11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

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1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

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8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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10:20 AM  | YOGA | Peace Practice

Join us for an ‘all levels welcome’ gentle Yoga class to set your intention for the day ahead and pay gratitude to the ancient tradition of Yoga. 

Tejal Patel, first-generation Indian American Yoga Teacher

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11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

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1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

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8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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6:00 PM | BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENTS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GENERATIONS  | Panel

We explore the handoff from one generation of civil rights activists to another and new inspiration and strategies for fortifying the movement among young and old.

Xernona Clayton, Civil Rights Icon & Broadcast Journalist

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of The Highlander Research and Education Center

Anya Dillard, Founder of The Next Gen Come Up

7:00 PM  | THE ARC OF RECOVERY | Workshop

Restorative narratives, a relatively new genre of journalism, highlight stories of “recovery, restoration and resilience in the aftermath, or midst of, difficult times.” In this session, we dive into the unique ways that journalists can craft these stories, and the positive ripple effects it can have on local communities.

Elissa Yancy, Journalist, Educator and Non-Profit Leader

Tonika Lewis Johnson, Photographer and Social Justice Artist 

Thomas West, Executive Director of The Peace Studio

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8:00 PM |  HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS RESPECTFULLY | Panel

In a sociopolitical climate of polarizing views, it has become painstakingly difficult to bridge divides, and work towards social justice. In this conversation, we bring together experts and organizers who are putting courage and empathy at the forefront of difficult conversations and are paving the way toward more constructive dialogue.

Anastasia S. Kim, Clinical Psychologist, UC Berkeley

Mike Slaton, Executive Director of Louisville Pride Foundation

Lennon Flowers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party

John Wood Jr., Writer, Speaker, National Ambassador for Braver Angels

Tayo Rockson, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Consultant (Moderator)

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10:00 AM  | HEALING POWERS OF SACRED MUSIC | Peace Practice

The leading female rabab player in the world believes that the sacred music given to us by the sikh gurus has the power to heal and conquer the mind. In this session, Jasvir Kuar offers the history of this musical tradition and an introduction into its practice. 

Jasvir Kaur, Sikh Music Therapist and Community Leader

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10:20 AM  | YOGA | Peace Practice

Join us for an ‘all levels welcome’ gentle Yoga class to set your intention for the day ahead and pay gratitude to the ancient tradition of Yoga. 

Tejal Patel, first-generation Indian American Yoga Teacher

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11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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5:30 PM | WHY A PHOTO TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS | Conversation

From protests to celebrations, Baltimore and Detroit based photographers share how they use their cameras to reclaim the narrative in their communities and capture life as it unfolds in their own backyards.

Devin Allen, Activist and Photojournalist in Baltimore, MD.

Rosa María Zamarrón, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer in Detroit, MI.

Maryam Ishani, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Producer (Moderator)

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6:00 PM | BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENTS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GENERATIONS  | Panel

We explore the handoff from one generation of civil rights activists to another and new inspiration and strategies for fortifying the movement among young and old.

Xernona Clayton, Civil Rights Icon & Broadcast Journalist

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of The Highlander Research and Education Center

Anya Dillard, Founder of The Next Gen Come Up

7:00 PM  | THE ARC OF RECOVERY | Workshop

Restorative narratives, a relatively new genre of journalism, highlight stories of “recovery, restoration and resilience in the aftermath, or midst of, difficult times.” In this session, we dive into the unique ways that journalists can craft these stories, and the positive ripple effects it can have on local communities.

Elissa Yancy, Journalist, Educator and Non-Profit Leader

Tonika Lewis Johnson, Photographer and Social Justice Artist 

Thomas West, Executive Director of The Peace Studio

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8:00 PM |  HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS RESPECTFULLY | Panel

In a sociopolitical climate of polarizing views, it has become painstakingly difficult to bridge divides, and work towards social justice. In this conversation, we bring together experts and organizers who are putting courage and empathy at the forefront of difficult conversations and are paving the way toward more constructive dialogue.

Anastasia S. Kim, Clinical Psychologist, UC Berkeley

Mike Slaton, Executive Director of Louisville Pride Foundation

Lennon Flowers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party

John Wood Jr., Writer, Speaker, National Ambassador for Braver Angels

Tayo Rockson, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Consultant (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

10:00 AM  | HEALING POWERS OF SACRED MUSIC | Peace Practice

The leading female rabab player in the world believes that the sacred music given to us by the sikh gurus has the power to heal and conquer the mind. In this session, Jasvir Kuar offers the history of this musical tradition and an introduction into its practice. 

