Talk: Discover Calm and Peace Within You – A free in-depth teaching on the powerful art of meditation in New Jersey! @ Edison Hotel
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dear Friends,

Our longtime friend and ally Andrew Vidich, known for his meditation classes , highly recommends the upcoming series of talks featuring world renowned meditation teacher and spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharaj.

They are taking place in Edison New Jersey and then in Amityville New York from Wednesday April 27th through Sunday May 1st. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj is internationally recognized for his work promoting inner and outer peace.and transforming lives through meditation.

For more information and registration see the flyer below or you can go to

If you live in the New York area, or you have friends there, this unique and free mini-series promises to be both inspiring and enlightening!

Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at


For more information and free registration:

Equinox Earth Day starts Earth Month @ the UN March 20! @ Multiple Events Around the World
Mar 20 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
The WE WE – A global  campaign of We, The World to unite and amplify the efforts
of people, organizations and movements working for the common good
Celebrating Earth Month Worldwide
March 20th (Equinox Earth Day
) through April 22nd and Beyond
See and Post Events Worldwide on

See also Trends in Global Grassroots Organizing

Details below!
This year a variety of organizations, (including those above), with people around the world, are celebrating Earth Month . Earth Month is a convergence of events, broadcasts and other activities starting with the Original Earth Day on the Equinox March 20th (World Happiness Day), including World Water Day March 22nd, World Meteorological Day March 23rd, and continuing through April 22nd (Earth Day celebrated), and culminating with the Peoples Climate March on March 29th. Here are selected event details:


The Earth Society Foundation
cordially invites you to participate in the celebration of the

47th Annual UN Peace Bell Ceremony
On the Original Earth Day

Monday, March 20, 2017
Equinox is at precisely 6:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time (USA)

The Ceremony will begin at 6:00 AM EDT at the Peace Bell
in the renovated Japanese Garden at UN Headquarters

The Earth Society Foundation invites you to ring a bell for peace March 20th on the Equinox wherever you are. The Peace Bell at the United Nations in New York City will ring at 6:29AM Eastern Daylight Time – the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. At the same moment (11:29AM in Austria) the Peace Bell at the United Nations in Vienna will ring. The 2017 ceremony celebrates the anniversary of the first Earth Day initiated by John McConnell on March 20, 1970, in San Francisco, and will mark its 47th celebration at the United Nations in New York City.

To attend this UN event, RSVP by March 15th is required, by email, to Include name and telephone number. Participants should bring a photo-ID for UN Security, and arrive by 5:50 AM EDT, Monday, March 20 at the UN Visitor’s Entrance at 46th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.

To participate from anywhere around the world, you may ring a bell at this shared “Moment of Cosmic Equipoise” with the global intention to facilitate peace on our beautiful planet.

WBAI Pacifica Radio Show Special
Health Action With Host Kathryn Davis
Preview of Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration
March 20th 1PM Eastern Time (USA)
Listen live online at

Featured Guests include:

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The Compassion Games –
On World Water Day March 22nd The Compassion Games will launch and build momentum for Earth Week happening from April 22nd through April 30. During Earth Month we will pass the Compassion Torch to different Champions of Compassion in Support of Standing Rock who are standing to Protect and Restore Mother Earth.

One Love Rising Radio – Special Teleconference Edition for World Water Day
With Host Heidi Little – Co founder/Director of International Children’s Month
and Co-Host Rick Ulfik – Founder of  We, The World
March 22, 2017 at 1PM Eastern Time (USA)To Join the Teleconference call by phone: +1

516 418-5703
Or go online to One Love Rising:

Featured Guests include:

Planet Heart’s 10th Anniversary
Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017 | 6:30pm (Sharp)–10:00pm (Doors open 6:00pm)

Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew | 263 W. 86th Street, NYC
$25 pd in advance by Apr 21, $33 cash only at door – no refunds

Inspirational Talks – Live Music Performances – Inspired Poetry – Guided Meditations – Vibrational Sound Activations
Inner Shamanic Journeys – Vendors – Celebrations – And More –
All Are Welcome! Please Share!

The Earth Day Network –

On Earth Day April 22nd, 2017 there will be Global Teach-ins and the March for Science in Washington DC and other locations.

The Peoples Climate March is on April 29th
Thank you for all you are doing to create a better world!
Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at
Trends in Global Grassroots Organizing:
11 Days of Global Unity 11 Ways to Change Your World
An Urgent Message >From Your Children at – See and post social change events and announcements worldwide!
Volunteer Sign-up:
Organization Sign-up:
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Mar 24 all-day

Soon it will be time again: On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the next EARTH HOUR will take place! Watch as the lights go off anywhere in the world between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time – as a sign of protecting our planet and calling for more climate protection.

For a nature-friendly energy transition :

The oceans are warming up, glaciers are retreating, the deserts are spreading: in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we must consume significantly less energy, switch to environmentally friendly renewable energies and protect the forests and oceans for climate regulation. Politics must create framework conditions, companies must save greenhouse gases, but every single one is now in demand!

Together we can promote a nature-friendly energy transition, actively influence climate policy and promote sustainable lifestyles.

Join in:

Largest climate protection action in the world!

The WWF EARTH HOUR is a simple idea that quickly became a global event: when the first time the EARTH HOUR was switched off in 2007, it only happened in one city: Sydney. Meanwhile, the number of participants is growing from year to year. In 2017, EARTH HOUR reached hundreds of millions of people in 187 countries and territories. More than 12,000 famous buildings have been darkened.

Go With the Flow Watershed Awareness/Earth Day Fundraiser @ Standing Rock Gallery
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hosted by The Annual “Who’s Your Mama?” EARTH DAY & Environmental Film Fest Events.

Alta, Utah EARTH DAY @ Alta Ski Area
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:59 pm

Alta Earth Day

Join Alta for its 9th annual community Alta Earth Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. We aim to encourage environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day will feature: Eco-Friendly Vendors, Naturalist Tours, Birding in Alta, Après Earth Day & Film!

The Institute for Sustainable Development Welcomes Xiuhtezcatl Martinez @ Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to present Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians to Chico State for a student and community Earth Month event.

We hope you can join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.Seating starts at 2:00 pm. This show is free and open to the public with advanced registrationClick here to register for this event.

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) is a 17-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, author and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio +20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York city.

He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. Xiuhtezcatl has traveled across the nation and to many parts of the world educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting.

Xiuhtezcatl MartinezHis message has inspired youth to join the front lines to combat some of the greatest issues of their times that are impacting their communities and future. Earth Guardians has grown to hundreds of youth-led crews in over 30 countries. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Skavlan, Q&A, AJ+, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and many more.

In 2013, Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President’s youth council. He is the 2015 recipient of the Peace First Prize, recipient of the 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Award, 2016 Captain Planet Award, the 2016 Children’s Climate Prize from Sweden, as well as the 2017 Univision Premio’s Ajente de Cambio Award.

Read an excerpt from Xiuhtezcatl’s book
We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet

Check out more about Xiuhtezcatl’s Album on YouTube

Check out his journey on YouTube

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors @ DOCKWEILER YOUTH CENTER
Apr 21 all-day

Kids Earth Day Celebration  by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors


Sat, April 21, 2018

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

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Dockweiler Youth Center

12505 Vista Del Mar

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

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Don’t miss the first Earth Day celebration at the Dockweiler Youth Center! Join 3rd Rock Hip Hop as they teach kids about environmental awareness through hip hop music. This community and family-oriented event will also feature:

  • Environmental exhibitors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bouncy houses
  • Games
  • FREE giveaways
  • & so much more!

COST: Admission is FREE!

Faster Check-In w/ EventBrite RSVP Tickets! For faster entry into the event and access to the rides & attractions, each entrant must show a printed or digital EventBrite ticket showing acceptance of the liability waiver.

Regular Check-In: Upon arrival, all entrants to the event who don’t have an EventBrite ticket that shows acceptance of the liability waiver must complete & sign a hard-copy liability waiver form before accessing the rides & attractions.

Please click here for a downloadable flyer. Call (310) 726-4128 for more information.








Earth Day Workshop END PLASTIC POLLUTION @ Grantham Heritage Park
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sat. 21 April 2018       2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AES

Sustainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park       71 Seven Hills Road South

Seven Hills, NSW 2147               Australia

According to a study, at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean evey year, which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. Although most plastic is being used on land, if not disposed properly, it eventually makes its way to the ocean through our waterways. Plastic is becoming a pressing issue, which is why the theme for this year’s Earth Day is to End Plastic Pollution.

Join us on an interactive and compelling workshop as we learn more about how plastic can reach the ocean through Blacktown’s own waterways. We will also pick up easy tips on how you can do your bit and reduce your everyday plastic consumption.

All attendees will enter in a raffle prize for an eco-friendly hamper to kick start your plastic-free lifestyle, worth $200! There will also be some runner up prizes for a few more lucky attendees.

Afternoon tea will be provided during a quick break in the workshop.

This is FREE for Blacktown residents and a family friendly event. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Due to the high interest, please cancel your ticket if you are unable to attend, or email or call 9839 6055, so we can offer your place to someone else on our waitlist.

If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us using either options above.

Landfill Harmonic Film Screening in Barangaroo, Australia
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The World Sends Us Garbage, We Send Back Music”

– Favio Chávez, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

Mon, April 23, 2018                        5:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

Lendlease, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney

300 Barangaroo Avenue

Barangaroo, NSW 2000           Australia

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Somos21 Sydney invites you to a unique film screening of The Landfill Harmonic. The film tells an empowering story of a youth orchestra in Paraguay whose instruments are made from objects found in the landfill where the community live.
The innovative community organisation, The Possibility Project will be joining us for an open Q&A on the circular economy, up-cycling and capacity building following the film.
Instead of ticket sales, Somos21 will be sending all donations to The Recycled Orchestra’s Go Campaign fundraising page.  You can donate when registering or during the event. Seats are limited.
Proudly supported by Lendlease.
Catering kindly provided by Food Rascal.
We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!
Bayside Arts Festival in Sydney, Australia EARTH DAY ECO-FAIR @ Cook Park, Kyeemagh
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get creative at our recycled art and sculpture workshop, hear from local environmental groups and see this year’s Sculptures @ Bayside exhibition.


Tue. 24 April 2018

11:00 am – 2:00 pm AE


Cook Park, Kyeemagh

Cnr Bestic St and The Grand Parade

Sydney, New South Wales 2216


Hip Downtown Book Signing Event @ Cha Cha's
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hip Downtown Book Signing Event @ Cha Cha's

Lily Sanders {Author, Speaker, Radio Personality, Coach} cordially invites you to join us for a discussion and book signing of “Truth To Triumph: A Spiritual Guide to Finding Your Truth”. Get ready to be inspired!

The Emergent WholeWorld-View & the Power of Nonviolent Communication with Jude Currivan, Rick Ulfik, Kurt Johnson and others in NYC & Webcast Online! @ Integral Yoga Institute
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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WholeWorld-View and We, The World
In Association with Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Emergent WholeWorld-View
and the Power of Nonviolent Communication Monday June 18, 2018
Registration, Seating and Networking 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Program starts promptly at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At Integral Yoga Institute
227 West 13th Street 3rd Floor Aqua Room
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues) in Manhattan, New York City Outside of New York?
View the Free Online LIVE Webcast!
(Livestream link at or go to


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Suggested Donation at the door to Cover Our Expenses
Sliding Scale: $20, $15, or $10
(no one turned away) Limited Seating! To RSVP please write to

Please Note: This event is taking place 2 days before the start of the one year online NVC Compassion Course starting June 20th! See, Register Here and please mention We, The World.

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for a dynamic, inspiring, informative and interactive gathering in New York City and LIVE Online wherever you are. At this gathering we will deepen our understanding and experience of the emergent WholeWorld-View. And we will explore how the framework and language of NonviolentCommunication can apply this unity awareness, empoweringus to value our personal uniqueness and celebrate our diversity whilehealing and transforming our relationships with ourselves, each otherand our planetary home.

In this participatory and experiential evening, you will:

  • Discover the key insights of the WholeWorld-View of unified reality and unity awareness
  • Explore the principles and processes of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that have touched millions of lives and inspired many to believe that practicing NVC is a key strategy for bringing peace and unity to our world
  • Understand the unity movements’ impetus in the world
  • Participate in an NVC  experience called Shifting Towards Compassion
  • Attune with the transpersonal experience of unity awareness
  • Explore and share what the embodiment of unity expressed in diversity means for our own lives
  • Be deeply moved by the inspiring vocal performances of Kristin Hoffmann !

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will join us June 18th – in person or online!

Rick Ulfik – Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at

ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let’s help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3
Jul 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band- Charity Concert. Let's help re-unite Children who have been separated from their families @ Rockwood Music Hall 3

A great soul /funk concert. Come and be uplifted by great music and let’s raise as much money as possible to help re-unite children who have been separated from their families at the U.S. border. Tickets are $10. Please click on the link below to buy tickets, bring friends! You may make an extra donation on the night if you so wish. All proceeds will go to this great cause. Rob Duncan has played music all over the world, is a father of 3 and writes music about his experience of being human, man and father.

Here’s what he says about his music and this concert:
My music draws from my life experience; spiritually, soulfully, intellectually, and emotionally. All of my songs represent my musical influences like soul music, blues, jazz, and rock. Deeply soulful, funky, melancholy music with ultimately a message of hope. That’s how I write my music. That’s how I sing my music. I lay my heart on the table and reach you in places that you feel.

I have decided to donate the cover charge from my upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall 3 to RAICES. RAICES primarily provides two very very important things.
It provides lawyers for the children who have been torn from their parents by ICES, and it pays the Immigration Bond which releases the parent from detention allowing their children to rejoin them. This is where your $10 cover charge for my upcoming show will go. If you wish to donate extra you may do so on the night of the show.

ROB DUNCAN LIVE with his Funkin Soul Band
Date: Saturday, July 7
Time: 7 PM – 8 PM (Arrive by 6:30. Show starts at 7:00! )
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard St, New York, NY
Hosted by North Corner Music

$10 Cover Charge
For Tickets, Click Here:

Inaugural Global Town Hall for UN & Global Governance Renewal July 21-23, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado & Webcast Online! @ University of Colorado Boulder
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

The WE Campaign of We, The World
WE – A global  campaign of We, The World to unite and amplify the efforts
of people, organizations and movements working for the common good

Dear Friends,

As one of the supporting organizations of this conference, We, The World is very excited to invite you to attend (in person or via livestream) the Inaugural Global Town Hall for Global Governance Renewal, Innovation and Reform – a FREE event July 21-23, 2018 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This will be the first of a series of Global Town Halls leading to 2020 the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The Global Town Halls are a means for direct citizen input into an effective and inclusive preparatory process for a UN2020 summit to catalyze the renewal and strengthening of the UN.

Complete details are below. Please Note: If you Register for the livestream, you will be given the direct livestream link prior to the event. We hope you will join us!

Rick Ulfik – Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at
Subscribe to our WE Campaign Global Action Newsletter:
11 Days of Global Unity 11 Ways to Transform Your World – See and post social change and cultural events worldwide!
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GTH7-21-18BannerPreventing war. Averting trade skirmishes. Reducing international tensions. Slowing the flood of refugees. Assuring plentiful food supplies. Ushering in an era of renewable energy. Reducing nuclear threats.

A modernized United Nations is critical for meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.

The Global Town Hall, a free event hosted by Global VoiceOne Earth Future, and Colorado European Union Center for Excellence, will examine UN reform recommendations proposed by the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance.


