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Freeman Allan

"breaking silence about child sexual abuse in order to protect kids"

Crozet, VA, USA
male, age 69
married, 6 children
community volunteer
Speaks: English, German, Spanish
Joined Aug 24, 2006
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I and my wife Joyce have a lifetime committment to breaking the silences that surround child sexual abuse. Please visit Joyce's website www.timetospeak.com and learn about her book, and the many resource links there for victims, survivors, and the friends and families of survivors.
 
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Joined Aug 24, 2006 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups AFL-CIO, Amnesty International, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, GLBT Rights, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Mother Jones, Moveon.org, NAACP, NPR - National Public Radio, National Parents & Teachers Association, Survivors of Sexual Assault
Hometown Crozet, Vrginia, USA 
Homepage http://www.timetospeak.com  
Birthday March 10, 1945  
Languages English, German, Spanish  
About Me Activist; I hope to promote better communication and peace among nations and generations
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Pets cat, dog, horse-bears, birds & deer in nearby forest  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Mysticism  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me Canoed 100 miles to Gulf of Mexico in 2005; Crazy in love for over 20 years;Proud to distraction of our amazing children; Served with Mother Teresa in Calcutta-1978; Hiked half the Appalachian Trail; Am a Vietnam-era Vet for Peace
My Philosophy Love others as well and deeply as you love yourself. And learn to love yourself wisely, generously, without egoism
What Gives Me Hope The power of kindness, the inclination to help others, that I have witnessed across 5 decades living on 4 continents
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Spending billions of Euros, Francs, Dollars and Yuan to fund liberal education at the village level in the Islamic world; Proclaiming and advocating feminist values; Creating ecopolicies to reduce CO2 emissions; Encouraging everyone to sing and dance a little every day.
What/who changed my life and why Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," Noam Chomsky's penchant for truth-telling, Mother Teresa, the Dali Lama and Nelson Mandela's models of saintliness
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Role Models Mother Teresa, Gautama Buddha, Jesus ben Joseph, my father on Iwo Jima, my sheroic wife Joyce  
Quotation Don't worry, be happy [and do some good].
Interests Protecting children from sexual and othe, canoeing, volunteering, living in developing countries  
Books  
Music bluegrass, world beat, 60s & 70s rock  
Movies Matewan  
TV Shows I try to avoid TV, which I find addictive &, most of it, contradictory to leading an engaged and  
Favorite Foods sushi, my garden tomatoes, & [blush] Ben&Jerry icecream  
Favorite Places many secret spots in the Blue Ridge, my off-the-grid village in Ecuador, Sikkim, Bhutan, & Calcutta-the City of Joy, the Peace Hut on Little Yellow Mountain  
Can't Live Without Love, oxygen, healthy food, friends, kindness  
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