Jasvir Kaur, Sikh Music Therapist and Community Leader

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

10:20 AM  | YOGA | Peace Practice

Join us for an ‘all levels welcome’ gentle Yoga class to set your intention for the day ahead and pay gratitude to the ancient tradition of Yoga. 

Tejal Patel, first-generation Indian American Yoga Teacher

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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Master Per van Spall, Certified Master in the Art of Qigong Healing  

Joyce Virani, Founder of Sensual Qigong and Qi-Couch

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11:30 AM  | MENTAL HEALTH FOR STORYTELLERS | Panel

We are in the midst of a national reckoning on race. But BIPOC journalists and artists find themselves on the frontlines of stories and events that are deeply traumatic because they themselves are impacted by the stories they tell. This panel offers tools and strategies for journalists and artists to maintain their mental health at this pivotal moment in history.

Tiffany Yip, Associate Editor, Asian American Journal of Psychology

Adriana Alejandre, Founder of Latinx Therapy and Trauma Therapist

Dr. Camara Jones, Physician, Epidemiologist, and Anti-Racism Activist

Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President for Mental Health First Aid USA (Moderator)

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1:00 PM  | THE HOPE OF THE PRESENT | Performance / Conversation

Conflict and chaos are born of despair. To find hope in troubled times is a leap of faith, a test of courage, and a means of survival. For those who bare their souls through the making of art, the expression of hope is more than personal; it is a public offering, an act of healing.  

Join acclaimed pianist, writer, and national media personality Lara Downes for a special celebration of music and conversation with a number of extraordinary artists as they promote peace within and among us, featuring music from her new album NEW DAY BEGUN. 

“Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun”

Lara Downes, Pianist, Host of the NPR show Amplify

Davone Tines, American operatic bass-baritone

Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone

Daniel Hope, European classical violinist

Elham Fanous, Afghan pianist 

Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic

Tracy K Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States 

Yola Carter, English musician, singer and songwriter

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5:30 PM |  MAKING SPACE FOR AUTHENTICITY THROUGH DANCE | Performance / Conversation

In this session, two women dancers of color share performances that explore individual expression. Afterwards, they discuss the ways they are overcoming the challenges of an outdated classical ballet world, and through their art-making, are creating a more diverse, authentic, and inclusive space for dancers everywhere. 

Audrey Malek, Professional Ballet Dancer

Helga Paris-Morales, Professional Ballet Dancer

Irene Ashu, Creative and Movement Director (Moderator)

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6:00 PM  | THE ART OF REFLECTION | Panel

This session will dive into why having a daily reflective practice – meditation, journaling, yoga, qigong, and more – can help artists and journalists find an inner sense of stillness within themselves as they work to highlight stories of resilience in a chaotic world.

Judy Rodgers, Founder, Images and Voices of Hope

Myda El Maghrabi, Sound Practitioner and Sculptor

Travis Laplante, Saxophonist and Qigong Practitioner

Leslie Rangel,  Journalist for Fox 7 in Austin Texas & Founder of The News Yogi 

Michael Skoler, Communications Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project (Moderator)

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7:00 PM  | EMPHASIZING HUMANITY IN JOURNALISM | Workshop

Three journalists will offer tactics on both crafting and framing stories that emphasize humanity, combat systemic oppression and marginalization, and promote agency in local communities.

Manolia Charlotin, Multimedia Journalist, Educator, Co-Founder of Press On

Sonali Kohli, Young Adult Author, Education Reporter

Emily Yellin, ​​Founder of Striking Voices, Author, New York Times Contributor  (Moderator)

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8:00 PM  | THE INTERSECTION OF FILM AND ACTIVISM | Panel

Participant Media’s new film, Judas and the Black Messiah, tells the real-life story of the betrayal of Fred Hampton, a Black Panther Party chairman, by an FBI Informant. Leading members of the film’s impact campaign join forces to discuss the history of The Black Panther Party, its relevance to the Black Lives Matter movement today, and the general role that films can and should play in championing social justice.

