I believe with all my soul that the art of compassionate witnessing is at the core of global change and peace building. When we listen attentively and caringly, our simple empathy is extended and transformed into a fiery, responsible compassion which demands that we respond urgently to the plight of others.
A Speech given on step of the Capital in Frankfort, KY.
2007 YouthAIDS Gala Speech Good evening ladies and gentlemen, old friends and new. I am glad that you are here. Namaste If you watch the documentary made during my 3-week stay in india that we are celebrating tonight, you hear me say that word a lot. This touching gesture is the manner of greeting for […]
A Blazer Lecture at The University of Kentucky
For 6 months beginning last September, I played the role of “Maggie the Cat” at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway, and I was always highly entertained during my curtain calls when I heard shouts from the audience of, ‘Go Big Blue!, Go Cats,’ and the like (they were more frequent than you might think!). […]
A speech given to the Tennessee Women’s Democratic Caucus in 2004