Donna Cameron speaks to this from experience. During her career in nonprofit organizations and causes. she has seen kindness in action and been awed by its power to transform. While she considered herself a reasonably nice person (with occasional lapses into crankiness), she knew that true kindness was a step above. When she committed to a year of living kindly, she learned that it takes practice, patience, understanding . . . and a sense of humor!
Read her book, A YEAR OF LIVING KINDLY: CHOICES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU, but for a quick preview of her philosophy JOIN US THIS THURSDAY!
Marsha Mason and Dr Umut Ulge, Phd, will take us beyond DNA and RNA. "Biotech is fundamentally the use of biological systems to solve problems. In this talk, we’ll focus on how Seattle biotech companies are advancing medical therapies".
Marsha Mason has a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Washington and is currently attending Harvard University to expand her education into Program Management. She has been working in Research for 15 years as a laboratory scientist and, more recently, as a program manager supporting the research team. Marsha is currently the Associate Director of Program and Portfolio Management at Shape Therapeutics.
Dr. Umut Ulge completed his MD and PhD at the University of Washington and his medical residency at Indiana University. He cofounded Seattle based Neoleukin Therapeutics Inc where he initiated clinical trials of the first fully computer designed therapeutic. Umut is currently a Translational Advisor at the Institute of Protein Design at the University of Washington.
Biotech is changing the world: come hear about what is happening in Seattle!
Despite this, he is widely recognized with dozens of books, articles and interviews. In 2011 Professor Taylor was invited to become a regular commentator on Confucianism for the Huffington Post.
He is defintely chasing windmills, but are they of alternative philosophy or alternative energy? Come to his presentation this Thursday to find out!
One nonprofit he consults with is FAMA, who has been shepharding a project in Rancho Graciano Sanchez, a small village located 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta, that did not have a means of environmental or economical growth. They had land parcels where they built single room homes from scavenged materials.
FAMA is helping the families to become self-sustainable by teaching them to become organic farmers, which aligns with the FAMA mission of supporting efforts for economic self-sustainability and personal growth.
But the people of Rancho Graciano Sanchez have grit. In meetings with local municipal and Rotary leaders, it was the only community that always paid their taxes in full and on time. Later, when a hurricane destroyed initial construction, the residents, isolated, sick and homeless, persisted with their FAMA commitments.
As of September 24, 2020, Rancho Graciano Sanchez now has abundant clean water. Next FAMA hopes to build a school and provide electricity.
Please help our foundation continue to provide the best quality for Graciano Sanchez by visiting www.famafoundation.org
- Launch of We Heart Portland- restored Pearl District within 3 months
- Awarded as a beneficiary of The Big Taste /University Sunrise Rotary- $10K
- Graduated 1000 hours of community service volunteers through SMC
Andrea has been getting REGIONAL and NATIONAL ATTENTION as well!
National Exposure, in Forbes:
- In the Portland Examiner recently awarded her a neighborhood service plaque:
- In the Portland Tribune with Kevin Dahlgren,
In San Francisco - In collaboration with Michael Shellenberger, Author of San Fransicko, and former California Candidate for Govenor, coalescing a network of leaders from across north America.
In Seattle - Private meetings, civic engagement and public panels with Dow Constatine, various city leaders, and civic organizations such as Rotary, Chambers, and Faith Based groups.
Are there ideas here for the greater Lake City area?
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Darya is well suited for this mission. She has been Public Policy Director at Disability Rights Washington, a private, non-profit, homelessness, behavioral health, and the criminal legal system, as well as a lifelong resident of the 46th Legislative District, whose boundaries have just changed to 45th street north to 145th street, west to the Aurora corridor, and east to Lake Washington.
If you live in this district, learn more about her at www.DaryaForHouse.com.
Ndudi Chuku, and her husband Ikoro, were born and raised in the Ibo tribe of Eastern Nigeria. They relocated to the U.S. in 1996 and 2003, respectively, and have since become United States citizens.
The Chuku’s have firsthand experience living with inequity and poverty. They founded Mission Africa in 2002 (https://missionafrica.us/) with the mission to provide children in remote African villages with the opportunity for better lives. Originating from the mission department of their church, International Living Word Ministries, Mission Africa later separated and was incorporated as a 501c3 in 2006.
Today, through strategic alliances and partnerships, they help underprivileged children and families in Africa. They also serve South Seattle families with programs that. for example, provide kids with food, warm coats, and school backpacks.
They are both ordained Christian ministers in Kent, WA, with a passion to find resources to help people live a better life – in body and spirit.
Dr. Crawford’s experience explains why. She has served as a Higher Education professional for over thirty years, most recently as an Associate Vice Chancellor for the Dallas County Community College District. Her leadership further reflects broad experiences at many institutions: the California Community College system, Western Governors’ University, University of North Texas at Dallas, University of Phoenix, Nevada State College, and College of Southern Nevada.
Our speaker, President and CEO of SIHB Esther Lucero. is Diné, Latina, and a third generation "urban Indian" from Colorado Springs. After completing a Master of Public Policy in Native American Studies and several years at the California Consortium for Urban Indain Health, she arrived at SIHB in 2015. Her leadership has furthered the organizations dedication to the "urban Indian" community in health, number of clinics, and staff spirit. She currently serves on the Governor’s Behavioral Health Taskforce, and is a delegate to the American Indian Health Commission as well as the Governor’s Indian Health Advisory Council.