For our premiere of Season 2 we are equal amounts excited and humbled to have with us Robi Damelin. Born in an affluent household during Apartheid South Africa; Robi was always a free spirit who loved and rescued animals from an early age. Robi moved to Israel, raised her children and had a successful career in Public Relations. In 2002, a Palestinian sniper killed her son David. Robi soon joined The Parents Circle where she travels the world alongside Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families speaking about reconciliation and peace. Find out more about Robi’s career in Episode 1 Season 2 of the Social Change Career Podcast.
Born in the geographical center of the U.S. and quickly relocated in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Aaron’s grew influenced by all things political. From TV shows to political editorials, Aaron’s passion soon took expression in the form of political cartoons. But this bright young mind ended up traveling the world and working as an International Development officer. Learn how Aaron built a successful global career in International Development, how he found the field of peacebuilding and how he continues to express himself as a poignant political cartoonist in Episode 2 of Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast.
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Growing up in a difficult period of Peruvian history, Giselle, like many of her generation, was deeply influenced by the country’s civil war. An energetic young lawyer she grew committed to changing and improving people’s lives. Giselle found her home learning and doing Conflict Resolution in the United States. She then became a well-known professional, not only for her academic credentials but her relentless commitment to working with communities and practicing the notion that as professionals, we are, but mere facilitators. Giselle carries this attitude today in her high-level job at Peru’s ombudsman’s Human Rights office. To learn about her stellar career in Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and community –driven projects listen to Episode 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast.
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Tammy Lynn Gilmore is an event producer, grant maker, grant program creator and social impact expert. She currently runs the SXSW Community Service Awards, the Social Impact track of programming and oversees grant-making at SXSW. If you (it happened to me) don’t know or have never heard of SXSW this is the podcast to learn about Tammy and South by South West (SXSW). Check out Episode 4 of the Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast.
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Some people don’t know who they want to be; some people stumble into social change and fall in love; some, Ilaina Rabat are just social change agents since birth, or really really early. Ilaina Rabbat, is co-founder and executive director of the Amani Institute. Listen this episode and find out Ilaina’s early involvement in social change issues; her tenure with Ashoka in El Salvador and how she is managing help thousands of social innovators through Amani Institute. Episode 5 of the Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.
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Growing up on his family’s farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. A Rotary Peace Fellow, Sitali is a professional in water and sanitation working for a global partnership hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund. Learn in Episode 6 of the Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast how Sitali went from farm boy to an international consultant. Episode 6 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Fellowship.
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“Everyone can participate in cultivating the good in our world. This fact is both terrifyingly large and absolutely actionable – and Kristine loves a good action item. Kristine is the Interim CEO of StartingBloc, an organization and global Fellowship community that believes that the world needs better leadership”. Learn in Episode 7 of the Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast how to make the best bio in the world as well as Kristine’s experience with International Development in Africa and her leadership at StartingBloc. Episode 7 of Season 2 is brought to you by The Rotary Peace Peace Fellowship.
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