Experience 3 Days Of Inspiration, Vision and Action, Featuring Breakthrough Solutions, Gamechanging Ideas, Deep Dialogue, Dazzling Artistry and Connections to a Community Of Amazing Leaders in Social Action, Politics, Business, and Personal Transformation. California Vision 2020-Illuminating Our Path to a Better Future
In a time of peril, California can light the path to a brighter future.We are the land of out-of-the-box thinking, startups and unprecedented ideas. That's why we are the perfect incubator for societal change initiatives that can inspire the rest of the country (and world).
The California Vision 2020 conference is bringing together some of our boldest visionaries, innovative change agents, and paradigm-shifting politicians to show how we can take California innovation to the next level.
We'll come together to envision — and execute — breakthroughs in the thorny areas that we are faced with, from homelessness to racism to poverty to sustainability.
We'll then harness movement-building, grassroots know-how, and aim for major changes by the year 2020 — the perfect time for a new vision of what is possible, both for us and the rest of America. If you want to bring your whole self into being a leader of positive change and connect your work with others who share your passion for shifting our world, California Vision 2020 is for you!
Jennifer Siebel Newsom – Founder, CEO of The Representation Project
Julie Chavez Rodriguez – State Director, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
Joan Blades – Co-founder of Move-On, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversations
Andrew Harvey – President, Sacred Activism Institute
Shariff Abdullah – President, Commonway Institute
Bill Shireman – President and CEO of Future 500
Carl Anthony – Author and Co-founder of Breakthrough Communities
Stacey Lawson – Executive Vice Chairman, Ygrene, one of the fastest growing cleantech companies in CA
Jared Levy – Chair of the Board, Social Venture Network
Sister Jenna – Director of Brahma Kumaris, DC, recipient of President's Lifetime National Community Service Award
Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams – Zen Priest, Founder Center for Transformative Change
Rich and Yvonne Dutra St. John – Co-Founders, Challenge Day
Rinaldo Brutoco – President, World Business Academy
Manal Yamout – VP of Policy, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, former Special Advisor to the Governor
Nancy Kirschner-Rodriguez – Exec. Director, CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
And…. a special video message from Marianne Williamson - bestselling author, founder of Sister Giant
Learn about exciting initiatives such as:
* A “California Moon Shot” to green our economy completely in 10 years
* The latest breakthroughs for creating resilient communities
* A California public bank that can fund a better future… and return profits to the people
* Transpartisan living room conversations that can dissolve our political gridlock
* Strategies for empowering women’s leadership in order to achieve economic, environmental, and social justice
* A remarkable solution to homelessness that can be replicated at a state level
* How the “Compassionate Cities” movement can combine to create a “Compassionate State”
* Innovative social and emotional intelligence programs for children
With Tracks Covering:
Racial and Social Justice
Immigration Policy Reform
Healthcare and Health and Well-being
Sol Development is a California native hip hop jazz soul collective of teachers and freedom fighters that blend imaginative musicians with virtuoso vocalists and a master MC. Sol Development, standing for a source of light, mirrors Nina Simone’s culpable quote with content that illuminates the broader socio-cultural political context matched with a sound that allows one to feel the social injustices and find their own activism and healing.
Aliza Hava is an award-winning singer/songwriter and leader of the Bay Area folk-rock project, *Eve of Eden*. Her songs emphasize the power of music as a tool for social change and have been featured on compilations with songwriting luminaries such as Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams, as well as in Sharon Stone’s award-winning documentary, *FEMME: Women Healing the World*. A lifelong activist, Hava’s extensive work with musicians for peace in the Middle East earned her a Human Spirit Award from the international NGO, *Talent for Humanity*. Her newly released Eve of Eden EP, *Songs for Social Change*, features the singles *Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.*, *Water to Fire, (*a song for Standing Rock), and *I Vote!*, a collaboration with NYC-based hip-hop artist, Spiritchild.
The newest member of the Sol Life record label, The Philharmonik brings a revitalizing sense of urgency and musical depth to the shallows of the current mainstream Hip Hop landscape.Already capturing the eye of West Coast music lovers and critics alike, the 23 year old phenom is currently working on the follow-up to the contemplative and soulful self produced Good People. The first singles off the currently untitled project, “Energy,” “Stay Woke,” and “Serenity” run the gamut from soulful R&B/Trip Hop to Bass heavy trap styles and Future House. Talented and versatile, passionate and personal, The Philharmonik is a refreshingly creative force whether singing, rapping, producing, playing keys, or engineering a session.
Brian Chris Rogers
Brian Chris Rogers is an amazing vocalist, ace bass player, powerful drummer, and percussive guitarist. He opened for Senator Bernie Sanders three times across Northern California, as a duo with violinist and fellow looper, Joe Kye. Brian has opened for Yo-yo Ma at the Mondavi Center, appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach, performed at High Sierra Music Festival, and the Kaboo Festival in San Diego featuring Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Zak Brown Band, The Roots, Counting Crows, and No Doubt. Brian creates his own genre, in which he pushes the limits, and balances the best traits in any artist with vocals and style hybrids reminiscent of Ben Harper, Amos Lee, Dave Matthews, and Victor Wooten.
Native American Mary Youngblood, half Seminole and half Aleut, is the first woman to professionally record the Native American Flute, and the first woman to win not just one, but two Grammy Awards for "Best Native American Music Album".
About her second Grammy Award, Silver Wave Records said, "...Mary Youngblood has always had the talent to stand out above the crowd, and with this honor she stakes her claim as the number one star of Native American music."
Hannah Mayree is a Sacramento-born multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and works in communities nationwide to bring and share healing through music, nature and our relationships with one another. Often capturing a fleeting moment in time, Hannah Mayree released their debut album "Thoughts of the Night," early this year.
THE COLLEGE FUND STREET BAND
The College Fund Street Band is comprised of Theodore “Mario” Fong (16), Leland Fong (13), and Jennifer Fong (10). Their unique blend of vocals, ukulele, and percussion has attracted a large and loyal following. The kids perform throughout Northern California and have played at the Dodgers Stadium in L.A., AT&T Park in San Francisco, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Two other siblings Maxwell and Nina, both in college, sometimes join them. All the money they earn goes into their college fund, hence the band’s name.
Red's Blues led by Beth Reid-Grigsby ( aka Red) is a blues revue, founded in July 2012, with lots of traditional Chicago shuffles, New Orleans-Delta, West Coast blues, acoustic and electric. Red’s Blues has a finger-poppin’ attitude with a woman's point of view—straight outta the golden years when blues, R&B and swing all meshed together and dance floors every night were filled with snake hips and slow drags. Beth, with her sensual, southern voice and classy behind-the-beat phrasing, finds perfect rhythmic support in bass player and husband RW Grigsby, and with guitar and harmonica player Dave Earl. They all know the secret of groove.
Benefits of Attending
Discover exciting, innovative, and gamechanging solutions
Rekindle hope for our future
Learn to think more strategically about creating change
Transcend partisan divides to work together
Network with amazing change leaders
Step into the next level of your leadership
Emerge empowered, inspired, and motivated
Join a campaign that is building the future, step by step
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September 21-23, 2017