Marshall Hatch Jr., Co-founder and Executive Director of the ​MAAFA Redemption Project​

Dr. Jacqueline Lazu, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University

Fredrika Newton, Co-founder of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, former Black Panther Party member

Hoda Hawa, Senior Manager, Social Impact at Participant Media

Rosalina Jowers, Senior Social Impact Communications Manager at Participant (Moderator)

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10 AM  | INDIGENOUS HEALING PRACTICES: HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, & RESILIENCE | Peace Practice

Indigenous resilience counselor Hunter Genia shares how his North American tribal history, traditions, and cultural values provide unique healing pathways.

Hunter Genia, Resilience Counselor and Consultant

Mariano Avila, ​​Bilingual Producer & Reporter, Milwaukee PBS (Moderator)

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10:20 AM | SEDUCING YOUR CREATIVITY | Peace Practice

Through the power of free-form writing, Interfaith Minister Anne Friedman offers up tools for artists and journalists to strengthen their creative process. 

Rev. Anne Friedman, Interfaith Minister

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11:00 AM  | MONTGOMERY’S MOMENT | Keynote

Montgomery, Alabama is in a pivotal moment in its history with Steven Reed at the helm, its first African American mayor. Join community organizer and social worker Shakita Brooks Jones as she speaks with Mayor Steven Reed about his perspective on the importance of civic and artistic communities in shaping Montgomery’s future and improving race relations.

Mayor Steven Reed, Mayor of Montgomery, AL 

Shakita Brooks Jones, Artist/Activist (Moderator)

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11:30 AM | CAN THE MEDIA SAVE DEMOCRACY? | Panel

Recent movements and new legislation is further drawing the media into the growing battle over voting rights and its impact on democracy. In this panel, we evaluate the media’s role in covering this story of historical importance.

Jazmin Kay, Voting Rights Activist and Former Executive Director of 18by.vote

Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO

Nsé Ufot, Chief executive officer of the New Georgia Project

Saundra Thomas, Former VP Community Affairs at WABC-TV (Moderator)

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1:00 PM  | MUSIC THAT MAKES COMMUNITY | Performance

Five extraordinary musicians from different communities across the U.S. join together for an early afternoon concert highlighting some of their favorite tunes and offering up messages of peace for this challenging time.

Scarlet Rivera, American Violinist

John Holiday, American Operatic Countertenor & Finalist on The Voice

ARKAI, String Duo, U.S. Department of State Cultural Ambassadors

Linda Lindas, Punk Rock Band 

Paula Fuga, Hawaiian Singer-Songwriter

Alejandro Rodriguez, Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer (Host)

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5:00 PM |  THE POWER OF THE STORY | Reading / Conversation

The word fiction comes from the Latin fictiō, “the act of making, fashioning, or molding.” In this section, two extraordinary authors read a short selection of their fictional work and discuss how they mold together history, lived-experiences, and imagination into narratives that offer glimpses into important and often overlooked truths.

Anjali Enjeti, Essayist, Journalist, and Author 

Jung Yun, Author and Teacher at Georgetown University

Jimin Han, Author and Teacher at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (Moderator)

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5:30 PM | WHY A PHOTO TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS | Conversation

From protests to celebrations, Baltimore and Detroit based photographers share how they use their cameras to reclaim the narrative in their communities and capture life as it unfolds in their own backyards.

Devin Allen, Activist and Photojournalist in Baltimore, MD.

Rosa María Zamarrón, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer in Detroit, MI.

Maryam Ishani, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Producer (Moderator)

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6:00 PM | BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENTS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GENERATIONS  | Panel

We explore the handoff from one generation of civil rights activists to another and new inspiration and strategies for fortifying the movement among young and old.

Xernona Clayton, Civil Rights Icon & Broadcast Journalist

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of The Highlander Research and Education Center

Anya Dillard, Founder of The Next Gen Come Up

7:00 PM  | THE ARC OF RECOVERY | Workshop

Restorative narratives, a relatively new genre of journalism, highlight stories of “recovery, restoration and resilience in the aftermath, or midst of, difficult times.” In this session, we dive into the unique ways that journalists can craft these stories, and the positive ripple effects it can have on local communities.

