- including story-telling and even government!
He is the host of the Bottom up Radio show, on Pacifica. He founded OpEdnews.com, which publishes 500-1000 articles a month - including whistle-blowers and important news missed by the mainstream press.
He also founded Storycon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and application of story. "I've come to see myself as working towards empowering and awakening people, first through biofeedback and self regulation training, and more recently, as a progressive publisher, writer of over 2500 articles and host of a radio show exploring a return to our bottom up roots, with the vision that bottom up values offer humanity a kinder, more sustainable future.
September 8, 2021
Christina Garcia is the Organizing Lead for OXFAM's Migration Campaign --bringing visibility to migrants and refugees, fighting gender-based violence, and meeting with Members of Congress to shift policies. She works with multi-issue coalitions in California, Arizona and New Mexico to advocate for migrants, workers, women and children, and people of color.
OXFAM works in 70 countries, with thousands of partners, allies, and communities to save and protect lives in emergencies, help people rebuild their livelihoods and campaign for genuine, lasting change.
Lately they've taken the bold step of joining with Patriotic Billionares and the Institute for Policy Studies to call for a one-off 99 percent levy just on the gains billionaires made during the pandemic -- to pay for everyone on Earth to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a $20,000 cash grant to all unemployed workers everywhere!
August 25, 2021
Hear Beatrice Fihn's ideas about how we can personally be involved in effectively implementing the nuclear ban!
Beatrice Fihn accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their coalition which helped bring about the Treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons which is currently in force.
"The Treaty categorically outlaws the worst weapons of mass destruction and establishes a clear pathway to their total elimination." She said in her Nobel Lecture in Oslo (here).
As Executive Director, Ms. Fihn has led the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilize civil society throughout the development of the Treaty.
This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments, the United Nations and other international organizations.
August 18, 2021
Dr Anneloes Smitsman,(Ph.D., LLM), is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. She is a visionary scientist, published author, futurist, system architect, and leadership catalyst for the transition to a Thrivable Civilization.
Her groundbreaking Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, addresses how to diagnose and transform key systemic barriers of our world crisis through its proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.
The trilogy weaves together real-life events that are at the forefront of what’s happening in our world right now, with cutting-edge insights from the new sciences, indigenous wisdom, and consciousness teachings for discovering the greater possibilities of our future becoming.
She is also the author of the Amazon International Bestseller Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning, a collection of 13 Letters in the voice of our Mother Earth for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials, which is coming out in audio form later this year produced through sound expert Alan Howarth.
She is also the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System, and the formation of TPS Wisdom Collaboratory, the lead author of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, an architect of the SEEDS Constitution (at the bottom of joinseeds.earth) and strategic advisor of Hypha for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures.
Anneloes is a powerful teacher of Cosmic Architecture, Evolutionary Leadership, Feminine Wisdom, Social Innovation, and Transformational Change. Her unique transformation programs, teachings, and practices have empowered thousands of people and organizations from around the world to discover and develop their future potential and evolutionary capacities for this tipping point time.
She was awarded the “Africa’s Women Leaders Citation 2018”, by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress.
Her deepest commitment is Love in Action, as shared in her TEDx talk. To stand together united for issues that deserve and require our deepest care and shared responsibility. This application becomes visible in the way she carries her many evolutionary leadership responsibilities.
August 11, 2021
"In 1991, while I was launching Global Village Network, a new cable TV channel in Washington DC, people in the industry were surprised the CEO was not a white male, they got me instead, a brown woman from Hawaii," says Gloria Boreland.
To help change stereotypes she launched a PBS nationwide TV series profiling African-American business owners.
Gloria has several new projects in development - including one on Barack Obama's childhood in Hawaii and another on Native Hawaiian women -- who voted in 1840, 80 years before American women won the vote in 1920. Hawaii had a matrilineal society before it was dismantled by white American missionaries.
We are also delighted to speak with Anya Profumo who worked as an associate producer for Maria Florio on both "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" and "Big River Man".
Anya co-founded production company Sidecar Pictures, as well as a women's mobile media startup company, The Fix.
