Housing is a Human Right

Housing is a Human Right

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Housing is a Human Right by Felipe Zurita


About 3 years after I graduated from university as an international student, I was working for an organization that decided to not sponsor my working visa anymore. For those that don't know about immigration law in the USA, once your visa ends, you have 6 months to find a new employer to sponsor a new visa, or you must go back to your country. You are not able to work until you have a new visa, so you are caught in a tough position in which you must work and get paid "under the table", income that you can't report. While I was looking for jobs, I did everything and anything I could to stay afloat. I started tutoring math, English, Spanish, and sciences. I did [...] 
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Click on the banner to register for this new webinar series and learn what some organizations are doing to address the housing and homeslessness crisis in their own communities. Webinar Series begins July 26.



EdNet Forum Series: Wake Up School with Orla O'Sullivan
Thursday, July 21st, 7.30-9.00 am PDT. Check other timezones here
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Learn about Wake Up Schools which supports educators to bring the practices of mindfulness and applied ethics into their own lives so they may be happy and free, and so they may in turn share these practices with colleagues and students in their school communities. With mindfulness teachers and students can experience more peace, learn how to take care of difficult emotions and create conditions for a happy school and a happy world. 



Film Series: Wisdom Weavers of the World
View at your convenience from Thursday July 21st through Saturday July 23rd. Learn more here

Thirteen Indigenous Elders from around the world come together to co-create a message for humankind that weaves the wisdom of diverse cultures and life-ways. They uncover one common thread: for humanity to survive, we must shift our consciousness from the mind to the heart.




Community Chat: July 28 at 8am & 3.30 pm PDT / 5pm & 12.30am CEST / 8pm & 4.30am IST Check other timezones here

The Charter for Compassion team is working to find ways to address the many concerns we have as a global community. We need to hear from you as to what is happening in your communities. At this Community Chat we talk about what Charter for Compassion is doing in different parts of the world, if you're interested in finding out what is happening in other Compassionate Cities, please register to the time that fits best with your schedule! We look forward to seeing you!

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Forgiveness is Really Strange by Marina Cantacuzino and Masi Noor
August 10, 2022 at 9 pm PDT / 6 pm CEST Check other timezones here
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What is forgiveness? What enables people to forgive? Why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? What can the latest psychological research tell us about the nature of forgiveness, its benefits and risks?

This imaginative comic explores the key aspects of forgiveness, asking what it means to forgive and to be forgiven. Witty and intelligent, it answers questions about the health benefits and restorative potential of forgiveness and explains, in easy-to-understand terms, what happens in our brains, bodies and communities when we choose to forgive.

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This is an informal gathering of people who want to learn more about the Charter for Compassion, our programs and events, etc. It is a friend-raiser and a fund-raiser. At the end, we hope you will give us feedback on how helpful the event was and how we might improve it.
Please bring your favorite cup of chai or coffee to this Zoom gathering with some Charter staff. We look forward to seeing you soon. 
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The Charter for Compassion (CfC) is expanding its approach to fundraising in a collaborative effort which supports and showcases artists' work globally. Read more here. 

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Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Prayer Day - August 6: 
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The¬†Community of Mindful Parenting¬†aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. They are a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive community that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/caregivers and their children. Their¬†Listening Mothers‚ĄĘ¬†and¬†Finding Calm¬†classes explore the relationship between caregiver and child through a lens of self compassion. Their weekly Communi-Teas are a centering tool for meditation. Learn more here.

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