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CAN Leadership

This group helps guide and lead the Compassionate Action Network. It includes CAN Staff, CAN Board Members, CAN Group Sector Leaders, CAN Advisers and other Leaders in the network.

Location: Seattle
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Jan 13

About CAN Leadership

The Compassionate Action Network (CAN) is a network of self-organizing groups who share a common vision for a compassionate world.

Our mission is to awaken compassion in our children, ourselves, and our world.


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Comment by Jon Ramer on February 21, 2011 at 1:15am
Greetings!  The planning session took place last Thursday.  Here is a link to a news post about the session written by Elle McSharry.  Here are photos: 
Comment by Susan Bradbury on February 8, 2011 at 2:03pm
Jon,  Thank you for the invite. I will be heading to the United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women. I look forward to hearing how your time goes.
Comment by Meena Sharma on February 8, 2011 at 11:30am

Hello Jon...thank you for the invite..I would have loved to join you here on the 17th, but I am in India these days and will be back next month. I will certainly join you in April. I wish each one of you all the best''

love and peace

Comment by Jon Ramer on February 8, 2011 at 9:44am

I hope this finds you well.  We are planning our convening circle for Thursday, February 17 at 6 PM at Antioch University.  There are a number of remarkable members will be there including Joel and Michelle Levey, Andrea Brenneke the attorney representing the Native American Carvers family and who was featured in last weeks front page Seattle Times article. 

Here is the invitation with more detail.  We look forward to seeing you on the 17th. Here is the event page where you can RSVP.

Enjoy the day!

Comment by Jon Ramer on February 2, 2011 at 9:00pm

Guess what?  We are getting ready for Compassion Action Month of April 2011, our second year of the ten year campaign. Please join with us!

 

You are Invited to the Compassionate Action Month Planning Session

Join with us for an evening planning session among friends and fellow citizens committed to awakening compassionate action in ourselves, our city, and the world.  The Compassionate Action Network (CAN) is convening this session to co-create with the attendees a vision and plan for the Compassionate Action Month of April 2011.  We welcome the gift of your presence and participation!

 

April will mark the beginning of the second year of the 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities.   Last April 24th CAN produced a remarkable event, Compassionate Seattle: It’s Up to Us! At this event, that included Karen Armstrong and many other luminaries and local leaders, the Mayor and the City Council issued a Joint Proclamation affirming the Charter for Compassion and committing Seattle to participate in the 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities.  

 

Please come share and engage in a collaborative design process as we prepare for year two.

 

When:  Thursday, February 17th 2011 at 6:00 PM to 9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)

Where: Antioch University, 2326 6th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121, Room 100

No Cost.  Appetizers and beverages will be provided

Space is limited, please RSVP:  http://my.compassionateactionnetwork.com/events/2011-compassionate-... 

 

There is a fee lot available. Street parking is free after 6 PM

For more information please contact Christine Callo at cjojorun@gmail.com

Here is the complete invite.... Invite to Feb 17 Convening Circle

Comment by Cat Gilliam on March 14, 2010 at 1:23pm
Jon & Emily,
Had a wonderful Playback performance last night at a local bookstore & cafe AND every time I participate in a show I am reminded how powerful this theater is and that it is truly Compassionate Action Theater. Please let me know what info you need to add Threshold Ensemble to the roster of events that is happening on the 24th, so that we know the time, place etc. and can help to promote the entire day. THANKS!
Comment by Jon Ramer on March 12, 2010 at 4:34pm
Greetings! What a week. We crossed the 1,000 mark in our campaign for compassionate cities. Thanks to everyone for spreading the word and producing this result. Now let's turn our focus to the month of April. Emily Hine is doing a masterful job at integrating and pulling together the different threads. You can download the entire document here

Here are the key main sections:

April 2010 Month of Compassion
The Compassionate Action Network (CAN) declares April 2010 a month of compassion. Throughout the month, there will be events/activities that share the following common goals:
1. Celebrate the success of the 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities and provide tangible vehicles in the Northwest for people to fulfill their pledge to increase compassion;
2. Celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Seeds of Compassion;
3. Raise financial support for CAN’s year-round operating budget;
4. Increase support and awareness for CAN and all the compassion sprouts throughout the Puget Sound with the goal of filling the pipeline with more people who can put their compassion in action via one of the opportunities presented by the Network.