  • Ibrahim Gambari, former UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs
  • Ambassador David O’Sullivan, the European Union Head of Mission to the UN
  • Ellen Laipson, President Emeritus of the Stimson Center
  • Lewis Griffith, Director – International Security Program, University of Denver
  • Max Boykoff, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Jonthan Granoff, Executive Director, Global Security Institute
  • Conor Seyle, Director of Research, One Earth Future
  • Elizabeth Manak, Co-president, Women’s International Study Center, Former Deputy Intelligence Office


This event is the first in a series of Global Town Halls leading up to a 2020 World Summit on Global Governance Renewal, Innovation and Reform at the United Nations, will hold workshops on:

  • prevention of violence between nations
  • peacebuilding
  • turning extreme climate change threats into opportunities for a global, green economy
  • the growing phenomenon of young people identifying as global rather than national citizens

To attend the Global Town Hall on-campus or virtually via livestream, and to access discussion materials:



Global Voice works to bring together global governance policy advocates to seize the extraordinary opportunity presented by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance’s Call to Action  – inviting civil-society advocates to help reform current global institutions and create new institutions to tackle the major threats and opportunities of our chaotic and violent era. Learn more.

One Earth Future

OEF is a self-funded, private operating foundation seeking to create a more peaceful world through collaborative, data-driven initiatives. OEF focuses on enhancing maritime cooperation, creating sustainable jobs in fragile economies, and research that actively contributes to thought leadership on global issues. As an operating foundation, One Earth Future provides strategic, financial, and administrative support allowing its programs to focus deeply on complex problems and to create constructive alternatives to violent conflict. Learn more.
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) aims to foster links between the United States Mountain West and the European Union by promoting mutual understanding and engagement among students, educators, researchers, policymakers, business and legal practitioners, and the general public. We envision CEUCE as a physical and virtual space within which these encounters among individuals from both sides of the Atlantic can be identified, explored, advanced and brought to fruition. Learn more.

The Boulder Global Town Hall Organizers are supported by participation from the following organizations: the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, the UN Parliamentary Assembly Campaign, We, The World, Workable World Trust, Citizens for Global Solutions, and the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum.GTH7-21-18SupportingOrgs

The United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace @ United Nations Headquarters in New York City and Webcast Globally
Sep 5 all-day

The UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace, 5 September 2018 at United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY – Webcast at UN WebTV At this Forum key UN and civil society leaders discuss strategies for resolving and preventing conflicts and implementing the UN Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace. 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Rigoberta Menchu Tum will be the keynote speaker. President of the General Assembly and UN Secretary-General will also speak. The theme of the Forum is “The Culture of Peace: A Credible Pathway to Sustaining Peace“. Please visit the following UN link to know more: “Contact: Iris Spellings

Celebrate 20 Years with We, The World & Good News Planet – Interdependence Day Peace Party @ Church of the Village
Sep 12 all-day
Celebrate 20 Years with We, The World & Good News Planet – Interdependence Day Peace Party @ Church of the Village

Celebrating 20 Years With We, The World & Good News Planet

201 WEST 13TH STREET (corner of 7th Ave.) Manhattan, NYC


6:30PM – 9:30 PM

Sliding Scale: $10/20 in advance, $15/25 at the door

Ticket Link:
Facebook Event Page:
Livestream Link (day of event):
Official Website page:

Don’t miss this Unforgettable Once-In-A-Lifetime Event!

6:00pm Doors Open
6:30pm Sharp – 9:30pm Program
9:30-10:00pm Networking

With Hosts
Paul Sladkus, Founder, Producer and Host of Good News Planet and
Rick Ulfik, Founder of We, The World and the We Campaign


Special Opening Performance at 6:30 by Dynamic New York R&B Recording Artist Al Smith
Kathryn Davis, host of Heart of Mind Radio
Rev. Deborah Moldow, founder of Garden of Light
Singer songwriter Heidi Little
World Dance with Kaeshi Chai and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment)
Singer songwriter Kristin Hoffmann
Claire Diab, International Yoga Therapist, Board Member of the Deepak Chopra Center
Joumana Rizk, Peacelights
Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative
Rev. Susana Bastarrica, Founder, Vigil for Peace and Ecology
Alan Steinfeld, host and producer of New Realities
Mitchell Rabin, host and producer of A Better World
Drs. J.J. and Desiree Hurtak, Academy For Future Science
Andrew Kaen, Founder, Planet Heart, Producer of Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration

Tribute To Carole Hart (helped launch Sesame Street, Free to Be, You and Me)

World Premiere of the We, The World Song by Heidi Little, Rick Ulfik, Andrew Kaen and others
Tribute to Aretha Franklin & Wilson Pickett Featuring Cherette White, Al Smith, Rick Ulfik and other Musicians

Plus Special Video Presentations including:
Video Message from Deepak Chopra (Bestselling Author and We, The World Advisory Board Member)
Woodstock Forever: Peace, Love, Hope. Movie Premiere Trailer
An Urgent Message From Your Children

For more information contact: Andrew Kaen, organizer 646-765-7890
or email

UNITY in commUNITY: Int’l Day of Peace March and Rally presented by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding @ The Sun Center
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

​In celebration of our common humanity, we join with citizens from all around the world on September 21st for International Peace Day. This year we are excited to celebrate the EMPOWERED VOICES OF YOUTH in our commUNITY, who are leading the way to a more peaceful and just world.  International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution and this day of peace provides a globally shared occasion for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

Come and join us as we

march, chant, dance, rally, listen and create

with one another to celebrate our

connection, hope, and commUNITY!


Festivities include:
Unique voices from our International community
International Flag Ceremony
Sign Making
…and more!

The Farm Aid 2018 Festival @ XFINITY Theatre in Hartford
Sep 22 all-day



Farm Aid works year-round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities. Our annual music and food festival celebrates farmers, eaters and music coming together for change.


Farm Aid’s annual festival is a an all-day celebration of music and family farmers featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local and organic foods as part of our HOMEGROWN Concessions®.

Farm Aid 2018 is Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, marking the first Farm Aid festival in Connecticut.


Tickets to Farm Aid 2018 sold out in less than four hours! Questions and issues regarding tickets purchased through the public sale on Live Nation should contact them at 1-800-745-3000.

There are still ways to join us; win a VIP trip to Farm Aid 2018 with Crowdrise and bid on one-of-a-kind Farm Aid 2018 experiences with IfOnly.

Click here to learn more about our VIP tickets and exclusive packages.


The Farm Aid 2018 lineup includes:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Neil Young
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Margo Price
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Particle Kid
  • Ian Mellencamp

Click here to learn more about the lineup and listen to our Farm Aid 2018 Mixtape.

Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown – they’re hungry for the truth. Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.” — Willie Nelson


Click here for information on the venue, including a list of allowed and prohibited items, directions and parking information.


Access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2018 mobile app, available now for iPhone and Android devices. View the entire Farm Aid 2018 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day. Learn more or download the app today:





We’re excited to bring the Farm Aid festival experience to your home. From the renowned music on stage and backstage interviews with farmers, to the excitement of the HOMEGROWN Village and an insider’s peek at the press event featuring Farm Aid artists sharing conversations with farmers.

Live Webcast
Watch the show here at on your computer, phone, or tablet at 3pm EDT. If you have a “smart TV,” Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the webcast on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel(just search for “Farm Aid” and you should see us streaming live).

AXS TV will broadcast Farm Aid 2018 live beginning at 7pm EDT. Click here to find AXS TV in your area.

Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel (59), Willie’s Roadhouse, will broadcast live from Farm Aid 2018, beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM’s Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.


In The HOMEGROWN Village, festivalgoers explore hands-on activities that engage all of their senses in the Farm Aid mission. Hear farmers and artists talk together about pressing issues on the FarmYard Stage, attend demonstrations to learn agrarian skills and celebrate the culture of agriculture in the HOMEGROWN Skills tent, connect with farmers and organizations doing critical food and farm work all over the country and so much more.

Read about last year’s exhibits.


Farm Aid’s 2018 concert will feature Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions®, the first-of-its-kind model for featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods at major concert events. HOMEGROWN Concessions® has fed more than 260,000 festivalgoers since its introduction in 2007 at the HOMEGROWN Festival at Randall’s Island in New York City. It has served as a model for entertainment events, including the Super Bowl and a variety of music festivals and venues that have embraced the Good Food Movement in concessions. Backstage, artists and crew enjoy HOMEGROWN Catering with the same family farm standards. We use compostable service products and promote composting to festivalgoers and artists with a goal of zero waste.

Stay tuned for the 2018 menu, which will include a wide variety of vegetarian, ethnic and fresh, local foods.

“At Farm Aid…we’ll come together to stand up to the handful of corporations that control our food system. If you want a better world, it starts with you.” — John Mellencamp


Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels For Hope to assist festivalgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 2018. Every room night booked through this Hotels for Hope link generates a $2 contribution for Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket.

Click here to book your room through Hotels for Hope now.


Volunteers play a vital role in making the festival happen each year. Interested in helping out? Visit our volunteers page for more information. Thank you!


Farm Aid works closely with folks on the ground to host local activities and events preceding the show.

More information about this year’s events will be coming soon.


Relive some of the amazing, one-of-a-kind moments that have taken place at Farm Aid festivals since 1985.




Spread the word and let us know that you’re coming to Farm Aid 2018. Be sure to RSVP to our Facebook Event.


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Harvest of Hope – Cosecha de Esperanza – presented by Manos Unidas @ The Common
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Peace Walk & Singing Peace @ Big Love Headquarters
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Peace Walk & Singing Peace

Hosted by Zach Freidhof

May all beings know peace. Om Shanti. 

My the leaves of aggression fall from the trees of society,
and may the rotting fruits of anger
be turned to compost
through our inward efforts and outward compassion.

September 23, 2018
11 AM – 2 PM
1111 Carey Ave (Big Love Headquarters)
 Akron, OH 44314-1975

We will begin at Big Love HQ and walk in silence and mindfulness to Chestnut Ridge Park, about 25 min. We will meditate there for about 20 min and return to Big Love HQ. Then we will have a Peace Kirtan until 2pm, chanting for Peace – mainly Peace Shalom Salaam Shanti.

All are welcome! If anyone would like to bring food, it can be there at Big Love HQ for after the walk. We will walk rain or shine, though if there is a drenching rain or thunderstorm, we will just chant for Peace and reschedule the walk.

For those who have not experienced The Big Love Network, Peace Month is the perfect time. Come and walk with the kindest group of folks you”ll ever meet. Laugh and share food. Please bring a dish to share and stay for the meditation and chanting for inner peace and the power to send that on.

Making Waves 2018 @ Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


Thu, September 27, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

101 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Making Waves 2018

Raise a glass to another 25 years of clean water for LA!

Patrón Tequila
Taco Bar by FIG
Brews by Ballast Point
Music by DJ Kara

California State Senator Ben Allen
TreePeople’s Cindy Montañez
Emcee Amy Friedlander Hoffman

@ The Bungalow immediately following event

Making Waves is Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s annual benefit to support our groundbreaking work to safeguard LA’s inland and coastal waters. With a sponsorship or ticket purchase, you can help us ensure clean, safe and affordable waters for all Angelenos. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

About Us

Our mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. Our Litigation, Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct interconnected projects that serve this mission.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper is an Organization of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest growing environmental movement. Along with hundreds other Waterkeeper Organizations, our movement works for swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways worldwide.


In 1993, Terry Tamminen and his team first started Santa Monica Baykeeper while patrolling the Santa Monica Bay-on a single houseboat no less- identifying sources of pollution and taking action to stop it. Twenty years later our organization has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now called Los Angeles Waterkeeper, recognized as the defender of all waterways throughout Los Angeles. However, despite our growth in size and prominence, our principles have remained fundamentally the same.

Since 2004, sewage spills that foul our rivers and beaches have decreased by 83%–a direct result of our successful lawsuit against the City of LA under the federal Clean Water Act. More recently, we have reached a $6.6 million dollar settlement with the City of Malibu, requiring the City to clean up some of Malibu’s most frequented spots including the world famous Surfrider Beach. Whether it’s protecting ocean habitats, endangered species, addressing the impacts from oil drilling, sewage and trash collection, or advocating on statewide policies related to our issues, we are there. And not only do we use the law to achieve our goals, we also work to restore creeks and rivers, and our volunteer scientific diver team works tirelessly to reduce the impacts of invasive species along our shoreline.

Recent Accomplishments

Protected local waterways from 3,000+ Clean Water Act violations at industrial facilities. We were victorious in 2 lawsuits against  facilities that released toxic levels of pollutants into our waterways. We filed 5 more lawsuits just this year, and we continue our relentless campaign to ultimately eliminate polluted stormwater discharge from entering LA’s waterways.

Engaged hundreds of students and community volunteers in monitoring the health of the region’s most impaired waterways. We revamped our stormwater assessment teams and spearheaded a collaborative project to empower volunteers to steward the LA River. In 2016 alone, we’ve trained 300+ volunteers in an effort to support communities monitoring their local waterways.

Challenged the State Water Board’s plan to weaken pollution standards for the LA River. We filed a lawsuit against the California State and Los Angeles Regional Water Boards over their decisions to relax regulations on lead and increase limits for copper by up to 1000% in the LA River and its tributaries.

Launched a new underwater research project to utilize our volunteer scientific diver corps to assess and address the emerging threat of invasive species. We recruited and trained nearly 50 volunteer scientific divers to help us investigate the growing threat of invasive species in our coastal ecosystems. We established sites in Palos Verdes to begin monitoring, and we’re set to begin testing removal methods early next year.

Secured $4 million from LA County for clean water projects in LA’s most impacted communities. Our settlement with the County will result in $2.8 million for a Green Streets project in Watts and $1.2 million for stormwater capture systems across the county—efforts that will help address the toxic mix of pollutants found in billions of gallons of annual stormwater runoff.

Empowered underserved and at-risk youth in helping enforce No Fishing zones along our coast. We completed 60 survey trips through LA’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and reported 43 violations to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. We provided MPA education to 32 violators and brought onboard 150+ new volunteers.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

LA Waterkeeper
120 Broadway, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone Number: 310-394-6162
Fax Number: 310-394-6178

Our office is located in Downtown Santa Monica. We are on the 1st floor of the Brian Cave building facing Broadway. Free public parking is available for the first 90 minutes adjacent to Santa Monica Place in public parking structure 8, 1571 2nd St. Santa Monica, CA (Colorado Ave. and 2nd St.)

Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend @ The Women's Environmental Institute - Amador Hill Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm

The New Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend  –

Farm, Eat, Sleep: All Four Seasons

The weekend workshops will provide participants with hands-on knowledge for building a low-cost hoop house, growing microgreens, growing mushrooms, herbalism workshops, soil building through composting and vermiculture, keeping bees, and growing fish and greens together through aquaponics. The Saturday night bonfire discussion with Will Allen will focus on cold climate farming, community sustainability and climate change – a very popular capstone event which brings environmental, agricultural and food justice together.


Registration Info:  $275/person
Deadline is September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Meals:  All meals, snacks and beverages included.

Overnight Accommodations at WEI:  Limited camping space is available, please reserve your camp space upon registration.

Instructor Name:  Will Allen, Will Allen Farms, LCC Milwaukee, Former Founder Growing Power, Inc., Urban Farmer Hero





The Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities affected by environmental injustice; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.

Our mission brings together agricultural, food and environmental justice, one community at a time; one farm at a time, one person at a time and all of us together.

The Women’s Environmental Institute
Amador Hill Farm and Orchard
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN 55056


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128 (55056)
St Paul Office –
550 Rice St
St Paul, MN 55103


The Laramie Project
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 11:30 pm



Theater Company of Lafayette Presents

The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Nanci Van Fleet






October 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shephard’s murder. He was the victim of a brutal assault because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town and created a deeply moving and fascinating theatrical experience.