She also worked in development at YARN - Chat Fiction and has written several series ranging in genre and format, primarily focused on their Generation Z/Millennial audience. One of our series, The Misadventures of Rue starring Jordyn Jones, was nominated for Best Short Form Comedic series in the Cynopsis Media awards.
July 28, 2021
Dov Baum is the Director of Economic Activism for American Friends Service Committee
Check out their Investigate website, where you can find out if the companies you are invested in participate in state violence or human right violations.
She frequently lectures on feminism and democracy in Israel/Palestine, the economics of the Israeli occupation and the military industry, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, and corporate responsibility.
Dov is one of a group of Israeli Reservists who have made public their refusal to serve in the military, including in a public statement to the Washington Post.
July 14, 2021
Eston McKeague is President of the Young World Federalists (ywf.world), an international organization dedicated to modernizing the movement bringing the message of world federation to a new generation.
Eston holds a MSc in Political Science: Public Policy and Governance from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Global Affairs with minors in both Economics and Religion and Culture from Western Washington University. Originally from Seattle, Eston currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Donna Park is currently the Board Chair of The World Federalist Association d/b/a
Citizens for Global Solutions
Education Fund, a U.S. non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC.
She is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of
Citizens for Global Solutions and is a member of the Cincinnati Peace Committee.
She also is an advisor to the Young World Federalists.
Donna has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She
has been retired for 13 years after working over 30 years working in the global pharmaceutical
industry where she had responsibility for Global Clinical Data
Management and Global Regulatory Submissions.
Olympic Day! - June 23, 2021
Nathaniel Mills competed as a speed skater in three Olympic Games, serving as Team Captain of the 1998 U.S. Olympic Team in Nagano, Japan. He served as a delegate to the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece and co-founded the Olympism Project to advance the ideals and practices of Olympism.
"Coach Nat" is Co-Founder and Head Coach of DC Inner City Excellence (DC-ICE), a skating-based youth development program rooted in Olympism that inspires and empowers urban youth to attain excellence in body, mind and spirit. He is also a youth golf coach with First Tee of Greater Washington, DC and Special Olympics DC.
As a lawyer, Nathaniel has served the World Service Authority's legal department and is WSA's World Sports Commission Coordinator.
As an educator, he taught Alternatives to Violence classes with the Center for Teaching Peace in several Washington, DC schools.
As a Northwestern University-trained actor, Nathaniel has appeared in numerous stage and film productions, and he continues to act for justice in his community and on and the world stage.
June 16, 2021
World BEYOND War
is a global nonviolent movement to end war!
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is cofounder and executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.
Greta Zarro has a background in issue-based community organizing. and coalition building. A public speaker, she is also engaged in legislative and media outreach. Greta and her partner run Unadilla Community Farm, a non-profit organic farm and permaculture education center in Upstate New York.
June 9th, 2021
Joanne Dufour, an anti-nuclear weapons educator, brings us a message of hope as we face humanity's greatest challenge.
She is a trainer in International Humanitarian law for the Red Cross and has the Disarming Our Planet blog.
Today China, Russia and the US are rattling the sabers of new arms races - yielding big profits for corporate bomb makers but threatening the very life of humanity.
Instead of U.S. government policies protecting the people, they've protected the corporations that have led us down a disastrous path that is already killing thousands of people from Marshall Islanders and other bomb test victims, to radiation burn victims, downwinders,
and many more.
All this is being done with your tax dollars, and you hold the key to stopping it!
Joanne talks about how you can be a part of a movement to use smart actions to reduce the danger. Most importantly you can help get the money out of bomb-making - encouraging your universities, pension funds and banks to divest from bomb-makers - and other ways we, the people, can join with the overwhelming majority of nations to enforce the
Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
June 2, 2021
Aura Kanegis, American Friends Service Committee's director of public policy and Merle Lefkoff president of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy share their unique first-hand perspectives on how to engineer peace in the Gaza Israeli conflict given the extreme power disparities.
May 26, 2021
Todd Miller talks about his new book "Build Bridges, Not Walls".
Is it possible to create a borderless world? How might it be better equipped to solve the global emergencies threatening our collective survival? Build Bridges, Not Walls is an inspiring, impassioned call to envision—and work toward—a bold new reality.