CAN will provide the framework for people to express their commitment to compassion through a series of events in April 2010 that will be:
• Events that CAN produces;
• Events that CAN co-sponsors;
• Events that CAN supports.

A CAN Produced Event - “Compassionate Seattle: It Is Up To Us!”
• Date: Saturday, April 24th
• Time: 9am – 5:00pm (including a 90 minute lunch break)
• Reception & celebration of compassion immediately following: 5:15 – 8:00pm
• Location: Center for Spiritual Living on Sandpoint Way

Four Segments of the Day
1) Compassion Showcase (located in Celebration Hall at CSL) includes:
Three inspirational speakers throughout the day (e.g. William Bell ideally + two others + video messages from HHDL Seeds event, Karen Armstrong & others). Panelists –as part of the main room #1 will fall into 3 sequential themes for the day:
1. Personal & Inter-generational Compassion
2. Thriving Communities and Caring for the Earth.
3. Compassion in Businesses and Institutions

2) Compassion Exchange (located in areas surrounding the main room on floors 1 & 2) – wall space or table space.
To complement their involvement in the showcase, each organization represented on the panels will be invited to provide a booth with more information about their organization. The booth will be staffed by volunteers in the morning, during lunch & breaks & after. This will be a way for attendees to plug in, learn more & make their compassion pledge in terms of a volunteer commitment or financial support for the orgs.

In addition to the panelists, we will invite other organizations or efforts not on the panel to be part of the marketplace for compassion. Conditions are that you identify what your organization or entity is & what they need. What we want to accomplish this year is X & here is where we need help.

3) Tales of Compassion Room
Tell us your tales of compassion. Video set up & dialogue. This will be part of the report back to HHDL. Set up a space for people to be recorded.

4) Celebration of Compassion
(Reunion for Seeds volunteers, staff, friends, attendees etc.)

1. Compassion Showcase Draft Agenda
Morning coffee/tea/fruit/healthy, organic options provided.

9:00 – 9:30- Opening:
• Musical opening [Visual: written compassion statements from Seeds playing on screen in background]
• Compassion begins with self (for body, mind & spirit).
• Option A) Intro to meditation – guided. (Done for Pema Chodron talks, very neutral mindfulness meditation & well done for audience.)
• Option B) Equality Yoga or Laughing Yoga

9:30 – 10:00: Welcoming remarks: Declaring Seattle a Compassionate City
• Move to verbal Compassion Statements on video screen
• Video highlights from HHDL from Seeds of Compassion event
• Emcee: Potentially Carolyn Douglas for the morning only (she has commitment in afternoon)
• Explains how day will go: Compassion Showcase/Panel dialogue + Compassion exchange + Tales of Compassion documentary room & final celebration. Introduction of speakers.
• Jon Ramer, ED of CAN to
• Explain CAN & the 10 Year Compassionate Cities challenge & what today’s showcase & exchange means in the scope of the commitment– It’s Up to Us! Year-round vision for compassion etc.
• Introduce Richard Conlin
• Richard Conlin – officially declaring Seattle a Compassionate City & what that means & how other cities are following in our footsteps. Read the declaration.

10:00 - 11:30 Compassion Showcase #1 begins: Personal & Inter-generational compassion
A. Inspirational Speaker (related to morning panel topic): 15-20 minutes
B. Panel of 3-4 Compassion in Action presenters related to topic area.
• Each panelist has 5-8 minutes to give their overview (can include PPT slides if desired.)
C. Moderated dialogue with inspirational speaker sitting with panelists & serving as the moderator (TBD). Questions chosen ahead of time.
D. Call to action: how the audience can go into Compassionate Action for these organizations


11:30 – 1:00: Lunch & Compassion Exchange
Group A: Goes to lunch from 11:30 – 12:15 & then visits Compassion Exchange
Group B: Goes to Compassion Exchange & then to lunch
Recommend local, organic restaurant to cater box lunches. Audience members can choose to purchase lunch ahead of time included with ticket price. Others encouraged to bring their lunch & stay on site. Beverages will be provided.

1:00 – 1:15: Compassion to self continues:
• Equality Yoga or Laughing Yoga

Video Options to open afternoon segment:
• Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion Video
• Video from Karen Armstrong Congratulating Seattle for being the first “compassionate city.”
• Compassion Statements edited from Seeds of Compassion to open showcase #2 as panel gets set up.

1:15 – 2:45 Compassion Showcase #2: Thriving Communities and Caring for the Earth
A. Inspirational Speaker (related to panel topic): 10-15 minutes
B. Panel of 3-4 Compassion in Action presenters related to topic area.
• Each panelist has 5-8 minutes to give their overview (can include PPT slides if desired.)
C. Moderated dialogue. Questions chosen ahead of time.
D. Call to action: how the audience can go into Compassionate Action for these organizations

2:45- 3:00 – short bio break. Gratitude exercise during break (what is one thing you heard today that you are grateful for & may choose to act on? Tell a neighbor.)

3:00– 4:30 Compassion Showcase #3 begins: Compassion in Businesses and Institutions
A. Inspirational Speaker (related to panel topic): 10-15 minutes
B. Panel of 3-4 Compassion in Action presenters related to topic area.
• Each panelist has 5-8 minutes to give their overview (can include PPT slides if desired.)
C. Moderated dialogue with inspirational speaker sitting with panelists & serving as the moderator. Questions chosen ahead of time.
D. Call to action: how the audience can go into Compassionate Action for these organizations

4:30 – 4:45 Closing remarks: Jon Ramer
Thank speakers & panelists
Reminder of compassion exchanges & the tales of compassion room which will be open until 5:30 ish.
Reminder of year-round vision for compassion & how it’s up to us.
Promote any remaining April events

5:15 pm: Saturday evening celebration of compassion, artistic expressions & jam Mayor & his wife kick off the reception.

2) Compassion Exchange: Organizations or individuals that participate in the panel &/or the Compassion Exchange will be selected via one or more of the following criteria:
• Participated in or were inspired by Seeds of Compassion;
• Grew out of Seeds of Compassion for example, CAN;
• Are doing great work in the area of advancing compassion in the Pacific NW;
• Have a need for people &/or resources that can be met by showing up for the panel &/or by participating in the exchange;
• Have staff/volunteers to support being represented at the exchange.

Logistics for selecting panelists & members for the exchange:
• Organizations or individuals to consider for the showcase &/or exchange will be submitted using the survey created by CAN.
• All submissions received by March 22nd will be considered.
• A team of people from CAN will review all submissions & decide on who will be invited as panelists & who will be part of the exchange by 3/24.
• The committee will pay special attention & focus on selecting a diverse representation of organizations & people who meet the criteria & represent the breadth of our community.

3) Tales of Compassion Room: Anyone can participate in telling their tales of compassion. Those people or organizations that can site tangible outcomes of their organization or effort since Seeds of Compassion in April 2008, will have the highest likelihood of being included in the video report back to HHDL.

4) Celebration of Compassion, artistic expressions & jam. (+ reunion for Seeds volunteers, staff, friends, attendees etc.)
• The mayor & his wife will kick off the evening celebration with their remarks.
• Artistic expressions of what occurred during the day
• Music & jam
Comment by Bill Grace on February 19, 2010 at 9:51am
Hi Anne:

I just looked at SOIL

Very interesting

When you have a moment please take a look at my new work at www.commongoodworks.org

Wondering if our approach to leadership would help SOIL

BGI has been a very good partner I wonder if same could be true for SOIL?

Blessings,

Bill
Comment by Cat Gilliam on February 19, 2010 at 9:41am
Great Anne! I'll take you up on the organizational help, and will pass this opportunity on to my troupe, I'm sure we can do it!
Comment by anne morgan stadler on February 19, 2010 at 1:28am
The Duwamish Alive event is April 17th. I'll return on the 2nd. Will be delighted to help with a Threshold Ensemble story-telling event during or after that event IF Cat can get one scheduled. There are TONS of stories there: native, fisherpeople, community councils, etc. So Threshhold could be a GREAT climax for a work day of compassionately caring for the Duwamish and everything in and around it. At the end we could pass out handouts for the Compassionate Cities campaign too. As a matter of fact, I would think the Duwamish organizers would've already signed up for same.

Another potential "help" is the Beloved Community group. Could you get in touch with Mark Jones? You could meet with them at their March meeting, 3rd Wednesday of every month. They're involved in the arts, the environment, etc. Check them out on CAN Groups. Okay?

SO HAPPY to SEE you here my dear Cat! Love, Anne
 

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