Paksy, the union turned it down. They said no. They said, “She doesn't play an instrument. You have to be a member of the AFM [American Federation of Musicians] to be a contractor. “No, we're not letting her in.”
The biggest disservice we do to young people is to say that they are not enough right now. “You will be after you get this degree or this accomplishment.” We'll always have more to learn, but we are enough right now.
Almost every tradition has afterlife beliefs because they like to imagine that “you” go on, whether it's your soul or your consciousness. There's a whole theory that religion exists because we're so concerned about dying that we created religion to assuage our death anxiety.
The world is in tension right now between what some call the 'yellow vest' activists fighting for equality/world well-being (think protests in France) and what some say are those that want to keep things as they are (not believing in climate change for instance). Are we moving toward a democratized way of being, or are we driving forward elitism? More and more I see youth choosing to make a difference and getting recognized for positive change that they are spreading through web and mobile platform work.
Since International Women's Day was held on March 8, it's appropriate that Paksy Plackis-Cheng is featured this month! - HR Living Magazine
When I was the senior broadcast producer at 20/20, long before the #Metoo movement, correspondent John Ferrugia then the lead investigative reporter at Denver’s KMGH-TV uncovered sexual assaults of female cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. With additional reporting, John brought the local story to 20/20 to reach a larger national audience. The outcry from the story initiated Congressional hearings and a leadership change at the Academy. Also there are now sex assault officers/teams on most U.S. military bases around the world as well as at all the service academies.
The reason why Lensational’s intervention has gained traction is that we were really specific. In the beginning, we were looking at women who are illiterate or who can't express themselves, because of systemic discrimination. We did not just focus on any women.