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

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

Celebrating our 11th Anniversary in 2015!

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

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11 Days Summit 2015

Deep Dialogues on Each of the 11 Themes of Change

Featuring some of the most Visionary Thinkers

and Activists of our Time

Participate by computer or phone from anywhere worldwide! 

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

Speaker Schedule

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

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

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Vigil for International Peace and Ecology @ Central Park Naumberg Bandshell
Sep 20 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

The vigil for international peace is a transformational grassroots effort dedicated to promoting peace through participation in music, art, poetry, dance and prayer. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities, to achieve alignment, and recognize the oneness in all.

The Vigil for International Peace and Ecology was inspired by the United Nations’ Resolution 55/282 designating September 21st of each year as an “International Day of Peace”. a full day dedicated to global ceasefire and non- violence. The original International resolution was passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 in resolution 36/67.

Community Yard Sale to Benefit Hope’s Wings @ Save-a-lot
May 21 – May 22 all-day

Many vendors and individuals participating with booth rent donated to Hope’s Wings.

11th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow @ Vermont Veterans Home
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

It’s Pow Wow time again! After eleven years of celebratory dance, song, and drumming, this year’s 11h Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and cultural festivities fun for the whole family!
For two exiting days, Bennington, Vermont will be the center of Native American art and culture where American Indians will gather and share the richness, diversity and beauty of their Indigenous culture.

NYC Tartan Day Parade @ Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue from 44th Street to 55th Street) @ 6th Avenue from West 44th Street
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am

The National Tartan Day New York Committee President, Kyle Dawson, announced that acclaimed actor Tommy Flanagan, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the Grand Marshal of the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, which will take place on Saturday April 8th.
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022
“It is an honor to celebrate my culture,” said Mr. Flanagan about his appointment to Grand Marshal. “I have great pride in my heritage. Although I now live in Malibu, I visit Scotland regularly with my family. I’ll have my daughter flying her flag forever.”
The parade steps off at 2:00 PM and marches up Sixth Avenue from 44th Street to 55th Street.
Bands, Pipers, Dancers and Clans from Scotland and throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland and elsewhere are joining the Parade, along with dozens of Scottish and West Highland Terriers. To register to participate, please visit:
If you have any questions about your registration, please write to

National Tartan Day New York Committee
New York City, NY 10022

Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence @ Barclays Center
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On September 9th, join groups from across the city as we march through the borough against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence!

11 AM Gather at Barclays Center
12 PM Beginning of march to Ebbets Field
1 PM Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street
1:30 PM Ebbets Field, Crown Heights
3:30 PM Von King Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant
4:30 PM Myrtle Ave and Broadway
5:30 PM End of march at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza

Kites for Peace Zimbabwe @ Haka Game Park
Sep 17 all-day

We will be flying kites for Peace at a game park in Harare Zimbabwe. We will be hosting 40 charities who will be fundraising and spreading awareness of their causes. We hope to inspire unity hope peace gratitude and love

“A Good American” Film Screening & Talk with NSA Whistleblower William Binney @ Peter Norton Symphony Space
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Inline image 2  Come see this documentary thriller to learn how the NSA blocked its top code breaker, William Binney, from deployment of a universal surveillance system that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks, and later used that very system, stripped of safeguards, to spy on the American people. You’ll also hear from Mr. Binney, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, and whistleblower Diane Roark. Moderator will be investigative journalist, Sean Stone.
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Global Water Dances – Takoradi – GHANA – In Celebration of 25 Years of World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day



  • Date/Time

    Date(s) – 22/03/2018  in GHANA

    All Day

  • Location

    Chief’s palace

Sankofa: Reclaiming relevant indigenous cultural and ancestral values to make a case for nature-based solutions

The chieftaincy, elders and people of Funko community-located in the Western Region of Ghana- honored World Water Day by creating awareness about the need for circumspection when adopting vices or policies which consequently cause public health problems and are detrimental to the environment. Illegal/unsustainable mining – popularly referred to as “Galamsey”in the country- and fringe activities which indirectly empower the practice are examples of such vices.

The Funko community is close to the Ankobra river and, symbolic of the strong inter-connectivity still existent between most societies and their natural environment. This river is an important source of drinking water for many communities in the Western Region of Ghana- and beyond- but continues to be polluted through illegal mining activities. It flows at least 120 km south to the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic) and is located very close to the western part of Axim, a commercial center of the river basin.

In celebrating this important day, we sought to highlight the important role some historic cultural practices (spoken word, dancing and drumming) and community dialogues can play in influencing the re-adaptation of relevant conservation values which were more commonly applied by the ancestors. Overall, the concept of Sankofa is espoused. Sankofa is a Ghanaian-originated cultural principle which literally means to take back what was lost in order to protect the future. This -arguably- manifests the tenets of sustainability. There are many of such doctrines in many communities across the world.

The principle teaches communities the importance of going back to their roots- and reclaiming worthy values- in order to move forward. For example, the indigenous and unadulterated local anthropological cognition reveres some key natural receptors – such as rivers, wetlands and forests- as deities. By tapping into the novelty of such values, the current mega trend of sustainability would be well anchored and in a way which significantly addresses most of the conservation, food security and sub regional stability challenges existent now. A cultural dance and community dialogue were among the activities undertaken to commemorate the day.

On World Water Day, the funding partner and collaborator for the performances –who is also the founder of Windhouse Resources Systems (WRS)- would reach out to stakeholders to solicit input on case studies concepts intended to be develop in order to make a stronger case for nature-based solutions. WRS is a boutique sustainability consultancy located in Ghana – West Africa.

Contact information
Email Address:

Date(s) – 22/03/2018
All Day

Chief’s palace

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.

