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Evo's Blog – May 2010 Archive (7)

Sometimes I still feel powerless....

For the 30+ years of empowerment work I have amassed in these adventures, there are many days where I still succ**b to feelings of powerlessness.


I let the little thing get to me.
Some detail is missed, a mistake made.
Failure overwhelms.
I forget to embrace the beauty of this present moment.
Love does not always rule when I get distracted.


Becoming an agent of change there is a forging process, like…
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Added by Evo on May 14, 2010 at 1:29am — 10 Comments

Script for Evoke2: When to intervene, when not to judge or act.....

"To learn how to become familiar with the intimate is to go to the school of ritual again" - Sobonfu Some, The Spirit of Intimacy (Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships)


Frame one: photos of newspapers from around the world.
In many countries political strife emerges from political decisions around sexual health, rights and responsibilities.
Is it ok for two men, two women or groups of people to enter the ritual of…
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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

EVOKE MANIFESTO - rules to live by



1. Listen
2. Learn from others locally
3. Ask for the key concerns
4. Never assume you know what's best
5. Crowdsource solutions with communities
6. Request what you need from those who have it
7. Be transparent in sharing information
8. Protect the fragile (older, younger, vulnerable) populations
9. Remind leaders to act with wellbeing of all others in mind
10. Practice…
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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 6:09pm — 6 Comments

Who should EVOKE?

As this network grows we need to hear more voices from around the world. I have been honored to meet so many of you from India, South Africa, Chile & Argentina, Uganda, Italy, the UK, Canada, the US and many more countries. What about Cote d'Ivoire? Madagascar? Peru? Indonesia? The Phillippines?


Many of the most crisis-prone areas are also among the lowest in the world for internet penetration, the essential step needed to make sure that we're bringing great leaders on…
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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Emergency Site for the Oil Spill

For the last few months I have been involved with Crisis Commons, the CrisisWiki team and Crisis Camps all over the world to help create this network of dark sites ready to go live as needed. Within 24 hours of most disasters we are able to get a detailed resource site up and shared.


Here's one example of a recent site that went live:…


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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Emergency & Crisis Communication

A calm demeanor is essential for all agents to cultivate during times of crisis. This means that we do not run around like chickens with our heads cut off -- we are fast and efficient as necessary but we do not bark orders to those around us. By speaking to people directly with eye contact, not yelling but calmly stating all needed pieces this helps others to model that same behavior and stay calm when a cool head is needed.


I first learned these skills as a chaplain and…
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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

2011 Media Response Team

During times of crisis relief I learned a number of tricks from my government colleagues working with comedians, crisis commons leaders and other organizers. USE MEDIA STARS.


The 2011 outbreak required mobilizing our media leaders quickly: Oprah, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert were all tapped to go out with a quick PSA asking everyone to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary while recommending specific actions for those required to work…
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Added by Evo on May 12, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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