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Theme: The Right To Dream

This event occurred on
December 2, 2023
Torrance, California
United States

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Amelia Butler

Amelia Butler is an indigenous Māori woman, cultural practitioner and Māori cultural consultant from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is the founder and director of Learn Māori Abroad, a global organization that shares Māori language, culture and performance online and in-person. Amelia attended Kōhanga Reo (Māori language preschool) at a young age and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. She went on to study te reo Māori (Māori language) by correspondence in high school and majored in Māori language, culture and performance in her Bachelor of Arts degree and Māori Land Law in her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Auckland. Amelia moved to Turtle Island (US) in 2009 and has shared Māori language & culture with various groups and organizations in the US including UCLA, University of Hawaii, University of Washington, Pacific Island Ethnic Arts Museum, Warner Bros Studios, Sony, Tourism New Zealand, Penguin Random House, Atlas Obscura and Intel. Amelia's tribal affiliation are Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Awa.

Elizabeth DiAlto

Known for her nuanced, inclusive, and humor-infused approach to spirituality and the healing arts, Elizabeth DiAlto is an Embodiment Specialist and a Spiritual Futurist. In 2013, she founded the School of Sacred Embodiment, where she developed a range of healing and liberatory frameworks and modalities that blend together movement, energy work, and mystical wisdom. Her specialty is helping people live through what she calls the highest part of all of us - our Wild Soul. A native New Yorker with Boricua and mixed-European roots, Elizabeth now calls Miami home, is an avid salsa dancer, and has a laugh that has been described as “a sound bath of sunshine and joy.”

Francisco Navarro, M.D.

As a triple board-certified psychiatrist, a clinical supervisor at UCLA, and the founder of ResWell Health, Dr. Francisco Navarro has devoted himself to guiding others in their lifelong journeys. His passion lies in helping children, teens, and adults identify and address their mental health struggles and working within the community to increase awareness of conditions like depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. Navarro’s mission is simple: educate the community, optimize health, and eradicate mental health stigmas. In pursuing his mission, he has helped countless individuals find their guiding light and improve their well-being in daily life. His integrative, whole-person approach to mental health has established Dr. Navarro as a leader in psychiatry and a trailblazer in collaborative mental healthcare. In addition to providing integrative, evidence-based mental health treatment with ResWell, Dr. Navarro is currently on faculty at UCLA and offers clinical supervision for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in-training clinicians. He is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (AACAP). He has also held positions as an executive board member in the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Navarro is the Chair for AbilityFirst’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Georgina Miranda

As a social entrepreneur and explorer, Georgina is a globally sought-after public speaker, consultant, and leader in change, transformation, mindfulness, conscious leadership development, and the advancement of women. A mountaineer athlete and activist igniting collective-inspired action to end violence against women and promote our planet's safekeeping. Georgina is in the process of becoming one of less than 20 women in the world to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam—climbing the highest peak on each continent and skiing to the last degree of the North and South Pole. 3 expeditions remain as the project shares the voices of women and places at risk. She is also the CEO & founder of She Ventures, a social enterprise unleashing the untapped power of women worldwide. Georgina serves on the Board of Directors for 1% for the Planet and is also a business member. She is a Lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder, having launched The Foundations of Inclusivity in the Outdoor Recreation Economy course for Masters students.

Louiza Doran

Louiza "Weeze" Doran first began her community oriented work as an equity and liberation educator, strategist and speaker with a healing centered and humanity first ethos. Featured in the NYT, Forbes, BuzzFeed and many more, she is known for her kind and compassionate yet direct approach. After over a decade in collective liberation work, she turned her focus to the next generation and started the Asafa Collective, a foundation providing an ecosystem of resources supporting young people in their matriculation from secondary school into adulthood. Outside of work Weeze is just as multi-faceted and multi-hyphenated: Podcaster, Cal Alumni, Bay Area native, boxing enthusiast, coffee aficionado, dog mama, beach baby, music lover and so much more.

Meenadchi .

Meenadchi (she/her) is a somatic healing practitioner and communications expert whose work centers social change and embodied transformation. Using the modalities of family constellation therapy and Non-Violent Communication with a decolonial and trauma-informed lens, Meenadchi supports inquisitive individuals and entrepreneurial changemakers transform our worlds by healing how we speak to ourselves, each other, and the universe. Meenadchi holds a clinical license in occupational therapy and has historically served communities impacted by gender-based violence, complex trauma, and serious mental illness. She is the author of Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication (2019).