Todd Miller has been reporting from international border zones for over twenty-five years. In Build Bridges, Not Walls, he invites readers to join him on a journey that begins with the most basic of questions: What happens to our collective humanity when the impulse to help one another is criminalized?
A series of encounters—with climate refugees, members of indigenous communities, border authorities, modern-day abolitionists, scholars, visionaries, and the shape-shifting imagination of his four-year-old son—provoke a series of reflections on the ways in which nation-states create the problems that drive immigration, and how the abolition of borders could make the world a more sustainable, habitable place for all.
May 19, 2021
Karen D. Kendrick-Hands
co-founded the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG)
She believes that the ultimate “Service above Self” is ensuring a stable climate for future generations.
Karen, an attorney, has been a volunteer public interest advocate for cleaner air, mobility and transportation choices, including serving on various local, state and regional advisory bodies, for over 30 years.
She has founded advocacy groups, including Transportation Riders United in greater Detroit , assisted non-environmental community and service organizations, including the Junior League, and League of Women Voters to frame and adopt environmental positions, worked with national US groups such as the Clean Air Network, participated in an official international environmental law exchange between the US and former Soviet Union, and created community connections with unlikely partners – finding common interests where none were obvious.
Karen, blessed to have been a RYE student in 1967-68 to Australia, is a past Chair and Communications Direction of ESRAG; Co-founder a member of the RC of Madison, WI, and its Going Green Fellowship Group in District 6250.
She is the Leader of the Rotary Action Team within Citizens’ Climate Lobby Community. Most recently Karen had the honor of being Rotary International’s first observer delegate to UNFCCC Climate talks, COP24 in Katowice, Poland, 2018.
May 12, 2021 - David Hartsough
David just celebrated his 81 birthday and will be talking about his book "Waging Peace, the Global Adventures of a life-long activist".
It's an amazing story filled with action and adventure!
David is a Co-Founder of World BEYOND War, a global movement to end war - making it as illegal to kill people outside countries as it is inside!
He has been Waging Peace since meeting Martin Luther King at age 15 - from civil-rights sit-ins to blocking nuclear weapons plants at LIvermore Laboratory.
He's blocked trains carrying munitions to fuel Central American wars -- enforcing international law as laid out at Nuremberg. He's Waged Peace in some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on the planet -- including the Philippines, Iran, Kosovo and even the Soviet Union.
April 28, 2021
"YOUTH V. GOV" documentary -- 21 kids aged 8 to 19, who had their homes flooded, their land ruined by drought, their homes engulfed in forest fires and more brought suit against the US government for denying them a Future.
Join us and hear from Sahara Valentine, who became a plaintiff when she was 10 years old, and from the director!
Director Christi Cooper, a PhD scientist, and Emmy-award winning cinematographer has created a masterful film in Youth v. Gov -- one of the most thought provoking & compelling climate documentaries ever! An emotional roller-coaster, the film provides the most convincing case of any film we've ever seen that Climate change is real, caused in large part by government policies -- and devastating to our future survival.
At the same time the film is heartwarming and uplifting - the inspiring voice of young people who are the core of a new superpower that will save our world!
See Christi's many film awards and much more at barrelmakerproductions.com -- and you can watch the film now free at the Solutions Cinema virtual film festival : https://watch.eventive.org/solutionscinema/play/604fbf7ca644ad0030d8903f?m=1 (It follows the short film Water Queen)
April 14, 2021
Robin Lloyd is a filmmaker, director of the video production company Green Valley Media, and active in the peace and justice movement in Burlington, VT.
Her grandmother, Lola Maverick Lloyd was one of the many founders of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom whose centennial was celebrated in 2015. Lola Lloyd also co-founded the Campaign for World Government in 1937, the first organizational attempt at a world government and world federalism, with close friend Rosika Schwimmer.
Robin has been toured with a ‘performance piece’ featuring Lola: Talking with Our Grandmothers: www.WW1womenspeacemovement.com.
Also we were very pleased to hear Ellen Thomas' story
as well as William Thomas' story" '!
March 24, 2021
Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a Gen-Z, multi-award-winning first-time documentary filmmaker who at age 16 set out across the world to film The Sunrise Storyteller -- completing it in high school!
