Setting the Context

Sally Ranney

World Dignity - The Context

Sally Ranney

World Dignity - The Context

Sally has forty years of experience in the environmental, energy, and climate change fields.
She is president and co-founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute, co-founder of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, and CEO of Stillwater Preservation, LLC., a wetlands mitigation banking company.

Meagan Fallone

The Dignity Ecosystem

Meagan Fallone

The Dignity Ecosystem

Meagan is the founder of Step Up Consulting Ltd. and the CEO of Barefoot College International, the only solar electrified college built by the rural poor and managed by the rural poor. The college teaches basic quality of life improvement techniques including water management through rainwater harvesting, basic lighting through solar electrification, livelihood development and rural-based, alternative education that includes indigenous skills and wisdom. Meagan is committed to empowering illiterate and semi-literate rural women across the developing world by helping them to master technology, unlocking rural girls’ creativity and confidence, and leveraging the human potential in poor communities.

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

The Vision of Dignity

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

The Vision of Dignity

Dr. Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a transdenominational community in Los Angeles whose community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve prisoners, support the arts, and advocate for the environment, as well as distributing food, and building schools, libraries, orphanages, clinics, and homes for unwed mothers from Afghanistan to Sri Lanka. Dr. Beckwith has addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week and was asked to present Nelson Mandela with the Gandhi King Award. He is also a meditation teacher, conference speaker, and facilitator of his Life Visioning Process.

Bunker Roy

The Dignity Ecosystem

Bunker Roy

The Dignity Ecosystem

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy founded the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan, India in 1972 with the aim of providing basic services and solutions in rural communities, and encouraging self-sufficiency. These “barefoot solutions” cover solar energy, water, education, healthcare, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment, and wasteland development.

Scott Seydel

The Vision of Dignity

Scott Seydel

The Vision of Dignity

Scott Seydel started his career in the textile industry, turning the family business into an international conglomerate. For the last thirty years, he has devoted his time to environmental awareness and stewardship. He currently chairs the Global Green board of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Green Cross (Geneva), is chair emeritus of the GreenBlue Institute and a founder of its Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and is a former director of the National Recycling Coalition, the vice-chair of the Container Recycling Institute and chair of the advisory board of Elemental Impact. He helped create The Coalition for Resource Recovery. Scott is an active contributor of articles and technical reviews for the trade press, and a frequent guest speaker on environmental conservation and global sustainability at industry conferences, seminars, and universities.

Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey

The Trust Frequency

Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey

The Trust Frequency

Connie Baxter Marlow is an author, filmmaker, photographer and futurist. Her uplifting worldview offers practical means of transcending the current paradigm through absolute trust in a conscious loving abundant Universe. She has co-authored the book “THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm” which synthesizes indigenous cosmology, quantum science and Eastern and Western mysticism into a framework that resolves several paradoxes which have plagued humanity for millennia. Her insights come from her experiences over 20 years with visionary Native American elders and her own access to a higher frequency. She pro-actively seeks to bridge the gap of separation between indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews through films, books, forums and inter-cultural relationships. She believes the only way out is UP to higher consciousness. www.TheTrustFrequency.net, www.First50Years.us

Andrew Cameron Bailey is a filmmaker, photographer, inventor and author. He is a visionary thinker in the realms of human evolutionary potential and climate restoration. He has university degrees in literature, anthropology and chemical engineering, and has lectured in chemistry and mathematics at the college level. He is the founder and CEO of Sacred Earth Enterprises, an ambitious for-profit startup with a global vision. He has developed a rapid-deployment solution to the climate crisis. He is co-author of "The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm," author of the historical mystery novel "The Mayflower Revelations" and director of the films "In Search of the Future: What do the Wise Ones Know?" and " Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America." www.TheTrustFrequency.net, www.First50Years.us,www.SacredEarthEnterprises.us

Economics

Jonathan Granoff

Lay of the Land Existential Threat and Security

Jonathan Granoff

Lay of the Land Existential Threat and Security

Jonathan is an attorney, author and international advocate. He has expertise in the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, with a special focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards and is a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

John Montgomery

New Economy, B Corp & Beyond

John Montgomery

New Economy, B Corp & Beyond

John is the president-elect of the Benefit Company Bar Association and serves on the advisory boards of B Lab Europe, The Purpose of the Corporation Project, and several other benefit corporations. His goal is to instill corporations with social consciences that benefit society and the environment, as well as shareholders.

Woody Tasch

Slow Money

Woody Tasch

Slow Money

Woody Tasch is the founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to catalyzing the flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting new principles of fiduciary responsibility that bring money back down to earth. Since 2010, via local Slow Money networks in dozens of communities in the U.S. and a few in Canada, France and Australia, over $60 million has gone to over 625 small, local and organic food enterprises.

Jos De blok

Business for Good

Jos De blok

Business for Good

Jos is the CEO of Buurtzog, a Dutch healthcare organisation with a nurse-led model of holistic care. Jos believes that nurses are intrinsically motivated to work towards the betterment of their patients, and that given autonomy, will strive to find the best possible solutions for those patients. He has created the architecture for a network of nursing teams empowered to devise their own solutions for home-care. Buurtzorg (meaning “neighborhood care”) now contains over 8000 nurses organized into about 500 autonomous teams.

Digna de Bruin

Conscious Law in Business

Digna de Bruin

Conscious Law in Business

Digna is the CEO of De Rechtmakers and a seasoned lawyer with over 30 years of experience.
Although she understands the traditional legal world, she believes in following the path of personal development by combining analytical, legal thinking with the heart and intuition. After spending twenty years in a large law office, including a decade as a partner, she noticed that large law firms were becoming increasingly impersonal and inaccessible. When she started her own law firm, she created a new web-like structure that delivers legal help to clients in a more personal and democratic manner.

Robert Smith

Conscious Capital

Robert Smith

Conscious Capital

Robert entered Wall Street with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry before him. He managed trading teams at the world’s largest marking making firm and at the world’s leading proprietary trading firm. He managed institutional sales teams at two boutique investment banks, where he built capital markets and international equities businesses. For more than a decade, he has allocated capital on behalf of family offices. In 2014, Robert founded ICV (www.icvgroup.org) to connect his network of family offices and institutional investors to evaluate opportunities to create a social impact beyond a financial return.

