Author Archives: Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

About Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

*Author of 18 books *Ph.D. in Religious Studies from UCSB *Life coach *Founder of Open Doors Literacy Project in Pakistan *See Global Youth SpeakOut and NGOs small & global on FB Gayle Kimball Vita Degrees * BA, UC Berkley * Teaching credential,UCB * MA, UCLA * MA, UCSB * Ph.D., UCSB (Religious Studies) Teaching * LA City Schools, history teacher * CSU, Chico, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology * Teacher and director, Earth Haven: Center for Spiritual Enrichment Books * Essential Energy Tools (Book, 2 CDs, and 3 videos) * 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces, Schools and Governments. (Equality Press) * Energy Tools for Success (Equality Press) * How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press) * The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press) * 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books) * 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press) * ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality Press) * How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce (Equality Press) * ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press). * Numerous videotapes. Media Appearances * ABC National News * Geraldo * Hour Magazine * Late Night America * The Michael Jackson radio show * Regional TV and radio shows (i.e. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver)

Read the Full Transcript of Obama’s High School Commencement Speech

Excerpts:

All of which means that you’re going to have to grow up faster than some generations. This pandemic has shaken up the status quo and laid bare a lot of our country’s deep-seated problems — from massive economic inequality to ongoing racial disparities to a lack of basic health care for people who need it. It’s woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t work; that it doesn’t matter how much money you make if everyone around you is hungry and sick; and that our society and our democracy only work when we think not just about ourselves, but about each other.

It’s also pulled the curtain back on another hard truth, something that we all have to eventually accept once our childhood comes to an end. All those adults that you used to think were in charge and knew what they were doing? Turns out that they don’t have all the answers. A lot of them aren’t even asking the right questions. So, if the world’s going to get better, it going to be up to you.

That realization may be kind of intimidating. But I hope it’s also inspiring. With all the challenges this country faces right now, nobody can tell you “no, you’re too young to understand” or “this is how it’s always been done.” Because with so much uncertainty, with everything suddenly up for grabs, this is your generation’s world to shape.

But if you listen to the truth that’s inside yourself, even when it’s hard, even when its inconvenient, people will notice. They’ll gravitate towards you. And you’ll be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

 

And finally, build a community. No one does big things by themselves.

But the truth is that you don’t need us to tell you what to do.

Because in so many ways, you’ve already started to lead.

Congratulations, Class of 2020. Keep making us proud.

 

US sending arms to Philippines’ autocrat

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/15/stop-2-billion-arms-sale-philippines?

From a youth activist in the Philippines:

I 100% agree with it. It’s a very dangerous time. More people need to see and hear about this and what’s happening in the Philippines. The last line is so important

“The COVID-19 pandemic is baring the need for global solidarity against militarization and austerity. In taking up the fight against the deep footprint of U.S. imperialism, here and abroad, our movements will make each other stronger.”

We are part of the cure covid network of volunteers, the volunteers arrested when distributing relief operations were our partners in our relief operations too and could have easily been us arrested. We also work with the organization Kadamay since the urban poor are one of the most affected sectors by the climate crisis.