EARTHX An Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival @ Fair Park
Apr 13 – Apr 22 all-day

register for free attendance or $5.00 tickets

EarthX Presents the World’s Largest Environmental Expo, Conference and Film Festival in Dallas

With a mission to connect the global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations, Texas-based nonprofit EarthX is hosting the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival from April 13-22, 2018, at locations throughout Dallas.

The EarthX three-day expo, five-day group of conferences and 10-day film festival champions progress and innovation by bringing together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, interactive programming and thought leaders. The event also fosters celebration with interactive and immersive family entertainment, live music and sustainable food pavilions.

Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EarthX, formerly known as Earth Day Texas, began as an outdoor event spanning five blocks of Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. It has grown to occupy approximately 1/2 million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. In 2017, the event drew 116,000 attendees, 800 exhibitors, more than 250 speakers. Approximately 1,200 volunteers will be needed to put on the massive event this year. Visit to register for the 2018 event and receive free admission.

“While we didn’t come up with the initial idea of a pro-business Earth Day, we ran with it and grew it into the world’s largest gathering of its kind,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “International environmentalists, elected officials, investors, business leaders, educators and families are coming to EarthX in Dallas for an array of conservation-focused offerings, exhibits, films and conferences, where Earth is our common ground.”

Confirmed, renowned speakers in their areas of expertise for EarthX 2018 include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue; James Baker, Former Secretary of State; John Kasich, Governor of Ohio; Susan Eisenhower, Presidential Blue Ribbon Nuclear Commission; Academy-Award winner Louie Psihoyos; Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd; mayors of Phoenix, San Antonio and other cities; Dr. Ved Chirayath, Director of Laboratory for Advanced Sensing in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Silicon Valley; as well as representatives from National Laboratories.

EarthX features five days of conferences from April 18-22.  E-Capital Summit will convene mission-driven investors, incubators, accelerators, researchers and breakthrough clean technology innovators from around the world to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profits, people and the planet. EarthxHack, a 24-hour event, is the world’s largest environmental hackathon, sitting at the intersection of innovation, technology and the environment. The platform will create groundbreaking solutions by utilizing the brightest technical minds of today focusing on the problems of tomorrow.  New for 2018, EarthxSolar will bring together change-makers in the business world and in solar energy. Other conferences, including EarthxOceanEarthxResponsibleOilandGasEarthxBridge Summit and EarthxPolicy: Energy Done Right, will encompass educational, municipal and environmental efforts.

Exhibitors of EarthxExpo, taking place at Fair Park April 20-22, include The National Audubon Society, Greenpeace, and The Plastic Soup Foundation, a nonprofit focused on reducing ocean plastic from Amsterdam, NL.  EarthX has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant as many trees as possible in five African countries during the expo as well as with The Great Seed Bomb and City of Dallas for the weekend-long Seed Bomb Blowout to help increase vital pollinator habitat here at home. In addition, Oncor will showcase the new Nissan Leaf with examples of EV charging stations, UPS is bringing its interactive education trailer on alternative fuel transportation, and TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas Program offers an interactive virtual reality game about litter prevention.

EarthxExpo attendees can experience a wide range of educational and interactive activities for the whole family during the three-day event. There is plenty to do and see focused on sustainability and green living, from an Outdoor Adventure Zone featuring scuba diving to tree climbing and goat yoga and an Interactive Zone with virtual and mixed reality, to exploring a Tiny House Village or enjoying the Eco Auto Show, E-Bike track and science education trucks.

Prior to the launch of the expo and conferences, EarthxFilm will commence on April 13 and run through April 22. EarthxFilm uses the power of film and emerging media to raise awareness of global environmental issues. Over 10 days, EarthxFilm will present over 60 features and shorts at screenings and events across the city.  EarthxFilm’s educational components include Youth Online Filmmaking Competitions (open now), in-school screenings and hands-on workshops at EarthX. An EarthxFilm Awards Ceremony will be held on the last day of the festival, Sunday, April 22.

On Friday, April 20, EarthxGlobalGala will be a star-studded evening event that honors visionary leaders in environmental education, film and television.  The Global Impact Awards will be given during this fascinating, fun and interactive night at the Perot Museum of Science and Technology.

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!

Earth Day Tokyo 2018 @ Yoyagi Park
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

The climate and environmentally conscious get together for this two-day event held in Yoyogi Park. Non-profit organisations have stands among the food stalls and there are musical performances and dances on the main events stage. The event runs from 10am to 8pm on the Saturday and until 7pm on the Sunday.

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.








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


Film Screening of ‘Enemies of Peace – Preventing the Next War in the Middle East’ @ Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Film Screening of 'Enemies of Peace – Preventing the Next War in the Middle East' @ Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library

This powerful film serves as a warning sign of the impending threat of escalating regional war in the Middle East. With the increasing number of U.S. military bases and direct U.S. military involvement in the region, it is clear that our governmental officials as well as the public are not sufficiently informed in regards to the dynamics of the conflicts in the region. Enemies of Peace shines a spotlight on the instigators, aggressors and funders of these catastrophic wars as well as their motives. Featuring some of the most renowned scholars, journalists and activists on the subject, Enemies of Peace offers insights and solutions not often expressed by the mainstream media and serves to empower activists in helping to bring the principles of peace, justice, cooperation and diplomacy back into politics, international relations and the collective consciousness.
For more information about Enemies of Peace and to view the trailer, visit:

Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day


DATE: 9.21.2018 – 9.22.2018 September 21 – September 22
TIME: All Day
VENUE: The Festival Center
ADDRESS: 1640 Columbia Rd., NW
CITY: Washington, DC

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join us on Sept. 21, 2018, International Peace Day, for an evening of reflection on five years of Campaign Nonviolence and the next steps forward, with George Martin, Rev. John Dear,  Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Shane Claiborne, Dr. Ken Butigan & Dr. Kit Evans-Ford, and on Sat. Sept. 22, 2018, for a legal rally and a nonviolent silent march from the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue to the White House for a rally and nonviolent direct action.

