A Song for the Day and Hope in the Overwhelming Darkness, March 4, 2022.
Here is a song for the day; thank you Marvin Gaye, and each of these musicians. https://lnkd.in/e5gtidrx
The other day I had breakfast with my dear friend Teddie, and we talked about hope. We both said that we still feel hope: not a blind hope for immediate, magical relief for all of the darkness and pain in our world, but a sense that, until all is truly lost, we do have the ability as humans to come together in caring and love. Read more
Focus, February 2022.
There is so much going on in our world today that it can be difficult to keep track of it all, and to differentiate fact from opinion. Here is something I suggest we cannot afford to lose track of in all of the current noise:
“The Republican Party on Friday (February 4, 2022) declared the January 6,2021 attack on the Capitol and events that led to it 'legitimate political discourse.'” (New York Times, February 4, 2022). Read more
Disaster Recovery: St. Paul, MN, October 2021. Read more
There's So Much We Can Accomplish When We Put Our Minds To It, Together, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Letters to the Editor, March 24, 2021.
Which Side Are You On?, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Letters to the Editor, Jan. 14, 2021.
"Which Side Are You On?" is the title and refrain of a song written in 1931 by Florence Reece, whose family was attacked and terrorized by the local Kentucky sheriff and his allies for the "crime" of her husband being a miner's union organizer. Which Side Are You On?
For the past four, terrible years, Donald Trump has been our president. He has said and done terrible things, but always could fall back on the illusion of plausible (implausible) deniability. People of good will and conscience could find a way to stand behind him and brush off the poison that was obvious to so many. No more. Read more
Building Authentic Partnerships to Reduce Sex Trafficking and Heal and Rebuild Lives, Families, and Communities, published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, tells the story of the multiple partnerships that led to the creation of Men Breaking Free and the powerful impacts this unique approach has realized in the lives of everyone involved.
A Public Health Approach to Preventing
Workplace Sexual Harassment:
We are at a critical stage in better understanding, effectively addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and greater community. Donald Gault with Building Peaceful Community has developed a Public Health approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment, offering a vision, tools and new opportunities for successful prevention, with the goal of positive change toward healthier, more respectful work environments and experiences for all of us, now. Read the article.
Beauty, Kindness and Hope — From the Mouths (and Hearts) of Boys. Work with the Minnesota Boychoir, Thanksgiving 2018.
Op Ed publication: Castile tragedy offers an opportunity for healing, Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2016
Baseball story from a lifelong Cubs fan: Preventing Family Violence and Promoting Healthy Relationships with Major League Baseball
How to teach your kids to be 'little ambassadors' of kindness, Star Tribune, Nov. 2, 2017
Reflection: Working Toward Peaceful Healthy Communities, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2016
Holding Perpetrators Accountable, a reflection
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