Dr. Ibram Kendi takes a bold step and talks about racism as a cancer in a metastatic state. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system […]
Sarah Gallardo depicts a real and chilling portrayal of how domestic violence does not discriminate and manifests itself in the most unexpected ways and places. This true story provides an authentic depiction of one woman’s journey through DV and its devastating emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual effects on an individual. Beyond the negative experience that […]
What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come […]
The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships at the international level. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers […]
An interview with Dr. Andrew Solomon at Gracie Mansion Andrew Solomon walked out from a side entrance at Gracie Mansion and hugged the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, who was standing at a podium introducing him. It was a frigid December evening, dangerously close to Christmas, and the room was filled to […]
Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winning Author, recently released her much anticipated third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing and we were fortunate to attend her first appearance in New York since the release. The event took place at the Schomburg Center and when Jesmyn Ward walked onto the stage, the joy and appreciation in the Langston […]
Air travel opened up the possibility of travel around the globe. Initially it was for those few privileged who could afford the cost. Eventually travel became more affordable allowing more and more people to move between countries and continents creating what became recognized as global citizens. Then came the Internet, further connecting individuals and cultures.
Contemporary leaders learn from studying history and the individuals who have gone before. We look at one recent performance and two books published in 2017 that allow us insights into the past and inspire our work today.
Kyoung H. Park founded Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (KPB), a peacemaking theater company, in 2011. The mission of the Brooklyn based company is to encourage a culture of peace through the production of new theater works. His most recent work is Pillowtalk, which was recently performed at The Tank in Manhattan, as part of The Exponential […]
This month WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues related to social activism, gender inequality, and environmentalism. To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography by Daniel Berrigan By: Daniel Berrigan Wipf & Stock Pub/2007 Sex and World Peace By: Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli and Chad F. Emmett Columbia University Press/2012 The Invention of […]
This month WOVEN recommends the following books that cover issues related to mental illness, growing up in poverty, feeling alienated because one is “different” and how to understand genocide. American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed The Mental Illness Treatment System By: Dr. Torrey Oxford University Press/2014 A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy By: […]