Elissa Yancy, Journalist, Educator and Non-Profit Leader

Tonika Lewis Johnson, Photographer and Social Justice Artist 

Thomas West, Executive Director of The Peace Studio

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

8:00 PM |  HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS RESPECTFULLY | Panel

In a sociopolitical climate of polarizing views, it has become painstakingly difficult to bridge divides, and work towards social justice. In this conversation, we bring together experts and organizers who are putting courage and empathy at the forefront of difficult conversations and are paving the way toward more constructive dialogue.

Anastasia S. Kim, Clinical Psychologist, UC Berkeley

Mike Slaton, Executive Director of Louisville Pride Foundation

Lennon Flowers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party

John Wood Jr., Writer, Speaker, National Ambassador for Braver Angels

Tayo Rockson, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Consultant (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

10:00 AM  | HEALING POWERS OF SACRED MUSIC | Peace Practice

The leading female rabab player in the world believes that the sacred music given to us by the sikh gurus has the power to heal and conquer the mind. In this session, Jasvir Kuar offers the history of this musical tradition and an introduction into its practice. 

Jasvir Kaur, Sikh Music Therapist and Community Leader

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

10:20 AM  | YOGA | Peace Practice

Join us for an ‘all levels welcome’ gentle Yoga class to set your intention for the day ahead and pay gratitude to the ancient tradition of Yoga. 

Tejal Patel, first-generation Indian American Yoga Teacher

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

📅 Add to Google Calendar here | Add to Outlook Calendar here

8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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10:20 AM  | CONNECTING THE BODY AND MIND THROUGH QI GONG | Peace Practice

Master Per van Spall in collaboration with Joyce Virani plans to lead one of the largest group Qi Gong experiences in the western hemisphere. Bring a pillow or something to lay on as a foundation to feel peace within your body and mind. Come as you are and leave with an abundance of gratitude, lightness, and connectedness to your inner self.

Master Per van Spall, Certified Master in the Art of Qigong Healing  

Joyce Virani, Founder of Sensual Qigong and Qi-Couch

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11:30 AM  | MENTAL HEALTH FOR STORYTELLERS | Panel

We are in the midst of a national reckoning on race. But BIPOC journalists and artists find themselves on the frontlines of stories and events that are deeply traumatic because they themselves are impacted by the stories they tell. This panel offers tools and strategies for journalists and artists to maintain their mental health at this pivotal moment in history.

Tiffany Yip, Associate Editor, Asian American Journal of Psychology

Adriana Alejandre, Founder of Latinx Therapy and Trauma Therapist

Dr. Camara Jones, Physician, Epidemiologist, and Anti-Racism Activist

Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President for Mental Health First Aid USA (Moderator)

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1:00 PM  | THE HOPE OF THE PRESENT | Performance / Conversation

Conflict and chaos are born of despair. To find hope in troubled times is a leap of faith, a test of courage, and a means of survival. For those who bare their souls through the making of art, the expression of hope is more than personal; it is a public offering, an act of healing.  

Join acclaimed pianist, writer, and national media personality Lara Downes for a special celebration of music and conversation with a number of extraordinary artists as they promote peace within and among us, featuring music from her new album NEW DAY BEGUN. 

“Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun”

Lara Downes, Pianist, Host of the NPR show Amplify

Davone Tines, American operatic bass-baritone

Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone

Daniel Hope, European classical violinist

Elham Fanous, Afghan pianist 

Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic

Tracy K Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States 

Yola Carter, English musician, singer and songwriter

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5:30 PM |  MAKING SPACE FOR AUTHENTICITY THROUGH DANCE | Performance / Conversation

In this session, two women dancers of color share performances that explore individual expression. Afterwards, they discuss the ways they are overcoming the challenges of an outdated classical ballet world, and through their art-making, are creating a more diverse, authentic, and inclusive space for dancers everywhere. 

Audrey Malek, Professional Ballet Dancer

Helga Paris-Morales, Professional Ballet Dancer

Irene Ashu, Creative and Movement Director (Moderator)

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6:00 PM  | THE ART OF REFLECTION | Panel

This session will dive into why having a daily reflective practice – meditation, journaling, yoga, qigong, and more – can help artists and journalists find an inner sense of stillness within themselves as they work to highlight stories of resilience in a chaotic world.

Judy Rodgers, Founder, Images and Voices of Hope

Myda El Maghrabi, Sound Practitioner and Sculptor

Travis Laplante, Saxophonist and Qigong Practitioner

Leslie Rangel,  Journalist for Fox 7 in Austin Texas & Founder of The News Yogi 

Michael Skoler, Communications Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project (Moderator)

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7:00 PM  | EMPHASIZING HUMANITY IN JOURNALISM | Workshop

Three journalists will offer tactics on both crafting and framing stories that emphasize humanity, combat systemic oppression and marginalization, and promote agency in local communities.

