Second Annual Conference - February 21-22, 2014
Communities Coming Together to Heal Our World and Ourselves
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida
Keynote Speakers - Healing of the Earth by Restoring Rights
Patricia Siemen, Director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, Barry University School of Law, will discuss Earth Law and how care for the earth is integral to care for ourselves. Visit the CEJ Facebook Page.
Healing Our Democracy: Restoring Rights to Humans
George Friday works as consultant to nonprofit organizations seeking to build capacity and organizational strength while acknowledging and addressing issues of oppression and privilege in ways that build community. She is the Field Organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and National Coordinator for the independent Progressive Politics Network, and an Executive Team member of Move to Amend.
Keynote Speaker - Healing the Earth through Song
Shyla Nelson, Founder of One Earth. One Voice. "You're In. In fact, we’re all in. Every human being is a member of our global choir, regardless of age, nationality, or even whether you think you can sing or not. The time is now. The earth needs your voice. As our relationship with the planet becomes increasingly delicate, a new kind of leadership is needed: collective voices, collective action, united by a common vision. Join your voice with ours as we call the world’s leaders to take a stand with us in ending violence against the earth. In so doing we rally our global citizenry, united in song, to bring forth a new covenant, restoring right relations between humanity and the earth."
Keynote Speakers - Healing Ourselves in Body and Spirit
Will Allen, organic farmer, teacher and activist (Cedar Circle Farms, E. Thetford VT) and author of The War on Bugs. Will is a self-identified "food freak" and lifelong farmer. It is these primary passions -- growing, cooking and eating food -- that have led him to a lifetime of activism.
Bruce Alexander, professor and author of Peaceful Measures: Canada’s Way Out of the War on Drugs and The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit.
When we think of addiction in the broadest sense, we realize that two of the most damaging addictions in society are the addiction to money and to the media circus. Can we set ourselves free of addictions of all kinds to think clearly, without bias, and with compassionate action for all living beings? Can our society begin to restore its own health, with the help of each of us? Visit Bruce's website.
Key concepts: Climate Disruption and Rights: Food, Water, Democracy, Healing
Conference Co-Sponsored by
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM. – 6:00 PM
For information, see the Conference Schedule and Costs page
or call Rev. Gregory Wilson at 772-486-4029, or email Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org