Do not miss this powerful and moving production that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Performances run October 5 – 14

Fridays and Saturdays – 7:30 pm

Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

420 Courtney Way
Lafayette CO  80026


Tickets at

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit @ online on Facebook
Oct 8 all-day

Join indigenous leaders from around the world for a day of Earth-based wisdom teachings, prayers, and music to support transformation, healing, and social change.

Indigenous Peoples Day – October 8, 2018 Live on Facebook

Powerful Indigenous voices from our beloved Mother Earth are coming together to share sacred knowledge with you… (scroll down for details)

There is no registration required to attend… just visit our Facebook page here on October 8 starting at 9am Pacific Time.

During this full-day Facebook Live gathering, you’ll:

  • Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, October 8, 2018 LIVE with sisters and brothers all over the world
  • Receive stories and wisdom from Indigenous elders
  • Participate in reverent moments & an opening ceremony
  • Learn about prophecies regarding enormous change & heart-connected evolution
  • Discover how to take action for change!
  • View The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code — a compelling documentary film by Sheldon Wolfchild

And much more good healing for us all!

At the core of global restoration is the recognition that Indigenous peoples carry a way of being that is sustainable, harmonious, healthy, and just. Their ancient wisdom can guide us in healing our hearts, transforming our minds and creating truly loving, collaborative communities on our planet.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that on Indigenous Peoples DayMonday, October 8, 2018, The Shift Network is presenting a full-day Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit via Facebook Live!

This will be a profound spiritual gathering of Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing Earth-based wisdom teachings, prayers, and music to support transformation, healing, and social change, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion and justice.

The day will be hosted by Indigenous speaker Shawna Bluestar (Shawnee, Lenape, Azteca), and will include keepers of wisdom from around the world, such as:

Grandmother SaSa (Swan of the North) is a seer, a dreamer and a universal healer. She founded The Rose and The Swan Healing Center for Healers, where she conducts teachings and the Medicine Hoop of Life ceremony twice a year.

Grandmother Flordemayo is a founding member of the Church of the Spiritual Path, the Confederation of Indigenous Elders of the America, Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and recently founded The Path a 501(c)3 organization.

Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe) has the honor of being of the Diné (Navajo) Nation. A life-bringer, life-bearer mother, writer, artist, activist, speaker and cultural liason, her work is driven by the study of the Science of Right Relations. Moving from the central knowledge that we, the five-fingered-ones, are born into beauty, as beauty, for joyful life, she brings the understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing into discussion and inquiry on sustainability.

Dave Courchene , Nii Gaani Aki Innini (Leading Earth Man), has traveled internationally, carrying a message of hope and peace. Dave shares ancient Indigenous knowledge that he believes can act as the foundation in supporting the new life that Mother Earth is now entering, and that the elders have confirmed has arrived. He has created a special place for sharing ancient Indigenous knowledge — the Turtle Lodge — built based on a vision he received many years ago.

Grandmother Moetu-Taiha Ransfield is descendent of the Ngai Tuhoe and the Kahungunu tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand. Moetu is always connected to her land, her mountain, her river and her people because she is them. She carries her ancestors with her. After an experience with cancer, she was given a choice of whether to stay “here” or go to the ‘loved ones’. Grandmother Moetu chose to stay and made a commitment to be a channel for helping humanity. Her ‘calling’ is her life. She wants to find and build leaders, the ones who want to make a difference and be a force for good in the world.

Pura Fé is a Native singer-songwriter, seamstress, teacher and activist. She is also the founding member of the Internationally renowned Native American women’s a cappella trio, “Ulali”.

Ilarion (Kuuyux/Larry) Merculieff has over 40 years of serving his Unangan (Aleut) people and is a carrier of messages from Indigenous elders from around the world. He speaks all over the world, has received many awards and co-authored two books.

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a musician, writer, educator. He is an internationally-syndicated host, executive producer and founder of the 26-year-old “First Voices Radio,” heard on 77 public, community and commercial radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Photo by Ivan March.

Joanne Shenandoah , PhD, is one of “America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians of her time” (Associated Press). She is a Grammy Award winner with 3 nominations and over 40 music awards, including 14 Native American Music awards – a Hall of Fame Inductee. Her music ranges from solo to full symphony and 22 recordings.

Shawna Bluestar Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape, Azteca) is a spiritual guide and mentor for women, supporting them to share their unique gifts and voices. Shawna is working with her father Steven T. Newcomb to challenge The Doctrine of Discovery, and dedicated to bring about healing for humanity, Mother Earth, and future generations by sharing The Reverence Code based on ancient and Indigenous wisdom.

Buffy Sainte-Marie is an internationally renowned recording artist, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards. In 2017 she released Medicine Songs, a career retrospective of Sainte-Marie’s song collection spanning nearly 50 years. Medicine Songs features new recordings of Sainte-Marie’s songs about the environment, alternative conflict resolution, Indigenous realities, greed, and racketeering. Part rhythmic healing, part trumpeting wakeup call, Medicine Songs is the soundtrack for the resistance.

Unci Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance is an Oglala Sioux who lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She is a Lakota keeper of the traditional ways, great grandmother, Native American Church elder, and beadworker descended from Long Visitor and members of the Crazy Horse Band, named for the great warrior, Crazy Horse.

Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is the co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, along with Birgil Kills Straight who is an Oglala Lakota headman and ceremonial person. Steve Newcomb is author of “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery” and co-producer of the documentary film, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code” directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota). Newcomb is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Doctrine of Discovery based on the 40 years he has spent investigating and writing about these issues. Photo by William P. Laronal

Leah Shenandoah is an Oneida Iroquois Wolf Clan award-winning singer-songwriter, jeweler and multi-media artist. She considers herself a radical compassionist in a world filled with suffering.

Nathan Blindman  is a commercial artist and a producer known for “CowJews and Indians” (2013).

Reverend Eila Paul is a Grandmother and healer who has a spiritual and physical connection to her people, the Maori of Aotearoa New Zealand, and to her culture. Eila works with the elderly, and children, to weave deep and sacred connection to the earth and all beings. She travels through North America and Europe offering sacred seeds of knowledge and healing.

Lyla June is poet, musician, educator, anthropologist, activist and community servant of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. She holds a degree in Environmental Anthropology with honors from Stanford University as well as a degree in American Indian Education with distinction from the University of New Mexico.

Throughout the day, these powerful leaders will help open a deeper understanding within you about the many challenges Indigenous nations and peoples face, and how we can work together toward a brighter future for humanity, all living things, and Mother Earth.

At the Shift Network, we are deeply committed to our Indigenous brothers and sisters and see healing our society’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples, and supporting their upliftment, as essential for the larger healing of our world. That is why we dedicate this event to hearing more of their voices of wisdom, which carry important medicine for our time.

Please join us!

There is no registration required to attend… just visit our Facebook page here on October 8 starting at 9am Pacific.

Stanford University presents A Meng-Wu Lecture featuring Stephanie Brown, PhD. @ Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University 485 Lasuen Mall,
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Stanford School of Medicine

A Meng-Wu Lecture featuring Stephanie Brown, PhD, presents:



6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, October 11, 2018


Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA, United States

Be our guest for this special event when Dr. Stephanie Brown, Associate Professor at New York’s Stony Brook School of Medicine, will present her research on helping behavior and its responses in multiple biological systems. Audience Q&A will follow her presentation.

About the Event

In this hour-long lecture, Dr. Stephanie Brown will present: Is it safe to help? Perceived familiarity with the recipient alters the neural, hormonal, and immunological consequences of helping behavior. Here is a sneak preview: Two studies tested the neurological, hormonal, and immunological effects of helping behavior. Results of these tests showed that the physiological consequences of helping behavior depend on the nature of the relationship between the helper and recipient. When individuals helped someone they cared about, helpers showed a pattern of neural responses that resemble the neural responses associated with parenting behavior, and they displayed a hormonal profile that down-regulated transforming growth factor–beta (TgF-B), a molecule that turns on disease states in the brain. Following her presentation, she will answer questions from the audience. A recording of the event will be posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

About Stephanie Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown received her PhD in social psychology from Arizona State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stony Brook Medical School. Dr. Brown uses a variety of biomarkers to test whether and how helping behavior in humans emerges from neural circuits that evolved to motivate parenting behavior. Her studies increase understanding of how neural circuits that support parenting behavior promote mental health and protect individuals against disease.


FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION | Please bring a paper or electronic copy of your confirmation email for entrance to the event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registered attendees | Registration is required to access seating before the event begins. Remaining seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after the event begins.

Directions & Parking

Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Education | Directions | Parking

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

Please email CCARE staff at by October 6, 2018 with requests for disability-related accommodations.

Benefit concert for Move the Nuclear Weapons Money @ Turtle Bay Music School
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Benefit concert for Move the Nuclear Weapons Money @ Turtle Bay Music School

Jazz and classical piano for four hands (two pianos) featuring Victor Dizon and Racquel Borromeo, two amazing young pianists from the Philippines, plus a guest appearance by Will Galison, virtuoso harmonica player.
Ritual Fire Dance by M. de Falla
Points on Jazz by D. Brubeck
Libertango by A. Piazzolla
Danzon no. 2 by A. Marquez
Imagine by John Lennon

Stanford University presents: Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Elissa Epel @ Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University 485 Lasuen Mall
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Stanford School of Medicine

Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Elissa Epel


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, November 15, 2018


Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA, United States

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About The Event

In this conversation, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will discuss compassion, meditation, and biology of aging with Dr. Elissa Epel. The hour-long dialogue will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

About Dr. Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry. She studies how chronic stress can impact aspects of biological aging (including the telomere/telomerase system), and how behavioral, mindfulness, and meditation interventions may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She co-leads the NIH Stress Network and a UC obesity research consortium, linking other UC campuses in the study of stress, sugar, food addiction, and obesity. Dr. Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, steering council member for the Mind and Life Institute, and President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She co-authored “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” a NYT best seller, with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.


FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION | Please bring a paper or electronic copy of your confirmation email for entrance to the event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registered attendees | Registration is required to access seating before the event begins. Remaining seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after the event begins.

Directions & Parking

Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Education | Directions | Parking

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

Please email CCARE staff at by November 10, 2018 with requests for disability-related accommodations.

Unity Earth Lift Off Concert in NYC and Broadcast Globally! @ The United Palace
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The WE Campaign of We, The World
WE – A global  campaign of We, The World to unite
and amplify the efforts
of people, organizations
and movements working for the common good
You are invited to an extraordinary event and broadcast…

New Harmonies for a New Beginning


Saturday February 2nd, 2019 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm

@ One of New York City’s Largest Theaters UnitedPalace

The United Palace

A Magnificent Landmarked Urban Treasure
4140 Broadway at 175th Street in Manhattan New York City

Tickets and Event Info at:

Featuring Performances By

BELLA GAIA – an unprecedented NASA-powered immersive experience that blends live music, dance and large screen NASA imagery into a breathtaking planetary journey.

PATO BANTON – a Grammy-nominated artist whose audiences become participants as the beat keeps them on their feet, and Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul.

KRISTIN HOFFMANN – a Juilliard trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and recording artist with a transcendental ability to take audiences on a journey of deep awakening to Spirit.

AKIM FUNK BUDDHA – a Zimbabwe-born legendary urban performer known for his holistic approach to Hip Hop, rhyming, beat-boxing, mouth percussion, story-telling, Mongolian throat-singing, and martial arts.

MYSTIC VOICE – her soothing and meditative chanting stems from a deep spiritual connection to the ancient texts such as the Tao Te Ching, the Buddhist Sutras, the Sanskrit Vedas and the poetry of Rumi.

PLUS Appearances By indigenous leaders, diplomats, artists, scientists, peacemakers, interfaith and faith-based activists in an  unprecedented celebration of our common humanity

& Other Special Guests to be announced!

General Admission Tickets: $20
VIP Reserved Orchestra Seating Tickets: $100
(includes Pre-Concert Recepton with the Artists + VIP admission to the After Party!)

Tickets and Event Info at:

RSVP on Facebook Here

The Concert Livestream plus Interviews and Special Features
will be Broadcast on multiple platforms including
We, The World’s Facebook Page:


We, The World is excited to be partnering with Unity Earth for this remarkable concert and broadcast event! We invite you, your friends and families to join us for UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF February 2nd – in person, if you are in New York City, or via Online Broadcast. Tickets are available at

NOTE: Do you have an organization that might be interested in joining our Road To 2020 Coalition?
Are you available to attend a special high-level organizing meeting in Manhattan NYC the day before the concert, on Friday Feb. 1st from 11AM – 4PM? If so, please reply to this email as soon as possible since this free Leadership Conference is by invitation only and is nearly at capacity. Please include information about your organization and a link to your website.

I would be thrilled if you can join us in person or online for the UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF CONCERT February 2nd. Together let’s grow this worldwide movement for unity and peace!

Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at
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11 Days of Global Unity 11 Ways to Transform Your World
An Urgent Message From Your Children at – See and post social change and cultural events for a global audience!
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GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium @ Portland Community College Cascade
Mar 8 all-day
GPSEN's Sustainability Symposium @ Portland Community College Cascade

There has never been a more important time to learn, find hope, connect with each other, and discover new ways to make a difference as we advance sustainability initiatives in our greater Portland region and beyond. Highlighting cutting-edge academic and community research and sustainability projects, we will focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Check out our 2019 Sustainability Symposium Program at!

Join opening and closing keynote speakers to celebrate regional innovation and International Women’s Day:

* Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, Portland State University
* Leaders of the Clean Energy Initiative, from CCC, NAACP, OPAL, and NAYA, with moderator Jenny Lee
* Suvira Chaturvedi, a UN Adviser in international development and women’s empowerment

We also have a great slate of speakers, including faculty, student, and community leader presentations, workshops, a poster session, an art exhibit, table exhibits, our award ceremony, and a networking reception and celebration. Plus, we have a pre-conference Student Summit, hosted by our College Network.

Come join us to learn about and celebrate the amazing, innovative sustainability education work in our region and beyond!

Get on Your good Side: Embrace Your Humanness @ New York Open Center
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Get on Your good Side: Embrace Your Humanness @ New York Open Center

Join inhibition, shame and embodiment expert, Caryn Scotto d’Luzia for a fun, informative and inspiring evening. Harness your nervous system, body and hidden guru to live a life of inner harmony and ease.

Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day @ DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day

August 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


This is a simple call for a gathering of spiritually-minded persons dedicated to world peace. Please join us, to make peaceful compassionate steps to help heal our wounded world. Walk together one step at a time mindfully. Let us cultivate peaceful minds and hearts within, and work harmoniously with our fellow beings on earth.

The event includes A-bomb panels, experiencing a walking mindful meditation, Origami, Tanabata tree of wishes, music, prayer and readings.


August 5
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
245 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Da FUNction – a community fun fest @ Vermont Square Park
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Da FUNctioneers make everything golden.

Everyone loves Da FUNction but it wouldn’t exist without our amazing brigade of creative volunteers. Do you love clean food? Do you know how to paint, saw, hammer or organize? Are you gangsta? We need you!

Join us this week and next as we prepare to create, play and dig! Click here to enter your availability.

Da FUNction is a one-day community fun fest full of art, activities, music and workshops designed to bring a wide range of LA communities together around a lifestyle that is beautiful, healthy and full of life-giving culture. Da FUNction is a free, family-friendly event. All you have to do is RSVP.




Da FUNction is the brainchild of Ron Finley, one of LA’s most widely known artivists and a disruptive innovator in the healthy food movement. “Change your food! Change your life!” is one of Ron’s most well known phrases, but Da FUNction is about more than changing your food, it’s about changing culture. It’s about redesigning lives and taking back our community. A mission at the core of the Ron Finley Project (RFP).

