Mother's Day edition, 2011
We want to invite you to honor your own mother and Mother Earth by joining with us to build a more caring, sustainable world.
JOIN CPS TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS AND MOTHER EARTH
UNITED NATIONS MOTHER EARTH DAY
CPS President Riane Eisler just spoke on a panel at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, April 20th in New York. The session stems from UN Resolution 65/164 on "Harmony with Nature," and the panel focused on a two-fold challenge: first, integrating, economic, social and environmental goals in a diverse world of differing levels of economic and social development, and second, ensuring equity between present and future generations. It is intended to inform the on-going preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 (Rio+20).Thank you to the Bolivian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for making this celebration of Mother Earth at the United Nations a reality.
Dr. Eisler brought our message of caring economics to Ambassadors to the UN and their delegates, providing a new holistic framework for harmony with nature that integrates human well being, environmental sustainability, and long-term economic success. She re-focused the conversation to bring attention to women and children: the still marginalized majority of people on Earth.
CPS IS TRAINING LEADERS-WITH GREAT RESULTS
CPS's spring online training program for Certified Conversation Leaders has completed two full cycles, with Cohort C currently underway. Here are some outcomes from Cohort B:
- Jeanette in New Zealand spoke about Empowering Women and Caring Economics at a conference and immediately received 10 invitations to speak all over her region. She also held a gathering in her home and said it sparked a fantastic conversation and an outpouring of gratitude for our work.
- Karen in England hosted a gathering of 16 in her coaching center. Her audience included the UK Ambassador for Women and Business. She is already scheduled to address the British Professional Women's Association in June.
- Eve in France gave a presentation to her 300 students in politics, economics, history, and management at the Sorbonne. She shared with them the CPS "Six Steps" presentation and will include a question about it on her final exam.
- Marisa in Spain used her practicum weeks to translate all the materials into Spanish. She says she carries The Real Wealth of Nations with her everywhere and talks about it with everyone she meets. She has big plans for delivering the presentation around Spain, and she has been invited to participate as a Caring Economics Converstation Leader in a Corporate Social Responsibility forum in Madrid this fall. She is also bringing the language of caring into her work of developing marketing and branding campaigns.
- Susan in Maryland organized a class session for her 30 Masters' students in Social Work around Caring Economics and intends to make it a regular element of her teaching in years to come.
We invite you to be a part of this global training experience. Support a scholarship for future trainees! Join a class! Spread the word! We are planning new sessions for the fall, so if you are interested contact email@example.com
MORE GLOBAL IMPACT
Expanding on our theme of global impact, on April 30, Eisler travels to Canada to keynoe the 2011 Coaching in Action Conference at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, where she will speak about "The Power of Partnership: Towards a Caring Economics and Society."
Other recent international presentations include a keynote address by Dr. Eisler in January at the 24th General Assembly of CoNGO-The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. The Director of the Caring Economics Campaign, Kimberly Otis, also spoke on a panel "Valuing Care Work" at the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in February. This presentationw was organized in collaboration with Gender Action and Action Aid International.
CPS PEOPLE UPDATES
CPS is pleased to announce several new members of the distinguished Advisory Council for the Caring Economics Campaign: Dr. Gail Christopher, Vice President of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Professor Nancy Fobre of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Department of Economics; and Dr. W. Steven Barnett, Co-Director of the National Institute on Early Childhood Education Research at Rugers University.
CPS is also pleased to announce the addition of a new member to our team, Aimee Juarez, who is our new tehnical writer and social marketer. Aimee is a PhD student and former journalist who will be developing new internet and social media strategies for the Caring Economics Campaign.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK
CPS needs your support to ensure that the Caring Economics Campaign continues to be successsful in reaching new communities in the U.S. and around the world! You can honor your mother or another mother you admire by making a donation to CPS on this occasion of Mother's Day and Mother Earth Day. Please donate with a generous, tax deductible contribution.
On behalf of everyone at CPS, we thank you!