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Lightning in a Box! Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

Lightning in a Box!  Partner Spotlight: “Red Lightning” brings Solar to Standing Rock

This past Thanksgiving, Empowerment WORKS’ Founder joined the Red Lightning team in the ongoing protection of indigenous lands from the North Dakota Access Pipeline. While there she was blessed to capture a few extraordinary interviews for a special Pulse of the Movement webcast episode Voices from Standing Rock, recommended for a first hand feel of the below… Red Lightning is an award winning Burning Man Camp that creates a sacred space for the regeneration for the self, community and planet. In …

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Telltale from Zimbabwe

Telltale from Zimbabwe

Reflections on the Road in Zimbabwe on the way to Nepal… By Melanie St.James, edited by Melody Joy The Looming Inequality Arrived in South Africa in time for a marvelous New Year’s Eve dinner with mentor Scholastica Kimaryo (left) and Ms. Thoko Majokweni, new collaborator, friend, and Advocate. It’s my pleasure to introduce you all to soft spoken powerhouse, Thoko (right). She’s a forerunner in her design, development, and implementation of, to quote the UN, …

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Exploring Human Security with Stephanie Chenault

Exploring Human Security with Stephanie Chenault

Guest writer Stephanie Chenault has been a frequent contributor to several Syrian Refugee Councils and routinely participates in DC-based political and religious think tank meetings and discussions on security, persecution, and global terrorism.   She joined Empowerment WORKS (EW) Board of Directors this fall.  One of her main areas of expertise and focus is on national security.   Here are her thoughts on the state of human security, the biggest threats and where they are …

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Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

Standing Rock, Oil Politics, and the Spanish Civil War

By Melanie St.James; Edited by Melody Joy Coming to grips with my white privilege, ignorance and by default colonial world view, as well as my respect and honor for the Indigenous Water Protectors of Standing Rock, I’m totally motivated now.  I’m determined to increase my empathy, understanding and intend to do more, a lot more,  than walk a mile in Lakota moccasins. Step one, watching ‘Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States’ documentary film. …

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Lessons from Rio & The Global Summit V Report

YES, we did it!  And it was amazing. Report links are below, but first, a few Lessons: Against conventional wisdom, 9 months before the Summit date – prime time to secure supporting partners, featured voices, and a venue – I went offline for two months in Peru, lived in a tent and volunteered for the Paititi Institute‘s cultural and ecological center (a mission aligned EW fiscally sponsored initiative). WHY?  Because the procedure of immersing in a new culture and language during the unknown …

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The Global Summit V Follow Up Report

The Global Summit V Follow Up Report

Can we create a more selfless world? Yes! Partake in this idea! Rio de Janeiro hosts Global Innovation Forum by Maíra Teixeira da Silva After the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro hosted an international event intended to move people to build a new age of sustainable and socially impactful businesses. The Global Summit – V Fórum de Inovação Social was a gathering of people that see co-creation as the best …

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UNDP Rio+ Center & Rio Young Journalists have last word in The Global Summit 5th biennial social innovation & sustainability forum

UNDP Rio+ Center & Rio Young Journalists have last word in The Global Summit 5th biennial social innovation & sustainability forum

MEDIA ALERT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: POST SUMMIT PRESS CONFERENCE & OUTCOMES PRESENTATIONS WHO: Invited press/ journalists, Impact investors, Philanthropists, Hackathon leaders, 8 young journalists working with UNDP WHAT: Outcomes from 3 day social innovation forum and follow up 1PIE Hackathon WHEN: Tuesday the 30th of August from 3-4:30PM WHERE: Museu de Ciências da Terra Av. Pasteur, 404 Urca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ CEP 22290-255 (main summit venue/ upstairs ballroom). Contact:  Melanie St.James, Producer, Phone: +55 …

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O 5º The Global Summit bienal se reúne logo em seguida aos jogos olímpicos do Rio

O 5º The Global Summit bienal se reúne logo em seguida aos jogos olímpicos do Rio

COMUNICADO À IMPRENSA – :: 13 AGO, 2016     Melanie St. James, Produtora Executiva, The Global Summit EMAIL: msj@theglobalsummit.org Telefone: + 55 (21) 9-6936-3915 www.theglobalsummit.org   MANCHETES: O 5º The Global Summit, evento bienal, se reúne logo após aos Jogos Olímpicos do Rio   Em agosto, ao apagar da pira olímpica no Rio, o The Global Summit vai acender sua chama no seu 5º Fórum Ambiental, Social e Econômico.   SUMÁRIO: Após anos de problemas da …

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The Global Summit 5th biennial convenes on the heels of the Olympics in Rio

The Global Summit 5th biennial convenes on the heels of the Olympics in Rio

PRESS RELEASE :: July 15, 2016 Melanie St. James, Executive Producer EMAIL: msj@theglobalsummit.org Phone: + 55 (21) 9-6936-3915 www.theglobalsummit.org   This August as the Olympic torch dims, The Global Summit will light up it next transformational conversation on the front lines of social change.   After years of Rio’s local issues being side-lined by mega events, ‘THE GLOBAL SUMMIT V: Empowering Humanity through Transparency’, will illuminate solutions around everything from climate change to expanding equal access to …

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Opportunity Nepal: Rebuilding from the ground up

Opportunity Nepal: Rebuilding from the ground up

Over the past year, Nepal national, and Empowerment WORKS’ regional director, Bandita Thapa led disaster relief and locally-led resilience with communities devastated by Nepal’s 2015 earthquake (original campaign here). Now, with a focus on resiliency, Bandita and team work to unite a diverse network of local partners to launch ‘Catalyst Action Training (CAT)’, a new 7SS train-the-trainer program – Spring 2017! On 25 April 2015 a devastating earthquake left nearly 9,000 dead and more than twice as many severely …

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