Line-Up

Speakers

Bruce Lipton

World-renowned evolutionary Biologist and best-selling author, Bruce Lipton is speaking at our event.  Come discover how you can improve your physical well-being, transform your life, and live from a space of joy. 

https://www.brucelipton.com/

Jay Chodagam

Jay is a meditation teacher, TEDx speaker and producer of Peace in the Park festival, SPIRIT Summit and Wise Leader retreats. While getting his master’s degree in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Jay came to the realization that a life of fulfillment trumps a lifeof achievement. As a student and teacher with the Raja Yoga meditation for over 16 years, he regularly leads retreats and workshops around the world.

www.findwith.in.

Supervisor London Breed

A lifelong community leader, London Breed currently serves as the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and District 5 Supervisor. Born and raised in the Western Addition, London is the 2nd-highest ranking official in San Francisco, leading the legislative body of the city and overseeing a $10B budget with over 30,000 employees.  She has dedicated herself to improving the City’s housing, environment, public safety, transportation, and quality of life.

Supervisor Malia Cohen

Supervisor Malia Cohen serves as Chair of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee for the city of San Francisco, which oversees appropriation ordinances, and measures concerning bond issues, taxes, fees and other revenue measures, redevelopment, and real estate. She also serves as the President of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), which manages a $20 billion fund. She is a member of the San Francisco Transportation Authority, which oversees a half-cent sales tax for transportation investments in the County, which generates over $100 million annually.

Angela Alioto

Alioto was the President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and served for 8 years (1988–97). Her father was Joseph L. Alioto, the 36th mayor of San Francisco. During her tenure on the Board, Angela was responsible for the strongest anti-smoking ordinance in the United States. She also focused on protecting neighborhood health care, created a comprehensive homeless plan, increased funding for AIDS services and wrote the City's needle exchange legislation. Angela also created the San Francisco Film Commission and the San Francisco Youth Commission. Since leaving the Board of Supervisors, Alioto opened her own law firm and specializes in Anti-Discrimination law. Alioto won the largest Civil Rights verdict in the history of the United States in 2001.

Sister Chandru

Sister Chandru is the Vice President of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, USA, and one of the founding members of United Religions Initiative, the San Francisco Interfaith Council and the Interfaith Centre at the Presidio. Sister Chandru is the Director of the San Francisco Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center and of the Anubhuti Retreat Center in Novato, California. She has been practising and teaching Raja Yoga Mediation for more than fifty years and continues to spread the message of peace and harmony through her many travels to different countries.

www.bksanfrancisco.org

Evan Hirsch

Director, Strategic Initiatives at California Historical Society - Social entrepreneur with extensive experience creating, leading, and funding public and private projects focused on improving urban life for all citizens, particularly in areas related to education. Deeply committed to harnessing markets for social good and advancing the role of young professionals in civic affairs.

Doug Styles

Huckleberry Youth Programs - Executive Director - Huckleberry Youth Programs - Alliant International University-San Francisco Bay Not-for-profit Leadership, Visioning, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Utilizing Improvisation and Creativity to Enhance Leadership, Clinical Supervision and Training, California Licensed Psychologist, California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist

Kip Baldwin

Michael Pritchard

American stand-up comedian, youth counselor, and advocate of social emotional learning. He speaks to schools, parent groups, and corporations on the topics of communication skills, diversity, bullying, and conflict resolution. A presentation that he made at Benicia (California) Middle School was featured in the 2011 Roko Belić documentary film Happy.

Merry Pranksters

Milton Rosenberg: Merry Pranksters,poet, creator and Festival Producer. He was on the Merry Prankster Bus in 2014 after successfully applying. He became interested in the movement at an early age after following the Grateful Dead and later purchasing memorabilia from Ken Kesey. This lead to him wanting to produce events in his home of Venice, CA. Milton shares his experience with the Merry Pranksters of today, as well as gives an explanation of the group for anyone unfamiliar. We also discuss his upcoming event, the Venice Spring Fling, and the trials, tribulations and rewards of producing Festivals and what it means to celebrate the arts.

Dr. Elsen Haas: NEW Medicine

Dr. Elson Haas’ NEW (Natural, Eastern and Western medicine) approach of integrative, holistic and functional medicine is built on restoring proper body physiology, and supporting healthy cells and tissues in order to heal. It includes elimination diets and detoxification practices. Dr. Elson Haas has practiced this philosophy for more than 30 years, in addition to his work with integrative family medicine, incorporating these philosophies within an insurance model at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, CA, that he founded in 1984. He and the extensive team of staff and practitioners provide care to their immediate community as well as patients from around the globe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DBL01P2-0U

Ann Cohen

Artist logging the moment through her eyes. Historian for her late husband Allen Cohen poet of our urban world and founder of the 60's psychedelic San Francisco Oracle newspaper Draft sent by accident. Three hats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfhZWwk_0-o

