Dr. Seun Adetayo, renowned plastic surgeon, author, and inspiring speaker highlights The Season For Nonviolence during Black History month, and provides a commitment to nonviolence as well as quotes from historic figures who represent nonviolence.
OMAHA, NE – February 28, 2021 – Dr. Seun Adetayo, renowned plastic surgeon, author, and inspiring speaker, has posted a new article on her website entitled, “Did You Know There Is A Designated Season For Nonviolence: January 30 – April 4?” Dr. Adetayo admits she was unaware of The Season for Nonviolence until recently and expresses her gratitude for having had it revealed to her.
Dr. Adetayo states, “During a recent discussion, a friend mentioned “The Season for Nonviolence.” I was intrigued, since I had no idea there was an officially designated season for nonviolence, but” she adds, “I am grateful that I now do. What I have since learned upon further investigation is that the Season for Nonviolence marks the 64 days between the anniversaries of the deaths of Mohandas Gandhi on January 30 and Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4.” As Dr. Adetayo notes, “Since we are not that far into the season, I thought it would be a wonderful topic coinciding as it does with Black History Month.”
Dr. Adetayo shares, “The Season for Nonviolence was cofounded by Arun and Sunanda Gandhi and the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) in 1998. The objective of the season is to spend each of the 64 days immersed in specific issues of nonviolence.” She goes on to add, “There is even a pledge you can take if you wish to join in. Of course, the commitment is one that you make to yourself, since there is no one monitoring your activity. This is a way that we as individuals can learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, and one day at a time. Here is the pledge:
I will work to grow my understanding of nonviolence.
I will work to grow my compassion for all humans and other life forms.
I will work to help create a more just, peaceful, and loving world.”
According to Dr. Adetayo, “In addition to the pledge, The Gandhi Institute provides a 64-day plan for participating in these efforts. The steps may seem small — practicing gratitude or spending time in contemplation or embracing creativity — but taken together, each step leads us on the path to a peaceful world. Learn more and plan your 64-day commitment to nonviolence here.”
The entire article can be read at: https://seunadetayo.com/2021/02/24/did-you-know-there-is-a-designated-season-for-nonviolence-january-30-april-4/
About Dr. Adetayo
Dr. Seun Adetayo currently practices in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Adetayo is unique in her field. As a gifted surgeon operating in a competitive field, Dr. Adetayo is also the first foreign-born (Nigerian) female minority surgeon to have built a successful nationally accredited multidisciplinary program for children with birth defects in Northeastern New York. She continued in this trajectory of helping patients and families as she now heads the Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery where she serves as the Chief at the Children’s Hospital. Her journey has been dedicated to caring for patients and their families; mentorship for students, residents, and faculty; advocacy for legislation at local and national level; research; education; and community engagement and leadership. She shares her journey and strategies for success via her print material, meeting panels, blogs, and speaking engagements.
Dr Adetayo has authored several book chapters in leading texts, including the second edition of Comprehensive Cleft Care which is an authoritative text volume on cleft and craniofacial disorders and treatment. She also authored a chapter in the Family Companion Guide for educating patients and families with cleft and craniofacial diagnoses. She was also the author of the chapter on treatment of zygoma fractures in the text Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery.
She has received over 40 awards and recognition, and her work has resulted in over 50 published works and over 60 presented works at regional, national, and international meetings. She is published in peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics.
Dr Adetayo plays an important role in mentoring and education in surgery, healthcare, and professional circles. She served as an invited surgeon and surgical educator during her last mission trip to Zimbabwe, where she served as the lead surgeon and guest lecturer for various hands-on plastic surgical reconstructions and teaching sessions. She is active in Women In Leadership lectures and advocacy. She served as a speaker for the Synthes collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Company on Improving Cultural Competence and Ethnic Diversity in Healthcare, and was one of four selected panelist speakers on Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery International Program by L’Oreal in conjunction with Resurge International. She was an invited speaker at the 2019 Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) annual Women In Leadership Conference in upstate New York. In 2020, she served as the Keynote Speaker for the Stryker Women’s Network National Conference National Women in Surgery and Leadership event in California.
Dr. Adetayo has served in various community leadership positions including Chairperson of the Long Beach Rescue Mission, Co-President of the Phi Delta Epsilon Premedical Society, Co-President of the Pritzker REMEDY Cuba Medical Aid Mission, Coordinator of the Chicago Local Chapter of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) program for inner city Chicago school kids. She currently serves as Managing Editor and Co-Chair of the Learning Resource Committee of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).
She has been involved in various medical education and surgical trips to several countries including Cuba, Haiti, Nigeria, Peru, and Zimbabwe as educator and surgeon. She was awarded a Diploma of Honor conferred by the President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru. She collaborates on meaningful initiatives with various international organizations including Rotary International and The Smile Train on improving surgical outcomes, healthcare delivery, patient safety, and quality control standards in surgical reconstruction. She continues to be active in advocacy and philanthropic efforts in developing children and advancing communities.