Friday, Sept 21. 2018
Gather at 7:00 p.m. at The Festival Center1640 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, D.C. for an evening featuring Campaign Nonviolence The centerpiece of this Week of Actions will be The Moment of Truth – The Campaign Nonviolence Convergence September 21-22 in Washington, DC.  On September 21, we will gather, reflect and prepare.  On September 22, we will assemble at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, march to the White House, vigil, and take nonviolent action.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we will march in the spirit of the prophetic declaration he made the night before he was killed: “The choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it’s nonviolence or non-existence.”  In this moment of truth, we will call on the nation to choose a culture of nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction.

Now is the moment of truth for taking action – and for recommitting to the power of truth itself, in light of the many false or misleading statements made by the administration. On September 22, we will take action for peace, economic equality, racial justice and environmental healing – and for a new spirit of truth and nonviolence.

Speakers will include Lisa Sharon Harper, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr, Kit Evans-Ford, Rev. Ray East, George Martin, Shane Claiborne, and Rev. John Dear.

Join us in Washington at this critical moment of truth.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Location: The Festival Center1640 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, D.C.

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Nonviolence training by CNV with Ken Butigan and Veronica Pelicaric. Free. Dinner available for purchase at The Potter’s House restaurant and bookstore next to the Festival Center.

7:00 pm: Gathering at The Festival Center to celebrate, reflect and share stories on five years of the Campaign Nonviolence movement and discuss next steps. Speakers include CNV leaders Rev. John Dear, Ken Butigan, George Martin, and Kit-Evans Ford. Free-will donations accepted at the door.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: King Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 near West Basin Dr. SW

9:00 am: Rally at the statue of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the Southside of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Jefferson Memorial Tidal Basin.

10:00 am: Silent March. We will line up in pairs holding signs and walk in silence from the Dr. King statue past the Lincoln Memorial to the front of the White House, where we will stand in silence with signs in Lafayette Park. While some keep vigil in front of the White House, others will participate in nonviolent direct action.

Registration: Please let us know which events you will join and how to contact you.

Please note: CNV is not coordinating lodging or transportation.

This convergence is taking place during the 5th Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions September 15-23, 2018. Be sure to hold your event locally earlier that week, then join us in DC!

Together in this Moment of Truth, we choose the way of nonviolence and we will take our message to the White House and the nation. Together, our collective actions and voices are calling for an end to the culture of racism, poverty, war, and environmental destruction, and making the choice for nonviolence, peace and truth.

For more information, contact Ryan Hall at Pace e Bene, at


Join a group:


Organizer of DC Advocacy Days 2018 – Peace Alliance DoP Campaign

The Peace Alliance National Department of Peacebuilding Committee formed in 2010 and has been supporting the emergence of more widespread support for H.R. 1111, an Act to establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.











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!

Catholic Relief Services 75th Anniversary Celebration
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm

Catholic Relief Services 75th Anniversary Celebration

· Hosted by Catholic Relief Services

December 5 at 8 PM – December 6 at 8:30 PM

Turning 75 years old is a major achievement! We couldn’t have done it without all of you, so this December, CRS is holding a 75th anniversary celebration and you are invited! 

On December 5th, our 75th anniversary celebration will be broadcast via Facebook Live from the main CRS Headquarters in Baltimore. We invite you and your families to join us from the comfort of your own homes as we give thanks to supporters like you! Your support, prayers and contributions to the CRS community over the years have allowed us to fulfill our mission of helping those who need it most. 

Join us in celebration on December 5th!
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Climate Action – Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)
Mar 16 – May 8 all-day
Climate Action - Art Build Workshops @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room)

MARCH 2-MAY 8, volunteers invited to participate in workshops working with the community to create spectacular visual art, giant puppets, and costumes for the Ecological City procession celebrating climate solutions.

-Costume Workshops: WEDNESDAYS, 6-9:30pm with artist Yelaine Rodriguez
-Puppet Workshops: SATURDAYS, 12-4pm with artist Lucrecia Novoa

Workshops are free of cost and take place every week at Two Bridges Neighborhood Council (Community Room) 82 Rutgers Slip (between FDR and Cherry St. -LES)

Please register here:

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
May 11 all-day
Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions @ Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT, on Saturday May 11, 2019 (Rain date- May 12), is a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event featuring a spectacular 7 hour procession of visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

For more information:


PAGEANT DAY: Volunteers are needed to participate for various roles. Sign up today!
-Wear a spectacular ecological costume, direct puppets, marshal parade, direct make-up/body painting, photograph/video document and more…

-Marshals/ Key Performers needed: 8am-6pm / Make-Up artists 8am-12pm

Sign up here:

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.


Celebrate the 1st Annual Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte @ Thunder Valley Community Center and Bunkhouse
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Our Story

Thunder Valley CDC was inspired and incubated

by a group of youth and young families

that were reconnecting to cultural spirituality and identity through

spiritual ceremonies.

This reconnection to spirituality was supported by the Thunder Valley spiritual circle. It was our involvement in those ceremonies that inspired us to do more for our communities and for our people. We are a grassroots community development corporation that is guided by the needs and ideas of our community.

Our values are deeply rooted in Lakota values and the continued engagement of our community in this project.

