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INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE - UN CHINESE LANGUAGE DAY TAICHI EVENT WITH DOREEN HYND
The Chinese Language Day “Film Screening, Wushu show& Reception”which was jointly organized by the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and the World Human Accountability Organization was successfully held at 7 pm on the 20th, at the United Nations GA, New York. Our honored guests, Mr. Guozhong Cao, who is also the president of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club. Iris Wang, the executive secretary and representative of the World Human Accountability Organization in New York. Doreen Hynd, a former coach of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and heir of the “Wu”style Tai Chi. Robert Neville, UN officials and Chinese language scholar under the same dean with Doreen, also Robert is a former Theological Seminary of Boston University, a famous philosopher and professor of Confucian doctrine. Along with other guests from United States and Canada, representatives from various social media, and our zealous volunteers.IntroductionBefore the event, journalists of Xinhua daily, China Daily and Ta Kung Pao interviewed Mrs.Doreen, who was a coach of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club, at the headquarters of WHAO (World Human Accountability Organization). Mrs. Doreen learnt Taichi after Mrs. Sophia, who was the founder of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club and the pioneer of “Wu”style Tai Chi in America. Doreen has deep connection and in-depth knowledge of “Wu”style Tai Chi.Doreen Hynd, former coach atUNSRC Tai Chi Club, has spent decades of her life teaching Tai Chi around the world. In her recent visit to our New York office, Hynd said that Tai Chi has taught her about balance and patience. She also stressed that Tai Chi is a unifying practice as it brings people from different cultural backgrounds together.Mrs. Doreen at the headquarters of WHAODuring the interview, Ms. Doreen shared a story of her student, who after learning Taichi from her for three years, and miraculously recovered the lost memory one day. This experience deeply influenced Ms. Doreen.Doreen’s students varies. From high school students to retired seniors, she is able to teach them accordingly, and insists not accepting any payment.Doreen Hynd, a 93-year-old woman who lives in the United States, has practiced Tai Chi for nearly 40 years. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art form practiced to defend oneself and keep healthy. Hynd thinks that practicing Tai Chi can help develop and acquire a balanced lifestyle. She also considers the philosophy behind Tai Chi helpful to her and her students in understanding that all people belong to one human family. Doreen said that Tai Chi connects people from different cultures, who using different languages, with different skin colors and believes in different religions, to communicate with each other and find balance, tranquility without using language.Mrs. Doreen presents Tai Chi at the interviewThe event was hosted by Mr. Feng Chen, a member of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club. Guozhong Cao, the President of the UNSRC Tai Chi Club, and Mrs. Zhuting Chang, the head of the United Nations Chinese Language Teaching Group, gave speech. According to Chairman Cao, Tai Chi Chuan helps people get physically and mentally stronger while strengthen the connection between human and nature, people and society. This is the essential character why Taichi is popular for such a long time in America.Doreen Hynd was presented a certificate in recognition of her positive impact to humanity.Ms. Chang warmly welcomed all guests and then thanked the WHAO for their efforts and dedication to this event. Iris Wang the repetitive of WHAO introduced the missions of WHAO and declaimed that WHAO strives to highlight individuals and organizations that make continued efforts to make the world a better place.Ms. Doreen also performed the nuances of “Wu”style Tai Chi generously and won applause from time to time.The audience then watched a documentary directed by Francois Laliberte on the development and expansion of wu's tai chi in the United Nations. The Great Balance with Sophia Delza and Doreen Hynd. The film shows the emotional and spiritual journey of Sophia and Doreen, two generations of the United Nations heirs of wu's taichi, in a unique perspective. Following their footsteps, we learn about the zigzagging history of Taichi taking root in the United States.The film contains valuable historical information, and allows the practitioners of Taichi nowadays to get a glimpse of their predecessors.This activity is aimed at improving the communication between Chinese and American cultures. Tell the good story of China through the voice of China. Sophia and Doreen, as westerners who spread Chinese culture in the United States, Tai chi has withstood the test of time for several centuries in Chinese culture. It brings about an awareness of breath and calmness and invites the body, mind and inner consciousness to work together for an experience of lightness and strength.Through this learning activity, we realize that the valuable and advanced culture can be bloom and fruitful from a different soil. A good culture, which has historical value and influence will always be the loudest voice in a room. and a solid bridge for recognition and communication.
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN-PARALLEL EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS
World Human Accountability Organization and Woodenfish Foundation held an opening dinner at Yale Club in New York on March 19th, 2018. Guests included Queens College Professor Dr. Yifa, representatives from Aimer Foundation, and other NGO representatives. The dinner was held to gain a deeper understanding of challenges rural women and girls face. Attendees discussed different ways Chinese NGOs can uplift rural women and girls in their communities. WHAO believes collaborations can make an even bigger impact and is currently seeking NGOs and individuals to work with.Dr. Yifa, who attended Yale University, introduced guests and thanked them for their continued support. Ms. Holly Chang, founder of the Golden Bridge Organization, shared how growing up in America influenced her choice to do philanthropic work. She highlighted that women need to have the same leadership opportunities as men. Ms. Chang also touched on the differences between Chinese and American non-profit organizations, and suggested ways to improve the international status of non-profit organizations in China. A question-answer session was held after the speakers had presented. Speakers and those in attendance exchanged views on how to keep momentum in efforts to improve the lives of women and girls. The two-hour dinner was successful as it attracted a large amount of media coverage. The open dinner was one of the many events with the goal of finding effective ways to positively impact women and girls. WHAO hopes organizations and individuals put all discussed at these events into practice. On the next day, the World Human Accountability organization participated in a 62nd Annual Commission on the Status of Women parallel event on March 20th, 2018. The event, Incubating Next Generation East Asian NGOs to Uplift Rural Women and Girls, aimed to ignite conversation between different NGOs concerning the work they are doing to improve the lives of women and girls. Although NGO participation was at the core of the discussion, members of the public were encouraged to get involved in whichever way possible.The Salvation Army auditorium was filled with people as they awaited the afternoons’ discussion. A Woodenfish Foundation representative welcomed all the guests and gave a brief overview of the program. Speakers included; President and Founder of Woodenfish Foundation Venerable Dr. Yifa, CEO of Aimer Foundation Yuhui Song, Meiduoo Gesang of Juegang Global, and WHAO Executive Director Mrs. Bina Wang. Mrs. Wang presented on the current state of NGOs in China, WHAO’s contributions, and the future plans.Mrs. Wang stressed that NGOs in China need to pay more attention to issues concerning women and girls. She highlighted that majority of Chinese based NGOs primarily focus on environmental issues and leave little room to discuss women and girls. Mrs. Wang gave examples of WHAO is currently doing to empower girls. From supporting a cancer patient, to empowering women and girls through an upcoming sports initiative, Mrs. Wang highlighted the multifaceted approach WHAO continuously takes to empower women and girls.

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