Robert serves as Advisor to the Kennedy family’s New Frontier Bio; the United Nations Capital Development Fund; and, Jefferson. Carrying on the mission of his family’s foundation to provide “inspirational and tangible help for young people,” Robert serves as Senior Advisor to the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the Africa Rising Foundation, founded by the grandsons of Nelson Mandela; and, he is a member of the board of directors of the Chaeli Foundation, Childhood Cancer Kids, The Children's Village, and Tuesday’s Children.

Robert also serves as President and a member of the board of directors of The Harmon Foundation, founded in 1922 by his great, great grandfather, William E. Harmon, who operated the largest real estate company in the world at the turn of the century, created the mortgage and college loan, and donated to thousands of nonprofits over his lifetime under a fictitious name. In 2018, Robert was recognized as one of The 100 Visionary Leaders leading us towards a better world by Real Leaders Magazine and he was inducted as a member of Evolutionary Leaders.

JP Parker

Disruption Technologies for Dignity

JP Parker

Disruption Technologies for Dignity

JP is a futurist and change maker, drawing on her extensive experience as a consultant and mentor in high tech and entrepreneurship. She specializes in creating vision and framing strategy for collaborative platforms aimed at delivering wide-scale social benefit.

Gregory Wendt

Living Economy

Gregory Wendt

Living Economy

Since I first discovered the notion of sustainable development in the late 80's I've been passionate about applying my gifts in fields of economics, business and sustainable and responsible investing. As Senior Wealth Advisor I currently head the west coast effort of StakeHolders Capital, a boutique registered investment advisory firm specializing in Impact Investing and Wealth Management. In 2015 I co-founded Living Economy Advisors to architect novel financial intermediation strategies and create whole systems solutions for institutional investors, entrepreneur ecosystems and regional economies.

Since 1991 I've worked as a financial advisor, economist and Certified Financial Planner. I enjoy serving families to align their wealth through investments that reflect their priorities and concerns for a better world. I built my expertise at Smith Barney, Dabney/Reznick (now Imperial Capital), UBS, Prudential Securities and EP Wealth Advisors. I founded two non-profits Green Business Networking and Green Economy Think Tank.

I'm co-chair the Capital Action Team for the California Economic Summit and contributed to the California Financial Opportunities Roundtable, a select group of experts convened by the San Francisco Fed and the Obama Administration to increase Impact Investing in California(see details below).

I contributed to the book "Creating Good Work: The World's Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy." I speak regularly at conferences and I've appeared on "Business Rockstars" on KFWB Radio, “Living with Ed” on HGTV and in print, Business Ethics, Variety, LA Times, Financial Planning, and Yogi Times.

I'm native to So Cal, and live in Santa Monica since 1983. I enjoy gourmet organic cooking for friends, hiking, swimming, biking, reading, writing, camping, photography, rare aged teas, meditation, yoga and surfing. My aim is to carry my passion for personal development and joy of living into every moment.

Toni Lane

Digital currency and Block Chain

Toni Lane

Digital currency and Block Chain

Toni Lane is an artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry who has been affectionately entitled, “The Joan of Arc of Blockchain” and “Young Star of Bitcoin” by her peers and various publications.
Notably, Casserly is working on creating competitive marketplaces for governance using Bitnation. As a humanitarian, Toni Lane used Bitcoin as a tool for direct response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.
Miss Lane spends the majority of her time building new models of peaceful, creation based civilizations while serving as an advisor and/or board member to companies, funds and private wealth including SingularityU, the United Nations, Institute for the Future, Bosch, Cisco and beyond.
In other worlds, Toni Lane is a recording artist and the founder of the “immateralism” (post art) movement where she uses consciousness as a medium.

Olivia Parr-Rud

MS LOVE. Make It Your Business

Olivia Parr-Rud

MS LOVE. Make It Your Business

Olivia is a global thought leader, data scientist, award-winning and best-selling
author, corporate love activist, and self-love advocate. Her unique approach to
business success draws on her passion for data science, holistic leadership, and
personal growth. While conducting research for her technical books, she unveiled
the missing link to running a successful business in the 21 st century. Love! Her
most recent book, LOVE@WORK, The Essential Guide to a Life of Inspired
Purpose, tracks her personal story of healing as she navigated the corporate
world with an open heart. Olivia has a BA in Mathematics, an MS in Statistics.
Clients include Cisco, Walmart, Wells Fargo, State Farm, HP, IBM, SAS, Xerox,
Nationwide, Liberty Mutual, HSBC, Fleet Bank, and Clorox.

Environment

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Dignity for Water, Resurrecting Water Tables

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Dignity for Water, Resurrecting Water Tables

Dr. Singh, a Stockholm Water Prize recipient, is better known as “Jal Purush” or “Water Man.” He is a water conservationist from Rajasthan, India, whose pioneering efforts in water harvesting and management have led to the revival of five rivers and brought water to over 1,000 villages in Rajasthan. He and his NGO workers use methods including johad, storage tanks, dams, and other simple and revolutionary ideas to use water.

Linda Gray

Eco Luxury

Linda Gray

Eco Luxury

Linda Gray is an American actress and director best known for playing Sue Ellen Ewing in the eighties soap Dallas. She has also been involved in various philanthropic causes over the past several years. From 1997 to 2007, she served as an American Goodwill Ambassador, travelling worldwide to discuss a variety of issues affecting women. She has also worked with AIDS/Life Cycle and Meals on Wheels, among other organizations.

Radhanath Swami

Eco Living

Radhanath Swami

Eco Living

Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin and a teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as the Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions while focusing on the shared essence which unites spiritual paths.

Dr. Snehal Dhonde

Regenerating River & Water Bodies

Dr. Snehal Dhonde

Regenerating River & Water Bodies

Dr. Dhonde is known as a Jalnayak or “water hero” because of her work in the field of biodiversity, water conservation, and water rehabilitation. Her institution is the only organization in India registered with World Water Council. She is an Honorable Chief Research Officer at Govardhan Ecovillage in Palghar, a model sustainable village, and is Chief Convener at the Jalbiradari Ganga River Mission resolving erosion, siltation issues, and rehabilitation of displaced populations.

Mitali Kakkar

Ocean Ethics

Mitali Kakkar

Ocean Ethics

Mitali is the founder of Reef Watch Marine Conservation and a member of the governing body of the Wildlife Institute of India. She is also a member of the advisory board at Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd., and a director with Genesis Film Productions. She has documented slides and films on coral reefs and marine life, and shares her knowledge and passion on environmental awareness and conservation.

Brook and Rose Levan

The Soil Revolution - Build Soil or Die!

Brook and Rose Levan

The Soil Revolution - Build Soil or Die!

