Tag Archives: Anti-Bullying

J. Luce Leadership Team Lauded by Forbes, Gates, Ford Foundation

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International leadership team, comprised of  Young Global Leaders, Fellows, Scholars, Honorees, and Artists-in-Residence, have achieved accolades from several other institutions, including The Gates Foundation and Forbes magazine. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  J. Luce Foundation NGLO Leadership Award in 2015. Photo: […]

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The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing […]

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In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

New York, N.Y. Blowin’ in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny? At countless rallies for social justice? […]

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Operation Respect: Two Minutes to Stop Bullying

New York, N.Y. How long does it take for students to tell us what it feels like to be bullied—and the solutions that they’d propose to stop it from happening? About two minutes. Bullying, one form of which is depicted in this staged photograph, is detrimental to students’ well-being and development. Photo: Diego Grez, Instituto Regional Federico […]

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Although the Term is Overused, Bullying is Very Real

New York, N.Y. Bullying is real.  Yes, the term is overused. Yes, sometimes it’s “just” conflict and not bullying at all. Bullying is real.  No, it is not new. No, it is not just “kids being kids.” Bullying is real.  Yes, it hurts, not just in the moment, but long term.  Yes, it happens to […]

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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Luce Leader Grows at Yale: from Anti-Bullying to Autism Awareness

New Haven, CT.  In the study of psychology, there is a term called ‘feature integration theory.’  The term describes how we visually combine details to identify unified objects. For instance, when looking for a friend in a crowd (assuming he or she has a striped shirt on), one scans the crowd for a striped shirt […]

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Luce Leader Accepted to Ivy League College on Scholarship

New Haven, CT.  Christopher Rim recalls that it was exactly 4:56 in the afternoon when he got into his mother’s car and sat down nervously. He was ready to begin opening mail from several colleges he applied to—beginning with the school he thought least likely to accept him. “The first one I opened was from […]

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