Cherry Steinwender, co-authored Dialogue: Racism, a seminar that examines the history and sociological phenomenon of racism in the United States. She is the author of Bread is A Simple Food, Teaching Children about Cultures.Mrs. Steinwender has conducted workshops for delegations from South and Central America, Africa, South Asia and Europe who were guests of the U.S. State Department and interested in learning about American racism.
She has worked with counselors, social workers, various municipal agencies, faith-based groups, corporate America, (which includes Shell Oil Company), as well as students from elementary through college and university levels.
Among her most cherished awards, Mrs. Steinwender received the 2013 Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Award, which is given to a person who works to further the ideal of world peace, and the 2013 Diversity Champion Award.
Interview: Dr. Shawne Duperon, Project Forgive
.From an abusive childhood to TV producer with 6 Emmy awards to nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Shawne Duperon demonstrates the real power of true forgiveness. She was catapulted into fame when she did a short video, The Apology, now used by world leaders internationally. She brings the tools she created in the Apology to her work with corporations like General Motors . It's a 3 step process which challenges you to forgive someone even if they haven't apologized.
In Project Forgive, Dr Shawne, as she likes to be called, focused on teach teachers the tools of forgiveness because they influence so many children many of whom have been abused or are living in less than ideal situations. She did this rather than work with children directly because of the pervading influence of teachers on their students every year. And, it's working! Her insight, clarity, focus, determination, understanding and kindness as seen in this interview demonstrates the world leader in forgiveness that she is.