Monday, December 28, 2009

Fellowship - advancing Genocide Awareness and Political Participation

In the past few months I (Marty) made application to work directly with the Genocide Inervention Network - and am wonderfully delighted that my specific application has resulted in me being named as one of 20 Carl Wilkens Fellows for 2010!

I have *no* doubt that I will be a stronger leader intervening and educating about issues of Genocided as a result of work with GI-Net! And I anticipate continued colloboration with GI-Net in our extended efforts towards eupan in the Oklahoma City area - and to any and all interested partnerships! I view this opportunity as something that is unique to me, but *for* all of us already involved in the efforts of the Eupan Global Initiative!

On a personal note, while there are several issues of this fellowship that I am enthusiastic about - I am particularly excited to be trained in training toward social change at a more direct political level, particularly discerning some of the "ins-and-outs" of working with federal policy/legislature during training in Washington D.C. (Oh, and I get to spend some time with a few former students while in the D.C. area, too! What a delight to have extended friendships with so many wonderful students from over the years! Perhaps friendships with former students are as much a reflection of "the good for the all" as any other personal issue in my life! Thanks to you all!)

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Archbishop Tutu on COP 15

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held right now in Copenhagen. Leaders from across the world are meeting to discuss climate change. Undoubtedly, there are at least some people from all the Earth's nations have some sort of hope or dream attached to this conference, whether that would be for the conference to debunk the myth of climate change or to provide a foundation to building a more sustainable world.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu shared some words that I think bear repetition and reflection:



What do you think? How do you respond to this "call" from Tutu? Desmund Tutu invites the world to think about making peace with the planet. How do you respond to the idea of global citizenship? Comment below and tell us what you think.

Toward eupan.

~ stephen vandervort

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What if ?

The following image appeared in the USA Today, December 7th, 2009 - by Joel Pett.

What if ?




What if a more friendly, favorable, kind, gracious, compassionate, beneficient, stable, structured, harmonious world *is* available? Isn't it worth trying?

Toward eupan.

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks Especially !

Thanks *especially* to Stephen Vandervort for many things he does in helping lead and direct those of us involved in eupan!

Stephen is pictured here, beside me, at our Public Screening of Pray The Devil Back to Hall.



Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.