Communism is a murderous enterprise. Always with the same end.
Incomprehensibly, it continues to receive in the western democracies the treatment of a decent political project, and not the logical, as Václav Havel always insisted, that it equates communism with the other murderous ideology that is Nazism.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
The 2017 Points of Light #ServiceUnites Conference on Volunteering and Service – the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world – brought thousands of people to Seattle the last week of June to answer this question, both for themselves and their societies.
This year’s conference affirmed the critical role that volunteers play in addressing some of our societies’ biggest challenges. It also tackled timely and relevant themes, like empowering women, working across cultural and national boundaries and redefining what it means to volunteer by putting people at the center of transforming their communities.
As a leader, I’m inspired for the rise and development of the ideas of freedom in Venezuela, with the aim of create more opportunities for young people to be active drivers of change in their local communities. Through the work of youth in economic and entrepreneurial activities, we can have the major role of engaging people at the grassroots level—communicating key knowledge to a wider society. As a leader I want to show Venezuelans that with the right commitment and following the principles of free market and democracy, youth can fulfill key roles in our society—and that way make the most effective transformation of our country into a better place for all.
Countries throughout Latin America face unique policy environments, but their strategies for protecting liberty are widely applicable.
That’s what we ask.
The truth is, we may never be able to know for sure why.
But we do know that there is no single “should have done” or “could have done”
or “did” or “didn’t do” that would have changed that why.
All that love could do was done.
A 17-year-old protester was killed on Wednesday as violence surged in ongoing protests in my country Venezuela. The teenager was identified as Neomar Lander, who was killed while demonstrators faced off against National Guard troops in Caracas.
Venezuela is not facing only one crisis but multiple interconnected crises.
- People is starving.
- The economic crisis is hitting Venezuela’s public health system the hardest. In the country’s public hospitals, medicine and equipment are increasingly not available.
- We have record levels of violent crime and poverty.
We certainly need your help. Here’s how you can do it:
🇻🇪 Medical Supplies.
🇻🇪 Feed the Protest.
grief is a house
where the chairs
have forgotten how to hold us
the mirrors how to reflect us
the walls how to contain us.
grief is a house that disappears
each time someone knocks at the door
or rings the bell
a house that blows into the air
at the slightest gust
that buries itself deep in the ground
while everyone is sleeping.
grief is a house where no one can protect you
where the younger sister
will grow older than the older one
where the doors
no longer let you in
#AmexLeads Global Alumni Summit is one of the most amazing initiatives I’ve work for!
Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to cover @LoveJmw‘s session: “How to make people give a hoot: A simple guide to the language of purpose and inspiration”. Jared Weiss is the founder of Touchpoint and an amazing personal branding coach.
A video said more than a million words, so here you can watch this inspiring training —and even do the exercises by yourself!—
How to make people give a hoot: A simple guide to the language of purpose and inspiration, by Jared Weiss, Founder, Overture.me.💡#AmexLeads
On March 23-24 I had the amazing opportunity to attend to the 2017 NTEN Conference in Washington DC. It was a great chance to meet other nonprofit professionals working in the Tech world.
We’re working on launching Atlas Corps Tech this year, and I was especially excited about being invited to attend as it provided some great ideas on how technology is the new ally for social change.
I really enjoy being a social media ambassador, and this forum was an excellent opportunity for me to connect with likeminded people and hear some great ideas and stories that I would like to replicate in my home country Venezuela and also during my Atlas Corps Fellowship.