Center for People with Disabilities

Center for People with Disabilities

A friend of mine, Ian Engle, is Executive Director of the Center for People with Disabilities.

He recently gave a great interview (in my humble opinion) talking about the Independent Living Movement, Americans with Disabilities Act, etc.

He’s very knowledgeable and cuts right to the chase. I like that.

Consider listening to his 4 minute interview.

BeadforLife to be presented with eTown Award

BeadforLife to be presented with eTown Award

Many of you know I’m on the Board of Directors for BeadforLife, a poverty eradication project based in Uganda. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads, gather shea nuts to make shea butter for cosmetics and soaps, and women worldwide sell the items and educate themselves and others about extreme poverty.

This Sunday the 27th at 7pm at the Boulder Theater eTown, a nationally syndicated radio show, will interview founder Torkin Wakefield and present the organization with an E-Chievement Award!

Yeah!

Come join me in celebrating the good work this charity is doing in the world.

BeadforLife Award Announcement

 

Longmont Community Justice Partnership

Longmont Community Justice Partnership

I recently became President of the Board of Directors of a local charity called Longmont Community Justice Partnership.

It’s an Restorative Justice organization that brings together offenders, victims, and the community with the goal of repairing harm that has been done by an offender. This might sound “soft on crime” but experience has shown that sitting across from your victim and members of the community can be more difficult than our traditional criminal system.

Offenders have a contract agreed upon by all 3 parties, 90% of offenders complete the contract, and there is only about a 10% re-offending rate (versus 68% national average).

I think it’s making a big difference in Longmont, and is becoming a model for the state of Colorado and the nation.

Check out the website and call me if you want more information. I’m really proud of the work being done at LCJP.

 

LINK TO LONGMONT COMMUNITY JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP

 

Bearing Witness – Rwanda

Bearing Witness – Rwanda

My wife Cassidy and I will be on the staff of a retreat in Rwanda again this April.

It’s very powerful.

Over this 5 day retreat, we will bear witness to the horror and tragic impact of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide as well as the current sate of healing and reconciliation efforts within Rwanda.

Consider attending this with us. We’d love to have you in Africa with us.

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