Join us as we celebrate the 1st annual Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte, or Thunder Valley Festival, on Saturday, August 10th!

“If we want our children to be successful, we need to create the space for them to succeed,” said Scotti Clifford, local musician and band member of Spirits Cry. “That’s what Thunder Valley is dedicated to do!” 

This year’s Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte will launch with a FREE music concert starting at 7PM—lawn chairs welcome.  In addition, we will have food vendors and tours of the Thunder Valley CDC regenerative community development.  The celebration will take place alongside the Indigenous Film Festival at the newly opened Thunder Valley Community Center and Bunkhouse located at 672 Thathanka Iyotaka Ave, Porcupine, SD 57772—in the regenerative community development.

“We want to provide a space for creativity and what better way to do that than promote our Indigenous artists.” – DeCora Hawk, Director of Community Engagement for Thunder Valley CDC and event organizer.

Wakíŋyaŋ Opȟa Oškáte is a model for celebration and wóphila to our community through arts and culture.   As we build an ecosystem of opportunity that is intentionally disrupting the status quo we are focused on healing ourselves and our communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation.   Art is a cornerstone of healing and is deeply rooted in our cultural identity as Lakota people.  By creating these models of change we will overpower intergenerational traumas and build momentum towards equity and liberation.

For more information contact DeCora Hawk, director of community engagement, at  OR  Willi White, director of communications, at or call (605) 455-2700.

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
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Akron Pride Festival
A RIVERKEEPER EVENT – Hudson River Day at the Croton Yacht Club @ Croton Yacht Club
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Hudson River Day at the Croton Yacht Club

September 7, 2019: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Croton Yacht Club, 6 Elliot Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 map

The Croton Yacht Club will be sponsoring its annual “Hudson River Day” celebration on Saturday,  September 7th, from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Croton Yacht Club located at 6 Elliott Way in Croton-on-Hudson. The mission of the event is to promote interest in the history and ecology of the river, to cultivate future local environmental leaders and to promote, enhance and protect river related recreational resources.

There will be events and exhibits throughout the day targeting both children and adults, focusing on the history and ecology of the river, including a seining exhibition; hands-on exhibits for children such as toy sailboat making, fossil making; sailboat rides, and local artist displays and sales. Also, educational seminars will be conducted by NYSDEC Fisheries Biologist, Amanda Higgs on the Hudson River Sturgeon and Riverkeeper’s Nicholas Mitch who will speak about the ecological impact of the controversial proposal to build storm-surge barriers at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Free sailboat rides, will be offered by Ferry Sloops aboard their 22’ sloop-rigged  Catboat the “Whimbrel” on a first-come-first-served basis. The sails will depart at 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Guests can sign up at the Ferry Sloops table in the tent beginning at 10:00AM for any of the day's scheduled sail times. Limit of 4 passengers per sail. Passenger age requirement: must be at least 12 years old, under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.

There will also be a youth fishing clinic and contest sponsored by the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and the Yacht Club. Volunteers will be present during the hours of 11:30 PM and 3:30 PM and provide the use of fishing equipment and bait, free of charge. Fishing rod and reel combinations will also be awarded as prizes. All youths wishing to fish at the Yacht Club must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information please contact Dennis Kooney at or call 914-271-6384.


The Islands


Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

A Wildness RemainsUpriver, channels diverge and a unique habitat of small islands and wetlands cry out for preservation. Here, mink, otter, and beaver live along the shore. Though huge container ships plow through the dredged, deep-water channel, this slow, low-lying stretch of the river is a link back to an earlier time. It offers a chance to re-discover our intimate relationship to the natural world.


The Salomon Collection, The Historical Society of Rockland County

Leave No TraceIt’s in the quiet of the river that we get an inkling of how Native Americans lived: trapping fish, building small disposable dwellings, carefully observing the plants and wildlife. We no longer weave fishnets out of bark or make hooks out of deer bone, but just as the Lenape survived by adjusting their lives to the river’s, we’re beginning to understand that we need to respect, not dominate, the environment around us.


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Preserve HabitatsThe decline of the bald eagle in the Hudson Valley was a direct result of human interference: from the use of pesticides to the destruction of habitat. And it’s humans who are helping to bring the eagle back. Riverkeeper works with scientists and government agencies to reduce pollution, preserve nesting sites, and protect the eagle’s main source of food, fish.


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.

SOW TRUE SEED at the Heirloom Festival
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 11:00 am


Join Angie Lavezzo at the National Heirloom Expo
Santa Rosa, CA Sept 10-12



There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! There is a lot going over the next few weeks. We’ve got people heading all over the country. Check it out and be sure to say hello if we’re heading anywhere close to home! 

Bees & Pollinators: How to Maximize Your Garden Pollinators

with Angie Lavezzo, Kate Frey, Dave Hunter and Tora Rocha
Sept 10 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion on Pollinators

Sept 11 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Incorporating Pollinators and Pollinator Plants into Your Garden

Sept 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801

Mon-Fri : 9am-6pm | Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Seeds and Garden Supplies

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

Global Peace Film Festival @ Several venues
Sep 16 – Sep 22 all-day

2019 Festival Tickets & Passes

Tickets & passes are now on sale of the 2019 Global Peace Film Festival

Sept. 16-22, 2019

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival, established in 2003, uses the power of the moving image to further the cause of peace on earth. From the outset, the GPFF envisioned “peace” not as the absence of conflict but as a framework for channeling, processing and resolving conflict through respectful and non-violent means.

People of good faith have real differences that deserve to be discussed, debated and contested.

GPFF works to connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change. The festival program is carefully curated to create a place for open dialogue, using the films as catalysts for change.

