THINK or SINK
- WORKSHOP -
SANITY AND SAFETY
IN A WORLD GONE WOKE
We’re put into lockdown. We see riots, looting, demands to defund the police. We're told we live in a culture of systemic racism and hate speech.
What is going on?
And how can we connect with each other to act against the destructive forces?
How do we get sanity and safety in a world gone woke.
So much confusion and aggression. Also people talking about all truth being subjective, there is no right and wrong, who are we to judge. And yet there's also rage against the supposedly evil West, against whites, and against blacks who do not accept Black Lives Matter ideology.
We need understanding of what is going on.
We need a solid foundation of healthy ground rules and effective strategies to be safe and sane in a world gone woke.
And we need the support we get from good connections.
These WORKSHOPS provide that strong, solid, foundation.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- social tensions,
- media messages,
- the evolution of rights movements,
- strategies for defusing tensions,
- strategies for positive interactions,
The OUTCOME: all people can flourish.
BACKGROUND. Already as a child, I cared about equality and human rights. I also experienced different ethnic and religious environments.
A major focus of my PhD (Psychology, Sociology and Cultural Studies) was strategies for positive social change.
I have taught Women's Studies and Diversity Studies.
Almost 3 decades ago, I did pioneering research on the impact of rights movements on those involved. This led to an ongoing concern with what can go wrong with rights movements. It gave me a strong foundation to understand what is going on now, and counteract it.
"Elsa's amazing, inspirational work has become a beacon of light to me... Thank you, Elsa, so much for all you have done to embolden me, and nurture my development."
Mary Andrew, London, UK
"Elsa has a unique talent to clarify issues and motivate people... Elsa has also taught me to not give up even when confronted by obstacles... Elsa is an inspiration!"
Ramachandra Abhyankar, Terre Haute, USA
For information about booking a workshop,
click to email: elsa@ElsasEmporium.com
Elsa was a keynote speaker at the Essentials of Freedom convention for 3 years, from its beginning in 2014, then also in 2015 and 2016. She is an excellent speaker. The first year, Elsa was the first speaker, and kicked off the convention. She challenged us all to stretch and think about the importance of thinking, as a foundation for all freedoms. In her own words, if you can't think, you're trapped by your own bad thinking. Think or sink!!
That first year, she was much more than a keynote speaker. She was a co-organizer, so enthusiastic about the project that 4 of her friends were motivated to come all the way to Edmonton from Quebec and Ontario! On the second day, when a speaker was kept away by a family emergency, she and another speaker had an impromptu debate - the friendliest debate there ever has been, I would imagine, on ethics. At the end of the weekend, people mentioned this was the best convention they'd ever attended.
It is a pleasure working with Elsa.
Danny Hozack has been involved with Alberta politics for over 40 years. One of his goals is to have leaders we trust, so we must learn to recognize, before we elect them, which folks we can trust. Ordinary folks must become involved, as Elsa has done. We must 'Think, and ACT, or Sink' Good luck, Elsa! Thanks.
Dr. Elsa Schieder spoke at an ACT! For Canada event in Ottawa on the subject of Education, Not Indoctrination.
What’s compelling about Elsa is her passion for her subject. And this passion translates into energy and authenticity which engages the audience. She gives a performance rather than a speech! She has the ability to capture and keep the audience’s attention. She moves around the stage rather than hiding behind the lectern and engages well with her audience.
All in all, I would highly recommend Elsa as a speaker.
ACT! For Canada. Valerie Price has a passion for freedom, for human rights, and for Canada.
We invited Dr. Elsa Schieder to speak at Language Fairness, after we saw her speak the year before on Education Not Indoctrination. Elsa spoke at our meeting with knowledge and enthusiasm and warmth. She was excellent at holding everyone’s attention, with her information and energy. Elsa was one of the best speakers we have had. I would be very pleased to have her come and speak again. Even though the situation is serious, she is a positive person. She is for increasing awareness, so that more people become involved in changing the situation.
Kim McConnell is president of Language Fairness.
Elsa Schieder has a triple disciplinary PhD - Psychology, Sociology, Literary Theory. She has taught in 6 departments at the university and college level: Humanities, Education, English, Film Studies, Women's Studies and Sociology. She was long a tenured Humanities prof at John Abbott College.
However, her favorite childhood fantasy was coming to the rescue. In many ways, teaching has been an adult equivalent of the childhood desire.
But in 2006, a much larger quest came alive in her. Edmund Hillary's quest was to climb Mount Everest.
Elsa's quest has been, first, to slowly recognize the destructive forces that she and her society are facing, and then to do what she can for human rights and freedoms.
One destructive force is the increasing taboo on thinking. So one focus has been to bring back good thinking as a core of education.
But there is ever so much more. The West is letting in a massive number of people who do not value it, who believe in ideologies - some of them religious, some not - that aim to destroy the West.
And instead of in any way defending itself, a huge percentage of people in the West have been taught to believe all diversity is good and must be valued. In most Western countries, governments, the media, and the so-called education system are on the side of the forces that are against the West.
Elsa has written, spoken, created spoken word pieces.