Supported by Nell Newman Foundation, Thug Kitchen, Community Coalition, LA Department of Parks and Recreation, The Fand dozens of community members and volunteers, Da FUNction will offer many activities including:

* A special performance by Tommy the Clown!

Art Installations

Circus Performers

Custom T-shirt Printing




Food Trucks

Kid-Friendly Crafts

Jump Rope / Double Dutch

Live Painting

Make-Your-Own Sustainable Household Products


Natural Body Care Workshop

Soil & Gardening Workshops




RFP is committed to creating and sustaining positive and lasting changes in Los Angeles. A safe, healthy, thriving LA is the What. Da FUNction is the How.

Bring the whole family and come out to the Vermont Square Park on August 10, 2019 to be a part of it all!! We’ll see you there.


STAND UP FOR HUMANITY! @ Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool,
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm


1225 R Street NW    |    Washington, DC, 20009    |    202-543-1414

Stand Up For Humanity! is a movement promoting and supporting a world that works for all. It is about embracing those qualities that serve the Highest and Best of our Humanity.  We are here to help each other connect and act from our universal and common good; and to raise the consciousness and vibrations on the planet, and within our nation, to one of inclusion, peace, and harmony. And to demonstrate that even one small act taken by an individual can make a difference and contribute to the positive uplifting of humanity.

On Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6pm, let’s gather, millions strong at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to “Stand Up For Humanity”. Featuring dynamic speakers and fantastic music! We are calling all people willing to raise the consciousness within our nation and the world!

Hosted by Unity of Washington, DC – Rev. Sylvia E. Sumter, Senior Minister
1225 R Street NW – Washington, DC 20009 – 202-543-1414



The Nature of Unity

Unity is a religious movement that began over a century ago. In the 1880’s Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity, began to work with some new ideas that they had found about life. Charles had a withered leg; Myrtle had tuberculosis. But in a short time, Myrtle was healed and Charles’ health was so much improved that other people, seeing the changes in them, were drawn to them to find out how they, too, could change.

The Fillmores had no thought of starting a new religion; they just wanted to help themselves and others who turned to them for help. In 1889 they began to publish a little magazine called Modern Thought, which a few years later they renamed Unity. In this magazine, they presented the ideas that had helped them heal themselves and find peace and strength. These ideas are simple. They are centered around two basic propositions:

One ~ God is Good.
Two ~ God is available, in fact, God is in you.


If God is good, God’s will is good. It is impossible to believe that a good God — a God who is love and intelligence — could have made you in any other way except to be healthy, happy, prosperous, loved and loving, courageous and strong. If you are not healthy and happy, it can only be because you have separated yourself from God in mind — the only place you can separate yourself from God and God’s good. You have only to reunite in mind with God, and your life is certain to be full and fulfilling. You do this best by getting still and realizing your oneness with God. Every thought, negative or positive, comes one at time to the door of your conscious mind; there you let it in or turn it away. To have a good life, you have to learn to say no to the negative thoughts which deny your oneness with god’s good and say yes to the positive thoughts which affirm your oneness with God’s good.

Perhaps this is an oversimplification of Unity teachings, but these are the essential elements.

Unity is not a proselytizing religion. We are happy to have you call yourself a Unity student and join a Unity group. But we are also happy when we can help you be a better Methodist, a better Catholic, a better whatever you are.

Unity began as an open-ended religion, and we pray it always will be. May we always be seekers after Truth rather than people who feel that they have found all the Truth and must form an exclusive little circle to preserve it.

Unity is the religion of the written word, and Unity School of Christianity is the organization that has carried that written word around the world. Unity has grown almost entirely because individuals who have been helped by its ideas have told others who need help about it. Unity has always been a warm and loving way of life, sensitive to people’s needs, God-centered but human-hearted. This is Unity.


Calling All Volunteers – “Stand Up for Humanity”
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

In November of 2017, Unity of Washington, DC kicked-off our Stand Up for Humanity Movement on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We are excited to share that we have planned another gathering at the Memorial on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Additional information will be forthcoming, however in the interim we are seeking volunteers to assist with the execution of the event. There will be a variety of opportunities to serve on sub-committees prior to the event, as well as onsite. If you are interested in volunteering sign-up TODAY!

Aug 24 all-day



Akron Pride Festival is an open celebration of music, entertainment and information focused on promoting equality and inclusion of ALL people. Our fiscal agent is CANAPI (Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative).

The mission of Akron Pride is to unify and affirm the LGBTQ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and recognizing our likeness.

We will promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity.

“We came together, strong, unified, for the p
urpose of uniting the LGBTQ community for one day of celebration. With many obstacles and challenges ahead of us, we are willing to take risks and ask questions. With allies in tow, every person in this endeavor is helping to write history in this small city of Akron, Ohio. Every city in every state, no matter how big or small, should own their pride-strong, united, untethered! When there are many that say ‘no’ there is one to say ‘yes’-‘yes we can!’ Small city, big heart!”
-D. Lottman Cruise, President & Founder
759 W Market St
Akron, Ohio
Call (330) 252-1559
Akron Pride Festival
A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action! @ SOMO Village Event Center
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Benefit Concert for Daily Acts: Rising up for Climate Action!
Enjoy a full day music festival centered around Climate action and ways you can reclaim the power of your every daily action. Also enjoy local & sustainable craft and food vendors, non-profit organizations, green technology demos, inspirational talks and info on climate action programs, a kid’s craft area, silent auction, and more! LEARN MORE about the event, Bands, and Presenters on our Concert page under the Support tab on our main menu.Bands preforming:
Rupa and the April Fishes
The Coffis Brothers
The Highway Poets
Dusty Green Bones Band
The Real SarahsPresentations by:
Brock Dolman – Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Trathen Heckman – Daily Acts, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Sunrise Movement – Youth Climate Leaders, Trashion Fashion Show – CREDO High School + more to be announcedAll proceeds will benefit Daily Acts’ climate action programs

When:   Sunday, September 8th, 2019  1pm – 7pm
Where: SOMO Village Event Center (Sonoma County’s 100% Solar Powered Venue)
Cost:      $30, buy your tickets on our Eventbrite page here.

Please note that we have a new registration platform and if you have not done so already, you will be prompted to create a Daily Acts username and password. We are here to help by email or by phone (707) 789-9664.

For Sama – Film Screening @ Konover Auditorium at Dodd Center
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a screening of


TUESDAY, September 10, 2019

4:00pm – 6:30pm

Konover Auditorium

Dodd Center
University of Connecticut


FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Following the screening, join us for a post-show discussion with

Sana Mustafa
founding member of The Network For Refugee Voices, a refugees led coalition working to increase refugees engagement with international community to pursue inclusive, sustainable, and effective refugee and immigration policy

Dr. Kathryn Libal
Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Human Rights Institute.

Please note: this film contains deeply distressing scenes of violence and trauma.  Attendees are encouraged to prepare themselves emotionally for the experience.  Should anyone experience the film as traumatizing, we will work to support them and help direct them to counseling resources.

Sponsored by

Department of Digital Media and Design

Human Rights Institute

Huskies for Human Rights
Middle East Studies

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center


SOW TRUE SEED – Monarchs, Milkweed and More! @ Sow True Seed
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Sow True Seed has a collection of over 500 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. We are proud to carry heirloom, organic and small-farmer grown varieties. It is central to our social mission to support and encourage a seed saving community for resilience in agriculture and our food systems.


Who we are: Sow True Seed provides open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to home gardeners and small market farmers.

We ask that all of our growers fill out the Grower Questionnaire.

You can do so here

.For more information, contact: Angie Lavezzo, Agriculture Manager

E-mail:  Phone: (828) 254-0708

Location: Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Date: Tue Sept 10 2019 from 6 -7:30 PM

Cost: $10 class (includes a milkweed plant and your choice of flower seed packet!). $5 of each ticket will be donated to the “Bring the Hive Alive” initiative to raise awareness of pollinators by painting a bee mural in downtown Hendersonville –


Need additional income on your farm? Sow True Seed is always looking for more farmers to grow seed for us!

Growing Seed Seed=Food




Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster presented by RIVERKEEPER @ Bedford Playhouse
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hope on the Hudson Series Screening and Q&A with Jon Bowermaster

September 10, 2019: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Bedford Playhouse – 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 map
Learn More and Purchase Tickets

Join Bedford Playhouse for a special installment of their Environmental Series in partnership with Bedford2020 and the Weeden Foundation. National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will screen three short films (“Hope On The Hudson” Series, part of that explore his passion for conservation in the Hudson Valley and the important work of non-profit environmental organization Riverkeeper and others who help restore life within our majestic Hudson River.  Following the films, guests will enjoy a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Mr. Bowermaster, Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson and a representative from Riverkeeper. Don Weeden of the Weeden Foundation will moderate the panel.

Films to be screened:
Growing With the Grain
A Living River
Carbon Farming
(total run time 52 min)

Regular ticket pricing begins at $14.



The Hudson River is not your typical river. In fact, most of the Hudson is actually a tidal estuary where salt water from the ocean combines with freshwater from northern tributaries. This “brackish”, or mixing, water extends from the mouth of the Hudson in NY Harbor to the Federal Dam in Troy, approximately 153 miles.

The salt front of the estuary, where the freshwater runoff meets the saline water, can range from the Tappan Zee Bay near Tarrytown/Nyack in the spring to Newburgh Bay in Poughkeepsie/Newburgh in the late summer or during droughts.

Because the Hudson River is a tidal estuary, meaning it ebbs and flows with the ocean tide, it supports a biologically rich environment, making it an important ecosystem for various species of aquatic life. For many key species, it provides critical habitats and essential spawning and breeding grounds.

To learn more about the unique regions of the Hudson River take A Hudson River Journey.


More than nine million people living in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Ulster Counties enjoy clean, unfiltered drinking water from the Croton, Catskill and Delaware Watersheds. The 6,000-mile network of pipes, shafts and subterranean aqueducts carries approximately 1.2 billion gallons of pristine water each day from 19 upstate reservoirs.

It is a remarkable engineering achievement and the single largest man-made financial asset in New York State. But, today the city’s reservoir infrastructure is in serious trouble, as is its ability to continue supplying New Yorkers with water.

Many of the nation’s water systems are over 100 years old and in a state of grave neglect. Between 23,000 and 75,000 combined sewage overflows occur each year as a result of failing infrastructure, spilling out 1.26 trillion gallons of untreated sewage annually and incurring $50.6 billion in clean up costs.


Ashokan Reservoir

Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper believes that access to clean, affordable drinking water must be a human right. In the interest of protecting human health and preserving freshwater ecosystems, filtration of public drinking water supplies should be considered as a last resort to be employed only when an unfiltered water supply poses an imminent threat to public health. Sound watershed protection programs not only safeguard human health and aquatic life but also are vastly more economical than filtration.

Public Access

fishermen at the Shandanken output

Riverkeeper generally supports expanded opportunities for low-impact, passive recreation that is compatible with watershed protection goals on water supply lands. It is through use and enjoyment of our shared resources that people become invested in their long-term protection.

Our Story

In 1966, the Hudson River was dying from pollution and neglect. Run-down factories choked it with hazardous waste, poisoning fish, threatening drinking water supplies, and ruining world-class havens for boating and swimming. Sadly, America’s “First River” had become little more than an industrial sewer.

At that time, the Hudson River fishermen decided they had enough. Because their catch reeked from oil spilled daily into the river, they banded together to use a decades-old federal law to the tide from ruin to recovery.

This was the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association – now Riverkeeper. Today, Riverkeeper continues its fight, seeking out polluters and teaming with citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson River. And, we also work to ensure that over nine million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. Today, pollution levels are down, and swimming and boating are back.

But the Hudson’s recovery is still fragile, still incomplete. Some fish species have not recovered, and many remain too toxic to eat; pollution levels spike with every rainfall. Mammoth cuts in government spending threaten to reverse a half-century of water quality gains, and we face the challenges of antiquated power plants, climate change, and emerging, harmful pollutants.

Riverkeeper’s vision is of a Hudson teeming with life, with engaged communities boating, fishing and swimming throughout its watershed.

Here’s what Riverkeeper stands for:

  • Guarding your waterways. Riverkeeper holds polluters accountable, making the Hudson safer and cleaner each year. We patrol the river, inform the public, and go to court whenever it’s necessary, to eliminate illegal contamination.
  • Defending clean drinking water. Community water supplies are increasingly threatened by pollution and shortage. Riverkeeper empowers citizens to make their voices heard and assure that their precious drinking water resources stay clean and plentiful. Our locally-based “water democracy” approach gets results.
  • Finding solutions. Riverkeeper fights threats to clean water like destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure. We also specialize in solutions: we improve wildlife habitat, foster sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and rally thousands of volunteers to restore their local river fronts.

“Our strategy for success hasn’t changed much since we started out as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association in 1966: Support the grassroots. Be data driven. Don’t flinch when the going gets tough.” – Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper


New York Harbor

Downtown NYC

Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

Mouth of the RiverA modern journey upriver begins with the churn of ferry boats, the cry of gulls circling garbage barges and the roar of traffic. Millions of New Yorkers have discovered the pleasures of the harbor; now we all share the responsibility of restoring its natural abundance.


Fight PollutionRiverkeeper leads the battle to rescue Newtown Creek, a near-dead waterway on the border between Brooklyn and Queens. Contaminated by a colossal 17 million gallon oil spill and on-going illegal pollution, the creek was neglected for years. Residents of the area have some of the highest rates of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema in the city. Riverkeeper’s efforts have brought the matter not only into the courts, but to the attention of the government, which owes its citizens the basic right of clean air and water.”

Conserve Water[image]

Photo courtesy The Gaia Institute

The marshes and forests that used to grow throughout the New York City region have long since been replaced by skyscrapers, loading docks, and parking lots. One result is that even medium-sized rains overwhelm the city’s antiquated sewage systems and cause polluting run-offs. By “green”planting on street corners and rooftops, we can capture excess stormwater and significantly reduce the amount of raw sewage now being diverted into New York Harbor.

Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years. @ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years.

About this Event

Please join The Square One Project and The Vera Institute of Justice for Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years, taking place on September 11th at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY. As we approach the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, this multi-format event will consider the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that will guide the next 25 years of justice policy.

Program: 3:30pm – 6:00pm ET (details to be announced soon)

Reception: 6:00pm – 7:00pm ET

Details for the livestreaming option for this event will be available shortly.

Update: The full list of researchers, activists, and professionals that will be participating in Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years is available here!

Speakers and presenters include [list in formation]:

  • Bruce Western, Co-Director, Columbia University Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Square One Project
  • Daryl Atkinson, Co-Director, Forward Justice
  • Deanna Van Buren, Co-Founder and Design Director, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
  • Emily Wang, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Health Justice Lab; Co-Founder, Transitions Clinic Network
  • Eric Cumberbatch, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, New York City
  • Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney
  • Insha Rahman, Director of Strategy and New Initiatives, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Jeremy Travis, Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
  • John Pineda, Leadership and Learning Coordinator, MILPA
  • Mahogany L. Browne, Writer/Organizer/Educator
  • Michael Lawlor, Associate Professor, University of New Haven; former Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management
  • Nicholas Turner, President, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Pastor Michael McBride, National Director, Urban Strategies/LIVE FREE Campaign
  • Ray Kelly, Lead Community Liaison, Baltimore Consent Decree Monitoring Team
  • Reverend Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
  • Tyrone Walker, Associate, Justice Policy Institute


GLOBAL CAPITALISM Monthly Economic Update @ Judson Memorial Church
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, Judson Memorial Church & Individual Contributors

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. Our goal is to develop all participants’ understanding and ability to explain current economic events and trends to others. When time permits, we open the floor to questions and comments.

