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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day Message to All the Worlds Children


Holiday celebrations, in general, bring the complex nature of family into stark relief. For those of us involved in international welfare, Mother’s Day embodies that complexity perhaps more than any other day. On the one hand, the nature of our work is defined by family disruptions, wars and conflicts often in the mother-child relationship. On the other, our work is driven by the knowledge that we can rebuild and renegotiate the role of the nurturing “mother” figure in a multitude of ways.

Today we celebrate ALL mothers—of all genders, fauna and flora and linkages. Biological moms, foster mothers, guardians, adoptive parents, and all those who unconditionally love, guide, and care for us every day of the year.

Today we also honor all the Worlds Children (young and old) for whom today may be acutely painful, because they want — and need — to be with their loved ones. We know that toxic stress, like war and violence, has devastating consequences for children’s future health and well-being. Intentionally compounding this trauma, serves no purpose except to damage vulnerable, innocent lives.

And so today we must also acknowledge the tremendous work that the members of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) do in support of our children in need, every one of us has a part in providing the care, shelter, tenderness, guidance, and stability traditionally ascribed to the role of “mother.” It is vitally important work and I am so proud to see it happen at the WCPM.

So, in all of its glory and heartbreak, I wish you a peaceful and meaningful Mother’s Day. And I thank you for embodying and fulfilling its promise every day of the year.

Peace Friends,
Ambassador Renate Jakupca

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

World Radio Day -- 13 February -- Doctor Renate Jakupca

Ambassador Renate Jakupca

13 February -- World Radio Day

February 13 is World Radio Day, which celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.
There is also a changing face to radio services, which in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets.

Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.

"On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through ICEALITY."
Dr Renate Jakupca

"On this #WorldRadioDay, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through Iceality." -- @antonioguterres on the strength of radio to unite.  https://bit.ly/2ChtzV7 #GlobalGoals #WorldsChildren #Iceality

The Big Pond

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, The Big Pond is home to 50 podcasts that will be produced over the next year, all of which are available for free on this website and via iTunes and Spotify. Features on topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. With high-quality journalism, thorough research, and a preference for unique stories, this series takes on pretzels, beer, and the Berlin Wall, each piece offering a fresh perspective on just how much these two countries share.  LINK:The BIG POND
Dr Renate Jakupca

Cleveland German Radio Show WCSB 89.3fm Hosts: David and Ambassador Renate Listen Worldwide Online 24/7: https://www.wcsb.org/programs/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClevelandGRS/  #Cleveland
Frau Doktor Renate Jakupca

Wunderbar Together
From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany and its deep ties to the U.S. will be on display all across the United States. The campaign Wunderbar Together (“Deutschlandjahr USA”/The Year of German-American Friendship) will travel across the entire U.S., bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.