Passionate to use visual storytelling to make the world a better place and In 2019 she received the Diana Award for sustaining positive social change in the memory of Princess Diana. She is a global youth leader recognized by legendary music producer Nile Rodgers We Are Family Foundation, Global Changemakers, Yunus & Youth, WE, One Better World Collective and was selected as one of the Voices of SDG16+ launched at the UN HLPF.
Most recently, in 2021 she became a Climate Ambassador of the Global Youth Climate Network, Kasha is an 12x UN Youth Delegate of The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, and serves as an expert for the Women's Media Center, a non-profit co-founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan.
At 17, Kasha wrote & published a 200+ page book of photography “Reflections of the Sunrise Storyteller – A Journey into the Heart as a Global Citizen”. She is also a contributor to several magazines, including National Geographic, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, Good Magazine... The Sunrise Storyteller has screened at 60+ festivals and won 29 awards, including the Ron Kovic Peace Prize and the Eva Haller, Women Transforming Media Award. She is developing a second feature documentary “1.5 Degrees of Peace”, fiscally sponsored by The Redford Center.
Kasha's mom Marla Slavner is a social impact producer, is an entrepreneur with unbridled catalyst energy & creative vision. Founding director of the International Children’s Art Foundation, she has served as a United Nations delegate for the past 8 years at The Commission on the Status of Women.
The Global Sunrise Project brings a narrative of resilience, passion, and hope to visual storytelling to empower all of us to take action and come together as global citizens.
March 17, 2021
Ann Frisch is a whirlwind of activism racing to save humanity from doomsday! She chairs the subcommittee on nuclear weapons of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP ) and chairs St. Paul Rotary's Peace Fellow Integration Committee (D-5960).
Ann won Rotary International’s Rotary People of Action Award (along with 5 other Rotarians) in 2017 for her work in unarmed civilian protection. She received the Minnesota US Legislature Award in 2018. In 2019, she headed a RAGFP Delegation at the Nuclear Nonproliferation PrepCom and worked with 250 women around the world to support the UN Secretary General’s plea for a ceasefire in 2020. She also works with Servas. Ann coordinated the first District Grant to train Rotarians in defusing the armed conflict in Southern Thailand and is building models for other Rotarians to do nonviolent, nonpartisan and grassroots based peacemaking.
March 10, 2021
Our Special Guests are Marna Anderson and Kalaya'an Mendoza of the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP).
Whether it's silencing the guns in Darfur or training emerging women leaders in the Philippines, the NP is on the job -- forging a new form of Peacekeeping without guns.
Mel Duncan and David Hartsough founded NP in 2002, launching it right into action -- deploying the first Peacekeeping team to Sri Lankaduring a civil war between the government and the rebel Tamal Tigers where they worked with mothers for the return of child soldiers, accompanied journalists who were under threat and provided a protective presence in vulnerable areas.
Marna joined NP after seeing firsthand the devastation of war and the suffering it brought to El Salvador, where billions in US military aid led to neither side "winning" and over 75,000 people killed, communities devastated, and families traumatized for generations.
When a Philippines village of 1000 people were panicking and fleeing, with two armed patrols about to converge on them, elders called in an NP team. They succeeded in getting the armed patrols to back off without danger.
Join us and hear how NP is protecting civilians and building a culture of
peace around the world.
Marna Anderson is NP's "Director of USA" - bringing in her expertise in organizational effectiveness, fundraising, human rights as well as her focus in conservation and in protecting women and children from violence.
Kalaya'an Mendoza is Director of U.S. Programs and co-founder of Across Frontlines, an organization that works alongside frontline human rights defenders to keep their communities safe from state and non-state actor violence.
February 24, 2021
Beth Leeds is Global/Local Activist -- a "Glocalist!" She's also a writer, artist and health coach.
She has been an activist since she was 8 years old - when in 1949 she got a STOP sign installed at a dangerous intersection -- cutting through Laguna Beach, CA red tape in less than 24 hours! She is also responsible for saving the iconic Lifeguard Tower in Laguna Beach.
Whether it's acting locally to preserve a Canyon, Nationally to write the National Ocean Protection Act in her kitchen or Globally as the running mate for World Citizen #1 Garry Davis on the World Citizen Party ticket, Beth has always been an undefeatable Changemaker.