Manolia Charlotin, Multimedia Journalist, Educator, Co-Founder of Press On

Sonali Kohli, Young Adult Author, Education Reporter

Emily Yellin, ​​Founder of Striking Voices, Author, New York Times Contributor  (Moderator)

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8:00 PM  | THE INTERSECTION OF FILM AND ACTIVISM | Panel

Participant Media’s new film, Judas and the Black Messiah, tells the real-life story of the betrayal of Fred Hampton, a Black Panther Party chairman, by an FBI Informant. Leading members of the film’s impact campaign join forces to discuss the history of The Black Panther Party, its relevance to the Black Lives Matter movement today, and the general role that films can and should play in championing social justice.

Marshall Hatch Jr., Co-founder and Executive Director of the ​MAAFA Redemption Project​

Dr. Jacqueline Lazu, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University

Fredrika Newton, Co-founder of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, former Black Panther Party member

Hoda Hawa, Senior Manager, Social Impact at Participant Media

Rosalina Jowers, Senior Social Impact Communications Manager at Participant (Moderator)

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10 AM  | INDIGENOUS HEALING PRACTICES: HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, & RESILIENCE | Peace Practice

Indigenous resilience counselor Hunter Genia shares how his North American tribal history, traditions, and cultural values provide unique healing pathways.

Hunter Genia, Resilience Counselor and Consultant

Mariano Avila, ​​Bilingual Producer & Reporter, Milwaukee PBS (Moderator)

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10:20 AM | SEDUCING YOUR CREATIVITY | Peace Practice

Through the power of free-form writing, Interfaith Minister Anne Friedman offers up tools for artists and journalists to strengthen their creative process. 

Rev. Anne Friedman, Interfaith Minister

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11:00 AM  | MONTGOMERY’S MOMENT | Keynote

Montgomery, Alabama is in a pivotal moment in its history with Steven Reed at the helm, its first African American mayor. Join community organizer and social worker Shakita Brooks Jones as she speaks with Mayor Steven Reed about his perspective on the importance of civic and artistic communities in shaping Montgomery’s future and improving race relations.

Mayor Steven Reed, Mayor of Montgomery, AL 

Shakita Brooks Jones, Artist/Activist (Moderator)

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11:30 AM | CAN THE MEDIA SAVE DEMOCRACY? | Panel

Recent movements and new legislation is further drawing the media into the growing battle over voting rights and its impact on democracy. In this panel, we evaluate the media’s role in covering this story of historical importance.

Jazmin Kay, Voting Rights Activist and Former Executive Director of 18by.vote

Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO

Nsé Ufot, Chief executive officer of the New Georgia Project

Saundra Thomas, Former VP Community Affairs at WABC-TV (Moderator)

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1:00 PM  | MUSIC THAT MAKES COMMUNITY | Performance

Five extraordinary musicians from different communities across the U.S. join together for an early afternoon concert highlighting some of their favorite tunes and offering up messages of peace for this challenging time.

Scarlet Rivera, American Violinist

John Holiday, American Operatic Countertenor & Finalist on The Voice

ARKAI, String Duo, U.S. Department of State Cultural Ambassadors

Linda Lindas, Punk Rock Band 

Paula Fuga, Hawaiian Singer-Songwriter

Alejandro Rodriguez, Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer (Host)

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5:00 PM |  THE POWER OF THE STORY | Reading / Conversation

The word fiction comes from the Latin fictiō, “the act of making, fashioning, or molding.” In this section, two extraordinary authors read a short selection of their fictional work and discuss how they mold together history, lived-experiences, and imagination into narratives that offer glimpses into important and often overlooked truths.

Anjali Enjeti, Essayist, Journalist, and Author 

Jung Yun, Author and Teacher at Georgetown University

Jimin Han, Author and Teacher at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College (Moderator)

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5:30 PM | WHY A PHOTO TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS | Conversation

From protests to celebrations, Baltimore and Detroit based photographers share how they use their cameras to reclaim the narrative in their communities and capture life as it unfolds in their own backyards.