Brook Levan
Brook Levan is a certified permaculture designer, consultant, and an alumnus of the Institute for Social Ecology. He has consulted, practiced and taught sustainable design, green building, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, wetland creation, and art and design. He sits on the National Advisory Board of Solar Energy International, and his work has taken him across Africa, Asia and north and central America.

Rose Levan
Rose Levan was the art director at Sandven Advertising, and is now the founder and director of Cultural Arts Together, an education outreach program of The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. As a mentor and educator, Rose has worked with children in the BOCES program, New York and COMPASS Mentor/Apprenticeship Program, Woody Creek, CO.

Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky

Carbon Mining/ Existential Threat

Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky

Carbon Mining/ Existential Threat

Dr. Chichilnisky is CEO and Co-Founder of Global Thermostat, a company that has created a “Carbon Negative Technology”™ that captures CO2 from air and transforms it into profitable assets such as biofuels, food, beverages. and enhanced oil recovery. Dr. Chichilnisky is the co-inventor of Global Thermostat’s carbon capture technology and co-owns the patents to this ground-breaking technology.

Mr. Jarvis Smith

Conscious Consumerism - a revolution for now!

Mr. Jarvis Smith

Conscious Consumerism - a revolution for now!

Jarvis Smith is the media owner of MyGreenPod, the UK’s largest ethical lifestyle magazine, and the founder of the P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) awards. He is also a singer/songwriter with The Phoenix Rose and has formed long-term partnerships with the world’s leading ethical and sustainable companies, including Triodos Bank, Octopus Energy, and Mitsubishi Ecodan. Jarvis has studied yoga, sound healing, and energy with a shaman for more than a decade, and has taken council with some of Earth's most influential spiritual leaders. His current project is focused on “Spirited Business” and ways to include the spiritual aspects of ourselves for a higher and more effective purpose.

Manari Ushigua

Floating Rivers, the key to survival

Manari Ushigua

Floating Rivers, the key to survival

Manari is a traditional healer and leader (the akameno) of the Sápara Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon. After inheriting leadership of the nation from his father, Manari chose to connect the Sápara in the rainforest with the outside world. They have now been recognized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE), and received recognition from UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley

Dignity for Climate Change

The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley

Dignity for Climate Change

A veteran of the civil rights movement, the Dr. Durley has been pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta for 25 years, and is deeply involved in interfaith work. He has also been active in climate change discussions, appearing in the film The Great Warming, participating in the Climate Leadership Retreat at the Garrison, and testifying before the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mike Melandres

Mike Melandres

Resurrecting Topsoil

Greg Reitman

Dignity for the Oceans

Greg Reitman

Dignity for the Oceans

Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, executive producer, writer, author, activist, public speaker who combines an impressive background in film production, distribution, finance, alternative energy, marketing, business, and technology. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.

Ethics

Dr. Anita Sanchez

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Dr. Anita Sanchez

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Dr. Sanchez is a published author, consultant, trainer and executive coach who has worked with tens of thousands of global leaders and teams around the world. She specializes in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture, and promoting positive change in our world. With four decades of experience coaching and training executives and their teams in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, governmental groups, and non-governmental agencies, Dr. Sanchez is an established leader in global organizational change initiatives.

Phil Lane Jr.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Phil Lane Jr.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. He is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. Over the last 50 years, Chief Lane has worked with indigenous people from the Americas, Micronesia, Southeast Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa.

Dr. Nina Meyerhof

Living Ethics

Dr. Nina Meyerhof

Living Ethics

Dr. Nina Meyerhof advocates for children and youth. She holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, Masters of Arts degrees in Special Education and Counselling, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology. She is recognized as an innovative educator committed to global responsibility through authentic learning.

Domen Kocevar

Living Ethics

Domen Kocevar

Living Ethics

Domen is the founder and director of Medical Center Paracelsus, a teacher of sociology and theology and is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis on the subject of “One Humanity.” Donen is a member of the oldest New Age group in Slovenia, nurturing ancient wisdom in its widest form. He has helped spiritual groups and traditions to find light, and is fostering synthesis, group work and inclusivity.

Experiences

Yogi Cameron

Awaken the Yogi Within

Yogi Cameron

Awaken the Yogi Within

A former top fashion model, Yogi Cameron is now a Yoga, meditation, and ayurveda guru. He has written several books on health, healing and happiness, and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, among others. He runs a number of retreats and programs focused on Yoga, meditation and healing.

Mynoo Maryel

Clearing the Blocks

Mynoo Maryel

Clearing the Blocks

Formerly a high-flying executive and pragmatic serial entrepreneur in Europe, Asia and Australia, beginning in 2010 Mynoo Maryel (fka Mynoo Blackbyrn) experienced a series of spiritual awakenings and connected with the true mission of her soul.

She entered periods of silence, during which what she now calls “downloads” — profound wisdom about restoring miracles, childlike wonder and sublime well-being to our lives — were revealed to her. She then undertook for herself what has now become The Journey Into Miracles. She actively applied the received wisdom to her own life and transformed, almost beyond recognition. Her own inner guidance has become her guru and guidestar, and her Journeys, for herself and with others, have been expanding ever since.

Mynoo is now the founder and visionary for The PoEM Foundation (PoEM=Palace of Extraordinary Miracles), a movement dedicated to making miracles the new norm. The PoEM’s initiatives include transformational media, vitality and wellness programming, lifestyle products and services and eco-luxury resort and retreat development.

It is Mynoo’s great joy to share what she has learned with the world, inspiring others to discover and refine their own inner guidance and trust that it is their best teacher ever, the “guru” they have long been waiting for. That trust in turn opens the way to a life full of miracles — those beautiful and awe-inspiring experiences that make our hearts sing, fill us with gratitude, and bring us truly alive.

Gurutej Khalsa

The blessings Center

Gurutej Khalsa

The blessings Center

For over 40+ years, Gurutej has been living her destiny and continues to awaken the spirit of all she touches. As one of Yogi Bhajan’s original students, Gurutej emerged as a founding practitioner of Kundalini. Through his instruction and spiritual guidance, Gurutej is now considered a foremost authority on Kundalini Yoga and internationally recognized as one of a handful of Kundalini Yoga Masters.

As a prolific writer, Gurutej is an author to 3 popular books including: A Slice of the Beloved: Connection for Relationships, The Moon She Rocks You: Revealing the Secrets of Women’s Inner Emotions, and, The 13th Month: How to Get an Extra 29 Days Each Year. She has also developed transformative powerful online courses: The Moon She Rocks You, Empower Your Essence, and I Am Empowered.