Hear what it was like running for Vice President of the US on a platform that unites people
all over the planet!
February 17, 2021
Free & Safe Cyberspace!
Rufo Guerreschi is an entrepreneur, activist and expert in the area of leading-edge IT security and privacy.
He is working for a Free and Safe
He formerly lead an open source e-voting/e-democracy startup, Participatory Technologies.
February 10, 2021
Millions of people are denied basic human and civil rights because they are stateless.
A virtual nation state would provide them with citizenship, a digital identity, and many of the rights normally accorded by nation states-- but would not tied to geography, history, or birth.
JAN RUIJGROK, a futurist and innovator with special interest in technological impact on social behavior.
BRENDAN DUNPHY, entrepreneur and social innovator.
MIKE NORTHCOTT, founder of Spearfish Innovation and former Hewlett-Packard Vice President of Global Operations Strategy.
We discussed how this new digital technology might work collaboratively with the World Passport in accord with International Human Rights law.
January 27, 2021
"Imagineering a Future Beyond
the Borders that Divide us."
Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the President-Elect of Rotary International for 2021-22
Chairman and founder of the Skyline Group and director of Operation Eyesight International, he has led major service initiatives in India & South Asia including Constructing 500 homes for Tsunami survivors, Saving Little Hearts pediatric Heart Surgery Program, T-E-A-C-H holistic program on literacy, Eye Hospitals and so much more in the areas of Water, Sanitation, Literacy, Healthcare and the Environment.
Shekhar wrote "This film on Garry Davis. How remarkable it is. How often have these ideas resonated with so many of us. They would seem Utopian but here was a man who believed in his dreams and took it forward. Maybe he was far ahead of his times...but as John Lennon said in Imagine
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for...
January 20, 2021
Glen Martin is a leading figure in the creation of the The Constitution for the Federation of Earth! -- a document developed by successive world constituent assemblies in countries around the world -- with input from people around the world.
The World Constitution and Parliament Association helps coordinate a network of tens of thousands of people from 120 countries in the movement to create non-military, democratic world government under the Earth Constitution.
Glen is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Radford University and author of 7 books including Triumph of Civilization: Democracy, Nonviolence, and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth.
January 13, 2021
Our special guest is Ford Roosevelt, the grandson of Eleanor Roosevelt!, talking about his grandmother's historic role in bringing us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
and what it means for all living beings on the planet.
How can we move from universal recognition to universal compliance?
Ford is a teacher was recently President & CEO at Project GRAD Los Angeles.
December 16, 2020
Michael Walsh is a Global Citizenship (GC) Scholar & a GC Philosophy expert & advocate. Accordingly, every human being has inalienable global citizen rights to all human basic needs, education and healthcare. The GC Project will promote these rights and secure individual sovereignty.
Michael has 10 yrs of focused GC business model development to drive meaningful “Citizen-Member” engagement in the future GC Ecosystem-- with a privacy-designed core GC Citizen Network. globalcitizen.one
December 9, 2020
As co-founder of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace and Convener of Rotary World Peace Conferences, Rudy Westervelt has brought together an incredible array of top-thinkers about ways to build a more peaceful world.
With his wife Karyn, and her emphasis on youth, they brought together 100 speakers and facilitators working to develop solutions to major issues facing our world.
A former Rotary District Governor (5330), Rudy has played a key role in motivating Rotary to make Peace a major focus.
He is also President of Solutions for Peace Foundation, Inc.
Come get some Holiday Cheer!
December 2, 2020
Asha Asokan is an extraordinary Rotary Peace Fellow who got her start in peacebuilding in Sudan, where she first worked for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission as a contractor and then moved to South Sudan with the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP). With NP, she succeeded in stopping warring sides in South Sudan! See https://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/blog/south-sudan-news/387-the-small-girl-and-the-big-men.
She is currently working with Nonviolent Peaceforce in Minneapolis for the protection of civilians by improving their safety and security through Unarmed Civilian Protection approaches.
