Compassionate Las Vegas - The Podcast is part of the grassroots organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and the movement of compassion in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Compassion acts as our guiding principle. Nearly all moral and religious institutions suggest a version of the Golden Rule that we should "do to others as you would have them do to you", and yet we are a world divided. We believe the need for more compassion is the most pressing issue of our time. There is data to support that love and compassion are not luxuries but are necessities for human survival. We are here to host and inspire a network of compassionate businesses, government institutions, schools, groups, and individuals so that Las Vegas may be a more compassionate place to live, work and play.
We are part of a network of 440 Compassionate Cities in 56 countries and growing daily. Mayor Carolyn Goodman affirmed the Charter on behalf of the City of Las Vegas in 2013.
Compassionate Las Vegas is made possible by the Jameson Foundation in partnership with the Moonridge Group.
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Compassion as a Foundation for Collective Leadership with Julian High of United Way | CLVP S3 E15
Julian High United Way of Southern Nevada President and CEO With decades of experience in driving change and raising the bar for nonprofits and for-profit organizations, Julian High is well-equipped to bring transformative change as United Way of Southern Nevada’s President and CEO.
With deep roots in Las Vegas, Julian began his career as the Director of Community and Government Affairs for Sahara Gaming Corporation. As the first African American to serve in this role for a gaming corporation, Julian began his path to breaking new ground and aligning philanthropic giving with local issues. With a heart for serving the community, Julian moved to the East Coast to lead the national communication efforts to secure employment opportunities at National Industries for the Blind.
To ensure that every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live with equality under the law, Julian next became the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources for the Human Rights Campaign. Through his leadership and determination, the organization received national exposure for their work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Most recently, Julian served as the Founder and President of J3H Platinum, an executive management consultancy that has helped C-Suite executives build strong, cohesive teams and create effective communications, business, and political strategies. With the goal of devoting himself to helping the community where he grew up, Julian and his husband, Michael Vaughn, returned to Las Vegas. Growing up in the Westside neighborhood of Regal Estates, where he served as the Student Body President of Chaparral High School, Julian continues to be a strong advocate for connecting local neighborhoods to resources for all to have the opportunity to succeed.
Julian is inspired to leverage resources in our community to match the $10 million donation that United Way of Southern Nevada received from Amazon co-founder MacKenzie Scott to help provide access to education, workforce development, and community support.
Compassion on a Global Scale with Cristina Gonzalez | Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast S3 E14
Twenty years ago Cristina Gonzalez, founded Ezer ABP a volunteering center in Monterrey with the goal of nurturing a culture of service and training leaders to address issues of grave concern in the community. When she started Ezer, Cristina envisioned an army, the right kind of army, to serve people in need. Ezer ABP, best known as the “Volunteer’s home”, has franchised its model to the North (Chihuahua) and the south (Yucatan) of Mexico and now has 11 volunteering centers with around 18,000 volunteers bringing support to more than 384 NGOs. In 2003, she and a group of people founded Estima ABP, an organization that helps people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. In 2010, he founded and directed the FOMESUR social project in Galeana Nuevo Leon, in which for more than 5 years she rescued women from prostitution to integrate and train them in a maquila project on which they earned a regular income and could be close to their families. Cristina’s passion to be a servant leader is highlighted in her work as a counselor at Retos ABP, Misioneras Catequistas de los Pobres, Human Development Subcommittee of the Nuevo Leon Council, NGO’s Council of the Institute of the Youth of San Pedro, Delta Kappa Gamma chapter Nuevo Leon and a social activist of the O&O Academy in Mexico. She is a pioneer of the interreligious dialogue in Nuevo Leon and directed the first and second World Congress SER in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 became founder and director of Encuentro Mundial de Valores ABP, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote human values and intersectorial alliances for the development of community projects. She has 5 years leading “Compassionate Nuevo Leon” (Nuevo Leon por la Compasion) and celebrated 2 years on air with her radio program “Encuentro de Valores”. Cristina is an international speaker, a poet, and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Cervantina. In addition to this endless list of service, Cristina has been the secretary to the International Charter for Compassion since 2018.
Principles of Prosocial Spirituality with Kate Sheehan Roach | Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast S3E12
Prosocial Spirituality training is based on the Nobel Prize-winning work of Dr. Elinor Ostrom and Br. Wayne Teasdale's interspiritual vision. It promotes greater harmony, collaboration, and equity within and among groups, as well as cultivating spiritual depth and maturity in the individuals who make up those groups.
Prosocial Spirituality, co-developed by Contemplative Life and Prosocial World, integrates evolutionary scientific concepts with universal spiritual practices to assist formal and informal groups of all sizes gain the tools they need to flourish and contribute in these difficult times.
A JOLT of Compassion: Jump on the love train with Tiffany Biscoe | Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast S3E11
Tiffany Biscoe shares she how delivers a Jolt of compassion at her three Las Vegas coffee shops where she lives the mantra "to inspire and be inspired." In this heartwarming conversation, Tiffany and Will Rucker talk about Guam, how the COVID-19 pandemic created positive changes for our community, TIABI's partnership that delivers over 300 meals each week, and why third spaces are critical.
How Global Teams Create Local Change with DeAndre Esteen | Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast S3E10
DeAndre Esteen, Barclays Vice President, talks with Will Rucker about his journey to global success and why he thinks everyone should be involved in local change.
Stillpoint's Boundless Compassion with Joyce Rupp and Will Rucker | Livestream Interview Event
Join prolific spiritual writer, Joyce Rupp, and Will Rucker from the Compassionate Las Vegas podcast for a livestream interview event focused on the call to courageous, Boundless Compassion in our troubled world.
For 15 years, Joyce has focused on living and teaching compassion with an ear and a heart for varied perspectives including:
• Science and Medicine
• Spiritual and Theology
• Sociology and Psychology
If you would like to get to know Joyce Rupp's writings before the event, try these books:
Joyce Rupp: Essential Writings
Joyce Rupp: Boundless Compassion
This Stillpoint Speaker event is brought to you with support from Compassionate Las Vegas.
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I am so grateful to have found this podcast. Will is such a kind and warm host. After listening to each podcast, I leave informed and energized to spread love and inclusion to my neighbors and community members. Great stuff!
Will is a phenomenal facilitator and the topics address important issues in Las Vegas that are advancing acts of compassion. Highly recommend this Podcast!
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