She has worked with many businesses including, Michael Starr, Disney heads, Big Buddha Babba, Urgent Care Centers, Khalsa Mcbreaty Accounting and many more.

When not traveling the world and teaching, Gurutej can be found at The Blessings Center in the Beverly Hills area. You can also enjoy her blog or suite of online books, programs, classes or products at http://gurutej.com

Indigenous Elders

Indigenous Elders

Wisdom in Ceremonies

Alenka Slavinec

Artist

Alenka Slavinec

Artist

Alenka Slavinec is world renewed photographer, artist, spiritualist, SILIAMMM sound crystal energy reiki healer, cultural leader, environmentalist, philanthropist and entrepreneur.
Alenka was born 1977 in Slovenians oldest town Ptuj, Studied Social science Marketing and Marketing communication Ljubljana University FDV, masters New York Film Academy NYFA and traveled more then 70 countries and lived in USA, UK, Kuwait, Dubai, China, Serbia, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Austria, Australia.

Health

Dr. Ulrich G. Randall

Pain Relief with Dignity

Dr. Ulrich G. Randall

Pain Relief with Dignity

Dr. Randall is a medical doctor, researcher, author, lecturer, and director of the Dr. Randoll Institut in Munich, Germany. He is also the creator of Matrix Rhythm Therapy, a way of maintaining health and supporting the healing of muscular-skeletal problems. He has trained more than 3,000 therapists in the process, which builds on the natural vibrations of living cells.

Kimchi Moyer

Resonance for Health

Kimchi Moyer

Resonance for Health

Kimchi is the founder of the Resopathy Institute, a clinic that uses resonance and advanced biofeedback technology to bring a body back into harmony. Over 25 years, she has collected patterns of diseased living organisms, and expanded Hans Reckeweg’s “Six Phases of Homotoxicology” into the “Eight Phases of Health,” enabling medical practitioners to better identify their patients’ health phases. Kimchi's data-driven algorithms allow her to converse with what she calls the "intelligence" of the organism.

Dr. Gerry Curatola

Mouth Body Connection

Dr. Gerry Curatola

Mouth Body Connection

Dr. Curatola is a biologic restorative dentist with more than 35 years of clinical practice experience. He studied neuroscience at Colgate University and attended dental school at the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry where he now serves as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. As a pioneer in the biologic approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the mid-1980’s, Dr. Curatola consulted in the research and development of many of the biocompatible restorative materials used today.

Dr. Zach Bush

Microbiome and Gut Resurrection

Dr. Zach Bush

Microbiome and Gut Resurrection

Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up- shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large.

Mr. Rasmus Gaupp-Berghausen

Conscious Water, Resonating Heart

Mr. Rasmus Gaupp-Berghausen

Conscious Water, Resonating Heart

Rasmus is a developer and researcher of new technologies related to sound and colored light. Working with Dr. Masaru Emoto, he opened the Hado Life Laboratory, where he examines ice crystals at -20°C. In recent years, Rasmus’s work has focused on translating the body’s frequencies into sound and light, based on heart rate variability. His approach has been used by general practitioners, hospitals, natural health practitioners, hypnotists, life coaches, and others to promote self-healing.

Wanny Winsloe

Full Spectrum Wellbeing

Wanny Winsloe

Full Spectrum Wellbeing

Wanny is a trainer of body psychotherapy, quantum biofeedback and holistic nutritional medicine, and a couples therapist in systemic family constellations. Using dance, sound, and energy healing, she explores the root cause of health issues and leads workshops on personal development, healing and reversing illnesses using natural and spiritual methods. When Wanny’s father and sister were both diagnosed with cancer within months of each other, she helped and supported them through nutritional and alternative medicine, despite disapproval from some hospital staff. Both recovered completely.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Dr. Cousens is a bestselling author, a holistic physician, homeopath, psychiatrist, family therapist, ayurvedic practitioner and Chinese herbalist. He is also a leading diabetes researcher, ecological leader, spiritual master, founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Tree of Life Center US, and one of the leading world’s top live-food vegan medical doctors.

Joanie Klar

Dignity in Health : Connecting the Dots

Joanie Klar

Dignity in Health : Connecting the Dots

Dynamic Activist, Joanie Klar, is a visionary social architect, media producer, and public speaker who has lived on four continents and in many tribal cultures for more than half of her life. Working in educational and community development programs and policy forums she has been part of launching sustainable initiatives that use industrial and agricultural wastes to create useful new products, jobs and cash flow while improving environmental conditions. Currently, as a Partner-co founder in the Poem Foundation, Poem Media and Poem Resorts she is working to build full-spectrum Wellness Centers connecting the dots between human and environmental full spectrum wellness in various global locations.

Kelly Gallagher

Doctors Who Rock

Kelly Gallagher

Doctors Who Rock

is an Award winning Filmmaker, Strategist, Writer, International Health Speaker/ Researcher and Patient Advocate. As a 5x cancer survivor powered by her 6th pacemaker and an aortic pig valve, Gallagher has real life experience in the health, wellness, treatment, recovery and survival departments of the medical system. She has navigated both conventional and alternative wellness protocols for over 30 years succeeding with what she calls “Merge Medicine”. She got well by controlling variables; mainly food, thoughts and toxins....the parts of her treatment that she could. “Those parts add up and take pressure off the ailing immune system. “It all makes sense.” says Gallagher. Having been given a one-year death sentence 21 years ago, this former NBC Executive considers every day of her life a blessing as she lobbies for non-toxic health treatments at the FDA, CDC, UN, WHO & around the globe.
Gallagher, a paradigm shifter, freedom fighter and modern day superhero believes the key to the future of wellness will pivot when we reward consumers for personal responsibility and penalize products that damage health of populations putting accountability back to the manufacturers. “Focusing on organic health education classes for early childhood students and personal responsibility/choice management classes for adults are paths to positive change and better health outcomes,” says Gallagher as she has always been on the go and involved in world changing missions from large-scale concert production to mission oriented work in the former Soviet Union. Her ultimate goal is to wake up the world to the possibility of perfect health starting with your mouth. Gallagher is the Creator and Producer of the Doctors Who Rock Awards, Get Your Life Back Now and the feature film Charlie’s Christmas Wish premiering Christmas 2018. She is also an avid documentarian with a massive library of historical footage. She is most recently the Co-Producer of the controversial film VAXXED; From Cover Up to Catastrophe, and a Director/Producer of the upcoming film entitled, DRILLED; a heavy metal mis-adventure about a dental cover up of epic proportions.
FREQUENT SEPEAKER AT CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO, HEALTH FREEDOM, BIOREGENESIS, ACIM.

