“How Women Change The Narrative Within Community to Nurture A City and Culture of Peace”
April 18th , 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Marilyn Turkovich has served as Director of the global Charter For Compassion (CFC) since 2013. She has an impressive background, primarily in higher education and most specifically in directing teacher training programs for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and chairing Columbia College-Chicago's master's program in multicultural and global education. As CFC Director, Marilyn has her finger on the pulse of the entire Charter movement, with extensive knowledge and experience working with, and helping to develop the more than 400 cities and Regions of Compassion worldwide.
Sande Hart is the Director of the Charter for Compassion Women and Girls sector, President of SARAH (The Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope), and Global Leadership member of the One Humanity Institute, A City Of Hope. Sande also serves on the Women’s Task Force for the Parliament of The World’s Religions. Sande's passion is weaving relationships for collective impact, creating programs in order to break through patterns that are not sustainable at a community level, and constructing programs, workshops, and campaigns that promote resilience and regeneration through collective impact and unprecedented unified action. Sande’s developed SDG 18, the “Unofficial Sustainable Development Goal” of Personal Awareness and Self Agency.
JJ Jones - After being involved with Vday for 4 years (A Global Activist Movement To End Violence Against Women And Girls.) this year, JJ is directing her first Vdays production of The Vagina Monologues. She attributes VDay to the drastic change in her perspective, security, mentality, and spirit. Believing Vday being the most empowering transformation to her personal views and idealism’s toward the systematic society we all live in. She stirs passion, empathy, and strength into the Sacramento anti-violence movement, creating connection and productiveness in our communities, economically, socially, and politically by speaking out and standing up for human rights.
Tynya Beverly is the Chief of Employment Development Department University (EDDU). She has 25 years with the State of California and specializes in Organization Development. She has extensive experience as a performance consultant coaching and developing managers in the area of human performance. She is a Public Speaker, Spiritual Practitioner, and Ministerial Intern at Center For Spiritual Awareness. Tynya is one of Sacramento's premier sought after keynote speakers. Last year she performed in the Vagina Monologues, "My Revolution Lives In This Body”. This year she is performing in A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant
I was born during the Apartheid era in South Africa and left to live in Israel in 1968. Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev desert was my first home but since leaving in 1986, I have lived in various places in Israel.
I work as a BodyMind therapist according to the principles of Hakomi psychotherapy, which is based on the body, and principles of Buddhism – nonviolence, loving kindness, listening, and so on. In this context I am preoccupied with the issue of women’s power, how we acknowledge, define and own our own power, and I believe that through bodywork, dance and awareness of how life experience impacts our bodies, we can connect with who we are, how to heal, and take on our power in community with other women and men.
I am also a published poet and translator. I wrote this poem - One Billion Rising in the wake of the One Billion Rising events throughout the world and reading The Vagina Monologs by Eve Ensler. She inspires courage and the knowledge that we can heal, grow, take action and support others.