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1. Trauma and the Human Condition [ http://anngwyn.wisrville.org ] : Notes from the International Field
Readers are invited to look beyond current concepts of trauma to include Nature, shamanic wisdom, cross-cultural, non-verbal, somatically oriented methods and an appreciation of the healing power of community. Topics include the special needs of traumatized women, healing powers of Nature, impact of war upon generations of family and cross cultural war trauma work in the former USSR. Dr. St. Just has traveled widely in North, Central and South America, Europe and Russia offering seminars and training programs focused upon innovative ways of healing individual and social trauma.
2. John Bilorusky’s Wisrville Blog [ http://johnbilorusky.wisrville.org ] : Promoting Curiosity and Justice in trying times
This blog is written in the spirit of WISR’s founding principles and the commitments and wisdom of the many students, faculty and alumni with whom and from whom I have been fortunate to learn since WISR’s beginnings in 1975. This spirit includes a strong sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness, and a belief that we can potentially learn much from people in all walks of life. And yet, we also know that “mob-think” and media manipulation can bring out our worst impulses and blunt curiosity and inquiry. Like WISR, this blog will be an effort to spark curiosity, fuel inquiry, and mobilize action and create hope. Also like WISR, its aims include promoting democratic participation, social and economic justice, multiculturality, the urgency for environmental sustainability, and the modesty and curiosity to continue to inquire and learn from and with others.
3. Rosa’s Food For the Thinking [ rosareinikainen.wisrville.org ]
Rosa says: “Welcome to my blog you change agents, you critical thinkers, you seekers of expanding consciousness. My intention for this blog is to bring intellectual, mental, emotional, and spiritual “Food for the Thinking”. Inspired by the revolution and social change, my hope is that this blog might nourish and stimulate thought so that me, the writer, and you, the reader might come away more full, more awake, more aware and more able to live as change agents.”
4. Minding the Workplace [ http://newworkplace.wisrville.org ]
David Yamada tells us about his long-running blog on workplace bullying: “Since 2008 I’ve been hosting a blog, Minding the Workplace,
that features commentary and information on employment relations, workers’ rights, psychological health at work, related issues of education, economics, and politics, and — most of all — my specialty area of scholarship and advocacy, workplace bullying. The blog is associated with the New Workplace Institute, an entity I established that now is affiliated with Suffolk University Law School, where I am a law professor.”
5. Educating for a Change [ http://education.wisrville.org ] : Learning from Exceptional Experiences in Recent Times and Throughout the Centuries
6. Music and Social Change [ http://musicandsocialchange.wisrville.org ] : Just another wisrville blog
7. Lifelong Learning [ http://folkschool.wisrville.org ]
This blog is intended to be a place for lifelong learning, drawing inspiration from the folk school movement that began in Denmark. Themes will include Grundtvig and the folk school movement which he inspired, social democracy and its relationship to popular education, the happiness factor linking popular education and social democracy, music, music and social change, films, Creation Spirituality, Lutheranism and more….
8. Environmental Justice [ http://environjustice.wisrville.org ]
About this blog: In an era of rapid change it is crucial that all of us who are youth or young adults get involved in our communities. West Oakland Environmental Indicator Project is a great non profit and it would be great for youth to get involved with them or any other non profit that focuses on helping our community! I welcome everyone to get involved in their community. I encourage everyone to think critically about how you can help make the city and neighborhood you live in better and equitable. This may include developing a core group of friends that go to community centers or schools to educate youth about environmental justice and how to make a positive impact.
Please note, as new blogs are added, this Directory will be updated periodically. To inquire about how you can have a blog on Wisrville, please e-mail WISR President, John Bilorusky [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]