Dr. Dave Jensen

Dignity in Sports

Dr. Dave Jensen

Dignity in Sports

Dr. Jensen received his chiropractic undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota with a focus on physiology and anatomy. While at the University, he practiced chiropractic care for over three years in the world famous Mayo Clinic Minneapolis Research Department. Since the early years he has been interested in the combination of technology in modern medicine and the old world medical arts.Since spirituality was a central focus on his chiropractic education, Parker University in Dallas, Texas was his chiropractic education. While in Dallas, he worked with many different athletes ranging from Pro Football, Volleyball, as well as many Olympic athletes. This well rounded combination of athletes taught him how to appropriately mix the best of medicine with chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy methods to accelerate the healing of the human body. Dr Jensen is a doctor to over 20000 athletes in the US in different sports and 30 USA Olympic champions.

Honorees

The following people will be honored at the World Dignity Forum. Some will attend in person; others will accept the honor but will not attend.

Dadi Janaki

Dadi Janaki

Dadi Janaki, 103-year-old leader of the Brahma Kumaris, who has dedicated her life to the upliftment of humanity. She has brought forward a fresh form of leadership that integrates the divine feminine with the sacred masculine and propagates the culture of resilience, respect, and collaboration with each other and with nature.

Ted Turner

Ted Turner

Ted Turner for putting his money, passion, action, and engagement forward, consistently making a difference to the environment, wildlife, water resources, and to humanity in an understated way and always with dignity.

President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter

President Carter, a universal role model in pursuit of making lives count. His diligent, resilient, and fearless leadership as a statesman and hands-on-implementer through the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity is unparalleled.

Manari Ushigua

Manari Ushigua

Manari Ushigua has been selected for his courageous, heart-centered and spiritual leadership in the permanent preservation of the lands, peoples, and cultures of the sacred headwaters of the Amazon.

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Dr. Rajendra Singh for his work on water regeneration. His holistic solution for water not only restores water tables, it also regenerates communities, animals, rivers, and the economic ecosystem of the regions.

Dr. Snehal Dhonde

Dr. Snehal Dhonde

Dr. Snehal Dhonde for her leadership in river regeneration by mobilizing youths and education.

Indigenous Elders

Dr. Apela Colorado Oneida

Dr. Apela Colorado Oneida

Apela has dedicated her life’s work to bridge Western thought and indigenous worldviews. As a Ford Fellow, Dr. Colorado studied for her doctorate at both Harvard and Brandeis Universities and received her Ph.D. from
Brandeis in Social Policy in 1982. She founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN) in 1989 to
foster the revitalization, growth and worldwide exchange of traditional knowledge and to safeguard the lives
and work of the world’s endangered traditional culture practitioners. In 1997, Dr. Colorado was one of twelve
women chosen from 52 countries by the State of the World Forum (www.worldforum.org) to be honored for her role as a woman leader. Dr. Colorado founded the first doctoral program in traditional knowledge (Indigenous Mind) at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has authored numerous articles including several in peer reviewed journals and is the author of Woman between the Worlds (2017).

Lys Kruiper

Elder Khomani San Busmen, Kalahari region of South Africa

Lys Kruiper

Elder Khomani San Busmen, Kalahari region of South Africa

Lys Kruiper, Elder Khomani San Busmen, Kalahari region of South Africa. Her translator is Nanette Fleming, South Africa.

Lys Kruiper, Khomani San Bushmen, lives in the Kalahari region of South Africa. She speaks the traditional Nama language and Afrikaans. Lys is a healer doing traditional energy massage using the n/um energy and going into the !Kia trance state..

Kokomon Clottey

Elder Ga-Adagbe Tribe, Ghana, West Africa

Kokomon Clottey

Elder Ga-Adagbe Tribe, Ghana, West Africa

Educator, author, master musician, record producer and peace worker originally from Ghana, West Africa, Kokomon is internationally known for the programs he and his wife, Aeeshah Clottey, have developed to help people heal from the effects of racism. Mindful Drumming is a unique meditative practice that Kokomon innovated and currently teaches at the Attitudinal Healing Connection in Oakland, California. People from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds.
practice Mindful Drumming as an effective tool for finding joy, achieving personal peace, creating harmony between people and building community. Kokomon received his musical training from master musicians in Ghana, West Africa, the Royal Schools of Music Workshop in London; he sings, plays a wide range of musical instruments and composes his own songs. The Ga society of Ghana is rich with ancient codes of conduct, deep spiritual beliefs and awesome rituals of power. Kokomon now lives in Oakland, California. An interpreter of his tribe’s indigenous wisdom and rituals, Kokomon is a bridge between cultures around the world. www.kokomon.us

Manari Ushigua

Emissary and Guardian of the Sapara Nation of Ecuador

Manari Ushigua

Emissary and Guardian of the Sapara Nation of Ecuador

Manari is a traditional healer and leader (the akameno) of the Sápara Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon. After inheriting leadership of the nation from his father, Manari chose to connect the Sápara in the rainforest with the outside world. They have now been recognized by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE), and received recognition from UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

Belen Paez

Director of Fundacion Pachamama

Belen Paez

Director of Fundacion Pachamama

Meet Belen Paez, director of Fundacion Pachamama, Ecuador, and translator for Manari Ushigua. She works with indigenous leaders in the Sacred Headwaters of Amazonia in Ecuador and Peru.

Kumu Sabra Kauka

Hawaiian Elder, Educator, Historian, Activist

Kumu Sabra Kauka

Hawaiian Elder, Educator, Historian, Activist

Twenty years as a free-lance photojournalist working for publications such as Time, Life andNationalGeographic. Hawaiian Studies Kumu of Island School on Kaua‘i, Kumu Hula of Na Pua O Kamaile, Kaua‘ coordinator for the Department of Education’s Hawaiian Studies Kupuna Program, Kumu Kapa on Kaua‘i who has taught many hundreds of students & team members of the Kulia i Ka Nu‘u Project at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Founding member and Past-President ofNa PaliCoast Ohana, a grassroots non-profitfoundation dedicated to the preservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Nāpali Coast State Park, Kaua‘i Hawai‘i. Emau‘ana ke o ka ‘aina i na, hanauna o kawa mamua. “Preserving the life of the land for future generations.” The work at Nualolo Kai by the combined efforts of the Ohana, DLNR and State Parks is considered one of the most successful curatorship programs in Hawai‘i. She serves on the Garden Island Resource Conservation and Development board and has worked tirelessly for years to restore and preserve culturally significant sites.

