Kim Korona joins us on Connected Roots to share her experiences at HEART - Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers. HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. They offer in-school programs, teacher trainings, consulting, and a wide range of humane education resources for educators.
Listen to this episode to learn about all of HEART's resources, valuable advice for educators, heartwarming stories of humane education in action, and HEART's recent selection for the Excellence in Humane Education Award.
About our Guest:
Kim Korona, Senior Program Director at HEART, helps plan, manage and lead various program offerings for HEART. She teaches humane education programs for youth of all ages in various venues in school and out of school, assists with curriculum development, conducts teacher training workshops for traditional and non-traditional educators, and manages new volunteers. She also co-designed and taught HEART’s first ever summer camp program. Kim received her B.A. from Goddard College/Green Mountain College and M.Ed. from Cambridge College, in association with the Institute for Humane Education.
This episode of Connected Roots is made possible thanks to generous support from our donor, Judy Crumpton. When asked why she sponsors Connected Roots, Judy says episodes of HEC’s podcast provide an excellent tool in connecting like-minded people across the globe. We’re grateful for your support, Judy!
On episode 7, we welcome Elischia Fludd, Founder and Executive Director of EOTO World. EOTO World is a volunteer-driven e-organization that provides activist resources, peace-building education, and skill building sessions for global youth ages 18-35 who are interested in the international agendas to eradicate poverty and empower a culture of peace. EOTO World seeks to normalize quality of life inspired by a culture of peace, human rights, and economic sufficiency.
In this episode, you'll learn about the impact of EOTO World's global efforts, hear a great story about their empowering programs, and find out how you can get involved with the organization's exciting partnership in the UN SDG Action Campaign.
About our Guest:
Elischia Fludd is an activist, social entrepreneur, and freelance journalist who has used her passion for justice, human rights and transformation through education, policy and community organizing with diverse populations. Her focus on engaging intergenerational perspectives, social media strategies, primary prevention as well as the intersections of gender, violence, poverty and peace, continues to inform her work at the helm of EOTO World. Elischia holds a BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an MBA in Nonprofit Leadership from New England College.
It was a privilege to talk with Shilpa Jain, Executive Director of YES! This social-profit organization connects, inspires and collaborates with changemakers to join forces for thriving, just, and regenerative ways of life for all.
YES! helps young leaders to create deepened alignment between their core values, their lives, relationships, and social impact. Through events, Jams, a robust website, and a support network for young leaders from more than 65 nations, YES! is helping a generation to bring visionary leadership to the transformation of our world. Listen to our latest episode to learn more about this inspiring organization's history, transformative programs, and beneficial resources.
About our Guest:
Shilpa Jain is currently rooting herself in Oakland/Berkeley, CA, where she serves as the Executive Director of YES! Shilpa has researched and written numerous books and articles, and facilitated workshops and gatherings on topics including globalization, creative expressions, ecology, democratic living, innovative learning and unlearning. Shilpa has facilitated dozens of transformative leadership gatherings worldwide, working with hundreds of young leaders from over 80 countries. She was founding coordinator of the Global Youth Leadership Collaborative, a network of 15 Jam facilitators from 14 countries that has collectively produced dozens of international gatherings for young changemakers, and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to small-scale grassroots social change innovations worldwide.
On episode three, we welcome Kristina Hulvershorn, teacher, humane educator, and author of the recently released children’s book, Secret of the Troublemakers. Kristina is the Indianapolis Program Manager at HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), and the Director of Humane and Restorative Programs at Peace Learning Center.
Peace Learning Center educates, inspires and, empowers people to live peacefully. Their vision is to build a community of peace where respect is primary and justice is real. They work directly with schools, community nonprofits, businesses, juvenile correctional facilities, and faith groups to facilitate peace education sessions.
HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. HEART’s services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation. They are the only full- service provider of humane education in the New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland areas, and they offer our services at no cost to public schools and non-profit agencies.
It was our pleasure to spend some time with Kristina to learn more about her important work and discuss her new book. Listen to our episode to hear how Kristina is making a difference in our world, and how her book is redefining the term, "troublemaker."
Book Giveaway! We’re giving away a copy of Secret of the Troublemakers to one lucky reader. Enter to win up the three times by liking, sharing, or tagging a friend to our post about the giveaway on Facebook. The deadline to enter is July 19, 2018. Good luck!
About our Guest:
Kristina Hulvershorn is an author, teacher, humane educator, and restorative justice circle keeper. She has long been an activist and a person who aspires to be consistently kind, seeking to find how those two identities can coexist. Kristina works to create a just and sustainable world through humane education, restorative justice, and various projects. She lives with her husband and her 6 children (2 human, 3 canine, and 1 feline).
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