How Leaders Shape Company Culture

The term “culture” has become something of a buzzword in the world of business. Many corporations and large companies like to talk about how they have “strong” or “innovative” and “modern” cultures, but what does this mean, exactly? An organization’s culture, personally, is defined by how the people within this organization behave and interact with one another. This includes management, mid-level management, team leaders and the people at the very bottom of the organizational … [Read more...]

Are you an ‘activist’?

Activism is quite simply Taking Action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements. The activism industry consists of organizations and individuals engaged in activism. Activism is often done full-time, as part of an organization's core business. Many … [Read more...]

What is Enlightenment?, Immanuel Kant

What Is Enlightenment? Immanuel Kant Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," ... is therefore the motto of the enlightenment. Laziness … [Read more...]

Children the Importance of Volunteering

“Teaching Children the Importance of Volunteering: Nannies and Children”   As a primary caregiver, it is natural to want to raise a child who is focused on others and who has a sense of responsibility to society. Children, though, do not always naturally possess these traits, especially when living in a culture that caters to an “it’s all about me” ideology. Showing children how to be selfless versus simply telling them how to be selfless may be the key to unlocking the compassion within … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates China’s Art & Museum Ambitions

As China’s economy has risen, so has its appetite for art. As the New York Times reports, wealthy Chinese collectors are anxious to display their growing collections in a plethora of new museums, and also to preserve some of the nation’s most precious, ancient artworks that have long been abandoned. According to the Times, 390 new museums opened in China in 2011, and the acceleration continues. It seems that many are devoted to either very old or very new art, and the latter has been mostly … [Read more...]

Indigenous Peoples 2015 development agenda – Week 3

Warm Greetings to Indigenous Peoples, You are invited to join the 3rd and final week of dialogue with Indigenous Peoples addressing “Indigenous Peoples and inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda.” This final week, December 10th–14th will focus on the importance of culture as an integral component of sustainable development as well as Indigenous Peoples’ rights including Free Prior and Informed Consent. The discussion is taking place online here: … [Read more...]

A Doorway to Persia, narration by Peter Coyote and Ymani Simmons

A DOORWAY To PERSIA The Persian people are part of the Iranian peoples who speak the modern Persian language and closely akin Iranian dialects and languages. The origin of the ethnic Iranian/Persian peoples are traced to the Ancient Iranian peoples, who were part of the ancient Indo-Iranians. The synonymous usage of Iranian and Persian has persisted over the centuries although some modern Western sources use Iranic/Iranian as a wider term that includes the term Persian as well … [Read more...]

Celebrate TORONTO ~ Winterlicious Starts Today!

  Winterlicious, Toronto's favourite winter foodie celebration, turns 10 in 2012 and kicks off today! Explore the Culinary Events series, with 11 unique experiences celebrating diverse cuisine while educating and entertaining. Plus, 175 of Toronto's top restaurants serve up delicious three-course prix fixe menus at appetizing price points. The Celebrate Toronto eNewsletter profiles events produced by Toronto Special Events, a division of Economic, Development & … [Read more...]

NEPAL: Women in Chhuaupadi – ADELE BUTLER

Nepali Women and Girls Isolated During Menstruation On the Violence is Not Our Culture site, I read about a ritual practice in Nepal called Chhuaupadi pratha which can cause prolonged depression and even death among girls and women. “Chhau” means menstruation and “padi” – woman. It is a ritual which banishes girls and women during their menstruation. It is dangerous because it also isolates women during and after childbirth. These women are banished fro up to eleven days away from … [Read more...]

Guatemalan Government: Stop the killing of Women

Amnesty International is calling for the Guatemalan Government to act to stop the killing of women. According to official figures, 685 women were killed in 2010 alone in Guatemala amid a culture of impunity, a legacy of the 1960-96 internal armed conflict which led to hundreds of thousands human rights violations which remain unaccounted for. “Women in Guatemala are dying as a consequence of the State's failure to protect them," said Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: New Delhi in Rape Crisis

    The Women of New Dehli are in crisis;   and the Women of our World are Taking Action!     Imagine being raped because you are a working woman. Hard to believe but this is the nightmarish reality women in New Delhi face.    I first read about this on the Care2 Make a Difference site. The New York Times reported that a couple was accosted by five drunken young men from a nearby farming village accosted a couple last month. They beat the young man and gang-raped the … [Read more...]

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