Tag Archive | awareness

Deaf Rights

Are you deaf/Deaf or HOH? DO you know what your rights are under the law? Just as hearing persons have rights so do we.  Watch the video below with Marlee Matlin as she shares on Deaf and Police Interaction.

 

 

Together We Can change things for better as we stand together.

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UnMasked and UnMasked GOLD Edition

NEW RELEASES!!
UnMasked and UnMasked GOLD Edition 

Also available in eBook format

by Northern Books

 

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Advocate/Activist/Author/Actor and Survivor Lee Roberts

As an advocate people tend to forget there is more to us than meets the eye. We are husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. Although advocacy is never ending, at the end of the day, we too go home to our loved ones.

After a decade of working with some of the top influential advocates in the country, we proposed the question,

“What is something in your life people would not really know?”

The goal was to unmask each advocate, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.

These raw and unedited poems, short stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength illuminate the unexpected twists and turns of life’s hurdles that later become known as our blessings.

Now, join us and share the personal stories and discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious.

ALL proceeds go to abused children and homeless organizations.

Featured Writers include;

Patricia McKnight, Donna Kshir, Lee Roberts, Deana Dixon, Mark Palmer, Patrick Dati, Joshua Murphy, Mike Pistorino, Jane Alvarez, Mashanna Bachuss-Waggoner, Terry Rink, Sharon Young, Warren Van Gaasbeck, Star Myers, Bob Shank,, Isabelle Esling and Pastor Darick Biondi.

 

 

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Chicago advocate, public speaker and survivor Patrick Dati.

 

The goal was to unmask some of the most prominent advocates from around the globe, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones behind closed doors; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.

Roberts’ hand selected two of Kshir’s works. The first piece will capture you heart as she pens the importance of keeping one’s faith in God. The second piece says goodbye to a decade old friendship. In Roberts’ words “Donna’s heartfelt words will leave you breathless.”

The cover features Chicago advocate, public speaker and survivor Patrick Dati. As a child, Dati was bullied by his older brothers and raped at 9 years old by serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Both women spoke highly of Dati. ‘It takes courage to stand up and be who you are, to be true to oneself. Patrick is not only a survivor, but an incredible inspiration to all male survivors across the globe. We are honored to choose Patrick for this special gold edition cover of UnMasked. We are also blessed to call him our friend.”

The collection includes raw and unedited poems, personal stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength to discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious; our children.

‘UnMasked’ is available in paperback and eBook formats at Walmart, Kmart, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Lulu.com and other fine brick and mortar stores.  ALL proceeds are being donated to abused children and homeless organizations. For more information, visit, Northern Books Online Bookstore!!

 

International Abductions

Dear friends, as many of you know, the issue of missing children is a topic that is very close to my heart, one that I have personal experience with.  I know the panic that races through a mother’s head and heart when her child goes missing. There are so many ways a child can go missing. They can wander off, they can be abducted by a family member or other relative, abducted by a stranger or they can run away. A child missing no matter how it happens is truly frightening.  A parent;s worst nightmare.  Many of the children who go missing are abducted, some are found safe, others are not so fortunate and others are abducted by a family member internationally.  Although my son was not abducted he did wander off and it was my worst nightmare come true. It can happen to anyone. I have friends who have are experiencing this horrible nightmare and fighting tirelessly for their children. I have fellow advocates working with them and with lawmakers to enact laws to prevent this from happening.

I am asking each of you to take two seconds to vote for my friend Jen, who oversees the I CARE Foundation’s social media outreach geared to raise awareness of abduction issues. As a top parent blogger, Jen’s and the I CARE Foundation’s work in this area has helped a tremendous number of families around the world.  Here’s the link: http://www.circleofmoms.com/blogger/mom-ology  You can vote daily for the next week until the contest is over.

“In her work with the I CARE Foundation, Jen has played a critical role in stewarding child abduction issues. In this capacity, she has played a key and influencial role in having the US abduction rate drop by 26% these past 2 years with an expected 30% decline in 2013.” Peter Thomas Senese

After you vote would you please share this information along with your friends and ask them to do the same? We need to reach everyone we can.  Each vote will help the I CARE Foundation create greater awareness and help protect more children who are at rick for being abducted.

Love and Blessings to all

Elizabeth