Don’t miss out on our Online Global Peace Film Festival, which goes live Monday, Sept. 16. Visit to watch the films in our online festival wherever you are, on whatever device you want!


Global Peace Film Festival
P.O. Box 3310
Winter Park, FL 32790-3310

Schedule is up; Tickets & Passes now available

Tickets & Passes for the 2019 Global Peace Film Festival, Sept. 17 to 22, are available now. Browse the film catalogue, check the schedule, or dive right in and start buying passes or tickets.

Festival Venues

Bush Auditorium/SunTrust Auditorium/Tiedtke Concert Hall/Bush 176, @ Rollins College
Fairbanks Ave. & Interlachen Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: SunTrust Parking garage on E. Lyman Ave. or there is 3 hour street parking. Parking on the Rollins campus is extremely limited.

The Orlando LGBT+ Center
946 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Parking: On site or street parking

39 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Parking: The Rogers-Kiene Building validates a portion of the fee in the Chase Plaza building parking lot. Patrons must enter CityArts to receive validation.

Enzian Theater & Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
Parking: On site

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center 
851 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
Parking: On site

Mount Dora Plaza Live
2728 Old Highway 441, Orlando, FL 32757
Parking: On site

Orlando City Hall rotunda
400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Parking: City Commons Parking Garage (across the street from City Hall)

Ten Thousand Villages
329 N. Park Avenue, Suite #102, Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: Street parking or North Park Avenue garage offers free parking

Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: on site


Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

65 minutes | USA | 2018

Alternative Facts is a documentary about the false information and political influences that led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. It sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.


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At Arm’s Length

15 minutes | USA | 2018

As the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, approaches, two journalists try to reconcile their relationships to the victims with the demands of their work.

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Blue Goes Green: Net Zero Police Station

26 minutes | USA | 2019

A police station in Cincinnati is the first Net Zero Energy police station in America. The project saved taxpayers money and included a surprising benefit – improved police-community relations: a sustainability and community engagement success story.

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Catching Giants

50 minutes | USA/South Africa | 2018

CATCHING GIANTS is a heart-stopping film that follows the world’s preeminent giraffe researcher, Dr. Francois Deacon, as he attempts to put GPS collars on 20 giraffes, including ten males, which have never been collared and that we know so little about. The film takes viewers on an incredible journey alongside the conservationists in their quest to learn more about giraffes. For Francois and his family, catching and saving Africa’s giants is not just a passion but their mission.


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Changing the Game

95 minutes | USA | 2019

Changing the Game takes us into the lives of three high school athletes – all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the US – from a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self and a Texas State Champion wrestler. Trans athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.


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College Crucible

41 minutes | USA | 2019

College Crucible features the stories, struggles, and coping strategies of 15 undergraduate students enrolled in a course called Body Liberation, Food Justice. Powerful testimony, digital art, and current research bring to life pressures and stressors such as binge drinking and drug use; body image and anorexia; and anxiety and depression. The documentary invites viewers inside contemporary college life, helping viewers envision how we might work together to create more humane, equitable, and just environments—on campus and beyond.


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Community First, a Home for the Homeles

65 minutes | USA | 2018

Community First! Village is transforming the lives of homeless people in Austin, TX, through the power of community. You’ll hear about heartbreaking events that cause homelessness, and heartwarming stories of being welcomed into a nurturing environment where dignity and self-worth are restored. You will witness what can be achieved when a community comes together. This flourishing model hopes to inspire other cities and towns throughout the US to use the blueprint offered in the Community First! Village to create their own versions.


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The Condor & the Eagle

80 minutes | USA/Canada/Ecuador/France/Peru | 2019

Four indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental journey from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.” The Condor & the Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and to one another.


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Decade of Fire

75 minutes | USA | 2018

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. This story of hope and resistance exposes the truth about the borough’s untold history and reveals how the embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild. Decade of Fire tells the story of the South Bronx that has not been heard before – and offers a roadmap for building the communities we want and truly deserve.


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Eating Up Easter

76 minutes | USA/Chile | 2018

In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects of tourism. The film follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient statue builders, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home. One leads recycling efforts to reduce trash, others use music to reunite their divided community while the fourth embraces the advantages of building new businesses. These stories intertwine to reveal the complexities of development and the contradictions within us all as we are faced with hard choices about our planet’s future.


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For They Know Not What They Do

91 minutes | USA | 2019

In the wake of the landmark US Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, the Right has launched an effective, new, state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of America’s LGBTQ citizens across the country. Their backlash has been swift, severe and successful. For The Know Not What They Do takes us on a journey of understanding what connects us all and gives us the courage to embrace each other. Meet four American families whose stories are at the intersection of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity through their experiences of tragedy and triumph, rejection and validation. Above all, the film offers much needed healing, clarity and understanding.


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FusionFest Shorts

90 minutes | 2019

See a collection of short films about Central Floridians of diverse origins and heritages in the screenings of the FusionFest Short Film Contest. In late August, the GPFF is running the MYgration film contest that will produce 3- to 5-minute films about people from around the world who make Central Florida their home. These films will be presented during the GPFF and audience members will have two opportunities to vote for their favorite film from the contest during the festival. An Audience Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Saturday screening. FusionFest is a free, two-day celebration of the diverse origins and heritages of our Central Florida community that will be held in Downtown Orlando on November 30 and December 1, 2019. All the MYgration films will be shown in a special film pavilion throughout the FusionFest weekend and a jury award of $1000 will be presented to the winning film.

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The Gathering

24 minutes | USA | 2016

The Gathering tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the largest organization of death row exonerees in the US. These innocent men and women, some spending decades on death row for murders they didn’t commit, come together once a year to share their thoughts and feelings, fears and dreams with the only people who really understand what they experienced.