Neha Misra

Neha Misra नेहा मिश्रा (she/her/hers) is an award-winning climate justice advocate, contemporary eco-folk artist, and poet. Her Mother Earth wisdom centered interdisciplinary studio uses the transformative power of art to build bridges between our private, collective, and planetary healing and liberation. Neha's climate artivism honors her Global Majority lineage as a first generation, multi-lingual immigrant woman from New Delhi, India, who now calls a solar powered intentional community on the border of America’s capital her beloved adopted home. Her vibrant art embodies a natural sense of whimsy, wonder, celebration, and reverence for our shared world. Neha is a Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis – an initiative of the OpED Project and Yale Program of Climate Change Communication to change who writes history, and a Presidential Leadership Scholar. Neha has also been recognized as a Regenerative Artivist by Design Science Studio – a partnership between the Buckminster Fuller Institute and habRitual for world’s leading planet conscious artists. Building on twenty years of feminist solar leadership around the world, Neha serves as the Inaugural Global Ambassador of non-profit Remote Energy which is making solar livelihoods more accessible for BIPOC communities, especially women. Neha’s collaborative eco-art project “Nature of Us” celebrating human nature love stories in urbanscapes is a recipient of Washington Project for the Art’s 2023 Wherewithal Grants funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her visionary work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, Humanity Rising, New York City Climate Week, Miami Art Week Regenaissance, Revolutionary Voices Rukus Avenue Radio, Forbes, Ms. Magazine, Mothers of Invention, and Voice of America.

Sarah Eagle Heart

Sarah Eagle Heart (Waŋblí Šiná Wíŋyaŋ, Eagle Shawl Woman), Oglála Lakota, is an Emmy Award–winning social justice storyteller, entrepreneur, and philanthropic leader. Sarah cofounded Zuyá Entertainment to create multi-platform stories based on her unique worldview infused by her Lakota culture. Sarah is an Executive Producer on “Lakota Nation vs. The United States”, a documentary feature film about the fight for HeSapa (The Black Hills of South Dakota), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2022 and will be in theaters in July 2023, as well as streaming on Hulu in the late fall. In 2019, her narrative change partnership with John Legend’s Get Lifted and Baobab Studios “Crow: the Legend”, a virtual reality story about how the crow became black, led to an Emmy in Outstanding Interactive Media. In January 2023, her book “Warrior Princesses Strike Back: How Lakota Twins Fight Oppression and Heal Through Connectedness” published by Feminist Press and was endorsed by actors Mark Ruffalo and Piper Perabo. In 2021, Ms. Eagle Heart contributed to “This is How We Come Back Stronger” published by Feminist Press. Sarah is currently writing and producing, and is also an exclusive public speaker with American Program Bureau.

Tamela Gordon

Tamela Julia Gordon is a New York City-based writer and editor. While she supports self-care, Tamela's message is clear: the care we need must be inclusive and communal. For five years, she's used her work, platform, and even her home to prove that we can get through anything with support and access to resources. Her forthcoming nonfiction, Hood Wellness: Tales of Communal Care From People Who Drowned on Dry Land, is a collection of stories, essays, and testimonies that affirm the power of communal care. Tamela has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Post, Elle Magazine, and Quartz. She's an acquisitions editor for Row House Publishing.

Tina Strawn

Tina Strawn (she/they) is a joy and liberation advocate, racial and social justice activist, author of "Are We Free Yet? The Black, Queer Guide to Divorcing America." Tina is also the owner and host of the Speaking of Racism podcast, and she is the co-founder of Here4TheKids, an abolitionist movement to ban guns and fossil fuel. The heart of Tina's work is founding and leading Legacy Trips, immersive, 3-day antiracism weekends where participants visit historical locations such as Montgomery and Selma, AL, and utilize spiritual practices and other mindfulness based resources as tools to affect personal and collective change. Tina has three adult children, an ex-husband, an ex-wife, and an ex-country. She has been a full-time minimalist nomad since February 2020 and currently lives in Costa Rica. Tina travels the globe speaking, writing, teaching, and exploring where on the planet she can feel safe and free in her queer, Black, woman-identifying body."

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