Requested Fee/Donation: $10 per person. If you access the videos of these monthly updates posted on YouTube and our websites, we ask you to join our attendees who contribute at least $10 at each event to help defray costs of producing, video-taping, and distributing these videos. Please contribute via our donate page. Contributions to Democracy at Work are tax deductible (we will gladly provide receipts at the event). For those able to contribute more than $10, our special thanks.


September 11, 2019 at 7:30pm – 9pm



Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
United States

APPLAUD THE CULTURE OF PEACE @ Online/Church of the Covenant
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

9/13/19 –  UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace (Anniversary Observance)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Livestream 

9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement Launch
All day youth-led intergenerational program in NYC

9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN



Peace Alliance



Two Days / Two Events

* 9/13/19 – UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace (20th Anniversary)
* 9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement

Launched Twenty years ago this September 13th the United Nations General Assembly passed by consensus the momentous UN Declaration and Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace (A/RES/53/243).

We observe this milestone now by highlighting Article 5 of that norm-setting document which provides that “Governments have an essential role in promoting and strengthening a culture of peace,” thus encouraging advocacy for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

See UN Culture of Peace Declaration 


.9/13/19 –  UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace

 (Anniversary Observance)

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time via Livestream 

At its 8th annual High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, the UN Office of the President of the General Assembly will conduct a special observance of the 20th anniversary passage of the UN Declaration and Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace.  This year’s theme is “The Culture of Peace:  Empowering and Transforming Humanity.”  Dignitaries speaking include Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and H.E. Jacqueline O’Neill, Canada’s Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security.  For more information, see 20th Anniversary Culture of Peace

.9/14/19 – First Annual Culture of Peace Youth Movement Launch

9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN

All day youth-led intergenerational program in NYC:

This event honors the 20th year observance of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and is titled “Empowering Youth Transforming Humanity.”  It is from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET at the Church of the Covenant, 310 E. 42nd Street, near the UN, presented in partnership with Pathways to Peace and the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace.  Its aim is to interlink youth movements to ignite and infuse a new generation of Culture of Peace activists.   For more information and to register, see


When constructing a building, the architectural design must first be completed before the structure can be constructed.  So it is with “building” the Culture of Peace.  The Culture of Peace needs the proven scaffolding muscle of governmental peace infrastructures in order to grow.  Celebrate the evolving national and international trend to create governmental Infrastructures for Peace (i4P) that will provide the institutional framework “to build and strengthen” the Culture of Peace.  See Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace at  If you have questions, please contact Anne Creter –

“The flourishing of a culture of peace will generate the mindset in us that is a prerequisite for the transition from force to reason, from conflict and violence to dialogue and peace.” – Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

The Peace Alliance/ National Department of Peacebuilding Committee
Anne Creter, Karen Johnson, Nancy Merritt, Kendra Mon, Debra Poss, Pat Simon, Concetta Smart, Jerilyn Stapleton


PLANET HOME – Buckminster Fuller Institute @ Palace of the Fine Arts
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
PLANET HOME - Buckminster Fuller Institute @ Palace of the Fine Arts

Planet Home is a convergence of leading scientists, renowned visionaries, and executives alongside eco-forward brands and organizations that will focus on accelerating the mass adoption of actionable solutions to protect the health of our planet. It will offer powerful immersive experiences and be housed at the historic Palace of the Fine Arts in San Francisco September 13-15. Buckminster Fuller Institute is partnering with EQ in designing the event to foster maximum action for our planetary home.

RIVERKEEPER is pleased to announce this Fine Art Exhibition by Christie Sheele: Atlas /Forms of Water @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm

Art Exhibition – Christie Sheele: Atlas /Forms of Water

September 14, 2019: 5:00PM to November 17, 2019: 5:00PM
Albert Shahinian Fine Art – 22 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 map
Learn More

Join Albert Shahinian Fine Art for an exhibition of Christie Scheele’s Atlas/Forms of Water, running from September 14 – November 17, 2019. Scheele’s work in this exhibition focuses on water, and its environmental, political, and personal meanings.

Riverkeeper is pleased to join for the opening reception (9/14) and Benefit Gala for Regional Conservation Organizations (10/12).


The First People of the River


The Salomon Collection, The Historical Society of Rockland County

Stewards for A Thousand YearsPeople have lived along the shores of the Hudson River since the last ice age, bathing in its waters, living off its bounty, caring for its future. The Lenape tribe balanced the needs of man and the needs of fish and fowl, plant and animal.


Photo courtesy Mo Fridlich:

Henry Hudson ‘discovered’ what the Lenape called Muhheakunnuk, The River that Runs Both Ways.


Photo courtesy of Lenape Lifeways, Inc.

There were six to twelve thousand widely dispersed people — both Lenape and Algonquin — living in small bands on the lower estuary. The river connected them and was a major source of food. Travelling in dug-out canoes that held forty people, they’d visit and trade with each other. In smaller dug-outs, they’d set and pull fishing nets, harpoon the whales and seals that often came upriver, and shoot duck with bow and arrow.

Knowledge of and respect for the river was essential for survival. The Lenape believed in a single creator and a series of gods who looked after both people and animals. While women planted maize along the shore, and men hunted deer, Lenape children were taught to take only what they needed from the environment.

If the thousands of years of Lenape history seems to have been erased from the Hudson Valley, that’s partly due to the disease and intolerance that European settlers brought with them. But it’s also a result of how lightly the Lenape lived on the soil: generations of river dwellers left little more environmental change than some ancient oyster middens, rock drawings, and scattered arrowheads.V


Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ, MG 1363

muhheakantuck: river that flows both waysBefore European contact, whales swam where the Manhattoes tribe lived, the Sinsink band fed off huge oyster beds that grew in the bays, and the upriver shallows provided shad, sturgeon, smelt, and crab for the Iroquois nation.


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

Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Climate Change Theatre Action: Setting the Stage for a Better Planet

September 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT



September 15
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street
New York,NY10002 United States
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Our Mission

The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from earth and social scientists, and actively seek community and educational partners.

Our Initiatives


The Plays

The Arctic Cycle will support the writing, development, and production of eight plays by playwright Chantal Bilodeau that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states. Each play is written after extensive research, visits to the areas, and consultations with scientists and local communities.

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Artists & Climate Change

Through the publication of essays, interviews, and editorials, the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change creates community and promotes the inclusion of the arts in the global climate change conversation. Since its launch in  2013, A&CC has become an educational resource for art, environment, and social change classes.

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Climate Change Theatre Action

A biennial initiative, Climate Change Theatre Action(CCTA) is a series of worldwide readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA seeks to foster non-partisan local and global conversations about climate change and encourage people to take action within their community.

The Incubator

The Incubator is 5-day intensive workshop for artists, activists, scientists, and educators interested in engaging, or furthering their engagement with, climate change through the arts. Limited to 20 participants, it provides a space for focused reflection, exchange of ideas, learning from other fields, and expanding possibilities beyond traditional forms and venues.

Grandmothers Book Launch @ Tibet House
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Dear Friends and Community,

The Grandmothers are getting ready to travel to New York next month to celebrate the Grandmothers Wisdom book launch and then we will travel to upstate New York for a historical event at Menla, LIFT THE EARTH, where we will be joined by other spiritual leaders.

Are you being called to action to support Mother Earth and world peace? Many have requested guidance on how to respond to the chaotic state of the world. Join us in traditional dialogue, ceremonies and circles, and participate in indigenous wisdom on these topics.

We hope you can join us!

In love and peace,
Grandmother Mona Polacca



Book Launch

September 18, 2019
Tibet House US, New York, NY

Our much-anticipated book promises to be a ground-breaking portrayal of traditional spiritual women in history and will be an inspiration for all. These stories are ageless wisdom of earth-based cultures that can benefit all people in today’s climate of disconnection.

Please join the Grandmothers and special guests in New York City for the book launch of Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation.

Tickets are selling fast!

GRANDMOTHERS WISDOM: Reverence for All Creation – Book Launch

September 18, 2019

4:00 – 7:30  pm

Tibet House

22 West 15th Street

New York, NY  10011


Join the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Nena Thurman and other special guests for the book launch of“Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation”.

The Earth is our loving grandmother. For all time, Cheyenne storytellers, generation after generation, have repeated this belief with both their minds and their hearts. As they say, The Great One, Everywhere Spirit, created the universe and all life with power so vast it defies human imagination. Entirely with the force of thought, the four powerful spirit beings came into existence to witness creation and to eventually safeguard and shelter all life, especially human beings. Next came the water of life, the fire and light of the sun, the infinite sky air, and compassionate Earth. The Great One, Everywhere Spirit, contemplated creation and thought the Earth to be the most beautiful of all, then declared that the Earth be known as our grandmother.

Grandmother Earth is also, more commonly, referred to as Mother Earth. Indeed, she is first woman, first mother, first teacher, oldest mother, and oldest grandmother. The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers whose magnificent lives are encapsulated in the work of this book represent Earth’s titanic spirit, power, beauty, and love. Individually and collectively, they are rooted in the Earth and carry her wisdom as a perpetual trust. They are committed to sustaining their Earth home and to educating and defending the hearts of all the world’s children.

Please join us in celebrating the manifestation of “Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence for All Creation”, life and the continuation of this movement of peace, spiritual activism, honoring Mother Earth and future generations.

Seating is first-come, first-served.

Reception and book signing to follow. To join the signing line, we ask that you please purchase a copy of the book available at the event.

Lakota Waldorf School Pow Wow @ Lakota Waldorf School
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm

Lakota Waldorf School Pow Wow

Dear Friends of Lakota Waldorf School

We are very excited to host our first Pow Wow in celebration of Waldorf school’s 100th anniversary, September 19th 2019


The Ashland Global Peace Conference @ Ashland Hills Hotel
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ashland Global Peace Conference

Sat, Sep 21, 2019 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT

David Wick at, 541-552-1061


The World Peace Flame in Ashland is firing the imaginations of Peace Leaders from Middle School students, Ashland City Leaders to Oregon Legislators. Ashland is catching the attention of the global community. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, and Founder of the Global Movement of the Culture of Peace, is coming to Ashland to learn first-hand how Ashland Culture of Peace Commission partners with the city, local non-profits and others to transform the city with the vision of a Culture of Peace. The Ashland Global Peace Conference will give local residents the opportunity to learn more about why Ashland is deserving of the global community’s attention by highlighting how our state and local leaders are inspired to work hard to create a culture of peace for their constituents. The views of creating a culture of Peace from the global, national, state, city, community, interpersonal and personal levels will be explored.

Come to the conference and be inspired by city and state leaders’ personal commitment to cultivating a culture of peace in Oregon and be empowered with your own commitment to peace.


Early Bird Pricing ends 8/31

while we are together, and beyond.

Peace is not an idea, it is a practice.

Thank you.


A community-wide movement dedicated to transforming our attitudes, behaviors and institutions into ones that foster harmonious relationships with each other and the natural world.

  • Brings heart and compassion to conversations, decision-making, and systems.

  • Recognizes the inherent value of each person, the diversity within community.

  • Invites everyone’s participation, relying on the natural gifts of each community member.

  • Encourages mutual respect so that all residents and visitors feel safe, heard, and empowered.

  • Establishes trust through holding all persons responsible for their actions.

  • Employs compassionate listening to air feelings, viewpoints, and concerns.

  • Discovers solutions through collaborative exploration.

  • Emphasizes the universal values of kindness, generosity, love and beauty, caring and curiosity.

  • Seeks larger truths and broader perspectives to better comprehend local and world affairs.

  • Values and nurtures all of life, honoring the environment and promoting humanity’s balanced place in the web of existence.

  • Builds upon the foundation of existing groups contributing to the wellness of the world.

  • Creates an emerging, evolving, living model for thriving together as fellow humans.



Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, until recently the Senior Special Advisor to the UN General Assembly President, has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace and development and ardently advancing the cause of the global movement for the culture of peace that has energized civil society all over the world.

As a career diplomat, Permanent Representative to United Nations, President of the UN Security Council, President of UNICEF Board, UN Under-Secretary-General, and recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace, Spirit of the UN Award and University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor’s Medal for Global Leadership for Peace, Ambassador Chowdhury has a wealth of experience in the critical issues of our time – peace, sustainable development, and human rights.

Ambassador Chowdhury’s legacy and leadership in advancing the best interest of the global community are boldly imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 for adoption of the landmark Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and in 1998 for the proclamation of the “International Decade for Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)”.

He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York from 1996 to 2001 and as the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, responsible for the most vulnerable countries of the world from 2002 to 2007.


“I was impressed by their work in developing Ashland as a City of Peace, thereby evolving and inspiring at the same time a practical and workable model that other cities and civil society entities can learn from. I along with GMCoP encourage and support this brilliant endeavor by ACPC. My co-activists at the United Nations who interacted with ACPC leaders have particularly welcomed it.”

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury,

Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations,

Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP)


Ashland Global Peace Conference

“You Are The Flame”
Practical Applications of the Culture of Peace
September 21st, 2019 • Ashland Hills Hotel,
Ashland, Oregon

Whereas: Bearing in mind the broader dimension and potential impact of the Culture of Peace, OPGA (President of the United Nations General Assembly) chose this year’s theme to be “The Culture of Peace:  Empowering and Transforming Humanity.” Their concept notes states that: “In the light of the importance of the Culture of Peace and its potential for responding to the global challenges facing mankind, the 20th Observance should be central to the pivotal discussions and commitments expected at the General Assembly in September.”

Whereas: To manifest their own commitment to the culture of peace, various activities have been initiated by civil society organizations in different parts of the world. A unique mind-body spirit Culture of Peace event is planned separately as a contribution by Pathways to Peace to the 20th anniversary observance on Saturday, 14 September – titled On, By and For Youth in New York. The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission is co-planning this incredible day-long event that honors, positions, and empowers youth as peacebuilders. Students from Ashland OR will participate.

Whereas: The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission installed the World Peace Flame in Ashland, Oregon and on September 21, 2018 established the World Peace Flame Monument through an international acclaimed lighting ceremony. Students from the Ashland Middle School have embraced the opportunity to be the World Peace Flame, Flame Keepers.

Whereas: Ashland and Southern Oregon are becoming more known nationally and internationally as a hub embracing a Culture of Peace and developing a model which can benefit other communities. This activity will further raise this profile, brand our region, and attract visitors to experience, learn, and enjoy.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission initiates:

Ashland Global Peace Conference

“You Are The Flame”

Practical Applications of the Culture of Peace


Ashland is catching the attention of the global community. 

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, and Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, is coming to Ashland to learn first-hand how ACPC partners with the city, local nonprofits and others to help transform the city after the March 11, 2019 presentation at the United Nations. The Ashland Global Peace Conference will also allow residents to learn more about why Ashland is deserving of the global community’s attention by highlighting how our state and local leaders are working hard to create a culture of peace for their constituents.

How did this happen?

On March 11, 2019 Irene Kai and David Wick were invited to the United Nations to make a presentation about the progress we have made developing a Culture of Peace in Ashland. We also presented the stunning story about bringing the World Peace Flame from Wales to Ashland which now stands as an iconic monument of peace locally and internationally. We then were invited to a private meeting with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the Founder of the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace and Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. Ambassador Chowdhury was so deeply inspired by what he heard of these activities that he requested to come to Ashland to experience these leading peacebuilding activities himself.  We therefore have planned the Ashland Global Peace Conference around his coming to Ashland where he will be our keynote speaker.

Taking active steps to co-create a Culture of Peace is vital within the United States as well as internationally. You are invited to attend and participate in the Ashland Global Peace Conference, September 21, 2019 in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland is the Home of the World Peace Flame and the conference theme is “You Are The Flame”, Practical Applications of the Culture of Peace. This is an exceptional experience of a city co-creating a Culture of Peace.