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heartbeat Iowa

USA | 2019

Across the US, heartbeat has become the latest weapon in the fight to end legal abortion, and last summer Iowa was one of the first states to enact such a ban. Heartbeat, Iowa documents an activist, a pro-life advocate, and the staff of Iowa’s oldest abortion clinic as they fight on opposing sides of this new legislation.

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Incompatible Allies

43 minutes | USA | 2019

Incompatible Allies: Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives and the US Debate About Guns and Violence captures local black students’ experiences with gun violence and their perspectives on gun violence prevention and community safety. Produced following the Parkland shooting, the film offers a perspective often excluded from national conversations about gun control, highlighting the ways that violence in white communities is often seen as a national crisis, while violence in black communities is often ignored.


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JFK: The Last Speech

58 minutes | USA | 2018

JFK: The Last Speech explores the dramatic relationship between two seminal Americans – President John F. Kennedy and the poet Robert Frost – which reached its tragic climax in a surprising encounter with Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschchev at the height of the Cold War. Born out of these events is Kennedy’s remarkable speech about poetry and power, which alters the course of a group of Amherst college classmates who witness this compelling address and continue to exemplify in their contemporary lives a portrait of the challenges facing America.


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Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador

24 minutes | USA/El Salvador | 2017

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, where the great river meets the sea, a peasant movement puts down roots – growing resilience in the scorched earth of exile and civil war. They soon discover new challenges: climate crisis exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation for audiences in the prosperous north: in their model may lie the key to the future.

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King Bibi

87 minutes | Israel/USA | 2018

Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump’s presidency emerged, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of creating a toxic relationship with the media, and communicating directly with the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, “Bibi” evolved from Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure who some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others as a cynical politican who will stop at nothing to retain his power.


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49 minutes | USA/Hong Kong | 2019

Like explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening?


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A Living Earth

52 minutes | Belgium | 2018

Sustainable ecosystems are talked about, but few are living it. A year in the life of permaculture is captured by Luc Dechamp’s camera watching from the heights of Spa, the work at the Belgian Desnie Farm School, a self-sustaining community thriving on permaculture.


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Marching Forward

60 minutes | USA | 2018

Marching Forward is the history of two dedicated high school band directors – one black, one white – inspired by music to cross color lines in the Deep South and work together for the sake of their students. This courageous cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for Orlando’s black and white students at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.


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Nailed It

60 minutes | USA | 2018

A fortuitous encounter with twenty Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 sparks the Asian nail salon as we know it. In this hour-long documentary, Nailed It presents a lineage of legacy moments in nails, like Mantrap, the first nail salon chain to cater to black women in the ‘hood. The democratization of the manicure fans the fire of Vietnamese “discount” nail salons blazing across the country. Through the international journey embarked upon by Nailed It director Adele Pham, this unique film captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s $8 billion nail industry.


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The New Gatherers

2 minutes | USA | 2019

People from all walks of life are picking up trash. They are spreading out across trails and parking lots, rivers and beaches. Their dream? To stop the tide of litter. They hope to prevent 8 million metric tons of plastic that enter our world’s oceans each year by collecting it, one piece at a time. Will you join them and gather the garbage before it reaches the sea?

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New Homeland

93 minutes | USA | 2018

Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, located on a small island in the Canadian wilderness, invites a community of boys to spend a few weeks in the backcountry learning how to camp, hike, canoe and fish. Two years ago, Camp Director Mike Sladden, enraged by the tragic images from the growing global refugee crisis but inspired by Canada’s growing intake of asylum seekers, had an idea. What if he could bring a group of displaced boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq to spend the summer at Pathfinder? If the camp experience had such a profound effect on generations of boys already, imagine what it would be like for these refugee boys.


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Plant the Seed

11 minutes | USA | 2018

Music video about black farmer and educator Leah Penniman and her journey to become the founder of Soul Fire Farm, a national leader in the food justice movement.

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Planting Seeds, Growing Justice

13 minutes | USA | 2018

Farmworkers are often more adversely affected by climate change than others; an altered environment alters their source of livelihood. The Farmworker Association of Florida gives voice to farmworkers and climate justice advocates who are on a mission to utilize indigenous agricultural practices to save our environment, replenish local lands and empower the farm-working community.

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The Plummery

8 minutes | Australia | 2019

The Plummery is a suburban home where a backyard permaculture garden measuring only 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq/m) produces over 900 pounds (400kg) of food year-round.

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The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

56 minutes | USA | 2018

Narrated by award-winning actor and activist Danny Glover, Power to Heal tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country practically overnight. Beyond delivering a compelling history lesson, Power to Heal makes the clear moral connection between health care and civil rights for all and calls on everyone to work toward policies that protect our rights by protecting our citizens.


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The Public

119 minutes | USA | 2018

A librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. NOTE: Tickets for the screening of The Public are free . But you must reserve them here . Tickets for the Opening Night Reception following the film are $20 and can be purchased at the same link.

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The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion

67 minutes | USA | 2019



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Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

79 minutes | USA | 2019

What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote”? What if they hatched and pursues that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in Rigged. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and filmed during the 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by Republicans to suppress votes that would be cast against them. In the wake of the 2018 elections, our democracy is in peril. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) states in the film, “I fear for our younger people. I fear they will not have the kind of democracy I experienced… Somebody’s got to say, ‘This is not right.” Somebody’s got to say, ‘We can do better.’”


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Right to Harm

75 minutes | USA | 2019

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (or CAFOs) these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.


