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2017 East African Seminar

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EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2017

Tesfaye Tekelu

THE STORY:

The 2017 East African Seminar, a collaboration between Aikido Ethiopia and the African Union Peace Initiative, will represent the first of its kind. It will take place from November 16 - 19, 2017. Young Africans from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Djibouti will have the unique opportunity to learn from world renowned international experts in Aikido, embodied leadership, somatic education, and conflict resolution. The workshop will also bring respected East African elders to share their wisdom and ancient traditions in resolving conflict. This provides a unique stage that places African tools and approaches to leadership and conflict resolution on par with Western and Asian practices and perspectives.   

African young adults, as well as their non-African peers, will be part of this rich cultural exchange between ancient traditions of African nations, and global perspectives of non-African teachers.    

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed in the 1930’s by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, community building and self-transformation as a combatant in war. This transformation fueled his dedication to building a martial art that is focused on peace. Aikido is an art of peace, whose aim and philosophy is to diffuse internal and interpersonal aggression through nonviolent techniques. Aikido is currently practiced by more than one million people around the world, furthering the founder’s vision of Aikido as “a way to reconcile the world.”   

The 2017 East African Seminar will serve as an unprecedented cultural exchange and collaboration for peace. It will be organized by Aikido Ethiopia and Strozzi Institute in collaboration with the African Union Peace Summit.  We are also working towards the completion of the Aikido Ethiopia Dojo in Hawassa. 

Our commitment is to raise $25,000 in order to support the attendance and participation of 100% of the African attendees. Please make a donation and/or join our team as a fundraiser and help bring the seminar to life!

Thank you for your support.

East African Seminar Team:
Richard Strozzi-Hecker, Lou Pollack, Tesfaye Tekelu, Katina Bishop

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To This Fundraiser

$25,870

MONEY RAISED
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  • Betsy Hall and Gene Wright

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shawn Murphy

    $250

  • Allterra Solar

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sanjiv Garg

    $50

  • Omar Andres Carmona Cortes

    $25

  • Kathy Klausner

    $500

  • Shawn Murphy

    $25

  • Chris Kane

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim Stabile

    $100

  • Richard & Sally Leider

    $500

  • Sky Yudron

    $50

  • jim clark

    $100

  • Robert Schriver

    $100

  • Lise

    $50

  • Robin & Nicole La Baw

    $500

  • Mary Killian

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • E.Lee

    $25

  • Stacy McCarthy

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Whitney D. Bagby

    $250

  • Kat, Ron & Renate

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • CHUCK & SHARON ROOT

     

  • Susan Lavelle and Mark Kasprow

    $200

  • S Mooney

    $25

  • Jim and Felicia

    $50

  • Kristel Allen

    $50

  • Karen Jacobs

     

  • Craig O'Connor

    $200

  • Louisa

     

  • Patricia and Peter McCarthy

    $100

  • Carolyn Hardee

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • EULBOON YANG

    $250

  • Karen Giles

    $50

  • Sarah Richardson

    $50

  • Lulu Lopez

     

  • Nicki Giroux

    $100

  • Nicola Astley

    $400

  • Martin and Stacy

    $250

  • Lance Welsh

    $250

  • Pointing Out the Great Way - Marin

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Robert Kreinberg

    $50

  • Marian Miller Buckhart

    $100

  • Joe Batershall

    $100

  • Raymond Castellino

    $200

  • Denise Martini

    $50

  • Ken Martini

    $50

  • Don Engler

    $25

  • Scott and Zuza Engler

    $50

  • Joseph and Joan Lunny

    $25

  • Sue Robinson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gabriel and Zara

    $50

  • Janet Leno

    $250

  • Grayson and Kathy James

    $300

  • Gary Hillerson

    $50

  • Manghanita Kempadoo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jan L Bowman & Paul Bowman

    $250

  • Ruth

    $1,000

  • Ian and Claudia Ratner

    $500

  • Ola and Tim

    $500

  • Doris Meyer

    $105

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Richard Robinson

     

  • Pam K

    $50

  • Kinsella family

    $100

  • Elsa

    $25

  • Sascha and Ella

    $50

  • Katina Bishop

    $400

  • Jerry

    $50

  • Suzan Goodman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bryan Furlong

    $100

  • Kathleen McCauley Anast

    $108

  • Maggie Williams

     

  • Susan Jacobs

    $50

  • Gail and Walter Thompson

    $150

  • Robert and Cheryl Moreno

    $30

  • Jill and John Dombey

    $100

  • l beaudreau

    $50

  • anthony bharti fisher

    $50

  • Ola and Tim

     

  • Feet

    $100

  • Kimlin

    $40

  • Randy

    $100

  • Thomas

    $10

  • Nico

    $50

  • Ron Davis

    $50

  • Katie and Bob Carmody

    $50

  • david lukoff

    $200

  • Robert Schriver

    $100

  • Thomas Eusterbrock

    $50

  • Daniel Schmitz

    $120

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103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $25,870 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tesfaye Tekelu

Amount Raised

$15,732

 

63% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Betsy Hall

Amount Raised

$2,050

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Katina Bishop

Amount Raised

$1,425

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Louis D Pollack

Amount Raised

$1,195

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Grayson James

Amount Raised

$958

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Nicola Astley

Amount Raised

$925

 

62% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Dorothy Thompson

Amount Raised

$660

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Shawn Murphy

Amount Raised

$650

 

65% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Daniel Schmitz

Daniel Schmitz

DONATION: $120

together with Aikido im Hof Duisburg 2 months ago

Thomas Eusterbrock

Thomas Eusterbrock

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Robert Schriver

Robert Schriver

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

david lukoff

david lukoff

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Katie and Bob Carmody

Katie and Bob Carmody

DONATION: $50

In memory of PK 4 months ago

Ron Davis

Ron Davis

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Nico

Nico

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Thomas

Thomas

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Randy

Randy

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Kimlin

Kimlin

DONATION: $40

5 months ago