J.Carlos Rivera

Executive Director at White Bison, Inc.

J.Carlos Rivera

Executive Director at White Bison, Inc.

J.Carlos Rivera is the Executive Director at White Bison, Inc. located in Colorado Springs, CO. Carlos is an enrolled tribal member with the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians and is also of Mexican descent. Carlos resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his family. Carlos, CADC-II, received his degree in Chemical Dependency Studies at the American River College. He served as a substance abuse treatment provider for 10-years at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. He continues to make a difference in Native Tribal communities serving as key leader for White Bison. In his role he oversees daily operations and is also passionate about developing new curriculum to better meet the needs of Native American/Alaska Native communities. Carlos has faced many adversities in his life that have ultimately guided him to build resiliency, discipline and a sense of direction in his life. Carlos grew up without a father or mother figure and became a ward of the court at age 13, resulting in him spending most of his adolescent years in treatment programs, group homes and Youth Authorities. Through the process of treatment and recovery Carlos found a greater purpose in life which inspired and motivated him to establish a healthy foundation for his family. www.WhiteBison.org

Carol Pettersen

Menang/Ngadju Elder of the Noongar Nation, Western Australia

Carol Pettersen

Menang/Ngadju Elder of the Noongar Nation, Western Australia

Carol Petterson is a Menang/Ngadu woman of the Noonga Nation, from the south-east coast of Western Australia. She has lived and worked in Albany for most of her life, and is well-known throughout the Australian nation as a tireless worker for her people. She has been very active in Indigenous affairs for over 40 years and describes herself as a Social Justice Campaigner and a Philanthropist.
Carol was a principal adviser to the Premier of Western Australia on women´s issues and has been appointed to many state and Commonwealth committees and boards covering issues such as Indigenous health, welfare, education and training. Currently as an Advisor to Western Austral Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, as well as a Congress Member to WA Attorney General. Aunty Carol is passionate about the education of children and reconnection to culture and the land. She is very passionate, committed and dedicated about Aboriginal education and has been involved in local primary schools doing cross-cultural workshops and liaising with teachers, parents and students to access the best possible opportunities for Noongar youth for many years. Carol has helped to establish an outdoor learning centre encouraging and supporting young people to embrace and be proud of their Aboriginality. Family has always been an important focus for Carol. She is the third of 18 children and one of 10 girls. Carol says she helped raise her younger siblings from the age of eight and learnt from that early start to become a leader to make do and coordinate with meagre resources.

She recently co-presented a Paper at the International Ethnobiology Conference in Montreal in Canada and was the winner of the International Indigenous Award. Carol is also a writer and has written several books of Noongar stories for educational resources as well as being a traditional story -teller.

Mona Pollacca

Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder - Dignity in Women

Mona Pollacca

Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder - Dignity in Women

Mona is a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder. She has a master’s degree in social work, and was recently chosen as a member of the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. She serves on several United Nations committees on issues concerning indigenous peoples, and is a featured author, speaker and educator on indigenous peoples’ human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence.

Atarangi Muru

Maori, New Zealand

Atarangi Muru

Maori, New Zealand

Atarangi's name translates as ata (dawn) and rangi (light) and she is considered one of the most respected and influential healers of New Zealand. She has been exposed to the Maori healing arts from early childhood on and is affiliated to the Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa tribes. She was raised in the remote coastal community of Ahipara (in the North of Auckland). In oral tradition, Atarangi has been taught by her mothers, grandparents and aunties as well as by other healers like Papa Joe Delamere in ancestral medicine and protocols with body work. Her work and spiritual focus is to a large degree with women. When ripening women’s bodies and minds do this from high empowerment, women’s inner creativity renews and expands. Atarangi is a master at supporting people to reach their potential using various methods including song. Singing helps to change the cells and the memory it holds on to.

Phil Lane Jr.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Phil Lane Jr.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. He is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. Over the last 50 years, Chief Lane has worked with indigenous people from the Americas, Micronesia, Southeast Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa.

Alexis Bunten

Aleut/Yup’ik

Alexis Bunten

Aleut/Yup’ik

Alexis Bunten, (Aleut/Yup’ik) has served as a manager, consultant and applied researcher for Indigenous, social and environmental programming for over 15 years. After receiving a BA in Art History at Dartmouth College, Alexis returned to Alaska, where she worked at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center in programming. Subsequently, Alexis earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at UCLA, and has served as the Project Ethnographer for the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project, and as a Senior Researcher at the FrameWorks Institute. Alexis is an accomplished researcher, writer, media-maker, and curriculum developer. She has published widely about Indigenous and environmental issues, with articles in American Indian Quarterly, the Journal of Museum Education and American Ethnologist. Her 2015 book, “So, how long have you been Native?” Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide” won the Alaska Library Association Award for its originality, and depth. In addition to writing, Alexis has contributed to several Indigenous-themed productions, including co-producing and writing the script for a documentary nominated for the Native American Film Awards. Alexis has developed educational material for both formal and informal learning environments including university level-courses as well as lifelong learner curriculum. Alexis co-leads the Indigeneity program at Bioneers organization.

Mamo Lorenzo Izquierdo Arroyo

Kogi spiritual leader, Colombia

Mamo Lorenzo Izquierdo Arroyo

Kogi spiritual leader, Colombia

The Mamo are the spiritual priests of the Kogi trained in darkness by living in caves for first 9 to 18 years. They are trained in the dark to tune into“into “aluna” the Great Mother who creates all things. They are direct descendants of the Tairona culture which pre-dates the Inca and Mayan Cultures. The Kogi believe Aluna, The Great Mother creator, is the force behind all of nature. The Kogi understand the Earth to be a living being and see humanity as its children. They say our actions of exploitation, devastation and plundering for resources are
weakening The Great Mother and can lead to our destruction. They believe their region is The Heart of the World and they are the Elder Brothers who care for it. They believe civilization was created by Younger Brothers who were sent away from The Heart of the World long ago. Their address will be to their younger brothers and sisters.

Dr. Anita Sanchez

Azteca and Mexican American

Dr. Anita Sanchez

Azteca and Mexican American

Dr. Sanchez is a published author, consultant, trainer and executive coach who has worked with tens of thousands of global leaders and teams around the world. She specializes in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture, and promoting positive change in our world. With four decades of experience coaching and training executives and their teams in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, governmental groups, and non-governmental agencies, Dr. Sanchez is an established leader in global organizational change initiatives.

