New Horizons’ Counterculture Community Development Experiment takes its theme -
“Making violence obsolete” from the following quote of Mahatma Gandhi
“We do best to begin by carving out territories or zones of peace in our personal relations where violence and deceit won’t be used.”Mission Statement – Preliminary, August 15, 2016
To unite diverse groups (i.e. small “zones of peace”) in Frederick County/City (and beyond, regionally, nationally and internationally) by creating an experimental *counterculture approach to community unity based on the development of enhanced communication and conflict resolution skills.
*Counterculture is defined here as a subculture situated within the mainstream whose values and norms of behavior differ from those of the traditional society surrounding it.
Violence could become obsolete, “someday”, if we start, now, doing more and more of the right things and, together, stop doing the “wrong” ones!”
Curriculum for The Counterculture Community Development Experiment
= How To Make Violence Obsolete
- Leadership as a lifestyle;
- Refining how we treat one another;
- The art of “leaning in;”
- Communication and dialogue as art;
- Conflict resolution; truth and reconciliation skill development;
- The “working well together community” – (i.e. interconnected small “zones of peace”)
Anastasia Rosen-Jones, Executive Director, New Horizons Support Network, Inc.
Cell: 240.409.5347, Email: SuperSleuthDSW@aol.com
Blog site: zonesofpeacenh.blogspot.com