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The Robo Con

16 minutes | USA | 2019

With an unexpected turn of events at the end of this short film, Wall Street emerges victorious in its quest to turn the foreclosure process into a for-profit business. Along with the big banks, they have been quietly foreclosing on homes across America with no oversight from local, state or federal authorities by using a process called robo signing.

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The Sequel

61 minutes | UK/Greece | 2018

The Sequel daringly re-imagines a thriving, resilient civilization after the collapse of our current economies, drawing on the inspirational work of David Fleming, grandfather of the global Transition Towns movement. Opening with a powerful “deep time” perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask: What will follow? Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies. Our current economic structure is centered on growth which is straining our finite resources. What if we developed an economic structure with human engagement and meaning at its centre?


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Travel Ban: Make America Laugh Again

84 minutes | USA

Travel Ban is about being brown and immigrant in America seen through the eyes of comedians of Middle Eastern background.


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75 minutes | USA | 2019

Undeterred tells the story of community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations, border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. This film provides an intimate portrait of how residents of the small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand their rights and to provide aid to injured, often dying people funneled across a wilderness desert.


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The Uterati, Fighting Back in the War Against Women

51 minutes | USA | 2012

In 2011, the word uterus was banned from the Florida House of Representatives even as GOP members in that room were voting to regulate all uteruses across the state via 18 anti-choice bills. As these extremists and their national leaders continued their war on women, the Uterati were fighting mad and fighting back! In 2019, this film has not lost its urgency.


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Walk in My Shoes

60 minutes | USA | 2018

In this time of fear, turmoil and anger, Theater of Witness brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to the beauty of meaningful engagement, cultivate empathy and truly listen to the stories of people we’ve never heard before. This is the time for a new story that taps into the spirit of love and connection between us all. Walk in My Shoes is a film of a Theater of Witness performance created with and performed by 4 Philadelphia police and 3 community members. The performance explores societal wounds and shares performers’ stories and visions of the future.


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What Will Become of Us

72 minutes | USA/Australia | 2019

Frank Lowy started with one Australian store and built his business into a global billion dollar enterprise – the shopping mall giant Westfield. Now in his late 80s, he faces the prospect of a merger that will lead to his retirement and also the bittersweet journey of his beloved wife’s decline due to Alzheimer’s Disease. In this film, he reflects on his past and on events that made him the fighter, survivor and philanthropist he became. Revisiting sites of his childhood and young adulthood the film takes us from the ghettos of Budapest in the 1930s to living as a refugee and emigrating to Australia, and chronicles the impact of a single life in the lives of so many.


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The Worst Thing

84 minutes | Germany/USA | 2019

How do you get over the worst thing to ever happen in your life? In 1985, Kathleen lost her brother Eddie, an American soldier, at the hands of the RAF (Red Army Faction), a German leftist terrorist organization. Now, decades later, she decides to seek out the group responsible for his murder. The film follows Kathleen as she travels to Germany to make peace with aging former members of the RAF. As Kathleen searches for some form of connection with former RAF members, memories are retold, intentions are uncovered, and remorse and redemption manifest in unexpected ways.


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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 Peace Fair of Bucks Quarterly Meeting of Friends @ Buckingham Friends Meeting & Buckingham Friends School
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Peace Fair of Bucks Quarterly Meeting of Friends

Dedicated to promoting harmony in the home,
the community, 
the environment,
and the world

Saturday, September 21, 2019

at Buckingham Friends Meeting & Buckingham Friends School

The Peace Fair provides a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere in which adults and children can learn about how others promote peaceful relations in their organizations and their own lives. The Fair is nonsectarian and nonpartisan, and seeks to attract people of all beliefs from all walks of life.

  • Dozens of information tables from organizations with peace-related messages and missions
  • Non-competitive Fun for Children: human-powered Peace Train, Fish Pond, Beanbag Toss, face painting and more
  • Family-friendly live musical entertainment, including EcoMan, Tookany Creek, and River Drivers
  • Food including hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers
  • Crafts by local artisans
  • Gently used book sale

Contact Us:

For more information, please e-mail or call Peter Ray, Peace Fair coordinator, at 215-794-2708.

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


Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Awakening Humanity’s Consciousness as One,
“Celebrating Our Planet,

Healing our Heart


The13th Annual



Planet Heart Logo © Elana Stanger,
​a.k.a. St. Angel

Come join us on EARTH DAY

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at
6 – 9:30 PM EST

Globally Online

for A Very Special Evening

with our Conscious Community as we

Gather in Unity Honoring Mother Earth
and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Listen to Inspirational Talks with Spiritual,  Indigenous, Peace and Environmental Leaders, and Experience Live Music Performances! 

There will be Celebrations & Prayers for World Peace, Planet Earth & All Inhabitants.
All Are Welcome!

Due to the coronavirus we will be

hosting our event online this year!!

“Every day is Earth Day where Peace Within Brings Peace on Earth ” – ReAwakennd

Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association 
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor),


Watch LIVE or the Recording HERE:
Like these pages to get notified for the Event and please share!

  Contact us:  EarthDay@WeTheWorld.Org       


Even if you cannot attend, and you would like to support us, please make a tax deductible donation. Click Button Below. Thank you.

