11 Days of Global Unity
Sep 11 – Sep 21 all-day

11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World

Celebrating our 11th Anniversary in 2015!

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of people, organizations and movements working for the common good 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Transform Your World!
September 11- 21, 2015
11 Days of Global Unity September 11-21 is a worldwide platform providing 11 Ways to Transform Our World. All agents of social change are invited to join in this global campaign for peace, justice, sustainability and transformation.Join the Extraordinary Partners and Allies of 11 Days of Global Unity! Register your group (it’s free) Your Group’s Name, Link, Mission, Goals and Action Steps will automatically go up on our 11 Days Participation pages which we regularly promote to a global audience!

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11 Days Summit 2015

Deep Dialogues on Each of the 11 Themes of Change

Featuring some of the most Visionary Thinkers

and Activists of our Time

Participate by computer or phone from anywhere worldwide! 

When you register you can also participate in the Shift Network’s ongoing Summer of Peace Speaker Series.

Speaker Schedule

Dialogues start each day at 1:00PM USA Eastern Time:
Sept 11 Unity – Deepak Chopra
Sept 12 Interdependence – Indigenous Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim & Carole Hart
Sept 13 Environment – Rhea Landig
Sept 14 Economic Justice – Andrew Mazzone
Sept 15 Health – Patch Adams
Sept 16 Children & Youth – Cherine Badawi and Mariah Lin
Sept 17 Women – Eve Ensler
Sept 18 Human Rights – Jacqueline Murekatete
Sept 19 Freedom – Rabbi Michael Lerner
Sept 20 Disarmament – Helen Caldicott & Alice Slater
Sept 21 Peace (the UN International Day of Peace) – Deborah Moldow & Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury (Philip Hellmich, Co-Host with Rick Ulfik) Host and Moderator for each dialogue: Rick Ulfik (Founder of We, The World)

(Note: Schedule is subject to change – please check for updated information.)

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Die-In @ Cité du Vin
May 31 all-day

Inauguration of the new ‘Cité du Vin’ (wine centre) by the President of France, which will be the scene of a die-in demonstration – a lie-in with a slight difference – in protest at the excessive use of pesticides on the vines in the Bordeaux region. This is one of the worst affected areas of France in terms of pesticide pollution. It’s to raise awareness of the issue in the lead-up to the EU debate and decision on the use of glyphosates on June 6th.

European Citizens Initiative @ Europe / online
Mar 14 – Dec 1 all-day

This initiative, backed by several environmental and health groups, is a petition to raise at least a million signatures before the end of 2017, to influence the EU’s decision on whether or not to ban glyphosate completely. The extension has been temporarily halted and the aim is to have it banned altogether – by making the decision makers listen to the people!

Twitter Parties @ Twitter Party for #GlobalUnityNow #11DaysOfGlobalUnity
Sep 11 @ 7:34 am – Sep 21 @ 7:34 am

A Fun way to help #GlobalUnityNow and #11DaysOfGlobalUnity trend on social media. Follow and

JUSTICE ON TRIAL Film Festival @ Loyola Marymount University
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm

September 29–30, 2018
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles

Note that times are for Pacific Coast Time Zone



Note:  Last movie – SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON – with Q&A to follow with producer DAVID ARQUETTE

September 30 | 3:30 PM (RunTime: 102 minutes) – at MAYER THEATRE


Film Synopses & Trailers

Saturday, September 29

(Screenings will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers)
Real Background Check

RT: 30 minutes

September 29 | 11 AM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with writer/director Tiffany Johnson and producer/animator Jonathan Clark

The Real Background Check

This animated short film is based on the real life story of Tiffany Johnson, who survived life-altering trauma caused by early childhood abuse. “The Real Background Check” breaks down what happens to people before they enter the criminal justice system.


RT: 57 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with Johnny Perez (Director of U.S. Prison Programs, National Religious Campaign Against Torture)

Rikers: An American Jail

From Bill Moyers comes the first film to focus exclusively on former detainees who were held at Rikers Island. Their searing testimonials about the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades add a powerful authentic voice to investigative journalism that has reported on violence and abuses at the jail.

