The Shift Network presents...
SUMMER of PEACE to Launch in Oakland, California with the "VOICES for PEACE" Opening Festival
Friday & Saturday, June 22-23, 2012
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA. 94612
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://oakland-scottishrite.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 festival 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 and Friends, Country Joe McDonald, the Vukani Mawethu Choir, Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites, and Earth Amplified. The Emcee for the concert will be “Funny Frank”, Frank Olivier. http://www.funnyfrank.com/
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 conflict-resolution 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; Politics; and Healing Cultural Wounds.
CONFERENCE BONUS: Included in the purchase price for the conference, you will receive one copy each of Barbara Marx Hubbard's book "Birth 2012 and Beyond" and James O'Dea's book "Cultivating Peace". You may pick up your copies at the event venue.
Youth under age 21 can attend the conference for FREE!
For tickets purchase and information: http://voicesforpeace.eventbrite.com
For additional info on speakers and conference schedule go to: http://summerofpeace.net/oakland-event/
The Summer of Peace 2012 (www.summerofpeace.net) is produced by The Shift Network in partnership with The Culture of Peace Initiative, Pathways to Peace, The Peace Alliance, The Global Peace Initiative of Women, International Cities of Peace, and many other organizations worldwide making the global shift to a culture of peace.
The Shift Network, Inc. aims to empower a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health and prosperity. For more information, please visit: www.theshiftnetwork.com