The program planned for this special conference highlights the global, national, state, city/community, personal/interpersonal levels of personal commitment and peacebuilding action each person represents.

This conference is one of a kind and will be promoted in southern Oregon, Oregon, nationally, and internationally. The conference will be live streamed internationally.


“I would like to encourage you to seriously consider the invitation from the city of Ashland’s Culture of Peace Commission to attend their unique Global Peace Conference in Ashland, Oregon, on September 21. 2019.

The Peace Commission has brought the World Peace Flame from Wales to Ashland where it serves as inspiration to stand for peace in the world and do all we can at the local level to promote world peace. I visited the flame this April and was honored to meet members of the Peace Commission and learn about their valuable efforts.”

US Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon

“I extend my whole-hearted encouragement to ACPC in its efforts in creating this local-to-global and global-to-local pathway for advancing the culture of peace.”

            Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury


The full day program includes lunch.




Welcome – John Stromberg, Mayor, City of Ashland

Introduction of the World Peace Flame in Ashland – Irene Kai, Ashland Culture of Peace Commission

Keynote Speaker – Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. Founder of the Global Movement of the Culture of Peace

Dr. David Yang – Vice President, Center for applied Conflict Transformation. United States Institute of Peace

Flame Keeper of the World Peace Flame in Ashland – Finley Taylor, Flame Keeper from the Ashland Middle School


Oregon State Panel – 

Jeff Golden – Oregon State Senator

Pam Marsh – Oregon State Representative

Ashland City Panel – 

Rich Rosenthal – Ashland City Councilor

Tighe O’Meara – Ashland Chief of Police

Sandra Slattery – Executive Director, Ashland Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Raymond – Superintendent, Ashland School District


Creating infrastructures for Peace in all nations – Dr. Saul Arbess, Director, Canadian Peace Initiative and Co-Founder and Director, Global Alliance For Ministries and Infrastructure For Peace

Rogue Valley Community Panel –

Sheila Clough – CEO, Asante Ashland Community Hospital

Steven Saslow – CEO and Publisher, Rosebud Media

Linda Schott – President, Southern Oregon University

Dee Anne Everson – Executive Director, United Way of Jackson County

David Zaslow – Rabbi, Interfaith Community


Be The Flame – Thriving Leadership Academy – Will Wilkinson and Chris Harding – A summary of the key points of the conference, followed by an invitation to participants to apply what they’ve learned, and specific action steps to integrate it all.

Light the World Peace Flame Candle and

Read the invocation inspired by the World Peace Flame

——-Concludes and network——-


Ashland Hills Hotels and Suites at 2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520

(Event name: Ashland Global Peace Conference)

Standard King rooms $149

Queen-Queen rooms $159

Premium King rooms $159

Standard King Suites $169

Double-Double Suites $169

To enjoy discounted guest room rates please contact our conference host hotel – Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites at 541-482-8310 and ask for the Ashland Global Peace Conference group rates.


Find your adventure…

Surrounded by not only the culturally rich Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland also features a variety of natural wonders, including Crater Lake National Park.

——-Theater and Music——-

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF)
15 South Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
(800) 219-8161
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Performance times vary.

Group Sales (866) 545-6337 Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre
241 Hargadine St, Ashland, OR, 97520
(541) 488-2902
Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Closed Sunday
Between productions 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Britt Music and Art Festival
PO Box 1124, Medford, OR 97501
(800) 882-7488



​ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum 
1500 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 482-6767
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Emigrant Lake Water Slide
5505 Highway 66, Ashland , OR 97520
(541) 774-8183
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


——-Outdoor Adventures——-


Mountain Biking



Fly Fishing


Crater Lake

Want to help make this Global Peace Conference possible? Want to provide people the opportunity to be inspired by this personal/local/global event? Want to illuminate the local community as well as communities and people around the world?

Sponsor today!

If you are interested in sponsoring any aspect of the Ashland Global Peace Conference, please contact David Wick at, 541-552-1061

Peace Lanterns Festival 2019 @ Gantry Plaza State Park
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Peace Lanterns Festival 2019

September 21, 2019


Gantry Plaza State Park

Long Island City 11011

Our next peace event that Heiwa Peace & Reconciliation Foundation is co-sponsoring will be annual Peace Lanterns Festival on Saturday, September 21 (UN International Day of Peace!!!) from 2pm – 8:30pm. It will be held at Gantry Plaza State Park in LIC, NY (along with East River, across the River from the United Nations) – Center Blvd & 49th Ave., LIC.

Schedule of Peace Lanterns Festival:
-Free Public Event. Donations are welcome. –

2:00 – 6:00pm Lantern Decorating, Origami, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Seedball Making, and African Dance.

2:30 – 5:30pm “Meditate NYC” – Public Meditation Day
Practice mindfulness and calming under the guidance of revered teachers from Buddhist and other traditions from across the globe.

3:00 – 6:00pm Public Paddling, organized by HarborLAB

6:15pm – 7:30pm Speakers and Interfaith Prayers for Peace
Music by Heiwa Peace Band

7:30 – 8:30pm Floating Peace Lanterns
108 lanterns with your words and images of peace and set them afloat with the setting sun.

Peace Lanterns Festival is co-sponsored by the HaborLAB, the Heiwa Peace Reconciliation Foundation of New York and the Buddhist Council of New York, in partnership with the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Interfaith Center of USA, the Newtown Creek Group, the NY de Volunteers, the Origami Therapy Association, the Sikh Cultural Society, the TF Cornerstone, and the World Yoga Community.

Call (646) 797-7982


Women’s Leadership in the Fight for Justice, Democracy & Labor @ The Joseph S Murphy Institute
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Women’s Leadership in the Fight for Justice, Democracy & Labor

 · Hosted by Open Society Foundations
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM

The Joseph S Murphy Institute

25 W 43rd St Fl 19, New York, New York 10036

Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation, the Freedom Fund, Fundación Avina, C&A Foundation, Humanity United and AFL-CIO, Solidarity Center, and Global Labor Justice invite you to join us for a discussion on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm entitled:

Building Power: Women’s Leadership in the Fight for Justice, Democracy, and Fair Work

Major trends and disruptions are altering the world around us. Threats to human rights and labor rights defenders, closing civic space, automation’s impact on the future of work, and the underlying conditions leading to the #MeToo movement are real challenges to ensuring a fair global economy that works for everyone. However, against these threats there are significant efforts underway to build power, set standards, and ultimately to ensure economic and social justice in communities across the world.

At the frontlines of this fight are incredible women who are paving the way for reforms in law, policy, and practice. These leaders understand that to truly course correct we need to build power and work in collaboration. This event will both celebrate their achievements and reflect on what’s worked—and what needs more support—in the fight for justice, democracy, and fair work for all.


  • Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and a former president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. She is the first woman to become General Secretary of the ITUC since its foundation in 2006, and was the second woman to become president of the ACTU.
  • Liz Shuler is an American labor activist and, since 2009, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. She is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position of Secretary-Treasurer and is the highest-ranking woman in the labor federation’s history.
  • Anannya Bhattacharjee is the International Coordinator of Asia Floor Wage Alliance, a global supply chain campaign for living wages and a violence-free workplace for garment workers in Asia who are mostly women and who produce most of the world’s clothing. She is one of the few women trade unionists in India and has helped build grassroots labor-related collaboration between North America, Europe and Asia for well over a decade.
  • Maricarmen Molina is the General Secretary of the Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de El Salvador – CSTS, one of the largest trade union confederations in El Salvador.
  • Liduvina Magarin, an attorney and longtime public servant, is Executive Director of the Center for Worker and Migrant Integration / Centro de Integración para Migrantes, Trabajadores y Trabajadoras (CIMITRA) based in San Salvador, El Salvador. She is the former Vice Minister for Salvadorans Living Abroad for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, and has held posts in the Legislative Assembly and Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs covering investment, immigration, health, and the environment.
  • More speakers to be announced


The Murphy Institute

25 W 43rd St

18th Floor

New York, NY 10036

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Open Society Foundations, formerly the Open Society Institute, is an international grantmaking network founded by business magnate George Soros. Open Society Foundations financially support civil society groups around the world, with a stated aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media. Wikipedia

FoundedApril 1993
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S
Did you knowOpen Society Foundations is the seventh-wealthiest charitable foundation by endowment ($19.6 billion USD)

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

Community Guidelines:

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities

How to Invest, Shop, Give to Empower Women @ Susan Crown Exchange
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm

On September 25th we’re hosting a live event in Chicago!  At AWE Partners we LOVE the idea of blending profit and purpose to change the world.  So we have created an event for business women who want to learn how they can support women’s empowerment.  The event is called How to Invest, Shop, Give to Empower Women and will feature a panel of extraordinary women whose lives are a testament to doing good.  At the event you will learn about…

The struggles our sisters are facing

Who is implementing solutions to change lives

How you can support these solutions in the way you invest, shop, and give

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, networking with other amazing women, and yummy food & drink.  The event will be held at Susan Crown Exchange (4 East Ohio) and the price is only $30 – but space is limited so register early.  Here’s the EventBrite link…



SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

How to Invest, Shop, Give to Empower Women

by AWE Partners, LLC

$15 – $30

Event Information

Are you passionate about creating impact with your actions? Do you want to learn how to empower other women through investing, shopping, and giving?

Join a diverse community of heart-centeredmission-driven, and socially conscious women for a night of networking and learning. Our panelists and fellow impact-oriented women will help us discover how we can best incorporate the principles of Conscious Capitalism into our life and business for more passion, purpose, and profit!

We are embracing a paradigm shift to a more feminine approach to solving our social challenges that says “yes” to a new way forward and “no” to what’s not working.

Our guest panelists are:

Invest – Peg Quinn is a financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner for Paradigm Wealth Management. She works with individuals and families to simplify and organize their financial matters by providing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. Her studies include a BS and MBA concentrating in finance. In addition, her 35 years of experience within the investment industry provide her a unique perspective into impact investing’s evolution. She is a friend of Gilda’s Club Associates Board and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Shop – Daniela Ancira is a human rights lawyer, an Ashoka Fellow, and founder of La Cana, a social enterprise working with incarcerated women in Mexico and creating social reintegration programs in prison. Daniela has promoted public policies on issues regarding prison labor, and is currently working closely with legislators to create a framework that guarantees basic working and social standards to inmates to incentivize companies to formally employ convicts, in order to help reduce recidivism and delinquency rates in Mexico. She has worked as a Human Rights lawyer defending victims of torture and enforced disappearance at a national and international level, and has collaborated with several organizations in litigating human rights violation cases before the UN and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. She is a member of the Technical Working Group of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime to create the United Nations Advanced Standards for the Mexican Penitentiary System; and in private practice has worked in prestigious firms in Civil and Commercial litigation, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property matters. Daniela is an Ashoka Fellow and was named Citizen of the Year in 2018.

Give – Izabel Olson is the Founder and CEO of Salt and Light Coalition here in Chicago, a non-profit organization which works with victims of human trafficking. She is dedicated to the empowerment of women, especially survivors of human trafficking, as they reframe their trauma experience and find success in the workplace. The unique combination of an academic background in cognitive science and a passion for holistic self-care gives her a unique ability to have a positive impact on women’s lives. Olson holds a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and is the founder and CEO of Salt & Light Coalition, a grassroots organization focused on job training and mind/body restoration for survivors of human trafficking in Chicago and beyond. In 2017, Olson was awarded the Illinois Secretary of State’s Latina Humanitarian Achievement Award.

Light appetizers and drinks will be served. The event starts at 5:30 and our panel will begin at 6. Hope to see you all there


Women are the future
of Social Impact.

If you’re here, we’re willing to bet you believe this, too. Here’s some AWEsome news: no matter if you’re a solopreneur just starting out or a seasoned exec, you absolutely can make a social impact (and inspire others to do the same)!

AWE Partners is a social enterprise created for women who are eager to give, invest, and shop for maximum impact on the causes they care about most.

In business…in life…in every area of our world, women aren’t just rewriting the “rules”. They’re redefining them, shattering the status quo, and leading the way on social issues that demand our attention.

Are you determined to create social impact…

Are you a female entrepreneur or executive determined to create meaningful social impact… but not quite sure where to start?

If you…
  • feel confused and overwhelmed by the giving process
  • don’t know where to begin
  • aren’t sure where to find the information you need
  • want to save time and money

Welcome home! Prepare for a whole lot more passion, purpose, AND profit in your life and business!

7 in 10 Americans think companies have the obligation to take actions to improve issues that may not be directly relevant or related to their everyday business. They are expected to help solve social problems.
That’s according to a 2017 study by Cone Communications

Working with AWE Partners

You desire to:
  • Discover Your Purpose
  • Ignite Your Passion
  • Grow Your Impact
  • Make a Positive Difference in the World
  • Create a Meaningful Legacy

We understand this desire.
We can help.

Together we will:
  1. Identify the social issues that matter most to you
  2. Define your unique goals
  3. Maximize your social impact
  4. Connect you with a supportive community of like-minded women

There has never been a better time to unleash your AWE-thentic Impact! 


Learn more about our on-line course Impact from the Inside Out



AWE Partners is a boutique advisory firm for women who desire to give, invest, and shop for maximum impact on the causes they care about most.

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Celebrating Ambassadors of Peace – 2019 – Ziggy Marley
Sep 26 all-day


By  September 11, 2019 Blog Post

“Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), an organization made up of  prominent members of the entertainment industry that’s dedicated to promoting the arts as a means to peace, will honor several music business executives at its second annual Celebrating Ambassadors of Peace  gala. More than 200 top entertainment industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which will be held Sep. 26 at the Holmby Hills home of CCFP board advisor and noted entertainment attorney Gary Stiffelman, whose clientele has included Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Yo-Yo Ma.”


A limited number of tickets for this exclusive event are available for purchase at the following site, along with sponsorship opportunities:


Contact: Alexandra Greenberg

Direct: 213-216-1755



On Thursday, September 26Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) will hold its second annual “Celebrating Ambassadors Of Peace” (AOP) event at the Holmby Hills home of noted entertainment attorney and CCFP Advisory Board member, Gary Stiffelman, Esq. (whose clients have included Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Yo-Yo Ma, Trent Reznor, Maroon 5).

In 2018, CCFP honored Scooter Braun, Geffen Records President Neil Jacobson and Warner Music Group executive Aton Ben-Horin. This year’s honorees are: Aaron Bay-Schuck (CEO/Co-Chairman Warner Records); Jacqueline Saturn (President, Caroline Music/CMG); Troy Carter (Founder of Q&A and Atom Factory); Walter Kolm (former President of Universal Music Latino and now manages Maluma, Carlos Vives, and Wisin amongst others); and special artist honoree, Ziggy Marley (GRAMMY Award-winning artist).

The honorees were chosen for their commitment to championing artistic freedom and advancing the idea that music and the arts are a powerful force for building cultural bridges. Through their work and influence, they have advanced coexistence to create a better future for all.

As stated by CCFP Co-Founder David Renzer, and Director Ari Ingel, “Creative Community for Peace was founded by entertainment industry executives on the principal that music and the arts can be a unifying force to bring people of different backgrounds together. We also believe that a cultural boycott of Israel does not further the prospects for peace.”

The honorees shared their excitement to be recognized as Ambassadors of Peace and the importance of CCFP’s work, stating the following:

Aaron Bay-Schuck: “I am honored to be recognized as an ‘Ambassador of Peace’ by Creative Community for Peace and humbled to be receiving it alongside such accomplished industry executives and friends. The cultural boycott movement is detrimental to prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as to artistic freedom around the world, and I will continue to stand with my friends and colleagues who are dedicated to using music and the arts to bring people together.”

