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January 19th 2017:An Uncommon Conversation on Race

Tune into this uncommon conversation starter on race and the opportunities before us during this turning point in America. Co-host, Myra Jackson with a unique set of guests will explore the central question of what might it mean to become fully human in a way that uproots the entrenched culture of cruelty that underlies one of the greatest divides of our time. Joining Myra is prolific author Tim Wise who discuss his latest book, Under the Affluence, Etoy Ridgnal, President of Community Advocacy Partners, a social impact agency that creates social action campaigns that enlighten, engage and upl

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Myra Jackson

Electrical Engineer, Organizational Development Professional and Founding member of the Gaiafield Project, Myra Jackson holds the title of Diplomat of the Biosphere awarded by Stockholm Resilience Centre, SRC. Her primary work is focused on climate change, the Planetary Commons, Culture of Peace initiatives and public policy affecting the wellness of people and planet. Linking local and global policy-making, she is Senior Advisor, Whole Earth Civics, Geoversiv Foundation. In her role as, UN Representative in New York and Geneva, Myra serves as the focal point on climate change for the Commons Cluster of NGOs. She recently facilitated Oprah Winfrey’s Belief series initiative as an official
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Tim Wise

Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Tim Wise is one of America’s most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews, and year-round speaking schedule have established him as an invaluable voice in any discussion on issues of race and multicultural democracy. Three decades of activism, beginning with divestment from apartheid South Africa in the 80s, and his work in Louisiana to end racism and Nazism, in the 90's, Tim Wise is considered one of the great public moralists in America today. In his bracing new book, Under the Affluence, he brilliantly engages the roots and ramifications of radical inequality i
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Vera de Chalambert

Vera de Chalambert, MTS, is a mindfulness facilitator, spiritual storyteller and Harvard educated scholar of comparative religion. She speaks and writes about spiritual culture, mindfulness in the modern world and the Divine Feminine and is a speaker at SAND Science and Nonduality Conference in the US and Europe. Vera holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and has mined for her soul at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and Jason Shulman's Institute for Nondual Healing and Awakening. Her work explores the meeting place of creativity, psychology and spirituality and is informed by insights from both Eastern and Western philosophies. She is deeply influenced by Buddhist and
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Etoy Ridgnal

Etoy Ridgnal is President of Community Advocacy Partners, a social impact firm that builds cross-sector partnerships between entertainment companies, philanthropy, governmental agencies and communities to achieve large-scale impact. A 20-year history as a respected strategist, she has led campaigns around such projects as “CONCUSSION”,Sony Pictures Entertainment, “BELIEF”, VP/OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network, “SELMA”, VP/Paramount Pictures, the Democratic National Committee, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations,(AFL-CIO), NY State Working Families Party and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to name a few. She brokered partnerships between key artists, international organi
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