Entries tagged with “Community Champion”

Azim Khamisa, the Tariq Khamisa Foundation

“Azim is a living example of how goodwill can lead, eventually, to peace: He found it in his heart to forgive the person who murdered his son. After extending this extraordinary act of forgiveness, Azim began a journey to promote the power of compassion, forgiveness, and restorative justice.”

Community Champion:

Meet three women who are champions in their communities.

Community Champion: Dr. Karen Gedney

A medical doctor who found her calling behind bars, Dr. Karen Gedney always aspired to be a healer. She never imagined that she would spend 30 years in a prison in Carson City, Nevada.

Community Champion: Hadassah Margolis

“You don’t have to storm the state house or the White House to be an activist. You can sit on your living room couch and knit a blanket or make two masks for your neighbor”—Brookline, Massachusetts’ Hadassah Margolis employs craftivism to make real change in her community and beyond.

Community Champion: Jennifer Botwick

Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.

Community Champion: Sally Anderson, Founder of SOL Forest School

Sally Anderson is transforming preschool age students into “treeschoolers” with a nature and place-based approach to learning with SOL Forest School.

Community Champion: Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen

Savannah Ballet Theatre’s Abby McCuen is making theater more inclusive with sensory-friendly performances.

Community Champion: Sherry Cole

Community Champion Sherry Cole is a tireless advocate for people without housing.

Community Champion: Tia Richardson, Milwaukee Muralist Transforming a Community

Milwaukee muralist Tia Richardson has seen firsthand the ways that art can transform a community.

Community Champion: Wendy Chan

One Journey is a grassroots organization that connects displaced people with welcoming communities, encouraging compassion and understanding.

Harry the Llama and Katherine Dunn

Apifera Farm is a healing place for animals and elders. In addition to visits with Harry, seniors can meet geese and goats and even groom the horses, providing the element of touch, the rhythm of repetition, and the curative fresh air of the farm.

Lakota Activist and Builder Christinia Eala

The values of her Lakota culture inform Christinia Eala’s work helping to build sustainable reservation housing.