Day 4 Kickoff
Community Gathering & Music
Today's theme is: "Interconnection & Ubuntu"
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What you'll learn
Join us for an inspiring, poignant and joy filled program, as we share an energizing and moving performance of “This Little Light of Mine” by the internationally acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir and come to the culmination of our journey with brave Ukrainians alchemizing violence into resilience, beauty, and joy.
Today’s theme is Ubuntu and Interconnection. As we tap into the reservoir of unconditional joy, it cannot help but be expressed in our relationships and connections with each other.
About the speakers
Peggy CallahanPeggy Callahan’s sense of fairness (or maybe masochism) has driven her work in film, television, and human rights. Peggy believes…
Peggy CallahanPeggy Callahan’s sense of fairness (or maybe masochism) has driven her work in film, television, and human rights. Peggy believes in the power of story to create real change on the planet. She was honored to capture the life-changing conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his “mischievous brother” Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The dialogues inspired the film Mission: Joy - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times with Peggy as Co-Director and Producer. Peggy and team created the BIG JOY global project with scientists from UCSF, Harvard, and Berkeley. It is available online for free and increases participants' joy as it expands the science of joy. Peggy‘s grown-up job is fighting modern day slavery. She co-founded two international organizations, including Voices4Freedom, that help people come to freedom. Finally. Forever.
Doug AbramsDoug Abrams is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, as well as an editor, literary agent, and film producer.…
Doug AbramsDoug Abrams is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, as well as an editor, literary agent, and film producer. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency. He co-wrote The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which inspired the film MISSION: JOY. Doug also co-authored The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times with Jane Goodall. Books and films he has developed have been credited with convincing then-President Bill Clinton to stop the genocide in Kosovo (The Bridge Betrayed), for launching the modern anti-slavery movement (Disposable People), and for helping to expand a mass incarceration reform movement (Just Mercy, a book and film starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx). He has had the privilege of interviewing extraordinary global heroes including Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Bono, Carlos Santana, and Richard Branson.
The Goodness TourThe Goodness Tour is a non profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art experiences to people facing adversity all…
The Goodness TourThe Goodness Tour is a non profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art experiences to people facing adversity all over the world. Co-founders: Luc Reynaud, Musician; Benjamin Swatez, Artist; Jeremiah Alexis, Producer/editor/writer; A Journey of Resilience, Beauty and Joy in Ukraine and Poland credits: Directed and Produced by: TheGoodnessTour.org. Written by: Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias, Benjamin Swatez, Luc Reynaud. Video Editor, Director of Photography, and Narrator: Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias. Additional Footage by: Benjamin Swatez, Luc Reynaud, Glen Shackley. Translations by: Leda Kendig and Tatiana Petrenko. Additional Music by: Luc and The Lovingtons and Korali. Project manager: Benjamin Swatez. Field manager Poland: Luc Reynaud. Field manager Ukraine: Benjamin Swatez. Thank you to The Goodness Tour members on the ground: Azerine DeLuca, Jeremiah Alexis Verdecias, Safiya Reynaud @safiya421, Luc Reynaud and Benjamin Swatez. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor Chad E Cooper Foundation and our awesome Goodness Tour management team: Dana Walden, Chez Payton Leeby and Sharon K. Bucey. Thank you to Craig Williams, Tatiana Petrenko, Anna Zakletska, Bill Rigsby, Peggy Callahan, Lloyd Sutton, Joanie Kreins and Scott Kreins, The Awake Network, Cody Verdecias, Klub Ukraiński w Krakowie - Fundacja Zustricz, SPA/ Salam Lab, Polish Artists Mikolaj Rejs and Jagnagna, Maria Dovgan with the Ukrainian Education Platform AND the entire team of Plato in Lviv, the heroic town’s people of Moshchun, Ukraine, Glen Shackley and our incredible private supporters of The Goodness Tour! A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE COURAGEOUS AND RESILIENT UKRAINIANS WE HAVE BEEN HONORED TO WORK WITH!
Soweto Gospel ChoirSoweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on…
Soweto Gospel ChoirSoweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. Soweto Gospel Choir have three Grammy Award-winning albums.
Niclas Kjellström MatsekeNiclas Kjellström-Matseke is a Swedish-South African business leader with a two-decade career as a marketing-oriented CEO, and international investor in…
Niclas Kjellström MatsekeNiclas Kjellström-Matseke is a Swedish-South African business leader with a two-decade career as a marketing-oriented CEO, and international investor in Europe and Africa. He has a special focus on sustainable business, and engaged in the UN’s pioneering work with Sustainable Development Goals, as a Board Member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Niclas was the CEO of Novamedia Nordics since its start 2005-2015. He is Founding Partner of the New York-based company 17Asset Management. He was a member of The Elders’ advisory board, and in 2013 received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights – The Ripple of Hope Award for his “dynamic and creative leadership” bringing together the business, political and civic communities.
Mamphela Ramphele, MDDr. Mamphela Ramphele, MD, has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thought leader.…
Mamphela Ramphele, MDDr. Mamphela Ramphele, MD, has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thought leader. Dr. Ramphele was Co-Founder, with Steve Biko, of The Black Consciousness Movement that reignited the struggle for freedom in South Africa. She is Co-Founder of ReimagineSA, Co-President of The Club of Rome, and Chair at the Desmond Tutu IP Trust. She has received numerous national and international awards acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in promoting the empowerment of women, youth, and other oppressed people in South Africa and globally. She is the author of several books and publications on socio-economic issues in South Africa. Learn more:
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