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Hope Story Circle #19 - August 1, 2020

Hope Story Circle #19 - August 1, 2020

August 1, 2020
Kathy Kidd, formerly on staff with the Peace Alliance and a long-time friend, joined us to share her heartfelt and deep story of her personal history of how racism and anti-racism has shaped her journey. Her questions: What was I born into that determined who I would become? What events in my life contributed to who I am? What are the many layers to who I am? What has held me back in life? What does being held back cost me personally? Cost us collectively? What is my purpose and how has my purpose unfolded? Where do I find my hope in today’s world? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!
Hope Story Circle #18 - July 25, 2020

Hope Story Circle #18 - July 25, 2020

July 26, 2020
Catherine DeMonte, catherinedemonte.com, psychotherapist and author of Beep! Beep! Get Out of My Way, Seven Tools for Living Your Unstoppable Life was our guest. The book was an outcome of her Abundance Circles, where people work together over eight sessions to unblock and achieve their desires. Her story was about living a story from her birth feeling as an unwelcome guest, and the path she took to release it. What stories can we birth at this time? What can we embrace, or let go of? How can we welcome the stories that are bubbling up? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!
 
 
Hope Story Circle #17 - July 18, 2020

Hope Story Circle #17 - July 18, 2020

July 19, 2020
Jill McManigal, founder and CEO of Kids for Peace - kidsforpeaceglobal.org -- is our special guest! She shared about the beginnings, vision, broad reach and success of Kids for Peace, sharing the Peace Pledge that was defined by the kids. She also shared about experiencing a difficult conversation with one of the parents just recently, and how by finding common ground, being open-hearted and curious, they were both able to learn and grow. In the break-outs, we explored: how are we all approaching challenging conversations? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!
Hope Story Circle #16 - July 11, 2020

Hope Story Circle #16 - July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020

Our special guest is Kendra Mon, who talked of leaving legacies and living legacies. Her parents shaped and molded her passion to advocate for a Department of Peacebuilding, and this day is the 19th anniversary of the bill being introduced to Congress. Her moms, Phyllis Lyn and Del Martin were activists for the Lesbian community, authoring the book, Lesbian Woman. The documentary about them and their work, No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, is available free on Amazon Prime and for rent on Vimeo. Kendra read from the book, in part, “…The Great Society can only be great as they know, appreciate, love, understand and express their diversity and individuality. No longer is toleration acceptable. The Lesbians, along with all oppressed people, want freedom — and we want it now!” Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!

Hope Story Circle #15 - June 27, 2020

Hope Story Circle #15 - June 27, 2020

June 28, 2020
Jelena Popovic began by reading a poem written by Dan Kahn, the Peace Alliance’s National Field Director, and our guest this week. “This revolution has compassion…” Dan shared his emerging stories, and Liz Gannon Graydon encouraged everyone to think about plot twists in the break-out sessions. What are the plot twists in our lives, being brought on by all of the unexpected events and uncertain times we are living in? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!
Hope Story Circle #14 - June 20, 2020

Hope Story Circle #14 - June 20, 2020

June 20, 2020

Liz Gannon Graydon opened with a reading, and then Jelena Popovic shared her own story, and invited everyone to consider a question she is asked often, when people are curious about her accent: are you a US citizen? What does this question mean? In the break-outs, people were invited to the inquiry of whether they have one foot in the boat — one foot in the past and one in the present. What’s keeping us from being in the present, and being here? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!

June 2020 National Monthly Action Call

June 2020 National Monthly Action Call

June 16, 2020

How can Peacebuilding Promote Racial Justice?
And how can YOU help it Happen?
Find out on The Peace Alliance Monthly Call!

 

Tuesday, March 9th, 2020

Heart Phoenix was one of the Peace Alliance's original founders, in 2004. She and Jeffrey Weisberg served on our board for years, and went on to found the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding (RPCP). RPCP is now a groundbreaking international pioneer in training and facilitation of restorative justice, social-emotional learning, police-youth dialogues, and other skills and modalities so fundamental to transform our culture towards peace!!

Hope Story Circle #13 - June 13, 2020

Hope Story Circle #13 - June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

Wendy Greene, former Managing Director of the Peace Alliance, joined as our guest. She shared a very personal story of her own family history and her evolution in understanding the impacts on her life, and of her experiences in Ghana when studying to become a Certified Peace Practitioner with Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith at the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles — and tied them both to what is happening in our country today, and how she is feeling called to respond. The invitation in the small group discussions was to explore what parts of your own personal biography that feel really alive right now, and that seem to give you an entree into the story we’re living in this moment. Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!

 

Hope Story Circle #12 - June 6, 2020

Hope Story Circle #12 - June 6, 2020

June 8, 2020

Dave Trachtenberg was our guest, and he led the group on a journey, inviting people to recall a time that was especially difficult, and what they did to come through it. The resilience we have all experienced is needed at this time. The support each one of us can give to one another is needed at this time. The small group break-outs resulted in connections that were especially deep. Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!

Hope Story Circle #11 - May 30, 2020

Hope Story Circle #11 - May 30, 2020

May 31, 2020

Our special guest today was Eileen Edwards, once a college roommate of our own Liz Gannon Graydon and now a minister in Canada. She took time to ground everyone deeply, and suggested that the world will be a better place if we eat together, pray together and hold one another’s children. Again, we had participants from all over the world — Haifa, Kamaroon, Canada — and the U.S. including Minneapolis where the events of this week have been especially difficult. The connections that people feel in the small groups are consistently rich and deep. Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at the next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!