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 pleasure to speak with Diane Rose-Solomon, founder of Pets People Planet Connection and author of several humane education books. Using her books as a tool, Diane helps educators and parents teach children about compassion, responsibility, and kindness. Diane's vision is to connect people, animals, and community all over the world to foster a Pets People Planet Connection.
Listen to this week's episode of Connected Roots to learn more about Diane's inspiring work in humane education, including the many education resources available through her Team Kindness program.
Book Giveaway! We're giving away a copy of all three of Diane's books to one lucky reader. Enter to win up to three times on Facebook: LIKE the Humane Education Coalition, LIKE Pets People Planet Connection, and SHARE our post about the giveaway. The deadline to enter is August 31, 2018. Good luck!
About our Guest:
Diane Rose-Solomon is a Certified Humane Education Specialist, and the author of award-winning children books, JJ the American Street Dog and How He Came to Live in Our House, and the sequel, JJ Goes to Puppy Class. Her latest award-winning non-fiction book, What to Expect When Adopting a Dog, is a guide to successful dog adoption for every family. Diane also founded Team Kindness, a program where children, families, and teachers can learn about and engage in kind, and humane educational activities. Purchase Diane's books here.
On episode five, we welcome Nicole Forsyth, President and CEO of RedRover. The mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education. Using innovative solutions to prevent animal cruelty and neglect, RedRover is educating youth and building a more compassionate future through the power of empathy, resilience, and the human-animal bond.
In this episode, you'll learn about RedRover Readers, the new Empathy App, and the recent addition of Kind News Magazine to RedRover's remarkable collection of programs and resources.
About our Guest:
As the President and CEO of RedRover, Nicole keeps the organization vigilant for ways to improve the lives of animals far into the future. She holds Master’s degrees in Communication and Animal Biology, with a welfare focus, and a Bachelor’s degree in English and Education.
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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