Sept 21, 2017 7:30pm
This will not be a show about hearts and flowers. Coinciding with the United Nations' International Day of Peace, we welcome Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Secularists, the LGBTQ community, and anyone else interested in unity and inclusion to join us for a celebration of life, courage, and hope.
Our diverse line-up of storytellers will share personal stories about overcoming hatred, violence, exclusion, and division with the power of LOVE.
Asha radiates a profound sense of love. Mother of Taliesin Namkai-Meche, one of the Good Samaritans slain on the MAX while protecting two teenage girls, she is able to keep her heart open despite the loss of her son.
Since Taliesin's death, Asha has been spearheading the We Choose Love Movement https://www.facebook.com/groups/236579536832222/
In a letter to the President, she stated:
"Our family grieves, but we are proud that through his selfless action he, along with the other two men, has changed the world, when in the face of hate he did not hesitate to act with love."
We believe Asha's love can help us all.
Soraya is a Spiritual Activist, Author, Inspirational Speaker, and Lawyer. She is the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement and Peaceworks, a center for compassionate communication, conflict resolution, and peacemaking. She travels widely, inspiring communities to celebrate Human Connection through dialogue and compassionate communication.
Soraya recently embarked on a mission empowering and inspiring young Muslim Americans to create impact and influence through communication and community service.
You can learn more about her here:
REV FELICIA PARAZAIDER
Rev Felicia is a speaker, author, sacred activist, and the founder of the Revolution of Love, a spiritual ministry founded on the principles of agape Love, compassion, and nonviolent theory for everyone, including agnostics and atheists. A passionate teacher, she has led over 150 services in the Bay area alone, and traveled around the country leading spiritual "revivals."
In the vein of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi, she believes in nonviolent resistance, and has been arrested over fifteen times standing with the courage of her convictions. Rev Felicia believes her life is a dedication to Love. Every time she speaks it is with the intention to create change with bold love.
Learn more about her here: feliciaparazaider.com
Kristine knew at four years old she was in the wrong body, but the world was in a different place, and her family was not prepared for her honesty. She went through life as a male, trying to overachieve and prove she was okay. Underneath her success and attempts to feel "normal" was always this nagging truth about who she really was inside.
At 57, she got up the courage to transition, and for the last five years has been on a journey of recovery, courage, self-discovery, and most of all, self-love.