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In this episode of Bringing Voices To Power I replay my 2014 Professional Interview with Tony Hawkes, MSW, ADC who at the time was serving as Fatherhood Coordinator for the National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In this interview Tony talks about why and how he got into the line of work fighting for childhood advocacy issues. He talks about his 14+ years at the center and how this position fits into his overall career goals. We talk about some of the duties he performs in this position. I will also give some commentary at the end about some childhood advocacy issues especially when it comes to poverty and children in America.
Join Dogfather and Joe Frazier with guest host, Rachel Marie in Wisconsin.
The Good, Bad & Ugly of Animal Advocacy in Social Media.
Does social media do more harm than good to a cause?
Do we really need to spend more time online sharing and liking, commenting and arguing the fate of a dog, or are our efforts better spent locally with less time online?
Are public clashes between advocacy and rescue groups acceptable behavior, and if you take a side, do you know enough about the situation to make that a logical choice?
How can we better work together as advocates, in and out of social media?
These questions and others will be the topic of this weeks discussion on The Pit Bull Advocate. Tune in and call in to add your voice!
Phone lines open at the top of the show 347-838-8615
On this episode of Life Full Circle Radio, we will discuss the overall methods of change. Is it best to use social advocacy, economic empowerment or both.
We've have just came out of Black History Month and the commmeration of #Selma50. At the same time we have the issues of the #SAE racist rants, another #Ferguson shooting and The killing of #TonyRobinson in Madison, WI. Our country seems to be a powder keg right now, with a short fuse. All this is going on while our economy is rebounding. Most of America is simply watching this unrest like a movie on TV, instead of it being many peoples lives.
We will talk about this convergance of Social Advocacy and Economic Empowerment with Anthony Butler from the E3 Business Group.
Please join me in welcoming Karen Pedevilla from IPAS. Karen is the Education and Trainer Director from Indiana's protection and advocacy center. Tune in and together we can make a difference!
Damon Leff of the Pagan Rights Alliance (South Africa) and Touchstone Advocacy joins RevKess and KaliSara during the 8th annual 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch Hunts. The persecution of "witches" in South Africa and elsewhere around the world is real. The majority of the victims of these witch hunts are old women and young children. Damon will talk about the history of this program and the impact that it has had in South Africa as well as what the persecutions are about.
The Inquisition and the Salem Witch Craze are far behind us in Europe and North America, but the danger of their legacy exist to this day. Find out what these modern day witch hunts are and how they are having dangerous effects on the people persecuted.
This is Damon's third visit with the Pagan Weekly News. He joined Zaracon and RevKess in 2012 and 2013. Zaracon may join in the discussion.
Tonight's show is on Effective TBI Advocacy. I am starting to feel under the weather but hopefuly will feel better and be able to come on and do a live show. Togetheher as a community of survivors we can change the World around us and as I sit here nearly 30 Years after my first injuries ocurred I want to see major positive changes start happening NOW!!!!
I want my next few weeks of shows to be a cellibration of survival for 30 years and about the hopes and promise of the future!
Join me as we do a full hour introduction to our first two guest hosts, Mr. Tim Blue and Margaret Sisson. Their advocacy stories are incredible and then you will get a sneak peak at what is in store when they are a co-host!
It's all about mental health at 'Mental Illness Matters'!
Changing the way we view mental illness, one personal story at a time!
Flora Vouglitois shares her powerful sojourn as a Cancer Survivior
After immigrating to Queens, New York, Marisol has suffered alone and in silence at the hands of her abusive and cheating husband for years. Now pregnant with her second child, her desperation to save her young son and soon-expected daughter from this hell has reached its breaking point. The catalysts that finally make Marisol muster up the courage to escape are the words from her son, “Mom, get us out of here”, and the encouragement of her neighbor, Gladys. One night, she wakes her son while her husband is asleep. They escape with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Marisol is all alone in a new country with no means of support, but she knows she must find the strength to make a better future for her children.
Domestic Violence disrupts lives on so many levels. This story is just one of many. Awareness needs to increase. What can you do to change folks lives? Check out Domestic Violence Voices on fb and G+.
Creating change begins with you. Always share your voice!
Why do we have so much contraversy around Breastfeeding? One of the reasons is the way women's bosies have been objectified and subjectified. Showing women's nipples in public has such shame attached to it - as Janet Jackson found out at the Super bowl when her nipple slipped out of her top. Women are covering their babies in a quest to cover themselves while breastfeeding in public - almost seems like a step backwards in liberating ourselves. Advocacy plays an important role in liberating us from taboos that no longer serve us. Today we talk breastfeeding & advocacy with Derek Forgie, a Canadian comedian and active advocate for breastfeeding and a whole lot more! He posted a very passionate rant entitled "Superbowl vs My Wifes Breasts" that went viral. You will hear it here but it's a must to watch https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153051548929836
In this introductory show, we'll look at the factors that influence policymakers and why government is so darn inefficient. Believe it or not, it's designed to be that way!
It's that time of year when everyone is on the hunt for the school supply list, the teacher wish list; and, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack that Target had online but can't locate in the store (oh wait, that's MY challenge at the moment).
Seriously, this time of year for many is filled with excitement but for children who learn differently and their parents--there is often very little to be excited about as the fights about homework resume.
According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, nearly 2.4 million students are diagnoised with LD and receive special education services in schools.
For parents trying to navigate this educational maze to obtain help for their child, it is often described as the equivilent of attempting to climb Mt. Everest in flipflops.
What do you need to know to advocate effectively for your child? What is an IEP? Who is eligible for a 504 plan? Is there really a difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP? What are the first steps in the IEP process? Does it really speed up the process to get your child tested outside of the school system? What are some types of things you as a parent or guardian can ask to have included in the IEP? We're going to cover all of this and more!
If you have a child that you believe may need extra help in school to thrive then this show is for you!
We will have Licensed Psychologist Dr. Arcella Trimble as our guest to help navigate the waters on Educational Advocacy 101 for Parents and Guardians as well as blogger Karen Wesley Weaver.
Karen's blog, Confessions of An Asperger's Mom (http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/) has been featured on Mamapedia and is listed on the Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com (yes, please go vote for Confessions of An Asperger's Mom).
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