Previously, in her role as Child Protection Officer with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan, she advocated and negotiated directly with armed forces and groups to stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations in South Sudan. She also supported the Office of the UN Special Representative to the SG on Children and Armed Conflict (UNSRSG CAAC) in NY for the protection of children in armed conflict.
She is now co-chairing a Working Group on Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping, and Peacemaking with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), a global platform, based in DC. She is also serving on the Rotary Action Group for Peace Subcommittee on Nuclear Weapons Education.
November 25, 2020
Mike Caruso is currently serving as the District Rotary Peace Fellowships Sub-Committee Chair and Chair of District 5100 Peacebuilder Clubs Committee.
He was District Governor in District 5100 during the 2011-12 Rotary year and oversaw the birth of the Peacebuilder Clubs program in 2011.
He also served in the Peace Corps for 3 years working in Tuberculosis Control, primarily with the 16 aboriginal tribes in Malaysia.
Mike was director as well as treasurer for Oregon Common Cause, and served as chairperson of the state board of directors of Helping Hands Re-entry Outreach.
Mike has also participated in the Rotary Foundation's Major Matching Grant process and helped organize 10 hands-on projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newberg in Guatemala consisting of Dental, Medical, Water, Education, Electrical, Construction and Micro-Finance groups beginning in 2004 and continuing to this day.
He has also travelled in Rotary related work to Cyprus, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon in recent years identifying Peace-related humanitarian projects.
He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service as well as the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.
Learn about all things Rotary and what an impact it has made and can make for our future!
November 18, 2020
Barbara Gaughen-Muller is a peace scholar, advocate, activist, author and podcast host. She is internationally known for her peace work. As an inspirational speaker, her enthusiasm for peace is contagious!
She is President of the United Nations Association, Santa Barbara, Tri-Counties CA Chapter (www.unasb.org), President of The Rotary E-Club of World Peace (www.rotaryeclubofworldpeace.org, Co-CEO of Revolutionary Conversations, LLC. and is the co-author of the book
Revolutionary Conversations:The Tools You Need for the Success You Want.
She also hosts the Power of Peace ™ podcasts (www.revolutionaryconversations.net) and she interviewed 65 of the 100+ program speakers for the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016.
She continues the peace work of her late husband, Dr. Robert Muller, former UN Assistant Secretary General. Together, Robert and she co-created 7500 Ideas for a Better World,
shared daily. (www.goodmorningworld.org).
And she is the founder of the award-winning Gaughen Global Public Relations, celebrating its 25th year working for a better world.
Watch this podcast - you can't help but be uplifted!
Armistice Day November 11, 2020
Daniel 'Danny' Sjursen is a retired Major in the US Army, a graduate and history teacher at Westpoint and a combat veteran from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His wartime experiences and discoveries about the true history of the US military role in the world led him to do an intellectual and spiritual “About Face.”
He is now a regular contributor to antiwar.com, Truthdig, The Nation, Tom Dispatch,
The Huffington Post, and The Hill.
His work has also appeared in Harper’s, The LA Times, and Buzz Feed. His latest book "Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War" offers a new, more complex notion of patriotism. Danny co-hosts the progressive veterans’ podcast “Fortress on a Hill.” (Twitter @SkepticalVet).
He gives us new perspectives on these challenging times of political turmoil.
October 21, 2020
Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, chairs the nuclear nonproliferation task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
He serves as the Representative to the United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates and is himself a 2014 nominee.
He also works with Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, the Jane Goodall Institute and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
While many people are aware that climate change is leading toward ecocide -- few are talking about how perilously close we are to "nukacide."
Jonathan explained why the current policies plunge us closer than ever to the brink of nuclear war.
He also talked about the financial, moral and spiritual forces that an informed public can employ to turn it around and build human security - a safer world for all of us on planet Earth.
October 14, 2020
Bob Flax, Ph.D., Executive Director of Citizens for Global Solutions.
Since 1947, Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) and its predecessor have promoted global solutions in arms control, disarmament, law of the seas, preventing discrimination against women, and protecting the rights of children and so much more.
It’s also helped to create institutions such as the International Criminal Court.
