Being Fearless Presenters
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing worldwide. Her independent grassroots political journalism offers millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media. democracynow.org.
Van Jones a former advisor to President Obama, is author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. He is a political contributor to CNN and president of Dream Corps, a social justice accelerator. In 2009, Time magazine called him "one of the 100 most influential people in the world." vanjones.net
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is senior research professor on trauma, forgiveness, and reconciliation at the University of Free State in Blomfontein, South Africa. She served as coordinator of victims’ public testimonies on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and has been involved in studying the process of forgiving in order to deepen the understanding of its reparative elements in the aftermath of gross human rights violations and mass trauma. She is author of A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness. pumlagobodom.co.za
Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he is Professor of Medicine emeritus. He is the author of numerous books on MBSR and mindfulness, currently in print in more than 40 languages. He teaches mindfulness around the world. www.jonkabat-zinn.com
Bill Moyers, a broadcast journalist for more than four decades, has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times—one that resonates with multiple generations. With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-05), Bill Moyers Journal (2007-10) and Moyers & Company (2011-15). He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism. billmoyers.com
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He has a passion for inviting people from all walks of life into his world of ideas to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice. cornelwest.com
Rhonda V. Magee, JD, is professor of law at the University of San Francisco. She teaches contemplative lawyering and is author of "Contemplative Practices and the Renewal of Legal Education" in the book New Directions in Teaching and Learning: Contemplative Studies in Higher Education.
David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and special assistant to the president of Oberlin College. He is founder of the Oberlin project and a founding editor of the journal Solutions. oberlinproject.org
Pat Mitchell is known for her leadership in the media industry as a CEO, producer, and curator. Her career has focused on using media as a force for social change, with a special emphasis on the representation of women’s voices and stories. The first woman president and CEO of PBS, she served as president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media and is now a senior adviser to the organization. patmitchellmedia.com
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of YES! Magazine, a public speaker, and the author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, which tells the story of her solo road trip around the United States, seeking out the people who are making deep, transformative change happen.
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