HR!Day554 - Nonviolence: Our Bridge to the Future
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Encouraging indications of how we arrive at our natural birthright as a collaborative and cooperative species.
Martin Luther King said we do not really have a choice any more between violence and nonviolence; our only choice is between “nonviolence or nonexistence.” In this and other sessions of our summit we have looked at recent developments particularly in the form of new institutions that can chalk out a nonviolent future for humanity.
- Michael Nagler is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley and teaches in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program he founded on that campus in the 1970’s. In addition to teaching at Berkeley he frequently speaks for media and the general public on issues of peace and nonviolence and does presentations around the world for the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. Michael has written six books and contributes articles frequently to Tikkun, YES! magazine and many other progressive journals. He has consulted for the U.S. Institute of Peace and many organizations and projects dealing with nonviolence and world peace. Michael is the Founder/President of The Metta Center and Director of “The Third Harmony”.
- Tom Eddington is an author, Executive Coach and Business Advisor, and Executive Producer of “The Third Harmony”. He holds an M.S. in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. As a scholar of nonviolence and Conscious Leadership, he is passionate about bringing this work into the world which he does through his coaching and advisory work, film and media projects and Board positions. He is the Managing Director of Eddington Advisory Services.
- Dominic Barter collaborates in the design of dialogical social systems, nurturing sustainable, inclusive, adaptable responses to community needs. Beginning in the gang-controlled favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the mid-90s he has partnered with marginalized communities around the world to develop radical innovations in self-determination such as Restorative Circles - community-owned systems for dynamic engagement with conflict, Beta Space - education systems grounded in relational intelligence, Financial Coresponsibility - approaches to ongoing community well-being through dialogical resource distribution, and Empathic Support Systems - sources of connection designed to unblock creative action. A long time student and colleague of the late Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Dominic served as Board President of the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
- Sara Ellis Conant brings over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, consultant, and leadership coach. She is co-founder and CEO of a)plan coaching, an optimized, scalable, and tech-enabled virtual coaching service for changemakers. She and her team of a)plan coaches assist individuals and teams to make lasting improvements in the areas of productivity, innovation, diversity & belonging, talent retention, fulfillment, and more. Previously, Sara was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting specializing in training, facilitation, change management, communication, and organization design. She managed the launch of Deloitte's sustainability and corporate responsibility practice. Sara is co-founder of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs and also served on the board of RSF Social Finance for 10 years. Sara has an MBA and a BA in Sociology from Stanford University. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and 2 children, ages 14 and 11.
- Sat Santokh Singh Khalsa has been on the cutting edge of our collective evolution for over fifty years, as a social change activist and in the application of meditative consciousness to work strategically and effectively towards a world in which we live in harmony with one another and our environment. His workshops generate a profoundly magical and sacred space in which one’s heart is deeply touched. A former manager of the Grateful Dead, and founder of Creating Our Future, a social action/training organization for high school students. He has been leading Self Worth workshops all around the world so that we can heal our inner wounds and learn how to bring our whole beings to the work we wish to do. Learn more at ::https://www.satsantokh.com/::.
- 'Marilyn King' is a two-time Olympian in the grueling five event Pentathlon. Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. An automobile accident in 1979 rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team. Using only mental training techniques for seven months, she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games. This extraordinary experience led to a 38 year career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance. Marilyn’s participation in an international, five-year think tank on the role of business in the 21st Century led to a career that includes conducting programs for senior executives with global responsibilities at Fortune 500 companies. Her commitment to youth and peace resulted in presentations at over 200 national and international education conferences with academicians and researchers who are designing the schools of the future. Her most pioneering work, a joint Russian-American venture called “The Peace Team” prompted two invitations to speak at the United Nations.
- Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace, a global community at the intersection of technology, volunteerism and gift-economy. Most recently, ServiceSpace's pandemic response has showcased the unique beauty of its global ecosystem. Nipun has catalyzed a global social movement of community builders grounded in their localities and rooted in practices for cultivating love, nonviolence, selfless service, and compassion. The ecosystem has reached millions, attracted thousands of volunteers, and mushroomed into numerous community-based service projects as well as inspiring content portals. ServiceSpace harnesses the collective power of networks and our deeper interconnectedness to create a distributed social movement founded on small, local individual acts of kindness, generosity and service that ignite shifts in individual and collective consciousness. Nipun was honored as an "unsung hero of compassion" by the Dalai Lama, not long before former U.S. President Obama appointed him to a council for addressing poverty and inequality in the US. Yet the core of what strikes anyone who meets him is the way his life is an attempt to bring smiles in the world and silence in his heart: "I want to live simply, love purely, and give fearlessly. That's me."
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