Come hear about CGS's current work to :
Bring people directly into global governance through innovating a UN world parliament
Safeguard and strengthen human rights
Prevent nuclear war
End Genocide and protect vulnerable populations
Stop our devastating impact on the environment and Climate change which threaten our very survival
September 30, 2020
George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning speaks to us about the upcoming ChooseDemocracy.us training in nonviolent action to
protect the US election.
As a Swarthmore professor and winner of the Martin Luther King Peace Award, he developed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project, amassing lessons learned from leading over 1500 social change workshops on five continents.
Learn how you can help prevent illegal power grabs and authoritarianism. The training is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidates for election.
September 25, 2020
Special Event by the World Service Authority and Square Metre for Peace
A diverse group of musicians who share the values of peace-building and advocacy for global justice are coming together from around the world.
Artists: Juno Brown, Courtney Dowe, Tadros Brothers,
Deys Official, Sierra Noble, Dominik Haas
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Mayor Kevin Faulconer,
has proclaimed September 21st, 2020 as
“CITIZEN OF THE WORLD DAY” in the City of San Diego
See the proclamation HERE.
September 23, 2020
Robert Delaurentis -- who just flew his plane "Citizen of the World " from the South to the North Pole in a record-breaking expedition -- will talk about unleashing another kind of power - the power to go up! Up above the nations and colors that divide us into the power of world citizenship!
"When another plane on my route mysteriously crashed, when a cyclone raged ahead, when my fuel tank spewed fuel into the cockpit, when I was about to touch down in the epicenter of the coronavirus -- I felt the fear arise, but each time I reminded myself of our mission of global peace and that all impossibly big dreams have risks to be considered and dealt with, and then I flew.
Rather than running from challenges, when uncertainty and difficult times show up, we revisit our ideals and support each other through them. This is what we stand for. This is who we are. This is what we dream of for the world. We are all stronger together. As Citizens of the World for the World, we rededicate ourselves to our global community and our mission of
One Planet, One People, One Plane: Oneness for Humanity.”
September 16, 2020
David Hartsough is a Co-Founder of World BEYOND War, a global movement to end war - making it as illegal to kill people outside countries as it is inside! He has been Waging Peace since meeting Martin Luther King at age 15 - from civil-rights sit-ins to blocking nuclear weapons plants at LIvermore Laboratory. He's blocked trains carrying munitions to fuel Central American wars -- enforcing international law as laid out at Nuremberg. He's Waged Peace in some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on the planet -- including the Philippines, Iran, Kosovo and even the Soviet Union. Arthur met him in the early 60's when David, a fellow Quaker, led the San Francisco to Moscow peace march -- to end the cold war
before it ended all of us!
At a time when the US and the World are teetering on the bring of tyranny, ecocide and nuclear extinction, we'll talk to David about how we can inspire the frustrated and angry to gain real power by renouncing violence and waging peace!
David recommended these books: “From Dictatorship to Democracy”, “Waging Nonviolent Struggle”, “Global Security System: An Alternative to War” Also the film “A Force More Powerful” and these websites: ChooseDemocracy.us, WorldBeyondWar.org, Nonviolentpeaceforce.org, ThePoorPeoplesCampaign.org and Divestfromwarmachine.org
Buy his book "Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist"!
September 9th, 2020
Soushiant Zanganehpour developed one of the three winning proposals in the Global Challenges Foundation's 1.8 million dollar New Shape Prize to re-envision global governance for the 21st century!
His groundbreaking plan envisions global governance through bottom up deliberation. He is developing a new platform that enables organizations -- or the world -- to include as many voices as possible to make the best decisions to complex problems. His system boosts engagement and reduces bias with the help of collective intelligence.
Can this empower our ability to create workable solutions to pandemics and oppression, ecocide and nuclear annihilation?
August 26, 2020
Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey are original thinkers, filmmakers and social philosophers whose films, books, workshops and public appearances spread their visionary, optimistic message about the future of humanity.
Andrew was teaching mathematics and chemistry at a South African college while studying comparative religion when the realization hit him: the Australian Aborigines were speaking pure poetic quantum physics. Connie earned an honors degree in economics from UC Berkeley then delved deeply into the world of Native American knowledge.
Together they produced the film "IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What Do The Wise Ones Know?" and wrote the book "THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions For A New Paradigm". Connie and Andrew talk about how such a new paradigm, , a shift in consciousness, can save us from the seemingly overwhelming threats plunging us toward doomsday.and enable us to craft a world of peace, harmony and abundance.
