Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.

Karen Johnson
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  • Lockport, Illinjois
  • United States
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Karen Johnson replied to the discussion '10th Anniversary Celebration of the Dept. of Peace'
"I heard about the legislation at an event in March 2005 and enjoyed what I read on the website and checked back and read the legislation shortly thereafter.  It was like the sea had parted and the way was being shown to me.  I had…"
Oct 21, 2011
Karen Johnson posted an event

Women and Youth in the Criminal Justice System at University of St. Francis, San Damiano Hall

October 29, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm
The event begins at 1:00 p.m. with a quick prayer, immediately followed by panel presentations, including Karen Johnson (former IL State Coordinator) presenting on Youth PROMISE Act for 20 minutes.  Still Point Theatre will then give a special performance, Strong Women, featuring poetry written by women incarcerated in Cook County Jail.  $10 donation; students free.  RSVP at phone or link shown.
Oct 17, 2011
Karen Johnson commented on the blog post 'Peacebuilding and Functional Medicine: An Isomorphism'
"Thanks for this post, Mike.  It's a wonderful time on Earth to be watching the unfolding/recognition of peacebuilding as a necessary ingredient in a more highly functioning whole made up of interdependent societies/cultures.  I…"
Jun 30, 2011
Karen Johnson commented on the group 'Illinois'
"Hello "Macomb Less," Somehow I missed your comment almost two years ago. Hope you've found some fun/impactful ways to gather people around peace.  We've held "Networking for Peace and Nonviolence" gatherings in…"
Jun 17, 2011
Karen Johnson posted an event

NVC Be The Change Course: Embodying Effective, Nonviolence Social Change at FOCUS Meeting Space - Corner of COVE Shopping Strip

May 3, 2010 at 6pm to June 14, 2010 at 8:30pm
Myra Walden, MA, LCPC, certified trainer, will lead us in using NVC to:•Increase effectiveness and personal satisfaction in committee meetings, lobbying, and grassroots organizing.•Learn how listening for unmet needs can give you clues on what and how to communicate next.•Learn to look for common needs and values as a basis for a conversation about strategies.•Learn to transform enemy images into shared humanness. Increase compassion to promote lasting change.•Learn a process to release anger…See More
Apr 12, 2010
Karen Johnson is attending an event

National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive at Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

August 1, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Offered by the National Peace Academy, the week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive is designed for individuals and organizations looking to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants will be coached in the design and development of a strategic…See More
Apr 12, 2010
Karen Johnson commented on the event 'Midwest Regional Department of Peace Conference'
"Great work, Colleen! Looking forward to connect with Illinoisans and other Midwesterners in Livonia next month! Amazing content, speakers, facility and arrangements. I know it truly will be a weekend to remember!"
Apr 7, 2010
Karen Johnson is attending an event

Midwest Regional Department of Peace Conference at Madonna University

May 14, 2010 at 7pm to May 16, 2010 at 1pm
A Weekend to Remember!!!Midwest Regional Department of Peace ConferenceMaking Peace a Priority: Vision; Experience; PracticeMadonna University - May 14 - 16, 2010!Conference Highlights:Vision of Peace: The Peace Alliance Strategic Plan with Lynn McMullenPeacebuilding Circles (Restorative Practices) with Rosemary Doyl & Jerry MehlerPuzzles with a Purpose with Sue BelangerCommunicating Your Heart's Desire for Peace with Robert KoehlerPresent Moment Meditation with Kathy HenningStudents…See More
Apr 7, 2010
Karen Johnson commented on the blog post 'Promote Peacebuilding in Just a Few Minutes a Day'
"Thanks, Ted! I shared your post on facebook! My first time! Thanks for the prompt! Peace to all!"
Apr 6, 2010
Karen Johnson replied to the discussion 'Mother's Standing for Peace! Tell your story...'
"When I was 9 and couldn't talk my mother into divorcing my father (verbally and physically abusive), I made a commitment never to be so financially tied to any one person [that I feel I can't leave if in physical danger]. In my early 30s,…"
Apr 2, 2010
Karen Johnson posted an event

Illinois - House Party - Lombard - All of Illinos welcome! at FOCUS - Cove Shopping Center (corner)

December 5, 2009 from 4pm to 8pm
Informational, inspirational, team-building, fundraising, networking to empower civic activism for a culture of peace. Light refreshments served. Video/teleconference, mini-speeches, sharing, Q&As with State Coordinator Karen Johnson and available CDTLs.
Nov 19, 2009
Karen Johnson commented on the group 'Student Peace Alliance'
"Hello Caitlin! Great! The first step is interest. I'm sure you'll hear from national organizers on this, too. There are document on The Student Peace Alliance section of that can get you started, including a guide…"
Sep 23, 2009
Karen Johnson replied to the discussion 'Section: Ensure Financial Sustainability'
"I like the multi-faceted approach and this sets up a great outline for training and empowering the field to participate in one or more ways that inspire them individually and collectively. My main concern is that I have yet to see financial…"
Sep 8, 2009
Karen Johnson replied to the discussion 'General Strategic Plan Feedback'
"I do not disagree with any action items in the plan. I don't entirely agree with the framing and justification for the plan. The feedback from a couple co-sponsors as to why they are not stepping up from advocates to champions among their peers…"
Sep 8, 2009
Karen Johnson joined a group
Sep 1, 2009
Karen Johnson joined a group

Student Peace Alliance

Student Peace Alliance mobilizes our generation to create and sustain peace. We engage our communities and policy makers in building sustainable peace.
Sep 1, 2009

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In which state do you live? (Please provide the full spelling, not the state abbreviation.)
What first attracted you to peace activism?
I advocate for peace because being at peace more of the time became a priority for me when I was in my "emergency phase" of recovering from childhood violence. Through setting that goal, I came to learn so much more is possible and beautiful in life than I ever knew. Once you know peace, advocating for it, in whatever way is right in each moment, seems like a no-brainer. Reading the DOP legislation in 2005 caused me to step into advocacy beyond personal relationships.

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At 12:05am on September 22, 2009, Jolie said…
Karen I am trying to locate Tim B.
He gave me his email address but it does not seem to work.
Thanks! Jolie (Happy Peace Day)

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