Jacqueline Saturn: “I’m honored to receive the Ambassadors of Peace award from Creative Community for Peace. Music and all creative art forms have the unique ability to pierce through cultural barriers, reshape perspectives, and create common ground. CCFP bridges divergent communities, enabling them to find a common voice. Now more than ever, the creative community must take a courageous stance against those that seek to divide rather than unite. I am proud to be in a position to empower artists from many different backgrounds to help us get to “higher ground.”

Walter Kolm: “It’s an honor for me to receive an Ambassadors of Peace award this year.  I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of music to bring people together, which is why I support CCFP and their mission. The fact that so many incredible Latin artists I’ve worked with over the years, like Maluma, Carlos Vives and Wisin, have performed in Israel is a testament to this. Our artists are always embraced with enthusiasm and love in such a way that truly shows that music crosses all cultural and national boundaries to unite us.”

Troy Carter: “There is no better way to bring people of different backgrounds together than through the arts. This is why I share the vision of Creative Community for Peace and am proud to receive their Ambassador of Peace award.”

Ziggy Marley: “It is an honor to be one of CCFP’s 2019 Ambassadors of Peace. We all should use our voices, music, and art in the struggle for justice, love, and peace for all human beings of all races, religions, and ethnicities. I am thankful to be a part of this year’s ceremony. One Love”

More than two-hundred top entertainment industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which will feature special musical performances.  Sponsors include Sony/ATV, EA Music, BMI, Epic Records, Atlantic Records and Warner Records among many others. Variety, which recently included CCFP honoree Jacqueline Saturn on their “Women’s Impact Report,” is the event’s official media sponsor.

A limited number of tickets for this exclusive event are available for purchase at the following site, along with sponsorship opportunities:





Contact: Alexandra Greenberg

Direct: 213-216-1755


Creative Community for Peace to Honor Ziggy Marley, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Troy Carter, Jacqueline Saturn & Walter Kolm at Annual Gala



GOOD of the WHOLE Private Lakeside Retreat and Intimate Gathering @ 146 and 147 Lakeview Acres
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day



You are invited to gather with GOOD of the WHOLE Mentoring Stewards and friends as we deepen into the embodiment of wholeness, co-mentoring strategic, sacred action for the earth and all her inhabitants. Given that we are on the evolutionary edge, living in times of great change, we share a vision of a world where every individual feels valued, connected, and whole. During this time together, we will joyfully cultivate an ethos of wholeness, nurturing our innate capacity to live for the good of the whole.

Each morning in Heart Resonance, tuning into the Unified Field and listening to the collective consciousness, we experience an expanded sense of vision and purpose. Aligning with our true nature and inherent wisdom, we step forward as co-mentors and leaders.

With the exciting news of GOOD of the WHOLE’s non-profit status, we are grounding in sacred action, contributing our gifts and co-creating the education, community and media opportunities that are in front of us. We invite you into this generative experience. Join with us as we expand the newly-merged Global Heart Team, catalyze new media and communications, access our shared-resource repository, and lift up your unique gifts and vision!

“Wholeness is the medicine of our times.” ~ Julie Krull


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Who? GOOD of the WHOLE Mentoring Stewards & Friends

What? Private Lakeside Retreat and Intimate Gathering

When? 5:00 pm Thursday September 26th through Sunday evening, September 29th

(Come join us pre OR post retreat from September 25 – 30)

Where?  Julie Krull’s Lake Houses, 146 and 147 Lakeview Acres, Johnson Lake, Nebraska 68937

(Nice bunkhouse accommodations for the first confirmed 24 people)

Why?  Gather in a coherent field of love, resonance and creativity, as we experience the emergence and realize our collective potential. We are the embodiment of consciousness for the GOOD of the WHOLE. We will open to the impulse of creation expressing through us and offer our greater gifts for the good of the whole.

COST? $222 plus $30/per day food (Limited to 24 – First come first serve)

For More Information Contact:

Julie Krull 308.830.0296

OR Shelley Darling 415.516.3555

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BEST FLIGHT: Omaha Eppley Airfield: 231 miles, 3 hour drive (Rental car, car pool, shuttle to Kearney, NE & bus available to Lexington, NE – super easy drive!)

Shuttle from Omaha to Kearney: Eppley Express — website for reservations and schedule HERE 

FLY to Kearney, NE: 30 minutes drive (Pay a little extra for flight; Rent car or we will pick you up!)

FLY to Grand Island, NE: 1½ hour drive (A little extra for flight; Rent car or we will pick you up!)

FLY AND/OR DRIVE FROM COLORADO: Estimated drive time from the front-range of Colorado is 4-5 hours. You can fly to Denver and rent a car. This option includes a 4 hour drive.


Make a $100 Donation as a down payment to hold your spot HERE

Please email your travel itinerary so she can help organize your commute with cars and shuttles. Thank you.

Standing in Love,

GOOD of the WHOLE Stewards


Sip and Paint Freedom Event with Happiness.The Artist @ Gureje Village.
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sip and Paint Freedom Event with Happiness.The Artist
Saturday, 29th from 3 – 6 PM
at Gureje Village.
886 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

A $30 donation per guest is highly appreciated.

THE WEB OF LIFE New Moon Call to Action @ Global Online
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am


New Moon Global Call to Action
Sacred Reciprocity:
Learning to Live in Harmony with All of Life
A FREE Interactive Global Conversation
with Michael & Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
Friday, August 30th, 9-10:30am Pacific
There is so much that is affecting us, so much heavy energy, worry, stress, and fear that is affecting our physical bodies and sending us to the hospitals. We need to take care of our heart and mind in order to completely heal our physical bodies.

Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
I am very excited to announce that our dear friend Fredy “Puma” Quispe will be joining us for this month’s new moon call. Puma, who lives in Cusco Peru, was trained by his grandfather from the age of 6. He has been walking the path of a traditional Andean Medicine Man and is recognized as a holder of ancient Andean wisdom.
Puma and Michael will be exploring the concept and application of Ayni, the sacred art of reciprocity, to our lives and human evolution. August is the month for celebrating Mother Earth in Peru, although it seems that this is true of every month with the indigenous people. Please join us as we explore how to meet the challenges of separation, alienation and divisiveness that are growing in our world today.
Our separation from the natural world is not only killing us, we are taking the bulk of all the earth’s species with us in our quest for more of what we really don’t need. When we learn to think in terms of systems we recognize that everything is connected and plays a vital role in the balance of the energetic forces of the universe…
Michael Stone


Fredy “Puma” Quispe is a prominent citizen within his local community and a member of the Elders Council in Chinchero, Peru as well as the co-founder of Cusi Huayna, a youth group focused on re-strengthening the community through the remembrance of traditional dance, story, and weaving. He is accredited to sharing the secrets of the Andes with hundreds of tourists each year as a guide on the Inca Trail while continuing to study with Quechua elders throughout the Sacred Valley.
Today Puma plays an active role in world affairs by sitting on several international and indigenous councils including the World Wisdom Council, whose honorary chair is Mikhail Gorbachyev. He was also featured in 4Real which began as a documentary television series that features young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, and has now expanded to include an online global community. Through this work, he is ensuring the contribution of indigenous wisdom toward strengthening the vision of global harmony and healing.


Michael Stone is a multi-faceted leader in the realm of shamanism and spiritual development. He is the on the faculty of the Shift Network and is the host and producer of the Shamanism Global Summit. For the past 15 years he has hosted KVMR’s weekly Award winning show Conversations, which highlights leading edge thinkers, authors and activists in environmental restoration, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. As co-founder of Quantum Consulting he works with organizations to combine quantum theory with mystical shamanism to promote healing, wellness and belief change with his clients. Michael leads classes, tele-seminars and workshops on embodied shamanism, meditation and unity spirituality.

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Reclaim the Court
Oct 6 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

One year ago, thousands of women, femmes, survivors, and allies descended on DC to protest now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his inadequate and intentionally incomplete confirmation process. On the anniversary of Kavanaugh’s illegitimate confirmation, Congress must reckon with us once more.

Join Women’s March, Demand Justice, Center for Popular Democracy and partners on October 6th in DC for a mobilization on the anniversary of Kavanaugh’s sham confirmation to make sure Congress knows that we are still watching and demand they investigate Kavanaugh. A thorough vetting of him and his record is more important now than ever.

We must know whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate, whether he sexually assaulted the women who credibly accused him of doing so, and whether he is ultimately fit to be a justice on the Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh will roll back rights that women have worked for generations to secure. We won’t wait around for that to happen, we’re fighting back now.

See you in DC.


Celebrate Tewa Women United’s Past, Present, and Future
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Governor’s Mansion, One Mansion Drive, Santa Fe, NM

Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women. The name “Tewa Women United” comes from the Tewa words wi don gi mu which can be translated as “we are one” in mind, heart, and in the spirit of love for all.

Learn more about our vision, mission, and history here.

Please Visit the Contact Us page for a list of program/staff emails addresses.

Come Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary With Us!

Please join us for this special evening
to celebrate Tewa Women United’s Past, Present, and Future

This event, on Indigenous People’s Day, celebrates 30 years of being in beloved community and showcases how Tewa Women United has created spaces for Indigenous women to uncover their power, strength, and skills.

Wo’watsi will feature…

  • Pueblo Dances
  • Blessings from the TWU Sayain/Grandmothers’ Circle
  • Words from executive director Dr. Corrine Sanchez
  • Indigenous-inspired appetizers from Chef Ray Naranjo
  • Offerings of Poetry & Art
  • And more….

All ticket proceeds will benefit the work of Tewa Women United.

This will be an evening to remember…we look forward to sharing it with you!

• NOTE: Tickets are limited and available until October 7 or until sold out

• To receive email updates about this event, sign up here

Contact Us

Tewa Women United
Phone: (505) 747-3259 | Fax: (505) 747-4067

Mailing Address:
Tewa Women United
PO B0x 397
Santa Cruz, NM 87567

Office: 912 Fairview Lane, Española, NM 87532


About Us

About Tewa Women United

Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women.

The name “Tewa Women United” comes from the Tewa words wi don gi mu which can be translated as “we are one” in mind, heart and in the spirit of love for all.

Our Beginnings

Tewa Women United (TWU) started in 1989 as a support group for women from the Pueblos of the northern Rio Grande concerned with the traumatic effects of colonization, religious inquisition, and militarization leading to issues such as alcoholism, suicide, domestic/sexual violence and environmental violence. In the safe space we created, we transformed and empowered one another through critical analysis and by embracing and reaffirming our cultural identity.

In 2001 we transitioned from an informal, all volunteer group to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Tewa Women United was incorporated for educational, social and benevolent purposes, specifically for the ending of all forms of violence against Native Women and girls, Mother Earth and to promote peace in New Mexico.

Our Vision
TWU believes in strengthening and re-strengthening beloved families and communities to end violence against women, girls, and Mother Earth.

Our Mission
The mission of TWU is to provide courageous spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength, and skills they possess to become positive forces for transformative change in their families and communities.

Our Values

A’Gin – respect for self and others
Wina ta yay – Together we live these values
Seegi ma vay i – Loving, caring for each other
Kwee-wa seng-wa vi tuu – female/ male energy – ancestral knowingness
Nung Ochuu Quiyo – Our Mother, Mother Earth, multi-versity
Bin mah pah di – Letting go
Wowatsi – Our breath, our prayer, commitment to live life with purpose and good intentions

MLK-Gandhi March for Non-Violence @ Cobo Hall
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am

Join us to march against violence in America!

We will meet in front of Cobo Hall (1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226) at 11 AM on Saturday, October 19, 2019, and we will walk together towards the Spirit of Detroit Plaza to rally alongside politicians and leaders who want to make a change.

This march will be a symbol to reflect on the nonviolence movement conducted by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to protest for peace and freedom. Violence has been the curse of America, and the MLK-Gandhi March for Nonviolence intends to bring the lessons taught to us by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. into the 21st century.

We are focused on the mission that Dr. King and Gandhi set out to do, and accomplished, changing the hearts and minds of the society. We fully intend for this march to be a springboard into future events including the opening of a non-violence museum.

For more information, please contact Dr. Anil Kumar at (248)266-2734 or email us at

THE PEACE CENTER Auction Gala @   Spring Mill Manor
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please RSVP by Friday, October 11th.  Thank you!

Venue:   Spring Mill Manor

Address: 171 Jacksonville Rd, Ivyland, Pennsylvania, 18974, United States

Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

  • October 20, 2019

    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event Phone215-750-7220 Ext.16

$75.00 (USD)

Our mailing address is:
The Peace Center
102 W Maple Ave
Langhorne, PA 19047-2820

AWARDS TIME! The Nineteenth Annual Native American Music Awards @ Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino
Nov 2 all-day


All Music Videos are now posted on our website and on our Youtube Channel.

The 19th Annual Awards Show is set for Saturday November 2nd, 2019 at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.

TICKETS GO ON-SALE: August 23, 2019 through all Ticketmaster Outlets. 

Thank you to all our members who submitted music to the Nineteenth Annual Native American Music Awards.

Nominees will be announced in mid September.








We sincerely thank you for your contributions and continuing to be part of the world’s Leading Resource for Contemporary and Traditional Native American Music Initiatives! 

Thank yoU!


NYC Location: 636 Washington Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY 10014
Mailbox:  PO Box 1705, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Ph 212.228.8300 fx 646.688.6883
Honoring Uncommon Heroes 2019 @ Impact Hub
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

UnCommon Law Events

Upcoming Events

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November 13, 6:30-9:00 pm/Impact Hub Oakland

Meet this year’s honorees Taina Vargas-Edmond and David Cowan:


Taina Vargas-Edmond is the Founder & Executive Director of Initiate Justice, a grassroots organization created to build the political power of people directly impacted by mass incarceration. Under her leadership, Initiate Justice has recruited almost 17,000 members in prison, and fought for important policy wins such as passing and implementing Prop 57, eliminating the Felony Murder Rule (SB 1437), and advocating to restore voting rights to all people in prison and on parole in California.

Taina has a Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.

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David Cowan is the Director of a new organization, Bonafide, which connects with prison programs and organizes volunteers to meet newly released people at the gate with a “welcome back pack” of basic necessities. They then organize structured outings including critical learning goals and bonding activities to build learning and community among its newly released members. David is also the operations manager for the Prison University Project.

David has an Associate of Arts degree from Patten University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in Criminal Justice.


We are transforming justice, one life at a time. We provide many services for reduced or no fees.


Tel: (510) 271-0310
Fax: (510) 271-0101

Address: 220 4th Street, Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94607


At this year’s event, we will enjoy food from CALA restaurant which hires formerly incarcerated employees for front and back of house positions (and was named the best Mexican restaurant in the U.S. by SF Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer). 

Join us: RootSkills Workshop @ WaterFire Arts Center // Providence, RI
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join us: RootSkills Workshop

November 15th // WaterFire Arts Center // Providence, RI

For full event details, visit the event website – linked hereIncluding: agenda, workshop offerings, speakers, cost of registration, scholarships & stipends, carpooling & travel.

View event website              View workshops & agenda                Register to attend                     Apply for a scholarship

The Grassroots Fund’s RootSkills workshops are day-long gatherings where grassroots organizers, colleagues and supporters convene to network, share stories and dig into both issue- and process-based skills-building sessions. We work with a planning committee ahead of each event to ensure a broad range of lived experiences and perspectives weigh in as we set agendas, select workshop topics and invite speakers.

The Grassroots Fund is committed to participatory, democratic decision making processes across our grantmaking and skillsbuilding programs. We work to bring together a broad range of lived experiences as we plan and design the RootSkills Training Series. We invite community organizers, students, non profit colleagues, funder partners and sustainable business people to apply to be on the planning committee for each of our RootSkills in-person trainings.

