Gregory "Goyo" Foisie

Gregory "Goyo" Foisie

United States

Organization/Organización: California State University Los Angeles (Cal State LA / CSLA)

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Biography (English)

I am a peace advocate turned academic, having recently completed two masters degrees in Peace education/Interdisciplinary Studies and Sociology. As a 60s teenager in Alexandria, Virginia I supported counterculture communal groups and numerous organizations opposing warfare. Later I joined and lived in a Canadian ashram for 6 years. I began intertribal training in the mid 1990s. I currently work with several organizations addressing issues of justice and peace in California. I have informally supported the teaching of peace to high school students at the Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica with Veterans for Peace Los Angeles. I have studied nonviolence and organizing non-formally with Reverend James Lawson at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles California. I’m inspired by the work of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Dorothy Day, and Colman McCarthy who has taught peace in three high schools and five universities in Maryland and Washington D.C. for almost 40 years.

Biografía personal (español)

Soy una defensora de la paz convertida en académica, recientemente terminé dos maestrías en educación para la paz/estudios interdisciplinarios y sociología. Cuando era un adolescente de los años 60 en Alexandria, Virginia, apoyé a grupos comunales contraculturales y numerosas organizaciones que se oponían a la guerra. Más tarde me uní y viví en un ashram canadiense durante 6 años. Comencé el entrenamiento intertribal a mediados de la década de 1990. Actualmente trabajo con varias organizaciones que abordan temas de justicia y paz en California. He apoyado de manera informal la enseñanza de la paz a estudiantes de secundaria en el Arlington West Memorial en Santa Mónica con Veterans for Peace Los Ángeles. He estudiado noviolencia y organización no formal con el reverendo James Lawson en la Iglesia Metodista Unida Holman en Los Ángeles, California. Me inspira el trabajo de Thich Nhat Hanh, el Dalai Lama, Dorothy Day y Colman McCarthy, quien ha enseñado paz en tres escuelas secundarias...

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