Thursday Program Schedule


Plenary Sessions 1:00pm – 5pm

Indigenous Peoples Welcome – Shelly Covert, Nisenan Tribe Nevada City Rancheria Spokesperson and Tribal Council Member
Interfaith Blessing – Pastor Joy Johnson, Sister Hansa, Asif Haq and Rev. Maureen White
Honoring the International Day of Peace – Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee and Kira Carrillo Corser
California Vision with message from Julie Chavez Rodriguez


Angela Mooney D'Arcy (Acjachemen Nation) – Cultivating Consciousness on California Indian Homelands
Dolores Huerta – California In Crisis
Stacey Lawson – California as Visionary Leader for America: Imagining Policies that Set the Stage for a National Model
Stephen Dinan – The California Campaign 2020 Vision
Carl Anthony, Anasa Troutman, Dr. M. Paloma P. Pavel – Creating a Culture Shift for California
Kevin Danaher – Resilient Community Template
Jennifer Siebel Newsom – Challenging Stereotypes & Empowering Action
Why Women Matter – a panel with Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Elaine Whitefeather, Surina Khan with Anne Staines moderating
Rev. angel Kyodo williams – Visioning the New America

Dinner Break: 5pm – 7pm

Plenary Evening Session 7pm – 9pm

California as a State of Peace – panel discussion with Philip Hellmich, Rudy Westervelt, Elaine Whitefeather and Kate Van Buren
The Compassionate Communities Vision – panel discussion with Sister Jenna, Girish Shaw, Laura Hansen and Shariff Abdullah
Sacred Activism: Medicine for Our Times – a panel discussion with Andrew Harvey, Anodea Judith, Terry Patten, Shelly Covert and moderated by Stephen Dinan