Mahinanani Laughlin

Hawaiian Elder

Mahinanani Laughlin

Hawaiian Elder

Mahina is a young indigenous Hawaiian elder who has a strong, loving voice for Hawaiian tradition and spiritual teachings. She shares her knowledge readily through various schools and organizations. Mahina, taught by her parents, grandparents and Hawaiian Kumus, is an interpreter of her tribe’s indigenous wisdom. She is experienced in being a beautiful bridge between cultures around the world. Also, Mahina is an entrepreneur designing radiant, traditional jewelry of pearls.

Leadership

Dr. Sister Jenna

Leading with Dignity

Dr. Sister Jenna

Leading with Dignity

Sister Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio host, TV personality, renowned speaker, and founder of the Meditation Museum I & II in metropolitan Washington, DC. Sister Jenna has traveled to more than 80 countries to provide practical life tools and solutions that empower people to foster and build stronger relationships. She has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies on a number of key issues and is the recipient of awards including the President’s Lifetime National Community Service Award, the Every Day Hero Award, and the Friendship Archway Awards.

Dr. Donna Hicks

Leadership with Dignity

Dr. Donna Hicks

Leadership with Dignity

Dr. Hicks worked extensively on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as a third party in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts. In addition to her work in the Middle East, Dr. Hicks founded and co-directed a ten-year project in Sri Lanka which brought the Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim communities together for dialogue. She has also been actively involved in conflict resolution in Colombia where she was invited to give workshops and lectures. For several years, she was involved in a project to improve relations between the US and Cuba.

Sister Jayanti

Leading with Dignity

Sister Jayanti

Leading with Dignity

Sister Jayanti is the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, with over 40 years of experience of Raja Yoga meditation and its practical application in daily life. Her gentle voice and profound insights on spiritual solutions to everyday problems have touched the hearts of thousands around the world.
Sister Jayanti has made her life into a tireless work for peace and women´s rights. She bridges Eastern wisdom and Western education. In her speeches Sister Jayanti tells about how to live a spiritual life in a complex world through meditation and God´s Healing Power of Love. For more than 30 years, Sister Jayanti has travelled widely as a speaker, broadcaster and emissary for peace. She has co-ordinated several projects in connection with Women, Development, the Environment and Youth.

Kiran Mani

Leading with Dignity

Kiran Mani

Leading with Dignity

General Manager, Entrepreneur, Advisor and Board Member with 21+ years experience in setting up new businesses and scaling operations for multi-billion-dollar business units. Board Member of the non-profit organization BCT, and a Board Advisor for Deliver Track, a VSS tech solutions company.

A Qualified Chartered Financial Analyst and a Post Graduate in Business Administration. Currently, Manage Director for Google’s retail sector. Prior experience includes setting up & scaling Google’s advertising partnership with its top 30 global clients, leading Google India's sales teams, bootstrapping a start-up, revamping Microsoft’s OEM marketing / sales in India and heading Marketing for IBM’s hardware division in Asia Pacific.

Kelly Kester

Yes! Ventures

Kelly Kester

Yes! Ventures

Kelly Kester, Managing Director of Yes!Ventures Inc, has for many years provided nonprofit organizations with expert project development and proposal writing services, fund development consultation, board training and effective communications. Kelly designed well-positioned, powerfully presented and fundable projects with YES! Ventures’ clients that catalyzed over $80 million in grants and contracts.She has served on numerous NGO boards in the Los Angeles area.

Adam Pattantyus

Yes! Ventures

Adam Pattantyus

Yes! Ventures

As Managing Director, Adam brings large-scale social enterprise change platforms and business model thinking to Yes! Ventures. Over the course of his career, Adam has led and managed large-scale programs for Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed startups and nonprofits. For the past 25 years, he has focused on large-scale projects, impactful products and leading-edge services that positively impact business, society and the environment. He served as a US Army Officer in Germany in the 1980s. He was a founding Board member of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, and served as a board member, advisor and treasurer for several non-profits.

LGBTQ

Amit V. Mahtaney

Amit V. Mahtaney

A graduate of Duke University with a major in Theatre Studies, Amit Returned to India in 2005 and launched a real estate development company, The Flying Elephant Corp. With his theatrical background, Amit is the driving force behind the creative and design direction for all TFE Corp’s projects, including The Park Hyatt Chennai with it’s groundbreaking culinary experience – The Flying Elephant. Since then, he has taken on a leadership role in his family business, manufacturing apparel for Global Brands in multiple countries. Based out of Amman, Jordan, Amit has embraced his role as an Ambassador for Human Dignity, speaking out or LGBTQ+ empowerment and mainstreaming in South India, his home base.

Mohnish Malhotra

Allowance of Difference

Mohnish Malhotra

Allowance of Difference

Mohnish Malhotra is an LGBTQI activist in India. Since 2007 he has been closely associated with Delhi Queer Pride Movement, the creation of safe spaces for the LGBTQI community, and the battle against section 377 to decriminalise homosexuality in India. He is also a young entrepreneur working in public relations and brand-building.

Performances

Michel Pascal

Medicine Concert

Michel Pascal

Medicine Concert

Meditation leader Michel Pascal spent fifteen years at the Kopan monastery in the Himalayas studying under his mentor, the late Buddhist master Chepa Dorje Rinpoche, the last descendant of Marpa. As well as promoting meditation, Michel is also a transformational meditation singer. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, using his voice and guided visualizations to create a deep healing experience.

Deepak

Tribute to Gandhi's 150 birth anniversary

Deepak

Tribute to Gandhi's 150 birth anniversary

Deepak Ramapriyan, also known as “The Other Deepak”, is a virtuoso singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, dancer and record producer known for evoking extraordinary experiences in listeners of all kinds. Classically trained in violin since age 4, Deepak lends his immense talent to elicit a remarkable range of emotion, from soul-centered meditative bliss to ecstatic jubilation, inspiring his listeners to go beyond the ordinary and access transcendent states of joy and spiritual communion. He is the lead singer and violinist for the pop/rock/electronic group Robot Nature, the indie-rock band The BOLT, and the world sacred music band Breath of Life Tribe, and has played with great talents such as India.Arie, Rihanna, Jason Mraz and many others, as well as recently co-starring on the television show “Modern Family” as well as the film “Bleeding Heart” starring Jessica Biel, both released in 2014.

