The Shift Network will present “VOICES for PEACE” – the Opening Festival for Summer of Peace 2012 on June 22-23, 2012, at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland at 1547 Lakeside Drive (http://oaklandscottishrite.org). Summer of Peace 2012 is a 3-month global celebration of and call to action for inner and outer Peace featuring weekly online tele-summits; calendar of international events, youth outreach and multi-cultural dialogue.
The two-day festival begins Friday, June 22, with the “VOICES for PEACE” benefit concert from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All profits from the concert will go to support the Urban Peace Movement whose mission is to transform the culture and conditions that lead to urban violence, by building communities that foster non-traditional leaders who are key to ending this crisis.
The concert will feature Maria Muldaur, Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites, the Vukani Mawethu Choir, and Earth Amplified, with additional performers to be announced.
The festival’s focus on creating a culture of peace will continue on Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the “VOICES for PEACE” Conference. This all-day event will feature lively panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions and dynamic keynote speakers, including Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, James O’Dea and other prominent world-renowned and local Oakland and Bay Area peacebuilders.
The “VOICES for PEACE” Conference will address diverse and interconnected pathways to peace that transcend national, ethnic, racial, religious, age or gender differences – and will cover the spectrum of
peace, from the inner to the international. Participants will hear from experts in the fields of conflictresolution and community building to explore different ways to implement peace-building skills. The conference will address themes such as: Inner Peace; Forgiveness; Communicating Peace; Education; Urban Peace; Justice; Military, Politics and Healing Cultural Wounds.
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