Conversations by Carlotta Harlan
"WATCHING OVER THE CHILD PRODIGY"
Discussion: IMPORTANCE OF DACA
All children raised in the United States deserve the opportunity to learn and build upon their knowledge and to contribute to the only home they’ve ever known.
"LONG LIVED LIFE"
All humans deserve the opportunity to a life of health, quality and longevity.
"WE LOVED YOU SO MUCH AND WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU"
Discussion: GUN VIOLENCE
American citizens should feel safe to be out and gather in crowds, whether at a festival, a marathon, a night club, a movie theater, a school--the place our children learn to be the next generation of leaders.
Discussion: THE FREEDOM OF BELIEF
We are a world of many faiths and ideologies and all humans are entitled to their beliefs, devoid of cruelty and harm.
Discussion: INNER BALANCE
In order to bring balance to our communities it is vital to find a balance within. Acceptance for all is first accomplished through acceptance of yourself.
Discussion: CONSERVATION OF LAND & PEOPLE
Though we have spent centuries cultivating the world we live in today, we must respect that there are untouched lands meant to remain untouched. These lands belonged to cultures that existed long before us, our role is to insure minimal damage, use restorative measures if needed to control, protect and conserve.
"THE BIRTH OF DELUSION"
Discussion: COMPLACENCY & ENTITLEMENT
As our society progresses toward the future with an unfortunate blossoming complacency, a false sense of entitlement has been born, creating a state of delusion.
"NO TIME TO WASTE"
Discussion: RECONSTRUCTIVE & RESTORATIVE ACTION
While the earth provides, it is our duty to protect her. Her resources are critical to our sustainability, and we must acknowledge her resources are not boundless.
"HOLDING ON TO THE ESSENTIALS"
Discussion: TOXICITY OF WATER
As pollution overwhelms the world’s water, we must remember water is not a luxury for some, it is a necessity for all and essential for the preservation of all life.
YOUR NEXT MOVE?
What will you do next?
"WITHSTANDING THE BLOW OF THE PASSING STORM"
Discussion: CLIMATE CHANGE
As mistreatment of our environment continues, the harm inflicted on our climate is detrimental and the harm our inflicted climate has on earth is, day by day, increasingly irreversible. We only have one planet, and we can claim that the harm is minimal, but that doesn’t change the truth.
"YOU CAN IGNORE SCIENCE, BUT SCIENCE WON’T IGNORE YOU"
Most pesticides are the root of toxins in our crops. They poison not only humans, but the animals that consume them. They are an unnatural source in a natural circle of health and diet.
"WHAT IS YOUR COLOR, WHAT IS YOUR TRUTH?"
We are told that no matter our skin color, no matter our heritage, our ancestry, no matter where we were born, we are all equals – yet it is those very things that are the basis of unequal
All humans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, are free to be who they are and love who they love. Love and self-identity are meant to exist without boundaries.
Discussion: WOMEN’S RIGHTS
It is the time for women, it is the dawn of a new era of feminism. We, as a society, have been given the chance to inspire our daughters, our mothers, our grandmothers, our aunts and our nieces, every woman we have ever known or will know, to get up, stand strong, and empower our society with a new and necessary point of view. Every woman and man has the opportunity to fight for and be the voice of a new generation.
Discussion: ANIMAL RIGHTS
Animals have souls that run just as deep as human souls, and they deserve fair treatment always.
Every human being has the right to a home, to a place of safety and shelter, somewhere that is their own. The growth of the homeless population is progressing at such a magnitude that it is now a crisis and needs to be addressed as such.
In order for society to prosper, its people need to find common ground. They need to work towards a united goal that benefits all in order to achieve balance and success.
"BLACK LIVES MATTER"
BLM is our country’s most consequential movement of the 21st century. ”If there is no justice, there is no peace. When we know justice, we will know peace. No lives matter until black lives matter."
"MOTHER AND CHILD"
Discussion: OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
It is our responsibility to ensure that our children, and our grandchildren, will have the opportunity to thrive in an environment and an earth that is not hostile to their development. It is their right to be enjoying the gifts of this planet the same way that we have.
Audrey Hepburn’s poem says it best:“…for attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people….as you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself and the other for helping others…”
"IN BETWEEN WORLDS"
Discussion: 2020, COVID-19 – A NEW REALITY
As a society, despite our ever-changing challenges, 2020 has brought us into unknown territory, a place of fear and confusion. Dealing with this new reality is forcing us to approach life with a different perspective.