Added by Jack Pearpoint on March 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Janine Shepherd was an Australian Olympic bike racer - hit by a van - and had to rebuild her life. She did - she has. Brilliant reframing of the opportunities of a life well lived.
Added by Jack Pearpoint on February 9, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments
The struggle for fundamental human rights continues.
An excellent overview from Al-Jazeera
Chief Theresa Spence began her hunger strike on Dec. 11. She is offering leadership to all of us to stand up for fundamental justice for all - and all means all - us included. The Idle No More movement is now global as concerned citizens everywhere are standing up as in 'occupy' 'Arab Spring', 'Maple Spring' - and now Idle No More. Join us however you can. It is a new beginning for 2013 - as we ally with others to create the future we want!…
Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 3, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
As we approach a new year, a new era, I have been watching a remarkable DVD - Tracks Across the Sand, directed by Hugh Brody - a Canadian who was a powerful quiet innovator during the Mackenzie Valley Pipelines (70's) and throughout the Arctic in Canada. It tracks the grotesque exclusion of the Sans people of the Southern Kalahari in South Africa. They were declared non-people; expelled; their language was pronounced extinct, and then in the 90's, a family/clan emerged and began a…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 26, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments
John O'Brien posted in The Art of Social Change
John O'Brien 1:56pm Dec 15
Not quite the current practice of Citizen Advocacy, but a story of real and lasting relationship.
Patti Morris Essay: Befriending Sherri (Hr. 3) | The Sunday…
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 15, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
In Paraguay, where for many, life is genuinely difficult, a few people with a vision, and the capacity to think well out of the box, decided to create music - harmony - and a future for their youth - literally from the dump. It's a short powerful story of enormous possibility. And if they can do it.. why not you, me - us.
It's 11 minutes you will not regret your investment!Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 12, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
An excellent short piece by some Ontario advocates pointing out the layers of struggle for families to just get along and have a life.. More work to do...
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This past summer, I was spending time with my friend Stephanie in Uptown Waterloo. We were wandering around the park and walking about town when we heard some upbeat music and the sounds of people having fun. We followed the sound of excitement until we reached Waterloo Town Square. There we found a diverse group of people laughing, smiling and moving all around. We were not sure what they were up to - but we saw big blue balls, smiling faces, and heard the sounds of laughter. It was…Continue
Added by Becki Pauls on November 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Adam Kahane - brilliant talk (17 minutes) on the simplicity and complexity of actually creating change. Well worth your time.
Added by Jack Pearpoint on November 13, 2012 at 10:10pm — No Comments
Added by Jack Pearpoint on November 2, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Nov. 12-14 - in Toronto - PATH & MAPS - Person Centered Ways to Build Community
Three days of extraordinary shared learning - in downtown Toronto - with Lynda Kahn & Jack Pearpoint
Teams welcome - and because we believe in inclusion and diversity - no reasonable offer will be refused.
Call or e-mail - us - or email@example.com for information.
The url for the flier is attached.…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on October 10, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments
Skeptics Be Gone
By Reprinted from "The Citizen Advocate," JanuarSkeptics%20Be%20Gone.docy/February 1998
There are many different stories that come from this idea and work we call citizen…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on October 9, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments
“I never had any knowledge of the citizen advocacy program prior to this, so naturally when a man named
Mr.Tom Kohler contacted me by phone, I was set back to some…
Added by Jack Pearpoint on October 9, 2012 at 6:52pm — No Comments
I speak from both a professional and a person perspective about education and students with varying abilities. As a professional, I have worked with students with varying abilities for over 50 years, first in segregated schools and then in developing inclusive education. I have…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on October 3, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
Emily Titon is a a remarkable talented and relentless advocate for Justice. The link below takes you to a posting with Huffington Post - and a video interview including Emily, ,Greg Miller and Fredda Brown -
Be sure to check the links below - particularly the GRAPHIC VIDEO: tape of Teen being Shocked.. hard to watch but impossible to refute.
then sign the petition.…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 12, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
Gary Bunch has written a short and powerful 'op ed' type of article on bullying. It's worth a read. Please use it.
THE MOST BULLIED OF ALL
As the start of school approaches, some students look forward to it even less than does…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My beloved father passed on in June. An article about his life was recently written in a Toronto newspaper. Through it, my dad continues to teach people what community is all about.
Check it out at
Added by Susan Beayni on August 29, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
DANCE IN THE SHADOW
The continuing story of Rebecca Beayni
Film now available
Order now at…Continue
Added by Susan Beayni on August 21, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
If you are interested in creating positive possible futures, you might want to listen in to two videos that were created at the Toronto Summer Institute 2012 - one entitled "Vogt - 51 People", and a second entitled Star Fire Stories. Both are on this site - and available on youtube.
Vogt - 51 People …Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments