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Join movement makers, social activists and civic leaders for three inspiring days!

 

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Through inspiring keynotes, riveting discussions, engaging workshops, illuminating dialogue-plus musical performances, art and creative expression-we will spend three days together, learning from one another and co-creating forward movement that strengthens California's ability to innovate, to solve its pressing issues and lead the way for the nation.

The program will feature

  • Brilliant thought leaders on a wide range of topics

  • Visions for CA leading the way to a positive future

  • The voices of Youth on Civic Engagement

  • Transpartisan dialogue and ways to bridge divides, including opportunities to practice effective conversations on tough issues

  • Indigenous, African American and Latino voices on movement-building and what's next

  • Innovative solutions for social problems, including reports on efforts in progress from local government and the non-profit and private sectors

  • General sessions and workshops focusing on Education, Regenerative Agriculture, Economics for the Greater Good, Women's Empowerment, the Role of the Media to Influence Public Policy, Redefining Public Safety, Hollywood as an Engine for Social Change, Sacred Citizenship and Activism, Clean Energy

  • Leaders discussing the next evolution of the Left and of the Right

  • Effective strategies for movement building

  • Reports from movements in progress, including the Courage Campaign, Global Climate Summit, California Solidarity Conference, Poor People's Campaign

  • Inspiring musical performances

  • Quiet spaces for meditation and yoga

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Schedule

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Main Stage

Weavers

Terry Moore, Director of Adult Services/CEO T-Mo Entertainment
Shamell Bell, Mother, Community Organizer, Dancer/Choreographer and PhD Candidate at UCLA

10:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network

Opening Blessing

Morning Star Gali, Northern CA Network Weaver, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Welcome

Reverend James Trapp, Senior Minister, Spiritual Life Center

Activating the Higher Vision for California

Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder and Spiritual Director, Agape International Spiritual Center

The Future is Now: Youth Leaders Vision for California

Irie Wonder Woods, Chair, Mayor’s Teen Leadership Council of Stockton

Jasmine Dellafosse, President’s Youth Council, The California Endowment 
and Friends

Ancestral Solidarity & Revolutionary Love: California & Beyond

Valarie Kaur, Founder, Revolutionary Love Project

Performing Artist

Rickie Byars Beckwith, Devotional Artist, Music & Arts Director, Agape International Spiritual Center

A Game Plan for How California Can Lead the Shift

Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network

Cool California – Empowering Climate Change One Block at a Time

David Gershon, CEO, Empowerment Institute

12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM

Performing Artist

Urban Healers Trap Edition
Jewel Love
, Creative Director, Urban Healers

State of the State

Senator Toni Atkins, President pro Tempore, California State Senate

Building Coalitions to Empower Communities: A Case Study of the Black Child Legacy Campaign

Kindra Montgomery-Block, Senior Program Manager, Sierra Health Foundation
Danielle Lawrence, Director, Arcade Community Center
and special guests
Hosted by the Sierra Health Foundation

Performing Artist

Rickie Byars Beckwith, Devotional Artist, Music & Arts Director, Agape International Spiritual Center

3:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 PM

Prophetic Empathy and Revolutionary Love: How To Overcome Reaction

Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun Magazine
Cat Zavis, Executive Director, Network of Spiritual Progressives

The Census as Foundation of our Democracy: Building to 2020

Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count
Maricela Rodriguez, Senior Communications Program Manager, The California Endowment
Maria De La Luz Garcia, Census 2020 Director, Mayors Office, City of Los Angeles

Performing Artist

Carenna KT

Healthy Soil, Farms, Food, and Oceans mean Healthy Communities: It’s all Connected!

Opens with Kiss the Ground movie trailer
John Roulac, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Nutiva
Alana Lea, Founder, IGiveTrees and Partner, Drawdown Coalition
Cynthia Daley, Agriculture Dept Professor, Cal State University Chico

Lightening Up

Dan Nainan, Comedian

5:30 PM DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM

Performing Artist

Imani Alston, Singer

The Important Role of Media and Culture to Influence Policy

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Documentary Filmmaker and Founder/CEO, The Representation Project

Performing Artist

Jabrie Iso Anderson, Poet

Women, Culture & the Future: Intersectional Feminism and Collective Power

Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Linda Sarsour, Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist

Closing Remarks

Sister Jenna, Spiritual leader, author, radio and TV personality

9:00 PM - Adjourn

Thursday Breakout Sessions
& Culture Lab

Culture Lab
11:00 AM
Gardenia Room

Kira Carrillo Corser, Co-Founder, Posts for Peace & Justice
Felicia (Fe Love) Lenee Williams, Co-Founder, Compassionate Arts in Action
Joan Marie, Owner, Compassion Central, Co-founder, Compassionate Capitol Region
Terry Moore, Director of Adult Services/CEO T-Mo Entertainment
Shamell Bell, Mother, Community Organizer, Dancer/Choreographer and PhD Candidate at UCLA
Reign Morton, Storyteller, Singer-songwriter and Live performer
Maria Maldonado, CEO, Women Rise Up
Brenda Gustin, Board Member, Chill Sacramento

11:30 AM
Bataglieri Room

Women’s Healing Circle

Gina Jackson, Program Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy

7:45 PM
Bataglieri Room

Film Screening – Kiss the Ground (Sneak Preview!)

Followed by Q & A with Executive Producer John Roulac


Friday, September 21, 2018

Main Stage

Weavers

Pastor Joy Johnson, President, Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)
Carlos Montes-Ponce, ACT Community Organizer

9:00 AM

Peace is the Way

Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director, A Community for Peace

Performing Artists

Irie Wonder Woods, Chair, Teen Leadership Council of Stockton
Arion Grim, Poet & Student, Langston Hughes Academy

Sacred Activism and the Future of California

Andrew Harvey, Director, Institute for Sacred Activism

United State of Women - Galvanizing California One City at a Time

Jordan Brooks, Managing Director and COO, United State of Women
Emiliana Guereca, President, Women’s March CA
Imani Mitchell, Executive Director, Black Women United
Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy
Moderator - Molly Nugent, Sacramento Ambassador, United State of Women

Founder's Mentality: Lessons from Entrepreneurship for California

Stacey Lawson, Executive Vice Chairman, Ygrene

Taking Back Our Power with Publicly Owned Banks

Ellen Brown, Chairman, Public Banking Institute
Followed by Q & A led by Gregory Wendt, Co-Founder & Partner, Living Economy Advisors

Regenerative Agriculture as California’s Future

Mark Squire, CFO, Good Earth Natural Foods
Stacy Malkan, Co-Founder, Director, US Right to Know
Valencia Porter, MD, author, Resilient Health: How to Thrive in our Toxic World

11:00 AM MORNING BREAK

11:15 AM

Social Change and the Role of Compassion in Policy Making

Darrell Steinberg, Mayor, City of Sacramento
Michael D. Tubbs, Mayor, City of Stockton
Heidi Harmon, Mayor, San Luis Obispo
Moderators - Laura Hansen, Board President and Co-Founder, Chill Sacramento and
Kimberly Gudino, Brown Issues Advisor, Rosa Parks Middle School

12:00 PM HOSTED MAYORS’ LUNCHEON

Community Forum with Civic Leaders

Hosted by Sunrun, Beneficial State Foundation, John Steiner–Bridge Summit & Margo King– Wisdom Beyond Borders

1:30 PM

Performance – Spoken Word

J. Ivy

Banking as a Social and Community Service: Leading the Way for the Nation

Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO, Beneficial State Bank and TomKat Trust

Business for the Greatest Good

Gagan "Jared" Levy, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Guru
Haider Nazar, MAHA Global
Elliot Hoffman, CEO, REV
Terra Judge, COO, Not For Sale and Just Business
Lara Dickinson, Executive Director, OSC2 & Climate Collaborative

Peacebuilding in the US

Joan Blades, Co-founder LivingRoomConversations.org, AllSidesforSchools.org, MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org
John Gable, Founder, AllSides.com

Rotary International's Role in The Emerging Art and Science of Peace

Philip M. Helmich, Director of Peace, The Shift Network
Rudy Westervelt, Convener, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

3:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 PM

Corporate Take Over of CA Politics

Tim Molina, Political Director, Courage Campaign

Psychedelic Medicines and the Turning Point for a Culture in Crisis

Dr. Dan Engle, Medical Director, Revive Treatment Centers

How We Reset the Republic (and the World) to a Democracy for the 100%

Herb Stephens, Co-founder and Director, Democracy Earth Foundation

YIMBY - Teachers Village as a National Model for Workforce Housing

Ron Beit, CEO, RBH Group, LLC

A New and Unsettling Force: Today's Poor People’s Campaign and the Fight to End Poverty

