The FUSION Foundation serves the community by creating environments for multi-sensory cultural experiences. The FUSION Foundation's community engagement model is focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with a global vision. Our goal is to transform communities of conflict into communities of collaboration and creativity using the tools of the heart with stories, traditional ceremonies, rituals, and local food, arts & culture - to build bridges matching needs with resources and resources with needs in our communities. Our programs help cultivate an intercultural relationship recognizing - we are all one.
The FUSION Foundation intentionally reaches out nationally and internationally co-creating, designing and producing small and large-scale projects, workshops, conferences and ceremonies throughout communities. Through these activities, participants gain an increased appreciation and understanding of their interdependence with Earth Culture and other human beings, providing a foundation for inspiration, empowerment, and education for action.
This article, although authored more than a decade ago highlights the restorative power and efficacy of cultural practices.
by Ruth Sanchez-Way and Sandie Johnson
The use of American Indian cultural activities in substance abuse prevention programs is part of the indigenous cultural renaissance that has been under way in tribal communities since the late 1960’s. American Indians’ pride in their heritage has been growing, as has their awareness of their unique position as nations within a nation (Beauvais, 1992).
Monday's from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Shadow Rock Mountain Campus
12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix, 85029
access 8th Ave from Thunderbird
You and your community are invited to join the PeaceWalker Society of the FUSION Foundation to explore together as a diverse community avenues of walking in peace.
The PeaceWalker Society is facilitating an weekly gathering and as such all who have an interest rekindling the fire of clear mind and right relationship in these changing times are welcome.
We have just began to study together from the book - "Voices of Our Ancestors" by Dhyani Ywahoo.
The format of the gathering is:
The FUSION Foundation is proudly partnering with the Culture of Peace Alliance and other community entities to provide this essential community training.
Description of Training: This interactive and inspirational training presents introductory information about nonviolence as a courageous way of life and a powerful strategy for social change. Special emphasis is given to the six principles and six steps of nonviolence according to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and their use during various civil rights campaigns.
Training Team: All trainers have been certified by civil rights pioneer Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., who worked closely with Dr. King for eleven years. Each two-day session is co-facilitated by two to four trainers with diverse backgrounds.
Background: Dr. LaFayette was a National Program Administrator for Dr. King, helped start the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and directed the Poor People’s Campaign. Dr. LaFayette teamed up with adult education expert David C. Jehnsen to create this Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence. The training consists of modules that break down social norms; introduce the principles, steps and strategies of nonviolence; discuss four historical movements and use extensive group work to put these strategies into practice.
Who Should Attend: Each training can accommodate up to 30 participants. Youth (teens) and adults who want to learn about Kingian Nonviolence are encouraged to attend. The training emphasizes the effectiveness of youth during the civil rights movements. Likewise, multi-generational participation in the training is very beneficial. Be part of a growing network of people who use nonviolent strategies to bring about personal and social change. Sign Up Today for the next training in your area!
Click on Core Introduction to Kingian Nonviiolence Training for more information and to register today!
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