I have a BA in Philosophy with an emphasis on Peace & Justice studies from St. Peter's Jesuit College
in Jersey City, New Jersey.
I was trained in school mediation, family and community conflict resolution, and nonviolent activism.
I also studied w/the Quakers at the Fellowship of Reconciliation and other religious
and non religious groups.
I am now dedicating time to the study of "forgiveness" and how it may be applied as an intervention where healing is needed after a betrayal.
The Children's Peace and Justice Program promotes love and respect for the poor, modest income, working class, middle class and rich persons, Asian, African Americans, White, Indigenous and Biracial persons, persons of different ethnicity and nationalities (including Hispanics, Latina, Latinos y Lantix), religious and nonreligious persons, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, educated and uneducated, the unborn persons, disabled persons and persons who may find themselves the target of discrimination, racism, bigotry, bias, hate and violence. Report all crimes and abuses to the police and file complaints at the organizations and/or workplaces where an incident has taken place.
We are members of several groups and always an individual with full personhood and potentiality.
To learn about the protection of animals and children and the teachings of "Peace" to children, read the history of The American Humane Society, an organization that began to protect all children regardless of race, age, gender etc from abuse in neglect when no one else did.
PEACE & LOVE make the world go round!
THE FIVE PEACE AND JUSTICE THEMES
Learn to affirm yourself and demonstrate gratefulness and love for yourself and others. I often ask children and adults to share what they are grateful for. These are some of their responses:
My wealth, my home, food, GOD, shelter, a free education, water, social services, dentist, doctors, friends, books, pencils, paper, a car, a phone, a computer, parents, teachers, libraries, kindness, peace, just laws, a protective government, work, money, My Faith, my family, good health, my pets, flowers, pretty things to look at, art, music, a place to sleep, a floor, a roof, grandparents, living in the USA, my church, clean air, healthcare, Israel, colors, flowers, trees, America, and so much more.
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
Learn how to express yourself through assertive nonviolent communication.
3. CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Gain a better understanding of the underlying reasons of conflict .
Learn negotiation skills to resolve most conflicts.
Learn to recognize safe places, people and things.
Learn to protect and defend yourself from bullying, narcissistic abuse and other forms of violence.
Training to intervene on your own behalf and to help someone who is being harmed.
We are grateful to all the brave people who protect and defend us and especially parents who defend their children.
Learn about loving behavior and listen to "Reconciliation" by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2022 Audio Buddha
To promote love, forgiveness and reconciliation when possible, read Forgiveness and Collective Guilt Assignment to Historical Perpetrator Groups Depend on Level of Social Category Inclusiveness by Michael Wohl & Nyla Branscombe Empowerment training is available.
To be empowered is to recognize when you are being set up to react in self defense. Some conflicts that disempower you are set up by narcissists and criminals to hurt and provoke you. These conflicts are unresolvable and are categorized as "abuse." and/or a "crime and may lead to legal problems for you.
If you were targeted by an abuser or abusers, in the street, in your family, at work, in church, in school, in your community, on the bus, renting a street bike, walking your dog, at the supermarket, and other places, who want to get you in trouble, to suffer the loss of your reputation, loss of income, loss of a job, to be arrested, and other traumatic interferences in your life,
you were set up to react in self defense to make the real abuser look good and the "victim".
Learn about "reactive abuse" and how to avoid it!
WALK AWAY AND CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY!
Listen to Dr. Les Carter, How Narcissists Set You Up For 'Reactive Abuse' ask for more information
at 201-320-9907 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to cooperate with safe people. You can not cooperate with evil.
5. CULTURAL APPRECIATION
WE each have a historical trauma story and need to heal from the past. Healing includes telling your community, family and personal stories, engaging in the process of grief,
forgiveness and possible reconciliation.
We do this by adults demonstrating courage, sharing our experiences and our trauma stories to other adults who will listen non-defensively. We can embrace each other and show children we can move beyond our pain and loss and spare our children.
We also do this by bringing our children and young people together to share our food, our art, our books, our holidays, our customs, our traditional clothing, our dances, our songs, our stories, our way of life, our traditions, values and beliefs, our religions, and our lives. We validate and acknowledge one another and promote personhood for each and every one of us, including ALL unborn human babies from around the world with immeasurable potential!
Cultural depreciation (Narcissism, antisocial and/or hateful belief system) or appropriation destroys, shames, devalues, discards,
ridicules, degrades, and steals from others.
When we dare to let go of control and share our language, art, music, traditions,
literature, food, stories, religion, etc,
We are promoting trust, self-respect and self-protection.
Cultural borrowing and transmission are the most powerful weapons against narcissism, racism, hate,
forced cultural assimilation,
totalitarianism and the extinction of cultures (erasing).
The borrowing and transmission of elements of cultures are not in itself problematic.
The cultural borrowing and transmission of ideas have been going on since the beginning of time. The borrowing and transmission of our ideas, traditions, and creative works is what makes a multicultural world society a wonderful reality and supports our existence.
The process of borrowing and transmitting connects us and helps us survive and reach our human potential.
If you borrow and transmit ideas from another culture, not your own, by creating art, music or using ideas of other cultures,
Do it in a positive and enhancing way,
contribute financially (give credit, donate and consider royalties),
acknowledge their origins and engage with others who are beautifully different than you are.
I donate 10% to children when I sell my beautiful and calming dream catchers.
Sharing is caring and an expression
of love for our differences!
Let's share our truth, cultures, and our love.
Forgiveness and Collective Guilt Assignment to Historical Perpetrator Groups Depend on Level of Social Category Inclusiveness
by Michael Wohl & Nyla Branscombe
Learn more about the violence perpetrated by Fascism, Socialism and Communism around the world
Real cultural competency reduces suffering and is compassionate, promotes respect, dignity, civility, love, forgiveness and reconciliation when possible.
Learn about loving behavior and listen to "Reconciliation" by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2022 Audio Buddha;
also listen to "Transforming Suffering" by Thich Nhat Hanh
Watch the Oscar Winning Movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, a story about fighting evil/nihilism, the belief that life is meaningless, and the belief promulgated by fascists, socialists and communists.