Meet your Presenters:



Mitchell Rabin,  International speaker/Workshop Leader,

Holistic Coach and Host/Producer of A Better World Radio & TV


Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World, the WE Campaign, and Co-Creator of 11 Days of Global Unity 


Angelica Cubides
Ordained Minister, Indigenous Elder


Jonathan Granoff is President of Global Security Institute and an Attorney, Author and Advocate ​for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize


Transpersonal Coach/Healer
Soul Plan Activator, Author and Artist


​Guy R. McPherson is an American scientist, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona


Elly Lessin
Long-time Environmental Advocate


Jackson Madnick Founder and President of Pearl’s Premium Lawn Seed


Host of Heart of Mind Radio, ​facilitator of Meditation and Relaxation Techniques;  a Master Teacher of Qigong Form; an Energy-Vibrational Healer


Heidi Little
International Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Self-Love and Empowerment Educator, Co-Founder/Director of International Children’s Month, Founder of The Center For Advancement in Social Emotional Learning, Co-Writer of ONE, The Message From Mother Earth


Michael Fitzpatrick​
World-Renowned Cello Soloist 


Two Feathers 
Indigenous Teacher and Educator


William “Bill” Garrett
Founder/Chairman, Harlem Climate Caucus​


Evan Pritchard
​Indigenous Speaker, Author, Musician


Lisa Roma
Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Songpoet, Musician and Composer, Writer, Publisher,  and Visionary


​Composer, Arranger, Producer and an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist 


David Young
Musician, Author, Speaker, Artist


 Andrew Kaen (ReAwakennd)
Executive Producer and Founder/Organizer
Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration
Vibrational Sound Healer/Channel/Poet/
​Singer-Soulwriter/Ambassador For Peace

Portions of the Proceeds support 

We, The World and

Planet Heart

to produce these events.

“We hear Mother Earth’s call to simultaneously become more heart centered and action oriented.  Feeling Mother Earth’s sacredness in our hearts can be profound motivation to act on Her behalf.  Many actions are needed now, from calling legislators to attending rallies … art making, creative planning, spreading the word, writing letters to the editor … advocating for clean water, renewable energy … as well as social, racial, and economic justice issues that are inseparable from co-creating a sustainable, thriving world that works for all.  We believe these actions are most effective, and most beautiful, when they are inspired by and carried out with love and respect for this beautiful planet, all who reside here, and whatever divine energies are loving us and encouraging us through this Great Turning.  This feeling of connection, love, and inspiration is what we seek to create through Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day.  Please join us, be inspired, keep your heart open, and channel that love into action. ”
Ellen Osuna, Environmental and Peace Activist 



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Virtual Rites of Spring 2020 – Memorial Day Weekend Events @ Online
May 23 – May 25 all-day

Virtual Rites of Spring 2020

We gather in May for our 42nd time to celebrate the sacred Earth and the turning of the seasons in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

Join us online, (and in person in September) – as together we:

Weave the web of community;

Share in ancient traditions and new rituals;

Look forward to what we can become;

Learn through workshops and dialogue;

Light the Sacred fire;

Feel the rhythms of life in our drums and dance to raise our spirits;

Form lasting friends and see families grow as we come together in community – learning, sharing music, celebrating with ritual, and fueling our joy.

Register now for virtual Rites of Spring programming!

We are terribly sad not to be able to be together for the first time in 42 years, but we are excited to be able to still offer a substantial program. Zoom links and program details will go out to everyone who registers.

Please spread the word!


  • 8 – 8:30 AM Family Program – Seasonal Stories and Creative projects  with Andrew Coate, and Sarah Rosehill
  • 11:00 AM Workshop: Pagan Perspective Permaculture Primer with Martin Bridge
  • 3:00 PM Web Ritual
  • 8:00 PM Bardic Circle Sign Up Sheet
  • 11:00 PM DJ Meow Meow


  • 8 – 8:30 AM Family Program – Seasonal Stories and Creative projects  with Andrew Coate, and Sarah Rosehill
  • 11:00 AM Workshop: Anamanta: a Pagan Practice for Troubled Times with Andras Corban Arthen
  • 3:00 PM EarthSpirit FUNdraising Kickoff with Billy Bardo, Anya, Arianna (and maybe Patrick)
  • 6:00 PM The Feast at home
  • After Feast: DJ Dawn Dance Party! with Dawn Flatt


  • 11:00 AM Closing Ritual with Deirdre and Andras Arthen

Plus Recorded Programs on YouTube

  • Healing Ritual
  • Building a Sacred Shrine
  • Maying!
  • Preparing your own Feast

Register Online

If you are registered and paid for Rites of Spring 2020 (May or September), please follow this link to get your virtual Registration number. This program is an included add-on to your registration.

To register if you are not already signed up for Rites of Spring: Admission for the week is a sliding scale $50 – $100. Please pay what you are able, to help us keep going through this time of crisis. No one will be turned away for serious financial hardship, as long as you pay something. Additional contributions are appreciated.

Once you are registered, close to the date of the virtual events, you will receive a registration code, an accessible link and  password for the Zoom sessions, and a link to the Facebook Virtual Dining Hall. Please save that registration number for access to the Virtual Dining Hall or for any questions on your registration.

We look forward to seeing you all online.


Global Coherence Pulse @ online
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Next Pulse – SUMMER SOLSTICE
Sunday, June 21st at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 7pm GMT
Timezone ConverterThis month’s theme: Celebrating Our Coherence
Featured Organization: Earthdance Global
Featured Musician: Miranda Macpherson

Enjoy uplifting music, coherence related content
and a global coherence meditation.
Join thousands of people across the world who are adding coherent heart energy to lift global consciousness and cultivate personal and planetary health and well-being. Your participation matters!

Followed by the Earthdance Concert

Reserve My Space
for the Earthdance Online
Solstice Co-Manifestival
on Sunday, June 21

Featuring 9 Hours of Multiple Live Streams
with Global Meditation, International DJs, Sound Healing and
30+ Speakers on Environmental and Social Justice,
Transformative Culture, Wellness,
Cannabis and Psychedelic Medicine

Let’s Celebrate Our Coherence Together!

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