By Helene Szabados
Welcome to our new blog page. During the last few months, we have been filled with enthusiasm as the summer brought us a momentum of creativity and progression. From working on our new website to participating in a festival and other events, we continue to build and nurture peace one conversation at a time.
Through a close friend of the Foundation, we were fortunate to have crossed paths with the talented Impet Group, to whom we owe our colorful and resourceful website. We are very grateful for the amount of time, effort, and thoughtfulness the Impet Group has dedicated to building our website. They have done a beautiful job paying homage to Sami, Our Founder and her legacy while keeping the Foundation’s current mission transparent.
We extend our warm and peaceful welcome to Tamara Gomez, the granddaughter of the late Sami Sunchild as a new member of the board. She resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is a registered member of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Her passion in life has always been to help others. Currently, Tamara serves as the Nurse Clinic manager for First Nations Community Health Source, a nonprofit organization which serves Native American/Alaskan Native families and other under-served populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding communities. She is influenced by her grandmother’s work of creating a peaceful world by taking an active role in helping her community and making a difference.
On September 19th 2015, we were honored to host the conversation and activities tent at the Third Annual Peace in the Park Festival in Golden Gate Park. We had over 150 people come through and visit our tent. Along with blowing intentional bubbles of love and peace, we hosted a variety of conversations around the questions: “Are we listening?” “Where do you call home?” and “What is gratitude?”
As a result from the festival, we began forming new relationships including one with Creative Canopy where we hosted a crafts and conversation table at their third anniversary event on November 14, 2015. Please visit their website for upcoming events.
As we wrap up the remainder of the year, we will be importing previous written blog posts onto our new blog platform and continue posting current events and topics of discussion related to the Foundation’s peace building efforts.