Contact program manager Tess Beem with questions about this event: or 603-905-9915×2. 


In an effort to make the RootSkills Conference as accessible as possible, registration is on a self-identified, sliding scale from $35 – $150.

Holiday Party Benefit in New York City and Online Celebrating We, The World & Musicians For Musicians! @ Dardo Galletto Studios
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The WE Campaign of We, The World
WE – A global  campaign of We, The World to unite
and amplify the efforts
of people, organizations
and movements working for the common good
Our annual year-end Party tradition is back by popular demand!
Will you join us?

Planet Heart Presents…

We, The World
Musicians For Musicians




from 7PM till Midnight!
Dardo Galletto Studios
151 West 46th Street 11th Floor

In the Heart of Times Square, Midtown Manhattan between 6th-7th Avenues!

A Benefit to Celebrate & Support
The 21st Year of We, The World!
And the 4th Year of Musicians For Musicians!

Sliding Scale of Donations (You Choose!)
$10, $15, $20, $50 or $100 in advance
$15, $20, $25, $50 or $100 at the door
Space is Limited!
Buy Advance Tickets here: Facebook Event Page:
Please share with your network
(and let us know if you are going!)
Enjoy wonderful food, drink, singing, dancing, fabulous musicians,
performers, activists, artivists, people working for a better world, and
f u n  f o l k s  l i k e  y o u !

Please bring food or drink to share and instruments to play!
(NOTE: If you bring food to share for at least 4-6 people, we may discount your ticket cost.
Please Reply to this message with what you want to bring
and then we will confirm.)

And we’ll livestream all the amazing performances too!

Please subscribe to this page so you can be notified when broadcasts are starting

Featuring some of the finest musicians and singers in New York City including:

Roger Blanc – Guitar
Ken Hatfield – Guitar
Meredith Manna – Vocals
Joel Bluestein – Guitar
Rick Ulfik – Piano
Joe Berger – Guitar
Baba Don Eaton – Percussion
Lyndol Descant – Vocals and Piano
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi – Sax
Dawoud Kringle – Dilruba

If you can’t make the party, will you support the work of We, The World and Musicians For Musicians with a tax deductible contribution? Here’s how:

Make a secure Online Donation for We, The World and the WE Campaign

Your support will help WE to continue and expand our global networks of collaboration and action for a peaceful, just and sustainabile world. Send checks payable to We, The World Here:

We, The World
P.O. Box 750651
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Make a secure Online Donation for Musicians For Musicians here:
Your support will help MFM to advocate for the benefit of all musicians, financially and other ways.

Thank you and see you Dec. 21st!

Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at
Subscribe to our WE Campaign Global Action Newsletter
Now is the Time For WE Video (Narrated by Desmond Tutu and Jane Goodall for We, The World):
11 Days of Global Unity 11 Ways to Transform Your World
The 11 Days of Global Unity TeleSummit Features Hazel Henderson, Jonathan Granoff, Jamie Margolin, Chief Phil Lane Jr., Rev. Sylvia Sumter and many other Visionary Leaders and Activists
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BOOM – written, directed and performed by Rick Miller @ 59E59 Theater
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm

Show Info

Written, directed, and performed by Rick Miller

100 voices. 25 years. 1 man.

BOOM is an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers (1945-1969).

Rick Miller takes us through 25 turbulent years and gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists, and musicians. BOOM is a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.

Rick Miller
Dates: January 09 – February 23, 2020
Run Time: 2 Hours (evening: 7 – 9pm; matinee: 2 -4pm)
Tickets :$55-$70 (Members $49)
59 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Kidoons and WYRD Productions

Kidoons and WYRD Productions seek to build connections through storytelling. Their mission is to create stories using integrated multimedia, blending hi-tech and low-tech techniques and technologies. They develop productions onstage and online that engage, entertain, enlighten, and empower people of all ages.

Read more at:


BOOM will blow your mind! A triumph of clever writing, state-of-the-art production and remarkable performance” – Edmonton Sun

“Astonishing… This is your story told brilliantly. See it.” – CBC Radio

“A solo tour-de-force!” – Vancouver Observer

“Technically masterful”
“One of the most prodigiously complex solo shows I’ve ever seen.”
“You’ll experience Rick Miller detonating an H-Bomb of talent in BOOM.” – Theater Pizzazz

“Undeniably diverting”
“His dynamism grows accordingly” – NY Stage Review

“You can’t help but be impressed with BOOM.”
“Boggles-the-mind” – NY Stage Review

“An intriguing tale of three people that does much to illuminate the texture of lfie in the Baby Boom era.”
“More than enough for an engaging evening.”
BOOM is never dull… it certainly will bring back memories for audience members of a certain age.” – Lighting and Sound America

“Rick Miller’s charm, versatile talents and energetic performance makes BOOM very dynamic.”
“Full of moments that will surprise, intrigue, and inform audiences of all ages.” – Broadway World

“But Rick Miller (a Gen X-er himself, who wrote directs, and stars) is a talented enough mimic, and his script is so briskly efficient, that it works. Miller’s wry edge keeps the piece from descending too far into a nostalgia fest, and the archival clips (projected on a nifty cylindrical screen, designed by David Leclerc) that he weaves through the show often lend a fresh spin to painfully familiar events” – The New Yorker

“A dynamic glimpse into the generation we call Baby Boomers.” – Manhattan with a Twist

BOOM covers the time period in two humorous, thought-provoking, and delightful hours at 59E59 Theaters”
“Miller doesn’t disappoint”
BOOM is a delightful trip through the Baby Boomer generation, on the arms and voices of the very talented Rick Miller” – Theater Scene


Since 2004, Drama Desk Award-winning 59E59 Theaters has been dedicated to hosting the best theater from across the country and around the world to premiere in the heart of Midtown. This Off Broadway destination is a spectacular, modern theater complex boasting three performance spaces, presenting live performances 50 weeks a year.


59E59 Members click here and log in to access your discount.
Need help buying tickets? Call the Box Office at 646-892-7999 for assistance.

By Phone

59E59 Box Office: 646-892-7999
Hours: 12 – 6PM daily
From one hour prior to performance start times, 59E59 Box Office phones will be closed and window sales are limited to same-day performances.

In Person

59E59 Theaters Box Office (Click here for a map.)
59 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Hours: Opens 12PM daily. Closes at 6PM or at the beginning of the final performance.
From one hour prior to performance start times, 59E59 Box Office phones will be closed and window sales are limited to same-day performances.

General Phone inquiries: 212-753-5959
59E59 Box Office: 646-892-7999
E-mail inquiries:

59E59 Theaters is committed to curating innovative and invigorating work never-before-seen by New York audiences. We provide a space for emerging and established not-for-profit theater companies to reach new audiences, partnering with these producing theater companies by giving them highly-subsidized rental rates, as well as production, marketing, and press support. Companies also receive 100% of their net box office sales.


The Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation was established by Founding Artistic Director, Elysabeth Kleinhans, to create a new, state-of-the-art theater complex to host original and innovative theatrical productions in East Midtown Manhattan.

In 2002, the building at 59 East 59th Street was donated to the Foundation. The building was then gut renovated, creating three brand new theaters, Theater A, Theater B, and Theater C, designed by architect, Leo Modrcin, who collaborated with the Foundation to create an inviting ambiance.

Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Elysabeth Kleinhans and Executive Producer Peter Tear, 59E59 Theaters opened its inaugural season in February 2004 with a production of The Stendhal Syndrome produced by then resident company, Primary Stages, in the largest of its three spaces, Theater A. Shortly following, in April 2004, the other two spaces – Theater B and Theater C, opened their doors with productions of Sun Is Shining, by the ground breaking British-Chinese Mu Lan Theatre Company, and My Arm, Tim Crouch’s critically-acclaimed hour-long solo show from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, during the Theaters’ first annual Brits Off Broadway—a season dedicated to premiering new work by Off Broadway-style UK companies.

Since 2004, the theaters have been continuously occupied with shows running from three to seven weeks. For detailed information about past productions, please see our Archives.

In 2017, Elysabeth Kleinhans and Peter Tear stepped down from their roles, and Val Day, a longtime agent with William Morris and ICM, was appointed as Artistic Director. With the addition of a new Artistic Director, 59E59 Theaters moved to the final phase of transitioning from the founding team to a traditional theater management structure, begun in 2012 with the appointment of Brian Beirne as Managing Director

Poor People’s Campaign in Dayton, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM of MLK, Jr. @ College Hill Community Church
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm


It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Sneak Peek Showing of “We Cried Power: A documentary of the PPC”

Dayton: January 19th at 12:00PM

College Hill Community Church

1547 Philadelphia Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45406


Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC.


EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

Poor People’s Campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM OF MLK, Jr.
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Cincinnati: January 20th

A special collaboration with Public Allies from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek of “We Cried Power”, followed by an economic  and  panel discussion.

Cincinnati Public Library in the Tower Room

800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC.


EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  


WE The World & THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN Collaborate Together! @ WE The World Facebook Page
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!



Visit OUR Facebook page to watch a virtual screening of “We Cried Power”.

There will be a panel discussion afterwards.

Visit the facebook page here –  We, the World

to watch the live screening

of the PPC documentary on January 26th, at 6:00 pm.


Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC.


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Interactive Broadcast & Live Workshop on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) 6PM Eastern Time Featuring Thom Bond – for Manifesting The Dream MLK 40 Days of Peace! @ Online Interactive Broadcast
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My Queer Valentine Reception hosted by Torpedo Art Factory and Target Gallery @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

My Queer Valentine Reception

Hosted by Torpedo Factory Art Center and Target Gallery

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Next Week18–32°F Sunny

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Call (703) 746-4570

Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 165 working artists, seven galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Free admission.

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My Queer Valentine Shows the Richness of LGBTQ Life

The warmth of recognition is strong inside the exhibition.

 FEB 6, 2020 11 AM

Gould Acrylic High Res“Acrylic” by Aurele Gould, 2017

I took my girlfriend to see My Queer Valentine on a Monday morning; it was a date, I told her. We took the Metro down to King Street and walked to the Alexandria waterfront. Once we got there, we strolled into The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery, hands interlocked.

For My Queer Valentine, the contemporary gallery’s spring show, the small space is filled with large-scale photographic prints, paintings on both large and small canvases, and sculpture. Visually, the pieces cover a broad range of styles, including a digitally influenced take on Abstract Expressionism, geometric interpretations of fire, Basquiat-esque mark-making and writing over photographs, sculpture with few references to recognizable forms, canvases made three-dimensional by the attachment of glittery found objects, and small silkscreen prints. Thematically, they may at first seem to not cohere, but that’s only because My Queer Valentine’s juried works cover a diverse and rich swath of queer life.

As for taking my girlfriend, I had another motive that I didn’t say aloud, though she may have picked up on it. I wanted to enter that exhibition as a visibly gay person, and I wanted to see how that affected my experience of the art. It was the right choice. My Queer Valentine does more than curate work that examines what it means to be LGBTQ in the 21st century: It creates a queer space warm with the joy of recognition.

Some works speak directly to that joy, like artist Cat Gunn’s abstract canvases. Their dramatic patterns represent the harmony of being in a relationship where their partner sees them as their authentic, nonbinary self, they write in the wall text. There are glittering squares and wobbling lines moving back and forth across the plane, but things seem to be coming together the longer you look—parts that once made no sense have an internal logic that reveals itself with sustained attention and open mindedness. Recognition can be dangerous, and the closet offers safety, but it also means hiding behind a mask. The relief of dropping the charade and being seen is transcendent.

My Queer Valentine isn’t camp, not as a whole, but it’s full of artworks made by people who understand the humor and the wondrous pompousness of queer glamor. (That glamor and its high drama are knowingly self-important because there are still so many people who wish we didn’t have it.) The first pieces the viewer encounters play with the feminine trappings of artificial jewelry, glitter, plastic, and resin, all in bright, loud colors; one piece dripping with sequins invites viewers to “lick me until ice cream.” That kind of playful sexuality thrives in many of the works, even the more subdued ones. A beige canvas on the opposing wall asks the onlooker to “come (cum on my) back.” The half-joking, half-serious attitude toward sex is one of My Queer Valentine’s greatest strengths, highlighting the laughter and joy inherent in queer life and queer sex.

Linda Hesh’s “Kissing Booth” is another joyful artwork. It’s not a stunning feat of technique and construction; it’s just a wood and steel booth, like one you might see at a county fair in the ’50s. It advertises itself as, unsurprisingly, “KISSING BOOTH.” It’s not anchored to a wall. Instead, it stands out from a corner and beckons viewers to come in, where they might notice that its gingham pattern is made up of pictures of kissing same-sex couples. I’ll admit my biases here: I’ve always had a love for participatory art. But the booth’s standing invitation to come inside, to take a picture kissing underneath it, and to share that picture with the world is a brave act, even in 2020 in Alexandria—brave for the artist and the piece inviting those kisses, brave for the people who choose to do so. Even though queer desire is hypervisible in contemporary life, it’s not always recognized as a loving, human affect. By asking people to kiss, Hesh affirms the romance of the gesture and the genuine safety of the space around it.

The most striking pieces were by D.C.-based photographer Matt Storm, a transgender man. His work is challenging, cheeky, and hard to look away from. The two images on display come from his Act of Looking series, where he returns to the same studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the famous gay vacation spot, to photograph his body “to create an expanded lexicon of ways to see a body, inclusive of ways to see my body,” he writes in his artist’s statement. In the first image, we see him standing naked, in a pose that looks relaxed but requires him to hold himself in place with his own strength. His muscles are tense but not flexed. His face isn’t overly expressive, but there’s a spark of playfulness in his eyes and a hint of a smile on his mouth. And his arm drapes behind his back, coming to rest between his legs, where he holds his fingers playfully—an obvious commentary on how, as he says, “my body is incongruous with how we are taught to see bodies.” In another, he clasps his hands in front of his crotch, fingers crossed. We can’t see his face, but we can feel the humor. The piece is titled “Crossing my Fingers, Getting Away with Something.”

But a different series of works stopped me in my tracks. Aurele Gould’s photographs pulled my gaze from the moment I entered the gallery. When I saw her triptych of an athlete putting pre-wrap around another girl’s thigh, I felt a lump in my throat. “A moment of transference is constructed, a care and an intimacy among women,” she writes in the wall text. Immediately I thought of Barbara Kruger’s 1981 piece “Untitled (You Construct Intricate Rituals),” which famously says “You construct intricate rituals that allow you to touch the skin of other men” over an image of men roughhousing. But I thought of it less because of its artistic impact and more because, for years, queer kids on Tumblr have been using it as a memetic reference point for jokes about the forbidden, magnetic pull of another person’s skin. In the three images of the piece, we see hands grab the inner thigh, let go to wrap the tape around, and return to place both hands on the partner’s leg.

Likewise, I’d been primed to see Gould’s piece “Acrylic” before I walked in—it represents My Queer Valentine online—but I stopped myself from making a beeline to it. When I did make my way over and allowed myself to look, I noticed for the first time the two models’ sharp, long, matching acrylic nails gently cradling each other’s faces. That striking image is made more striking by those glittery nails. Gould knows this: “I like how thought processes can fold unto each other, like thinking about when stereotypes can be used and who they can be used by,” she wrote in the wall text. I felt a pang of recognition. I smiled. The two lovers in the photograph stared at me, nails shining, and I took my girlfriend’s manicured hand and stared back.

105 N. Union St., Alexandria. (703) 746-4587.


Waste Reduction: Discussion and Clothing Swap Hosted by The Tree Huggers of AU @ MGC 245, American University
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm