Throughout the year Shazel facilitates or participates in different events around the world – all focused on helping you become a better you.
POLICE AND COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER: TO RECOGNIZE AND PREVENT THREATS OF EXTREME VIOLENCE
The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) understands that awareness is our best defense against extreme violence and it is essential to educate communities about how such violence hurts innocent victims and what we can do to protect ourselves.
The most effective way is to create well-informed and well-equipped families, communities and local institutions. As a result, GPF has partnered with local law enforcement agencies, first responders, community and faith-based organizations to train community leaders to counter extreme violence and to strengthen community-police partnerships. This training is funded by the Department of Homeland Security through a grant awarded to the Global Peace Foundation.
The free trainings are part of a comprehensive strategy which includes community engagement events designed to increase trust and confidence between law enforcement and communities to prevent, mitigate and manage extreme violence through integrated approaches and partnerships.
To date, over a dozen training and community engagement events have been held around New Jersey including Camden, Paterson and Jersey City. We have developed relationships with community partners who have already called upon us to help families concerned that their children may be targeted.
We offer two distinct trainings. One for community partners and one for law enforcement.
COMMUNITY TRAINING LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Increase understanding of our role and responsibility to keep communities safe
2. Raise awareness and build strong partnerships
3. Understand possible threats
4. Identify escalating behavior
5. Increase awareness of comprehensive and effective approaches
6. Increase understanding of the threat of online recruitment
7. Learn how communities can respond effectively
8. Identify appropriate resources to mobilize communities
Training Facilitated By:
Global Connections Foundation Presents: Connecting Communities to Recognize & Prevent Violence
Educators, Advocates, and Community Leaders are invited to participate in this engaging and eye-opening symposium to learn the importance of online safety and working together to keep our communities safe.
This training will help participants:
- Raise awareness of possible threats including online threats and how to mitigate them
- Increase understanding of roles and responsibilities to keep communities safe by identifying escalating behaviors
- Learn ways to work together to build resilient communities and support our youth
- Build strong partnerships and cultural competence
- Identify effective approaches and resources available to mobilize communities
- Learn ways to promote educational diplomacy opportunities for our youth through cultural exchange
David Angwenyi, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Global Connections Foundation
His Excellency Ambassador Robinson Githae
Kenya Ambassador to the U.S.
Shazel Muhammad, CH
Activities Director, Global Connections Foundation
Founder & CEO, Eunoia Coaching
The training is generously provided by the Global Peace Foundation and developed in partnership with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and other state and federal agencies.
The Educational diplomacy materials for the event are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government. The views expressed during the event do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or any of its partner organizations.
Community groups plan June 14 ‘evening of community engagement’ forum – featured in Community News – June 7, 2019
A school club, community group and nonprofit organization are partnering to offer an opportunity to enjoy good food and the company of neighbors and community.
Global Connections, Hopewell Valley Race & Diversity Discussion Group and the Global Peace Foundation plan to share an evening of community engagement catered by The Peasant Grill.
The forum is scheduled for June 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Timberlane Middle School. Organizers say it will include an in-depth look at the role of social media with the goal of facilitating meaningful discussions intended to build strong community partnerships that link individuals, families, communities, organizations and agencies.
Hopewell Valley, like many other communities, has experienced a number of recent challenges. There are worries related to social-emotional health, racism and bullying, as well as public concerns about new development, cost of living, and political direction. Social media can compound polarization and predominant contact with a tight-knit friend group can limit exposure to new people and ideas.
“Our regular potluck dinners and discussions have been a great way to engage with friends,” said Renata Barnes, HVRDDG facilitator. “But we tend to see the same people each time, so we were thrilled when the Global Connections team reached out and wanted to collaborate and expand the circle to include the schools and greater community.”
“Our goal is to raise awareness, enable informed conversations that strengthen connections, and increase resiliency through shared values and a community-based approach that benefits all families,” added David Angwenyi, Global Connections adviser. “We hope relationships formed last far beyond the evening.”
Check in will begin at 6 p.m. Adults and 11th and 12th graders are encouraged to attend. Registration is required by June 10 so organizers can get a headcount for the free program.
The program is sponsored by the Global Peace Foundation, which has been collaborating with community, faith-based organizations, first responders, and law enforcement agencies to train and prevent targeted violence in New Jersey. Discussion may include sensitive subjects such as bias, extremism, radicalization to violence, race and culture.
Hopewell Race & Diversity Discussion Group is a community organization that provides regular opportunities for community members in the Hopewell Valley and beyond to discuss race and racism in brave spaces, and to build relationships with neighbors over a shared meal in an effort to improve mutual understanding. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Connections Foundation is a nonprofit that fosters global citizenship by advancing educational diplomacy. GCF strives to broaden high school students’ perspectives by engaging them on global issues of concern and providing them a forum where they can engage with other students from around the world so as to link communities. Contact David Angwenyi at email@example.com.
Global Peace Foundation is an international nonsectarian, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes peacebuilding. GPF engages and organizes a global network of public and private sector partners who develop community, national and regional peacebuilding models as the foundation for ethical and cohesive societies. Contact Wanda Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit globalpeace.org.
Hopewell Valley Groups Partner for Evening of Community Engagement – featured in MercerMe June 6, 2019
Shazel will facilitate this event to inspire community connections that spark ongoing partnerships and increase resiliency. The event is co-hosted with Global Connections, Hopewell Valley Race & Diversity Discussion Group (HVRDDG), and the Global Peace Foundation and catered by The Peasant Grill. This free event will be held on Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 9pm at Timberlane Middle School and is suitable for adults and 11th and 12th graders.
The forum will include an in-depth look at the role of social media and facilitate meaningful discussions intended to build strong community partnerships that link individuals, families, communities, organizations, and agencies. With issues facing the community, such as social-emotional health, racism, and bullying, as well as public concerns about new development, cost of living, and political direction, social media can compound polarization and predominant contact with a tight-knit friend group can limit exposure to new people and ideas, explain the group in their press information.
“Our goal is to raise awareness, enable informed conversations that strengthen connections, and increase resiliency through shared values and a community-based approach that benefits all families,” added Dr. David Angwenyi, Global Connections Advisor. “We hope relationships formed last far beyond the evening.”
The program is sponsored by the Global Peace Foundation who has been collaborating with community, faith-based organizations, first responders, and law enforcement agencies to train and prevent targeted violence in New Jersey. May include sensitive subjects such as bias, extremism, radicalization to violence, race and culture. This eye-opening discourse will share facts, empirical data, and dispel myths.
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Shazel Muhammad, CH
Shazel’s passion for helping others develop to their fullest potential began as an award-winning public speaker at just 14 years old. Shazel connected with diverse multi-generational audiences across the U.S., writing and delivering motivational speeches that won competitions and garnered standing ovations. Those experiences formed the foundations of Shazel’s love of speaking and coaching.
Other panelists: Dr. Ricartty Trinidad, Jeffrey Rose, CMH., Dr. Joshua Tal, Dr. Courtney Bancroft
About Our Name
Eunoia (you-noy-ah) is a small but powerful word. It is the shortest word in the English language containing all 5 vowels. Its etymology comes from the Greek word εὔνοιᾰ, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking.”In rhetoric, Eunoia refers to the goodwill a speaker cultivates between themselves and their audience. In Nicomachean Ethics Book VIII, Aristotle uses Eunoia to describe the kindness and benevolence that form the ethical foundation of human life.
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– Shazel Muhammad, Founder & CEO
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