Myron McKinley

Medicine Concert

Myron McKinley

Medicine Concert

Myron McKinley is the music director and keyboardist of the legendary R&B jazz funk group “Earth, Wind and Fire. The group has won a record seven Grammy Awards including the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2016. McKinley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and began studying jazz and classical piano at the age of three. He has worked with stars including Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, and Whitney Houston.
Clytie Lane

Clytie Lane

Inauguration Bhakti Choir

Reuben Langdon

Actor and Stuntman

Reuben Langdon

Actor and Stuntman

At a young age Reuben began his career in Japan as a series regular acting in the Japanese superhero TV series B- Fighter Kabuto. He later relocated to Hong Kong to work alongside the most recognizable names in action, including Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. Eventually he made his way to Hollywood and worked regularly as an actor and stuntman on the international hit show The Power Rangers. He also made appearances in several big blockbuster films Charlie’s Angels, Spider Man 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Steve Copeland

Movie Producer, Philanthropist

Steve Copeland

Movie Producer, Philanthropist

In addition to real estate, Steve have 20-years experience as a both an event promoter and movie producer. He is an artist, traveler, aspiring pilot, and have a great love for anything outdoors. He is passionate about animal welfare, philanthropy, and passing on a better world to future generations

Women & Children

Pat Mitchell

Dignity in Women

Pat Mitchell

Dignity in Women

Pat Mitchell was the first woman president and CEO of PBS. She is also the former president of CNN Productions, where documentaries and specials that she produced garnered 35 Emmy Awards and five Peabody Awards. She most recently served as president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media where she is now a senior advisor. Mitchell advises foundations and corporations on issues of women’s empowerment and leadership development. She is the Chair of the Women’s Media Center and Sundance Institute boards, a founding board member of V-Day, a member of the board of the Acumen Fund, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mitchell partners with the TED organization to co-curate and host a global TEDWomen conference.

Rupa Dash

Dignity in Women

Rupa Dash

Dignity in Women

Rupa is an entertainment entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder and CEO of Dash Global Media, a leading entertainment company in Los Angeles. She is also the CEO of the World Woman Foundation, a global mentorship program for women in film. Rupa has managed multi-million dollar brand and marketing developments, and is an advocate for social entrepreneurship and leadership development for women.

Mona Polacca

Dignity in Women

Mona Polacca

Dignity in Women

Mona is a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder. She has a master’s degree in social work, and was recently chosen as a member of the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. She serves on several United Nations committees on issues concerning indigenous peoples, and is a featured author, speaker and educator on indigenous peoples’ human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence.

David Giller & Helene Abrams

Think Positive World, Dignity in Children

David Giller & Helene Abrams

Think Positive World, Dignity in Children

David Giller is the Founder of the “Think Positive World Global Initiative,” which builds multi-platformed community initiatives that promote positive life-skills and healthy choices. For more than three decades, he has made it his full-time mission to create programs, projects and systems that surround people, worldwide, with positive reinforcements wherever they are throughout each day. Recognized as a “Renaissance Composer of our Time,” David’s highly acclaimed song “I’m A Person” has become an essential tool for children and families, fostering human dignity and respect. He is also the author of “Wisdom Tips for Mastering Your Life.”

Helene Abrams, Founder of the “Think Positive World Global Initiative” has an extensive background in the entertainment industry. Her creative skills as a Producer and Director for numerous media projects has established her as a forerunner in achieving new genres that merge healing and the arts. Helene is an accomplished actress in film, television, radio and theater, and a recognized artist. She is the Author and Illustrator of the “I’m a Person – So Smile” family book, and author of “Love Has No Limits – A Guide to Effective Parenting.”

Connie Huntsman

Recognising Trafficking in action

Connie Huntsman

Recognising Trafficking in action

Constance “Connie” Huntsman is a lawyer in Washington, D.C.. In her work against human trafficking, she has provided legal counsel for human trafficking survivors and trained the USDA, NSA, and activists. Connie’s work focuses on how climate change makes people easy prey for human traffickers by destroying crops, property and livelihoods. She was previously a Program Manager with the United Nations Development Group, UNICEF, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Food Program, and she served as Vice President for the Group on Equal Rights for Women at the UN, ensuring equal rights protection for women UN staff members.

Layla Love

Art Against Trafficking

Layla Love

Art Against Trafficking

Layla Love’s art aims to illuminate our human consciousness. She captures life as a series of adventures and expeditions into the unknown, returning always with a greater sense of what it means to be human. Having been in both foreign prisons and royal palaces she has learned to employ the power of creative force to transcend. Her intention is to illuminate and reveal in the hopes of igniting a spark of activation. After studying journalism and global communications at Richmond International University in London she realized that visual imagery has the greatest impact in our modern communication process., At 21 she began a five year photojournalism tour to war torn and compromised region with a focus on the plight of women. In New York and other cities she brings her experience to gallery walls – leaving the rest to you. Love sees a world where art changes people, and people change the world.

Hasina Kharbhih

Impulse for Human Traffic Victims

Hasina Kharbhih

Impulse for Human Traffic Victims

Hasina has worked towards creating sustainable life-enhancing opportunities and a safe environment for women and children for more than 30 years. To end human trafficking, she helps women to develop skills and become economically self-sufficient. She believes that social entrepreneurship must have a positive socio-economic impact in which growth and progress are measured by the change in values, thought, and action, not profit.

Shridhar Venkat

Food for Education, Dignity in Children

Shridhar Venkat

Food for Education, Dignity in Children

Shridhar Venkat is the CEO of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Bengaluru, India. Akshaya Patra aims to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing a Mid-Day Meal Scheme in India’s schools. Working with the government of India and various state governments, and with support from companies, donors, and well-wishers, the foundation has grown from serving 1,500 children in five schools in 2000 to serving nearly 1.8 million children in more than 14,700 schools today. Before joining Akshaya Patra, Shridhar was Vice President of Sales for Webex Communications.

Judy Julin

Dignity for Children

Judy Julin

Dignity for Children

JUDY JULIN is CEO of WOW Imagined, Inc., an educational 501(c)(3) offering intergenerational community and family enrichment events that are redefining the way the world learns, plays and works together.

A pioneer in developing schools, community learning centers and programs that cultivate the connection between intellectual development, social and emotional growth and physical health, Judy founded the child edu-tainment center CosmiKids in 2003 and was featured alongside Olivia Newton-John in Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success DVD.

In addition to her duties as publisher of InspiredParenting.com magazine, Judy spends her time consulting clients, producing large events and WOW (World of Wonder) multi-age learning labs in the US and abroad which promote social and emotional learning, indigenous wisdom, systems and design thinking, mindfulness, environmental awareness and fun. She is also launching “The Intentional Nanny”, a mindful and self-awareness nanny training and certification program in early 2019.

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