August 19, 2020
Dr. Ira Helfand is Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He is also the founding partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize!
Please watch Ira's profound and chilling talk to the Rotary Peace Conference - https://youtu.be/9SVfEWaVssU
(starts 12 minutes in)
In this talk, we focus on solutions. The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 States in favour (with one vote against and one abstention). It will soon enter into force after being ratified by 50 of those nations. When that happens, how will it be enforced? How can we, the people, join in enforcing it? Come listen and bring your questions about how we can secure our future!
August 12, 2020
Dr. Richard Denton is an outstanding World citizen, Rotarian, nuclear war prevention expert, and associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
He has served as president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and Physicians for Global Survival.
Denton is the North American co-chair for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War -- the organization that was part of Arthur's 1983 film with Paul Newman called War without Winners.
August 5, 2020
We are thrilled that Dominik Haas, lead of the Jahcoustix band, contributed his World Citizen song, featuring Shaggy, to our film "The World is My Country" -- and to use for the theme music of our People-Powered Planet podcast! For a very special treat, Dominik performs the song live from his home in Germany!
For his full music video go to: https://youtu.be/DSlp-7Kkw2E
The podcast also features Randy Seol of Strawberry Alarm Clock, known for the chart-topping "Incense and Peppermint"! Impressed by getting to meet World Citizen #1 Garry Davis, he wrote a song about him especially for our movie! Listen to Randy Seol's World Citizen song here: https://youtu.be/c1HE0gzw_5E
We talked to both of them about World Citizenship and the power of music to help
July 29, 2020
Police Chief Donald Grady II, Ph.D has designed and implemented a new model of policing
both in the US and in some of the most challenging and battle-scarred cities in the world
from Congo and Kenya to Palestine and Kosovo.
As Regional Commander of the United Nations International Police Task Force in
Brcko, Bosnia-herzegovina he managed to do the impossible -
meld warring police forces into one cohesive community-serving peace force!
He was able to turn the police from being the most hated institution in Kosovo
to being the most highly rated and trusted!
His advice can now help US cities like Minneapolis
rebuild their police forces from the ground up as peace forces -
much like we saw in Camden where police marched with demonstrators!
July 22, 2020
Producer/Director/Writer/Journalist Arthur Kanegis gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming book "How to Save the World -- A Personal Memoir"
July 15, 2020 - Part 2
David Gallup's opening talk was so well received that participants asked for another session. One of our volunteers said he was "moved to tears"
to hear about WSA's hopeful work -- it made him feel like
he was part of creating "a world-wide SYNERGY
that will see our dreams
and our vision become a reality!"
David Gallup is president of The World Service Authority (WSA)
founded by Garry Davis.
July 8, 2020
Merle Lefkoff makes complexity science simple - and applies it to peace making! She is president of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy -- conducting breakthrough mediation for businesses, civil society, universities, governments --and even parties at war.
She is a social change entrepreneur whose practice is devoted to applying nonlinear complex systems thinking to whole system change.
July 1, 2020
Hazel Henderson is evolutionary economist, syndicated columnist and media producer. She is author of:
--Creating Alternative Futures: The End of Economics
--Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy
--Planetary Citizenship (co-author)
The current economy is propelling us on a path to extinction. Click on the replay and learn how we can create an alternative economy -- in time to save our species!
June 24, 2020 - PART 1
David Gallup is president of The World Service Authority (WSA) founded by Garry Davis.
He shows us their unique and pioneering work
and the power of the human rights instruments WSA has created.
World Passports, World ID's, World Birth Certificates and World Marriage Licenses.
They help thousands of stateless people and refugees
-- and enable all of us to claim our rights as citizens of the world!
Luminaries in our film - We'll invite them to ZOOM with us!
Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Jean Houston, Lavar Burton, Michael Beckwith, Mike Farrell, William Ury,
Rod Roddenberry, and other luminaries receive World Passports in the full theatrical version of our film.
For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonders that would be;
Till the war-drum throbb’d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl’d
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,
And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.
—Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Locksley Hall” (1837)
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