Rev Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People's Campaign

We’re All in This Together: The Need for Progressive Solidarity

California Solidarity Conference panel
Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Matt Nelson, Executive Director, Presente.org
Sandra Diaz, Vice President and Political Director, SEIU USWW
Jiggy Athilingam, State & Local Policy Manager, Indivisible

Ending Mass Incarceration: California Leading the Way

Zachary Norris, Executive Director, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Community Conversation led by Jasmine Dellafosse, President’s Youth Council, The California Endowment

5:30 PM DINNER BREAK

7:00 PM

Performing Artists

Brothers Koren

Healing the Soul of America

Marianne Williamson, Author and Founder, Project Angel Food (live remote)

Racial Healing: An Evening of Community Building

Part One – Community Healing Circles
Kristee Haggins, Community Healer, African Centered Psychologist, Professor
Elaine Abelaye-Mateo, Founder, Principal Consultant, Everyday Impact Consulting
Crisantema Gallardo, Community Organizer
Facilitated by Pastor Joy Johnson, President, Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

Racial Healing: An Evening of Community Building

Part Two – Build.Black.Coalition – A Model for Community Healing
Sonia Lewis, Educator, Writer, Speaker and Community Activist
Kindra Montgomery-Block, Senior Program Officer, Sierra Health Foundation
Special Guest, Sacramento Kings
Melina Abdullah, Professor, Pan-African Studies, Cal State Los Angeles; Co-Founder Black Lives Matter, LA Chapter
Youth Leaders

8:30 PM

Special Event: Rickie Byars Beckwith In Concert with Georgia Anne Muldrow

Rickie Byars Beckwith, Devotional Artist, Music & Arts Director, Agape International Spiritual Center
Georgia Anne Muldrow, Vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician

Friday Breakout Sessions
& Culture Lab

Culture Lab
9:00 AM
Gardenia Room

Kira Carrillo Corser, Co-Founder, Posts for Peace & Justice
Felicia (Fe Love) Lenee Williams, Co-Founder, Compassionate Arts in Action
Joan Marie, Owner, Compassion Central, Co-founder, Compassionate Capitol Region
Terry Moore, Director of Adult Services/CEO T-Mo Entertainment
Shamell Bell, Mother, Community Organizer, Dancer/Choreographer and PhD Candidate at UCLA
Reign Morton, Storyteller, Singer-songwriter and Live performer
Maria Maldonado, CEO, Women Rise Up
Brenda Gustin, Board Member, Chill Sacramento

9:45 AM
Bataglieri Room

Cultivating Hope and Building a Positive Future in a Perilous World

David Militzer, Educational Programs Consultant, 21st Century Learning, California Department of Education
Ashanti Branch, Founding Executive Director, Ever Forward

9:45 AM
Carr Room

Optimize Your Leadership and Power: Leading and Living for Radical Positive Change

Roberto Vargas, New World Associates

2:15 PM
Bataglieri Room

Schools of Love, The future of Mindfulness and SEL in Education

Daniel Sunshine, CEO of Responsive Intelligence
Meena Srinivasan, Program Manager, Oakland USD Office of Social and Emotional Learning, Author of Teach, Breathe, Learn
J Manuel Herrera, Trustee of East Side Union High School District

2:15 PM
Carr Room

Building a Sustainable Feminist Movement

Molly Nugent & Melissa Immel, United State of Women
Yvonne Napolitan, Women's March Sacramento
Kolieka Seigle, California NOW
Erin Saberi, Organizing Committee for the Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Brenda Gustin, Charter for Compassion – Women and Girls

3:30 PM
Bataglieri Room

Living Room Conversation: Talking About Money and Values

Joan Blades, Co-founder LivingRoomConversations.org, AllSidesforSchools.org, MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org

3:30 PM
Carr Room

Rotary International: Creating Peace in Communities Around the World

Philip M. Helmich, Director of Peace, The Shift Network
Rudy Westervelt, Convener, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Susan Madden, Chair, Yosemite Peace Symposium
Brian Gladden, Assistant Governor, Rotary District 5180

4:30 PM
Bataglieri Room

The Moral Imperative of Health Care Justice

Catherine Kennedy, Secretary, California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, Vice President-- National Nurses United

4:30 PM
Carr Room

Radical Conversations: How to Stop Arguing & Start Making a Difference

Karin Tamerius, Founder & Executive Director, SMART Politics
Chuck Tyler, Political Director, SMART Politics

7:00 PM
Bataglieri Room

Film Screening:
From India with Love

Presented by Deepak Sridhar
Followed by Q & A

The World is My Country Special Preview Screening 


Philip M. Helmich, Director of Peace, The Shift Network

Rudy Westervelt, Convener, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020

