Published on Sep 18 2017 5:10 PM EST
Start Date/Time: Sep 22 2017 12:00 PM EST
End Date/Time: Sep 22 2017 1:30 PM EST
Emory 21 Days of Peace will culminate on September 22 with a discussion featuring Marguerite Barankitse, world-renowned Burundian humanitarian and founder of Maison Shalom.
Nurturing Fitrah Foundation
The Nurturing Fitrah Foundation aims to bridge the gap in parental care through seminar, workshop, road shows, health care, caring for the indigents, training, grooming teenagers, skill acquisition, counseling, get-together in festive periods, and other family related issues.
The Avielle Foundation
The Mission of the Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement, and education. The Foundation will do so by directing resources to support: * Breakthrough neuroscience research, bridging behavioral and biochemical sciences, and making the neurosciences a prestigious and lucrative life endeavor. * Community engagement and education initiatives that empower youth, parents, teachers, health care providers, and law enforcement – the everyday citizen – to advocate for brain health in themselves and others. Avielle Rose Richman was, at the time, our only daughter and one of 26 children and educators tragically murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012. My wife Jennifer and I are infinitely heart broken. In the three years since the murder of our beautiful six year old daughter our heartbreak has been repeated with over 140 school shootings in the United States, not to mention the daily occurrences of homicide and suicide on our streets and in our homes. Violence, in its myriad forms, is an epidemic that plagues our country. We miss Avielle more every day, and like so many of you, we want to bring about changes to stop this epidemic of violence. We want to prevent tragedies like these from happening to any community — ever again. The Avielle Foundation has been created in honor of our loving daughter — along with all the others who fall victim to violence — to foster an understanding of what leads someone to engage in harmful behavior, the risk factors, and conversely to identify and engender protective factors that lead away from violence and toward compassion, kindness, connection and community. We’re working closely with world leaders in two vital areas: Brain health research and community building.
Taller de Vida
The Central Association of Development and Consulting Workshop psycho-social life-was created in 1994 by a group of professional women and community leaders from different parts of the country who share a commitment to ending socio political violence and wanted to contribute to the transformation of its impact in the lives of children, youth, families and communities facing the situation of forced displacement, forced disappearance and involvement in the armed conflict. Since then, the commitment to human dignity from a framework of action and psychosocial rights has guided our work, and based the development of an innovative methodology from the systemic approach, the principles of resilience and expressive arts. We are a non-governmental social organization that promotes the development of personal, community and social resources for children, youth, families and communities affected or at risk of being affected by socio-political violence, thus contributing to strengthening processes of human development from a psychosocial framework of action and rights.
The Atlanta Dream Center (ADC)
The Atlanta Dream Center (ADC), founded in 2003 by Pastor Paul Palmer and his family, exists for one reason: to reach the lost, rescue those in need and restore the brokenhearted through its three major ministries, iAm (men), Out of Darkness (women) and Metro Kidz (children). The organization aims to impact as many hearts and lives as it can through the power of the Gospel by abiding in God’s presence and seeking divine direction. ADC’s supreme desire is to share the love of God with everyone they meet so that they, too, will follow Him. The organizations vision is to reach, rescue and restore men, women and children so that the glory of God may be known with a focus on the difficult-to-reach demographic that includes the homeless, commercially sexually exploited and at-risk, underprivileged children.