Richard Becker

Richard Becker is the Western Region Coordinator of the ANSWER - Act Now to Stop War and Racism – Coalition. Richard Becker has been central to virtually every anti-war/peace mass mobilization in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri37HDlvox0

Linda Delair

Linda advocates for a healthy, thriving, deep green economy. She has been in the design/build industry since 1998, and in green construction since working with Green Fusion Design Center in 2004. She continued remodeling, space planning, facilitating green business certifications, speaking at Home Shows, Professional Design Organizations and Student Career Forums until 2013. Linda then joined as the Events Coordinator for Lydia’s Sunflower Center benefiting ecological and environmental awareness.From 2013 until 2017 Linda was the California Outreach Coordinator for Hempstead Project HEART a 501C3 non profit under Earth Island Institute, promoting Hemp as an outstanding Green Building Material. She is now a Green Building Consultant.

www.lindadelair.com

Musicians

All Star Family Band

Katdelic

Based out of San Francisco, Katdelic - Winner of 2016 Best of the Bay (Best Band Bay Guardian) and is currently the #1 artist in their genre on Reverbnation. Their live show features Grammy Winning Songwriter RonKat Spearman on Guitar, Keyboards and Lead Vocals, two bass players, Rob Poole (bass and vocals) and Kirk Peterson, DJ loops and vocals keyboards, lead and background vocals by Lesley Grant and the amazing Adam Lipsky on drums.

http://www.ronkat.net

S.O.U.L. Twin Messiah

Third Thursday Band

Pamela Parker

This band captures the San Francisco music scene, ranging fro rock to gospel to R&B to epic psychedelia.  The band features Tom Finch on guitar/vocals, Spence Murray on bass, Chris McGrew on drums, and Jordan Feinstein on piano/organ/vocals. The band's raw energy along with Pamela's powerhouse pipes bring to mind Amy Winehouse and Ann Wilson.  Their dynamic show draws you close, then surges forward with anthemic power to lift you higher. The last album, Evolutionary Process, debuted at #1 and was up for Album of the Year in Vancouver, BC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rPGyvtsMfQQ

Yoga

Laxman Panthi

Laxman loves to bring Yoga and Yoga philosophy to all members of the community in a fun and engaging way. He believes Yoga is not just a physical practice, but an art of living. In his classes, he brings chanting, meditation, and flow to your life. With youth classes, he brings games, songs, and play all through Yoga.

http://www.lokayogaoakland.com/p/about.html

Creative Workshops

Mazin Jamal

Mazin Jamal is an educator, artist, and co-founder of the Holistic Underground, a non-profit community organization dedicated to creating an integrated model of community development by uniting the arts, social justice, and holistic health.

Perfomers

Wavy Gravy

Come see the crown prince of counter culture- entertainment weekly.  He's not your ordinary clown.  He's a poet, stand up comic.  Psychedelic bus luminary and more.  Known for his creative activism, acts of peace and great humor, Wavy is a legend to watch.  

http://wavygravy.net/

ruth weiss

Come experience the essence of the beat generation and be inspired by ruth's style.

Diamond Dave

Dave was Beat, before there were Beatniks.  He's had his pulse on every influential cultural moment you can imagine.  You can't get more original and unique than this. 

Michael Pritchard

Stan up comedian and youth counselor.  He speaks to parent groups, and corporations on communication skills, diversity, bullying and conflict resolution. 

Children's Theater

Aaron Ableman

A 15 time award-winning producer, Aaron has worked with over 100 artists and luminaries from every continent of the world. Composed the theme song for “Kid Warrior”, HBO’s hit short film for the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore. He is the author of multiple books, including the bestselling Pacha’s Pajamas chapter book series. Aaron has worked worked with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Mos Def, Q’Orianka Kilcher and many more.

Taichi

Master Cathy Mu

Master Cathy Mu is a highly respected Qi Gong master and a teacher of holistic self-healing and self-empowerment practices from PureBeautiful Healing Foundation. Recipient of “Master of the Year ​2016 for Health Qi Gong", from the 17th World Congress on Qi Gong​, Tai Chi,​ & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Master Mu will teach us some simple yet highly effective Qi Gong movements to help us lose excess weight, relieve pain, enhance our fitness ​& beauty, ​reverse aging, and attract more ​ Abundance in Health, Wealth, & Happiness.

Dr. Philip Yang

Dr. Yang is an Oriental Medical Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Martial Artist, and Qigong Master. He founded Nine Star University of Health Sciences www.nsuhs.org in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Yang created the Yuan Gong medical Qigong set. He also developed cutting edge “Qi-acupuncture” techniques, “Spinal Diagnosis” and “Holographic Needling Techniques” which have had profound results in many people.

Fern Jeffcoat

Fern Jeffcoat has over 20 year experience teaching Qigong and Tai Chi. She also practices and teaches Raja Yoga meditation. Fern combines movement, breathing and meditation to facilitate the integration of soul and body, which helps to ease into a state of health and wellness.