A crash course in changing the world.
Urgent Evoke is a call to action for people who are interested about making a change in their immediate surroundings that could potentially lead to more extensive changes all over the country and the world. Evoke agents will learn to think critically about what it is that needs to be done on multiple levels to solve stages of problems such as water shortages, food shortages, etc. You simply need to put on your critical thinking cap and let your heart guide your thoughts and actions. You…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on April 13, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments
You and your family are taking a trip to another city in the US for a week over the summer and you are invited to participate in a Random Acts of Kindness summit while you are there. What contributions can you make in this city where you don't know anyone? Subsequently, what will you take away from this peace-promoting workshop and bring home with you to share with others?
Added by Courtney Miller on April 13, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments
I think the next Urgent Evoke mission to be completed is peace between people who do not see eye to eye on controversial issues in society. I know that it is not realistic to expect that people will be able to change there minds so far as to agree completely with others on everything but we need to look at the real roots of violence in our culture today and brainstorm ways that we can change this pattern to one of acceptance and striving for understanding and grace.
Added by Courtney Miller on April 13, 2014 at 10:07pm — No Comments
The Flu pandemic has reached my community and therefore I will organize my sorority sisters to raise money and send care packages to those suffering from this horrible illness throughout our community. This will not be a difficult task because there are over 200 of us and if we all bring $3 we can buy supplies to cheer up people in need all over the community.
Added by Courtney Miller on April 9, 2014 at 4:11am — No Comments
I found the section about dealing with group panic to be very interesting because I had never given much thought to the fact that there has to be a group of people ready to help deal with community panic in high stress and disaster situations. Everyone copes with fear and anxiety very differently but many people's response would be to panic instead of waiting to hear all of the facts about the situation at hand. I read the article from Harvard about the reasons why panic can become such an…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on April 9, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
When I'm 100 years old I will want to pass down a lot of wisdom to my family and fellow citizens of the community I live it, which, at that point, may or may not end up being an indigenous community. I think that the main thing that I will want people to realize is that our natural resources are finite and that we need to appreciate them while we have them and not abuse them the way we so often do. I will want to make sure that children grow up and are being raised to understand the…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on April 9, 2014 at 3:21am — No Comments
I read an article from the KIVU site about lawmaking and the debate about whether laws even need to be in effect if people are just going to break them. Some very interesting points were made and I have never really given much thought to the subject until today but I agree with the school of thought that says that no matter if people are going to deliberately disobey them, laws are very necessary to keep our society functioning safely and properly. Without laws, people would have no societal…Continue
Added by Courtney Miller on April 9, 2014 at 3:08am — No Comments