Renée Yaworsky, Clay Boykin and Dennis Tardan discuss Clay’s spearheading of the Search of the New Compassionate Male and why the world needs this so much at this time of great change and challenge.
Renée Yaworsky is an attorney, activist, actor, musician, writer and producer. She has worked in criminal justice reform since she was a teenager, been active in women’s rights and justice all over the world. Contact Renée at email@example.com
Clay Boykin is a writer, speaker and activist. A former US Marine, multi-decade executive change agent with Motorola who more than 8 years ago embarked upon a conscious journey in what has become a search, inside himself and in the world, of the new compassionate male.
Dennis Tardan is a professional interviewer and speaker, communication and coach. His specialty is helping executives, managers, and teams to deliver their core messages with increased clarity, confidence, and authenticity. Over Dennis’ 35-year career in the communication field, he has worked at all levels of media including wire service correspondent, newspaper columnist, writer, facilitator, public relations, talk show host, television producer, scriptwriter, actor, and director.
To learn more about the Search for the New Compassionate Male initiatives and his work: www.clayboykin.com
Recently, I hosted a workshop on Ideation, Mind-mapping and Reframing. This podcast includes comments from a few of the participants. – During the workshop we discussed how the world is in lockdown. How many are disoriented and frozen in fear and unable to create their new normal. For almost 40 years I have helped individuals and organizations conceptualize, think counterintuitively, and unleash their creativity and full potential. I train them how to reframe and find answers to their burning questions. If you have a burning question, feel disoriented, or just need a sounding board, I invite you to contact me directly.
Edafe Okporoarrived to the United States from Nigeria in 2016 seeking asylum due to persecution he faced in his native country for being gay. Okporo is now using his own personal experience to help guide other LGBTQ asylum-seeking refugees at a shelter in Harlem. In my search I would have to say that Edafe is an example of a New Compassionate Male.
My life, as you will read, has taken me from one place to another. Bed Number 26 is the story of how I fought my way out of constant persecution and reclaimed my freedom. It is my hope that by sharing my experience and my pain, you will begin to understand why people are forced to immigrate. This is a revealing memoir and empowering manifesto, with contributions from other asylees, refugees, and Nigerians. Nong Richie was born in one country and came of age in another more visible placeNigeria. In a strange world where he was continually persecuted, living soon became a personal nightmare of constant mob attacks and deaths of his friends to HIV. Nong escaped into the world of his mind from the expository details of the war he suffered as a child and high-profile attacks against gay Nigerians. Every detail of his personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently unlawful society emerged with every script of this book. The detention center packaged his trauma as a bombshell, hijacking his image and identity and making profit from every night he spent in it. Bed Number 26 is his raw, honest, and poignant accounta no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account for the persecution of him and his community. He was a fearless activist and an unstoppable force for change who was determined to expose the truth. The target demographics of this book are clients of Immigration Equality, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, attorneys representing Immigration Equality, clients and volunteers of First Friends, Eat Offbeat clients, and the network of mine from the United Nations department of NGOs.
Rod Haden, Producer of Caterpillar Goo, interviews men from the Men’s Fellowship Network: Circles of Men Project on various topics related to men, compassion and mindfulness, and the counter-intuitive approach Clay Boykin uses to create a safe space for men to learn trust and connect on a heart level.
Charles Barker MD, MPH is founder and president of Compassionate Dallas/Fort Worth, a non-profit organization that promotes the Charter for Compassion, the value of compassion and compassionate action in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, using the Golden Rule as operating principle.
He is currently president of Compassionate DFW and moderator of the Board of Directors, a board representing all twelve sectors of the international Charter and encourages and coordinates the Community Campaigns, as well as partnerships in the DFW area. His background and experience is in the field of medicine, with emphasis in preventive medicine and biomedical ethics, frequently facilitating medical school ethics sessions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is currently authoring a book centered on being and becoming excellent, a series of reflections.