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The 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit and Building Cultural Bridges in the Social Media Age

Melissa Hassard/ September 12, 2014/ Panel/ 0 comments

Imagine if everyone got involved? I’m honored to have been invited to the panel last night for the 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit  in Cary, North Carolina, at The Cary Downtown Theater.  The panel was moderated by Dr. Calvin Hall from NCCU, and included Leila Bekri, who works in promoting diplomacy and cultural exchanges for an international leadership program, Leslie Huffman, who founded

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Writing for Peace

Melissa Hassard/ September 3, 2014/ Activism/Advocacy/ 0 comments

I have proudly accepted the role and honor as a member of the advisory panel for Writing for Peace.  If you are not aware of this fine organization, run by Carmel Mawle, here is their mission statement: Through education and creative writing, Writing for Peace seeks to cultivate the empathy that allows minds to open to new cultural views, to value the differences as well

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For June, a writing and art workshop on gratitude

Melissa Hassard/ June 10, 2013/ Writers' Workshop/ 0 comments

On the theme of gratitude: Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am-4:00pm. A visual and writing arts workshop on the theme of Gratitude, with Kim Goldstein and Donna Anthony guiding the group in making soul collages and Judith Behar and Melissa Hassard guiding the group in writing prose or poetry about their soul collages. Place: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro.

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