Henry Rivera writes of the AVP International Gathering, October 1 - 8, 2011 in Antigua, Guatemala. Click here for the report.
Joe died suddenly among (F)friends in the early hours of Friday, July 22, 2011 during New York Yearly Meeting's (Quaker) Summer Sessions at Silver Bay, NY--a place he called home. ï»¿ï»¿
A memorial gathering was held August 6 at Powell House in Old Chatham, NY.
Fred Feucht writes:
In the early '90s, Joe was hired by the New York Martin Luther King Jr. Institute in Albany to develop training manuals and to help to resolve the Mohawk Wars. At the time, the Traditionalists were fighting with the other tribal leaders who supported gambling interests. This resulted in firefights where the supporters of the gambling interests were using automatic weapons and using bulldozers as tanks. Joe was able to convince the traditionalists to respond nonviolently.
Joe was a person who believed in Transforming Power and put it to work in his life.
Alejo Rodriguez, an inside facilitator at Arthur Kill prison (on Staten Island and slated for closure within the year) considers the effects of the closure of two of the seven prisons in NYS slated to be closed. The two lie within the five boroughs of New York City.
Robert and Steve's friendship and mentorship spanned decades. Here is Robert's moving account of that friendship.