Devin Allen, Activist and Photojournalist in Baltimore, MD.

Rosa María Zamarrón, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer in Detroit, MI.

Maryam Ishani, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Producer (Moderator)

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6:00 PM | BLACK LIBERATION MOVEMENTS: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GENERATIONS  | Panel

We explore the handoff from one generation of civil rights activists to another and new inspiration and strategies for fortifying the movement among young and old.

Xernona Clayton, Civil Rights Icon & Broadcast Journalist

Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of The Highlander Research and Education Center

Anya Dillard, Founder of The Next Gen Come Up

7:00 PM  | THE ARC OF RECOVERY | Workshop

Restorative narratives, a relatively new genre of journalism, highlight stories of “recovery, restoration and resilience in the aftermath, or midst of, difficult times.” In this session, we dive into the unique ways that journalists can craft these stories, and the positive ripple effects it can have on local communities.

Elissa Yancy, Journalist, Educator and Non-Profit Leader

Tonika Lewis Johnson, Photographer and Social Justice Artist 

Thomas West, Executive Director of The Peace Studio

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8:00 PM |  HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS RESPECTFULLY | Panel

In a sociopolitical climate of polarizing views, it has become painstakingly difficult to bridge divides, and work towards social justice. In this conversation, we bring together experts and organizers who are putting courage and empathy at the forefront of difficult conversations and are paving the way toward more constructive dialogue.

Anastasia S. Kim, Clinical Psychologist, UC Berkeley

Mike Slaton, Executive Director of Louisville Pride Foundation

Lennon Flowers, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party

John Wood Jr., Writer, Speaker, National Ambassador for Braver Angels

Tayo Rockson, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Consultant (Moderator)

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10:00 AM  | HEALING POWERS OF SACRED MUSIC | Peace Practice

The leading female rabab player in the world believes that the sacred music given to us by the sikh gurus has the power to heal and conquer the mind. In this session, Jasvir Kuar offers the history of this musical tradition and an introduction into its practice. 

Jasvir Kaur, Sikh Music Therapist and Community Leader

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10:20 AM  | YOGA | Peace Practice

Join us for an ‘all levels welcome’ gentle Yoga class to set your intention for the day ahead and pay gratitude to the ancient tradition of Yoga. 

Tejal Patel, first-generation Indian American Yoga Teacher

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11:30 AM  | TIKTOK: BIRTHING A NEW AGE OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM | Panel

Through advancing technology and cultural shifts, the way people are engaging in community activism is changing. In this panel, we will hear from three young activists on how they’re using TikTok for meaningful activism and what they expect for future generations to come.

Tony Weaver Jr., Writer and Educator 

Kate Stanforth, Dancer and Disability Activist

Kairyn Potts, Nakota Sioux TikTokker and Twitch Streamer

Michael Koenigs, Executive Producer of ABC Localish, Host of More in Common (Moderator)

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1:00 PM | A MUSICAL OFFERING OF PEACE FOR THE WORLD | Performance

Extraordinary musicians from different countries around the world join forces for a spectacular concert highlighting familiar songs, a special world premiere, and much more.

Ana Tijoux, Chilean-French Singer-Songwriter

Melim, Brazilian Pop Trio

Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist, composer, educator, and social activist

Alessandro Pittorino, Australian Organist 

Hope Azeda, Rwandan Theater Artist and Artistic Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company

6:00 PM | PITCHING YOUR UNTOLD STORY | Workshop

In this workshop, three film experts provide pitching techniques for film projects that center around underrepresented stories in documentary and narrative film. 

Jyoti Sarda, CEO/Founder of Nimble Media LLC

Jose Rodriguez, Programmer for Tribeca Festival

Iman Zawahry, Independent Producer and Director

Jeremiah Abraham, Founder and CEO of Tremendous Communications (Moderator)

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8:00 PM  | SUMMIT FINALE | Panels & Performances

A celebration of three jam-packed days of content, with special guest performers, and engaging panels around this year’s Summit themes.

Hosted by Maya Soetoro, Co-Founder of The Peace Studio

Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress

Common, Actor, Rapper, and Activist

Angélique Kidjo, Four-Time Grammy Winning Artist

Ringo Starr, English Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Actor

Michelle Dorrance, MacArthur Winning Tap Dancer, Founder of Dorrance Dance

Adrian Grenier, Actor, Director, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Rev. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL

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