7:00 PM
Carr Room

Creating a Culture of Wellness- From the Internal to the Institutions

Mizan Alkebulan Abakah, Co-Founder, Spearitwurx Foundation
Sizwe Andrews-Abakah, Co-Founder, Spearitwurx Foundation


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Main Stage

Weavers

Sister Jenna, Spiritual leader, author, radio and TV personality
Devaa Haley Mitchell, Co-founder, The Shift Network

9:00 AM

Performing Artist

Alexis Valdez, Poet

Hollywood as an Engine for Social Change

Lou Gossett Jr, Actor, Founder of the Eracism Foundation (via pre-recorded video)
Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy

California – Leading the Conscious Media Movement

Trina Wyatt, CEO, Conscious Good
Pat Chandler, CEO, Creative Visions
Adam Schomer, Founder, i2iProductions
Kia Kiso, Founder, Conscious Media Visionaries
Moderator - Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network

New Way California - People Before Party

Rocky Chavez, Assemblymember, 76th District
Seren Taylor, Policy Director, New Way California
Joe Justin, Chief of Staff, Assemblymember Chad Mayes
Moderator - Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network

Rock Your Message: What Works and What Doesn't Work When Advocating for Change

Cassandra Vieten, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences

10:45 AM MORNING BREAK

11:00 AM

Performing Artist

Chris Jones, Singer

Visionary Youth Awards

Next Evolution of the Left

Richard Purington, Founder, The Common Sense Party
Jackson Hinkle, Youth Council Member, Earth Guardians
Cassandra Vieten, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Moderator - Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network

Turning the Wheels of Democracy with Conscious Activism

Discussion Leader: Stephen Dinan, President & CEO, The Shift Network
Sister Jenna, Spiritual leader, author, radio and TV personality
Andrew Harvey, Director, Institute for Sacred Activism
Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director, A Community for Peace

12:15 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:45 PM

State of Resistance – What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

Manuel Pastor, Author, State of Resistance; Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC

News from the Front Lines: A Report from the Global Climate Summit

May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org
Governor’s Office Representative

Frontiers of the Clean Energy Revolution

Rinaldo Brutoco, Founding President, CEO, World Business Academy (live remote)
David Gershon, CEO, Empowerment Institute
Maro Kakoussian, Air and Climate Justice Associate, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Being Your Real Self

Valerie Spencer, Holistic Life Coach

Inclusivity in Movement Building

Ebony Harper, Program Associate, The California Endowment
Bamby Salcedo, Trans Latino Community Activist

No Longer Hidden Figures: Women of Color Leading the Nation in 2020 and Beyond

Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, Founder of She the People
Saru Jayamaran, Co-Founder & President of Restaurant Opportunities Center, Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley
Moderator - Anita Sarah Jackson, Chief Digital Strategist, Mom’s Rising

Time to Activate

Edna Chavez, South Central Youth Empowered thru Action (SCYEA) Youth Leader, Community Coalition
Spencer Katz, Organizer, Flip the 49th

Closing Performing Artist

Brothers Koren

4:00 PM - ADJOURN

Saturday Breakout Sessions
& Culture Lab

Culture Lab
9:00 AM
Gardenia Room

Kira Carrillo Corser, Co-Founder, Posts for Peace & Justice
Felicia (Fe Love) Lenee Williams, Co-Founder, Compassionate Arts in Action
Joan Marie, Owner, Compassion Central, Co-founder, Compassionate Capitol Region
Terry Moore, Director of Adult Services/CEO T-Mo Entertainment
Shamell Bell, Mother, Community Organizer, Dancer/Choreographer and PhD Candidate at UCLA
Reign Morton, Storyteller, Singer-songwriter and Live performer
Maria Maldonado, CEO, Women Rise Up
Brenda Gustin, Board Member, Chill Sacramento

9:45 AM
Bataglieri Room

Rock the Street, Wall Street: Empowering Young Women with Financial Confidence

Maura Cunningham, Founder & Executive Director of Rock the Street, Wall Street

11:00 AM
Bataglieri Room

Toolbox - The Treasure Inside: Our Innate Capacity for Resilience

Bryan Clement, Director of Program and Partnerships, Dovetail Learning, Inc.

11:00 AM
Carr Room

CA Solidarity Conference - Future Visioning Workshop

Discussion Leader: Jim Pugh, Founder, Universal Income Project