Monday, November 15, 2010

Help BayNVC YouTopia grant (and pass it on)!

I got the email below from my NVC teacher Francois Beausoleil and Jared Finkelstein. They are both marvelous communicators and I would love you to support their cause.

It is outdated (vote before Oct 31), but still, I would like you to know this is happening and they need funding support.


Dear Friends,

As some of you may remember, last year at this time BayNVC Collaborative Trainer Jared Finkelstein and myself attempted to win a service grant from Free Range Studios, the same company that produced 'The Story of Stuff,' in the hopes of collaborating with them to produce an animation that would be distributed on the web to increase awareness of NVC around the world.

Thanks to all of your help we ran a very successful campaign and came in a disappointing second place, shy of their final goal by less than 300 people. This year we are full of confidence that with your help we can win this grant!!

We are requesting for the following support:

2. Please encourage no less than 5 people you know who value NVC to vote
3. Please encourage those 5 people to encourage 5 people they know who value NVC to vote.

We are so confident that the global NVC community is large enough to win this grant easily. We are hoping for at least 3000 people to vote. We would love to see the people whose lives have been touched by NVC to use this as an opportunity to show our solidarity, our passion, and our vision. We are so hopeful that a collaboration with Free Range Studios could bring tremendous visibility to the concepts and skills of NVC and contribute powerfully and effectively to all our shared vision of a world where everyone's needs matter.

Thank you for your help; it contributes heartily to our needs for hope, meaning, and purpose in the world.

Francois Beausoleil

1. Go to the following link.

2. Click where it says VOTE NOW.

3. On this screen you will be welcomed to Youtopia 2010 and given instructions on how to browse and vote. In the upper right hand corner you will see a SIGN IN button. You will need to click this and sign up in order to vote.

4. The easiest way to sign up is to use either your Facebook or Gmail username and profile if you have one or both of these. Simply click the corresponding icon and a pop up screen will ask you if you wish to authorize that profile. Click 'yes' and you will be signed up and ready to vote.

5. If you do not have a Gmail or Facebook account already, you will need to write in your email address and the display name of your choosing, and click 'sign in.' An email will be sent to your chosen address which you will need to find, open, and click the embedded link to complete sign up.

6. Once you have signed in, look at the list of categories on the right side of the screen, and find the category Peace and Nonviolence. Click it.

7. Our grant proposal is called Conscious Communication for Change. Just to the left of it is a button that says VOTE. Click it and a pop up screen will ask you how many votes you wish to award to our proposal. Please award our proposal all three of your votes.

8. Congratulations, you have successfully supported our grant, thank you! Would you now be willing to find 5 more people and encourage them to do the same...?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

9/11 Family Group Releases TV Ad Calling for World Trade Center Building 7 Investigation

I have been waiting for this.

9/11 Family Group Releases TV Ad Calling for World Trade Center Building 7 Investigation. I know they have been raising fund for some time.

Robert MacIlvaine is the father of Bob Macllvaine Jr. who died on Sep 11, 2001, age 26. He is still seeking for truth.

He is the key figure in the film ZERO: An Investigation into 9/11, which is now being shown at Purebi Takasaki Cinema Complex from Nov 6 till Nov 20.

There will be more screenings in Yokohama, Sapporo, Osaka, Fukushima and Nagoya. The details in Japanese can be found here:

Finally, the ad for ZERO came out. I hope you will watch it and support 911 Truth by letting people know about it. Every bit helps.