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I CAN
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Anthology in Paperback
Speakers Series
The Journal of Developmental Processes
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October, 2010
Spreading the word - Child Honouring philosophy growing internationally

Raffi and The Centre are excited with recent developments that have seen the Child Honouring philosophy spread in India, USA and Japan. And we're looking forward to Raffi's upcoming presentation at TEDxKids in Ottawa.

More on these developments below...
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I CAN

Raffi and the Centre for Child Honouring are partnering with Kiran Sethi, TED presenter and the creator of the successful "Design for Change Contest" in India and around the world.

Raffi was so impressed with Kiran's vision that he wrote and recorded the I CAN Song, now the Design For Change theme song and featured on all their websites. Salt Spring Island children added their voices to the song.

We look forward to continuing our association with Design for Change which empowers school children to design the change in the their communities that will benefit them and the people around them. We are also pleased that they feature Raffi's "Sign the Plea" campaign on their homepage.

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Sign The Plea

Over the summer we made progress on our "Sign the Plea" campaign, now at 1009 Plea signatories and 152 Proclamation signatories (from over 30 countries). We're working towards our goal of 10,000 to the Plea and 1,000 to the Proclamation.

We ask all of you to sign on and to send this invitation out to your networks.

We must take a stand against the continuing violence against children worldwide.

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YES Magazine

Raffi was invited to post a blog for Yes! Magazine recently which has struck a chord with readers. It has been picked up by a number of other websites, and we are hoping to see it spread even further.

" A world fit for children." Would you vote for that?.....read on
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TEDxKids

On Tuesday, November 9 Raffi will speak at TedxKids in Ottawa, at The National Arts Centre.

He will present Child Honouring in a unique setting to a diverse cross section of youth and adults at the live event, and then via the online TED video to be featured on their website.
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Anthology Softcover

The Child Honouring anthology originally published in hardback in 2006, has now been released in paperback with an updated new cover and two new appendices.


This new consumer friendly version is available through our website and Amazon.com.
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Speakers Series

The third speaker in The Series was Fritjof Capra whose talk on "Learning from Leonardo: A synthesis of Science, Art and Eco Design" was well attended on Sunday, September 26 at ArtSpring.
Capra Book

Fritjof Capra is a world renowned physicist and systems theorist and is the founding director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, CA.  He is also the author of five international best sellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Web of Life and The Hidden Connections. His latest book, The Science of Leonardo, was published in paperback by Doubleday in 2008.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming speakers in the series.
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The Journal of Developmental Processes

We recently discovered a Raffi Renaissance DVD Review that was written by Japanese Professor Masatoshi Kawai, Child Honouring, A Systems Approach, written for The Journal of Development Processes.

Professor Kawai demonstrated an excellent understanding of Child Honouring and its systems approach to transforming our world.
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Communications Director

We are pleased to announce that Salt Spring's Suzanne Little has joined us as Communications Director.  Suzanne brings with her a wealth of knowledge about communications and the use of social media.

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Fundraising

We are pleased to accept donations to further our work, please see the DONATE button in this newsletter for a variety of ways for you to participate.

No donation is too small and every donation in sincerely appreciated.
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Retire Ronald

Raffi and The Centre for Child Honouring supports Corporate Accountability International and its Value [the] Meal campaigns recently launched national initiative calling on McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald from hooking our kids on unhealthy food. 

They make the case for McDonald's to stop marketing to kids in their new report Clowning with Kids Health, and conducted a new national poll that the majority of parents with children would like to see Ronald retired.
 
Go to their website, www.RetireRonald.org and learn more about how Ronald McDonald hooks kids from an early age.
We look forward to keeping you up to date as we move forward with our work and we thank everyone who has supported us. Please visit us at Childhonouring.org.
 
Sincerely,
 

Judi Wilson
The Centre for Child Honouring