Busboys Books Presents: Children's Books 4 Peace

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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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"Aesop (Aesop's Fables) and Dr Seuss wrote children's stories with messages meant for adults.

We teach our children and read to them with fervor but often neglect to apply what we want them to learn in our own daily living.

We forget the lessons when we grow up.

In our zeal just to survive or succeed, we forget that life is better when we are good to each other."

(Coren Jonathan Allen)

Join Busboys and Poets for an exciting evening highlighting a panel of children's books that will lead humanity of all ages along pathways towards greater peace & harmony!

We believe it is invaluable to initiate adult dialogue within the context of the same books we read to our children...and in a nation of increasing polarization, there is perhaps no more important conversation than one that nourishes mutual respect, empathy and compassion.

If we really want to transform this place, we'll start with a shift in root narratives.

Book signings by all three authors will follow the panel session and Q&A.

Co-sponsors:

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Embassy for the United Arab Emirates

United Nations Association - National Capital Region


Coren Jonathan Allen:

Coren is a retired U.S. Army Soldier, author and aspiring entrepreneur. As founder of The Kambimbi Academy (based on What if it Just Started Raining?) Mr. Allen seeks to spark an international movement that will generate a positive shift in social norms. He believes that Hate is a Contagion of the soul and intends to combat Hate by practicing educational immunology--and further, drive this initiative to policy. Starting this fall What if it Just Started Raining? will be an active component of curricula in Northern Virginia schools as well as being assigned as a required text at the U.S. Army’s College of International Security Affairs at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Coren has traveled and worked in more than 29 countries on 5 continents.

PJ Jackson:

Author, influencer, difference maker, PJ brings a positive energy like no other, she is truly one-of-a-kind! An applied scientist, redefining the narrative for our future, who sees kindness as a key ingredient to success. PJ is a high energy leader, transformational change agent, and authority on women in business. After three decades of influencing change in federal government, defense and aerospace industry, PJ is focused on our future by promoting a respectful and diverse culture of kindness from children to CEOs.

PJ is the founder of Positive Knowledge, LLC, a consulting firm for positive transformational change whose goal is to increase the harmony of humanity, one choice, one step, one moment at a time through love, kindness and respect. As a positive role model, PJ teaches her unique professional development offering Positive Life Skills. Through her own story, The Labyrinth Influence, Awaken the Wisdom Within, PJ is focused on helping people accelerate their personal growth, be grounded in a positive self-image, and inspires them to find their true purpose. As a kindness consultant, PJ provides schools a positive approach to encourage good behavior. PJ’s children’s character, Sophie G Wanderlin, is a one-of-a-kind adventurer, who teaches the “Colors of Kindness”. PJ has read to over 3000 children across several states, wearing her rainbow socks and spreading her kindness message to impact our children’s future.

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