Returning Citizens standard poster

RT: 68 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with writer/director/producer Saffron Cassaday

Returning Citizens

“Returning Citizens” focuses on a passionate group of individuals who are looking for a second chance – or perhaps a chance they never had to begin with. Set in Southeast Washington, DC, the film offers a humanizing perspective on a community that has been negatively impacted by mass incarceration.

Knife Skills Alan Cooking

RT: 40 minutes

September 29 | 1:30 PM

Seaver 200 Theatre

Knife Skills

What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade? Oscar-nominated Knife Skills follows the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland. In this improbable setting, with its mouth-watering dishes and its arcane French vocabulary, we discover the challenges of men and women finding their way after their release.

Bail Trap Logo

RT: 45 minutes

September 29 | 3:05 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

The Bail Trap: American Ransom

Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. This short film compilation from Brave New Films explains America’s broken bail system.

Wild Roots

RT: 22 minutes

September 29 | 3:00 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with producer/director Terrell Wormley

Wild Roots

Hakeem, a reformed gang member, gets out of jail and wants to change his life around, but the hood won’t left him go easily. He knows how senseless gang banging is, but what do you do when your past catches up to you?

The Talk

The Talk

After an unarmed black teen is killed, James & Maddie argue about whether they should warn their 9-year-old son about police brutality.

RT: 16 minutes

September 29 | 3:40 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Q&A to follow with Marlon Perrier, writer/director/star of “The Talk”

Sunday, September 30

(Screenings will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers)
Meetings with Clients

RT: 60 minutes

September 30 | 11 AM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with director/producer Ultan Guilfoyle, Craig Webb (Gehry Partners) & Leonard Noisette (Justice Team Director, Open Society Foundations)

Building Justice

At the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundations, architect Frank Gehry arranged two ‘masters’ studios, one in SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the other at the Yale School of Architecture, to investigate prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the US. Partnering with Susan Burton of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project in
Watts, Gehry and his students explored all aspects of prison design, learning first hand the design flaws of prison living from women who have been incarcerated in America’s worst prisons and visiting what are considered to be the world’s most successful prisons, in Norway.

Walking While Black Poster Large

RT: 60 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Life Sciences Building Auditorium Theatre

Q&A to follow with director AJ Ali

Walking While Black: L.O.V.E Is the Answer

“Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer” presents proven action steps
to bridge the painful gap between peace officers and the communities they serve. Featuring interviews with peace
officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film offers an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling and heal our communities.


RT: 73 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Seaver 200 Theatre

Q&A to follow with director/executive producer Rahiem Shabazz

Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust

Elementary Genocide: Academic Holocaust adds more statistical proof of the scholastic inequalities faced by Original people around the country. The documentary revisits the importance of education and its impact on self-image, family structure, financial freedom and the collective future of African/indigenous people in America and abroad.

Let My People Vote

RT: 16 minutes

September 30 | 1:50 PM

Seaver 100 Theatre

Let My People Vote

Filmed in Tampa, two days before the 2016 presidential election, this verité short covers a day-in-the-life of civil rights activist Desmond Meade. His mission? Assisting people in voting — something our “forefathers marched and died for.”

What begins as an upbeat day of faith in our democratic process, ends with a heartbreaking realization: Jim Crow is not dead.

Picture 19

RT: 102 minutes

September 30 | 3:30 PM

Mayer Theatre

Q&A to follow with producer David Arquette

Survivors Guide to Prison

Follows the stories of two innocent men, Bruce Lisker and Reggie Cole, who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With gripping testimony from formerly incarcerated people, guards, cops, lawyers and reformers, “Survivors Guide” exposes the failed “punishment model” and examines the programs proven to work.