She's still writing, speaking, and creating spoken word pieces.
What else can she do? Hmmm, what about a celebration party. That sounds like fun!
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Elsa is an incredible person, writing the truth for us all on so many subjects - political correctness, the climate, the UN, the EU (or rather, the European Dictatorship) and also on the subject which is one of the most important at the moment - the spread of Islamisation throughout the world.
And here she goes again, with yet something more! Whatever it is about, whatever she creates, I know it will be worth watching and reading - there is so little genuine Truth out there in the public media, but Elsa is a True Truth Sleuth!
Sonya Jay Porter, who for 25 years has been working with UKIP, the UK Independence Party, to get her country out of the European Union.
Elsa is a missionary for truth. I have had the pleasure of knowing Elsa for many years now and have admired her steadfast campaign to expose the truth on a range of topics. “The truth shall set you free.” Elsa is the ”Truth Sleuth.”
Gordon Miller, long time environmental conservationist, believer in climate science history, challenger of climate models, dissenter on Canada's 1982 Constitution, believer in the dignity of the individual (i.e. the essence of Judeo-Christian values) and advocate of minimal government at the federal level.
Elsa is a spiritual healer and a brilliant writer. She is also for me a pillar of strength and a voice of reason.
And her music videos are a reminder that there is a beauty in this world too!
Nicole Davidoff, passionate advocate of human rights and freedoms, passionately against any ideology that is totalitarian, cat lover.
I came to know about Dr. Elsa Schieder ("Elsa") through her interviews with Islam experts Robert Spencer, Bill Warner, Citizen Warrior, and others. Islam is just one area; Elsa has sought the truth in many areas, and has a unique talent to clarify issues and motivate people.
Elsa has also taught me to not give up even when confronted by obstacles, such as the now ubiquitous censorship by the media.
Elsa is an inspiration and an example for all seekers of truth!
Ramachandra B. Abhyankar lives in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, Indiana USA.
When I came upon Elsa's work, I had been galvanised to protest by the horrific slaughter of children in the Manchester bombing, and was also trying to get the truth out on a lot of Facebook sites. But I felt isolated, downcast and daunted by the mountainous size of the problem. I have always been utterly anti-racist, but my friends thought I had become a bigot. I didn't know what to do.
Elsa's amazing, inspirational work has become a beacon of light to me, and her friendship has furnished me with the encouragement and support (and occasional rap over the knuckles!) which I desperately needed to become tougher, more confident, and much more active. Moreover, she has introduced me to new friends in the movement (against Sharia, and in support of British sovereignty - connected issues), from whom I am constantly learning, and with whom I can work, and protest, much more effectively. I no longer feel alone; united we stand! Thank you, Elsa, so much for all you have done to embolden me, and nurture my development. I am truly grateful!
Mary Andrew recently co-founded a local branch of the new and fast-growing For Britain political party, to work for a voice in mainstream politics. She been invited to write for the For Britain website, and has given her first speech. She still regularly attending protests, now along with great new friends.
I admire Elsa’s life-long commitment to activism through ever vigilant truth sleuthing, and I'm thrilled that her next series of interviews will tell untold stories of activists who've been ignored by mainstream media. I'm hopeful that Elsa’s provocative interviews will stretch personal comfort zones, reach wide audiences, and break through brick walls.
Elsa’s idea of interviewing people who do sustained truth-telling is perfectly aligned with who she is, and these interviews will be AWESOME!
Jeff Himmelberger is a left-leaning liberal from Massachusetts who fortuitously enjoys a deep and enduring friendship with Elsa. For the past fifteen years Elsa has been challenging Jeff’s assumptions and expanding his hard-wired thinking habits.
I really want to thank you, Elsa, for your deep dedication and endless hard work in trying to right the wrongs. I don’t follow all of your activities, but am very aware of the bigger picture in what you do and know that your heart works to make the world a better place. You deserve every accolade that may never come your way - just know that so many of us think this.
Elaine Black has always believed in ‘principles’: Truth is based on principle and on facts. The great English painter Francis Bacon whose work is often considered controversial for it’s painful distorted imagery, once said "people tend to be offended by facts, or what used to be called truth." These are the tenets of my belief, and to that end, I have run a ’newswire’ service for over a decade to allow others to formulate their knowledge based on exposure to truth and facts rather than lies and distortions.
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I will end with a quote from Edmund Hillary,
the first person to summit Mount Everest.
He was asked, before his third attempt
to reach the summit, why he kept trying.
After all, the mountain wasn't getting any smaller.
No, the mountain's not getting any smaller.
But I am getting bigger.
My sense is that, like Edmund Hillary,
we will succeed because we are learning, growing -
and because we are determined to keep going
until we succeed.
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Elsa Schieder, PhD -
Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Theory.
Ideas and Solutions.
Passion and Process.
Truth Sleuth and Problem Solver.
Lover of Good Thinking.
Aware, Caring, Engaged.
What’s going on?
Riots, Defund the Police,
Charges of Systemic Racism.
How do we get sanity and safety
in in a world gone woke?
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