Unleash Peace Entrepreneurs

idea by marie.mainil
Unleash Peace Entrepreneurs




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Overview of Idea


There are a lot of amazing young peacemakers in my community. They want skills that will empower them to create and find jobs which will integrate their peacebuilding. $2500 will sponsor a peace entrepreneur workshop, which will cover leadership and a range of other relevant skills.

The Specifics: What will the $2,500 fund?

$2500 would cover the organizational, logistical, and trainer fees for a weekend day of empowerment!
Organizational fees: $500
Logistical fees: $500
Trainer fees: $1500
The workshop would provide state of the art policy, organizing, social business, negotiation, and networking skills to 500 local young peacemakers by the end of 2012.
The workshop would be held locally, partly in our junkyard transformed into peace garden, and would be recorded online for additional reach.
The goal of the workshop would be to empower our local young peacemakers to create a local economy focused on direct, positive social impact as well as long-term, socially conscious profits that will benefit the life of our community.

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Thank you: each and EVERY one ... : who's making an effort to create a peaceful World !

Linda Ohlson Graham
CO Dept. of Peace Poet Laureate




CO District 2 co-ordinator: Mar. 2008-Mar. 2010:
Campaign to establish a US Dept. of Peace
co-director: The (JMW) Turner Museum Denver, CO 1984-1996

by lograham1
over 3 years ago | Reply

Teaching Peace. What a revolutionary concept. We can learn cooperation from our children. Perhaps we can find common ground and grow real and successful inclusive communities.

by maryann.bradshaw.3
over 3 years ago | Reply

Total Disarmament in 50 years
Petition to the UN is signed here:
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If the first address is not accessible

by leo.semashko
over 3 years ago | Reply

Rather than a 1 day workshop with a trainer whose fee is $1,500 I would like to suggest a 2 month longer term project where the kids are mentored and inspired not just by one instructor but by a team. of locally recruited skilled educators for 2 hours per week for a total of eight sessions. . IF teachers get $100 per classroom hour at 8 hours per month for two months there is a greater opportunity to have lasting influence and mentoring.

by PeaceBeginsWithMeand WithinMe
over 3 years ago | Reply

Hello! Educators are local and kids have mentorship opportunities beyond the workshop. We will take your consideration into account in terms of the timing. Thanks

by marie.mainil
over 3 years ago | Reply

great skill to be buildinfg

by robertbaskin
over 3 years ago | Reply

Moving forward in this early stage of the 21st century, the looming clouds of war can be dislodged by new scientific and innovative ideas, the theory of which should be presented by most competent, authentic and universally endorsed promoters of peace. It can be assumed that the ultimate cause of wars is boiling in the supremacy-centric minds, whereas, this tendency can be ably countered and doused by the spiritual and peace-centric minds, if everyone comes forward collectively and wholeheartedly by supporting the Unleash Peace Entrepreneurs to promoting peace to its fullest extent. Once it takes a shape, iit can be democratically legislated and made enforceable by the UN, not only to dispel the war threats but to avert wars and loss of human lives.
Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, Litt.D
International Poet-Review Writer
Universal Peace Ambassador
Hyderabad, AP, INDIA

by Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, Litt.D
over 3 years ago | Reply

Our history is continuing to be written by people of vision and substance. As we move forward in this early stage of the 21st century it is paramount that we bring forward new innovative ideas that stimulate the imagination. In the equation at the center of our future must be the humanitarian ideal of a peaceful world that works for the betterment of mankind. The wars and violence of the past are old news of a past generation that is starving for peaceful means of dealing with the issues that persist on our planet. The world is ready for a mindset centered on peaceful resolutions to solve the situations that have plagued us as a world society for much to long. This shall come about by a concerted effort by like minded people to change the global underlying trend of solving perceived issues by means of violence. The day is now approaching where the former blood letting exercises of eons gone by will no longer by the means by which we come to solutions to the world conditions. That war based energy that has been extended is slowly coming to exhaustion and a sorrowful exercise in futility. One might ask the question of how this will come about? Well, here before us is the nucleus of that paradigm shift to be a more compassionate and tolerant citizen of the world in which be live. I wholeheartedly support the Unleash Peace Entrepreneurs, for we individually and collectively should be about the business of promoting peace to its fullest extent. For the stake of the survival of mankind it is crucial that we take action today towards this goal. This is not for an instantaneous occurrence, but one that over time can be carefully crafted to work in this generation and the next. We will find it will not be difficult to see the logic of expanding the idea of peace once it takes root in the imagination of the masses. This will propagate an even deeper meaning to the slogan, Give Peace A Chance… for we have.

by meltay7
over 3 years ago | Reply

This would be great ! The more people learning how to be of good use for the world the better we all are.

by lisagli
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, August 13

Submission Ended
Wednesday, September 26
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, September 27

Voting Ended
Thursday, October 11
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Winner Announced
Monday, October 15

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