Vigil for Peace and Ecology @ Central Park Bandshell
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend:

The Vigil for Peace & Ecology

The Vigil is a transformational, grassroots effort dedicated to promulgate peace through participation in art, song, dance, music, community building, prayer and ceremony. The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken humanity to harmony and peace through the power of intent, education and celebration. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities to achieve divinity alignment and recognize the oneness in all. All are welcome! – 917-744-32 – 917-744-8895

A Better World Celebrates 26th Year on the Air with Swami Beyondananda! @ Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS)
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Better World Celebrates 26th Year on the Air with Swami Beyondananda! @ Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS)

Come celebrate A Better World with Mitchell Rabin’s 26th Anniversary of alternative media on the air, with a Swami Beyondananda performance fun-raiser for A Better World, who has been a friend & supporter of ABW for decades. Swami will give a comedy performance followed by a dialogue between Mitchell & Steve about how to creatively create a better world. Your presence is desired.

Strike, Divest, and Vote for our future…with EARTH DAY LIVE @ Online and Social Media
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

Earth Day Live will feature a three-day livestream where millions of people can join activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future.



From April 22 – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day –  to April 24…

The fights against the coronavirus and the climate crisis go hand-in-hand, and as we work to flatten the curve of this pandemic, we must strive toward the longer term goal of building a society rooted in sustainability and justice.



The Earth Day Live stream will be viewable on this website and will be the full user experience. In addition, it will be simulcast across major streaming platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch to engage with broader audiences. Partner organizations and an extensive network of major websites will be embedding the live stream as well.



Featuring Al Gore • Amanda Palmer • Amber Valletta • Angela Rye • Angelique Kidjo • Bill McKibben • Chef Alexandra Shrader • Chef Dominique Crenn • Daniel Fernandez • David Wallace Wells • DJ Spooky • Dr Michael Greger • Dr. Sweta Chakraborty • Ed Begley Jr. • Emily Wells • Ilyasah Shabazz • Jack Johnson • Jameela Jamil • Jason Mraz • Joaquin Phoenix • John Kerry • Kathryn Budig • Lil Dicky • Lisa Edelstein • Local Natives • Louie Schwartzberg • Luke Baines • Madame Gandhi • Margaret Klein Salamon • Mark Ruffalo • Mary Heglar • Matt McGorry • Megan Boone • Michael Franti • Moby • Monica Dogra • Mustafa Santiago Ali • Nahko the Bear • Ndaba Mandela • Patricia Arquette • Patrisse Cullors • Questlove • Rep. Lauren Underwood • Rep. Ted Lieu • Reverend Dr. William Barber II • Robby Romero • Rosanna Arquette • Secretary John Kerry • Sharon Carpenter • Shepard Fairey • Soul Clap • Stacey Abrams • Talib Kweli • The Both -w- Aimee Mann and Ted Leo • Tim Heidecker • Tony Revolori

And many more to be announced soon!

STRIKE – Earth Day and Youth Climate Strikes – April 22

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will demonstrate our collective power and unity through community building and storytelling. This first day will focus on amplifying the voice of indigenous leaders and youth climate activists who are leading the movement to halt the climate crisis

DIVEST – Divestment and Climate Financing – April 23

Led by Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, during this day of action we are calling for a global reset. We want to reprogram the economy so that it works for people and the planet, not polluters and politicians.

VOTE – Voter Registration and Political Engagement – April 24

We need leaders who will address this existential threat. It’s critical for all of us to show up at the polls this year and vote for our future. So the final day will focus on the importance of voting through a nationwide youth voter registration day.

The US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition, who together are made up of over 500 organizations, have come together to organize Earth Day Live.

The US Climate Strike Coalition is a coalition of over 400 organizations that formed ahead of the September 20, 2019 climate strikes. Led by the leading youth-led climate organizations in the US, the coalition works intergenerationally and collaboratively to coordinate the Climate Strikes in the US.

Stop the Money Pipeline is a coalition of over 100 climate, environmental and Indigneous rights groups that is demanding that the financial sector stops funding the fossil fuel industry and deforestation, and starts respecting Indigenous sovereignty and human rights.

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