"Now, what seems possible, is that those present could indeed represent a core group of people concerned about Haiti and what it needs and who could become an exemplary kernel of Mandated Action for What The World Needs Now."
What transpired at this event not only offers the world a group that represents an "EXEMPLARY KERNEL" of hope but also it is just ONE Kernel in the world. What the world needs is, '"GHR KERNELS OF HOPE" from every corner of the world which is exactly what can happen when the pending Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (GHR) launches with a 24-hour kickoff in all time zones in the world with the ability to call in, skype in, yahoo messenger in, GTalk in, cellphone in, etc. Our interactions with those who do call in can include answers to the question, "What would make your personal community better for all." --Burton Danet, Ph.D.
Report on UNA Pasadena Coffee Talks Speaker's Series: "Haiti, the Aftermath...6 Months Later"
|| Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 1:53 AM
Dennis Matthews, CEO
World Intercom Technologies, Inc (WIT)
Thank you for putting us in touch with Sherry Simpson Dean. What an evening at United Nations Association Pasadena monthly Coffee Talk Series! The evening began with a live performance of a song by King Wa Wa from Haiti.
The 3 speakers, Dr. Bud, Karl Holtsnider and Andrea Capachietti were more than outstanding with such an extremely difficult topic. These are true heroes in the sense of responding to the need for assistance where it is most needed. They do this with great humanitarianism and without fanfare. At this event, they each were just sharing incredibly difficult information in need of maximum support and done in a way that kept each of us present spellbound no matter how hard it may have been for us to pay attention and watch. Certainly what we were exposed to by attending this event was hardly a match for the suffering that we witnessed.
The task of coordinating all that was necessary to create such an important and successful evening could not have been better done. Sherry and her group offer the best of the best - an example of clear cooperation that was so evident in the room as we got through any technical difficulties that surfaced along the way. Whatever was needed, there seemed to be a way to take care of it. No one seemed to get unduly disturbed as periods of time lapsed while technical issues were resolved. Special acknowledgement goes to those assisting, but especially the interns who were present.
Sherry's moderation was exactly what was needed to tie the entire event together.
Sherry stated afterward to King Wa Wa that his live performance at the beginning seemed to put everyone in a mood that maximized the ability to be there, stay with the horrendous sights and info being shared, and there seemed to emerge a great deal of a sense of unity across everyone present that the topic of the evening, Haiti, indeed was one that must not be ignored.
At the very end, when the reference for the need for "water, food and shelter" was made, it seemed so important to share the info about ABC4All's Pending Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (CGHR).
Now, what seems possible, is that those present could indeed represent a core group of people concerned about Haiti and what it needs and who could become an exemplary kernel of Mandated Action for What The World Needs Now.
It was an honor to be present and to witness people sharing and coalescing around some of the most horrendous information to which we can be exposed. Although King Wa Wa did not get the chance to have his video, "Haiti Will Rise Again," played at the end, the hope and promise of a better world seemed to ring true as an underlying theme DESPITE all that has to be confronted when a tragedy such as the Haiti earthquake strikes.
Yes, Haiti Will Rise Again.
Burton Danet, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist (retired)
Co-Founder, ABC4All Portal4Relief
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