Understanding and Utilizing Media to Transform Your World
Featuring Mitchell Rabin, Jon Ramer, Sandra de Castro Buffington, and Kathryn Davis. Hosted by Rick Ulfik.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific
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The “Be the Media!” panel will explore…
- How media such as TV, Radio, Film, Podcasts, Social Media, Print Media, Books, Records, News, Video Games, Fine Arts, Theatre, and Museums can better address the crisis of disunity in our country and in the world
- Ways to utilize the media to make the cultural shift towards unity and “we” consciousness throughout society, so that even at the highest levels of government and business, decisions are made that consider the health and wellbeing of all as the highest priority
- The effects of media serving humanity planetarily, connecting people who have never met, from different countries and cultures
- How the media is a reflection of our society’s state of mind right now, and how we can use it to change the world
Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC., is an international speaker, teacher, holistic psychotherapist, licensed acupuncturist, business & personal coach, social entrepreneur, biofeedback, environmentalist & writer. He has also been hosting and producing a NYC-based community cable TV show since 1993 called A Better World with Mitchell Rabin, interviewing the sung & unsung heroes of our society.
Mitchell has also been in several PBS documentaries and an expert in a several other award-winning documentaries.
Arianna Huffington invited Mitchell to contribute to the HuffPost for which he wrote a series of articles as well as articles for Natural News, International Day of Yoga Magazine & A Better World Newsletter.
Mitchell has been facilitating groups and teaching on retreats for some 30 years in NYC and across the country. He facilitates a process he has developed called Therapeutic Theater, a system to teach empathy and listening skills as well as those for authentic communication.
Mitchell has helped to start several social enterprise companies from nutritional supplements to renewable energy companies designed to support personal/planetary health and sustainability.
Mitchell has either lectured, been on or has moderated panels at the U.N., (e.g., International Day of Yoga, 2018), at Expos & Conferences. He was MC of international conferences (e.g., Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference, Netherlands) and sits on a Board of an NGO and FIONS, as well as on several Advisory Boards.
Mitchell is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.
Jon Eliot Ramer is an entrepreneur, civic leader, inventor, and musician. He is a co-founder of several collaborative technology companies including ELF Technologies, Inc., whose main solution, Serengeti, connects over 7000 law firms with their clients and was purchased by Thomson Reuters. The designer, author, and co-founder of several Deep Social Networks, he launched the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, that led the effort to make Seattle the first city in the world to affirm Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion. As a result, there are over 450 similar Compassionate Community Campaigns around the world.
In 2012, Ramer conceived of and produced the “Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest” in response to a challenge from the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky to other cities to outdo Louisville’s compassionate action as measured by hours of community service and people served. Over 18 million people have been served as part of the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.
In 2018, Ramer formed the SINE Alliance and Network. SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange) is a global collaboration that fuels collective empowerment. The SINE syndicated network and social change engine amplify the positive impact of the alliance member’s initiatives. SINE demonstrates how co-management and collective capacity building can uplevel and amplify social change initiatives and their outputs, outcomes, and impacts.
Ramer serves on the Advisory Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development; a UNESCO Research Center based in New Delhi, and organizer of the International Youth Campaign for Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ramer serves as Chief Technology Officer at Four Worlds International Institute, focusing on the International Treaty To Protect and Restore the Sacred, signed by over fifty different tribes throughout North America.
Sandra de Castro Buffington is a global leader in social impact entertainment and a pioneer in conscious media. Her work has ignited new narratives of transformation and innovation worldwide.
As Founder and President of StoryAction, LLC; Founder and former Director of the Global Media Center for Social Impact at UCLA; and former Director of Hollywood, Health and Society at USC, Sandra has worked with film, television and emerging media to accurately and consciously reflect the most important topics of our time.
Working extensively in Hollywood, and creative capitals around the world, has given Sandra a global perspective on the limitless possibilities for the role media can play in transforming culture worldwide. In India, she launched the first global center “The Third Eye,” in collaboration with the Asian Center for Entertainment Education, as a conscious storytelling resource for the Indian film and TV industries.
Sandra serves as Co-Producer of an explosive new film in development entitled, BRAINWASHED? based on the celebrated talk of filmmaker Nina Menkes, “Sex & Power: The Visual Language of Oppression.” Analyzing shot design in scenes from A-list films by major directors, Menkes presents eye-opening patterns that have become normalized in sexist society. The feature film and impact campaign aim to shift consciousness of viewers and filmmakers, and to transform global cinema.
As former director of Hollywood, Health & Society, Sandra provided resources to Hollywood’s creative community to improve the accuracy of health and climate change storylines on top television programs and films, resulting in 565 storylines that aired on 91 shows across 35 networks from 2009-2012. For her work, Sandra was named by PODER Magazine as one of “The Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics” in 2012.
Formerly Vice President of CEDPA, Sandra guided the flagship WomenLead program to equip, mobilize and empower women globally and nurtured a network of 5,000 alumni in 140 countries. With the JHU Center for Communication Programs, Sandra launched an award-winning vasectomy promotion campaign in Brazil, earning seven international advertising awards including a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lion Festival and Gold Medal at the London International Advertising Awards.
Sandra is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, founded by Deepak Chopra. For her work, Sandra has received numerous honors and awards including the Female Eye Film Festival’s Honorary Maverick Award, World Film Institute’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, USAID Maximizing Access and Quality Outstanding Achievement Award, and Bahia, Brazil’s Award for Leadership. She is a former associate faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a past Board member of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, Women @ The Frontier, and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, among many others. She is Brazilian-American, fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and proficient in French. As a practitioner of meditation, Sandra seeks to elevate consciousness, and improve health, justice and well-being through storytelling worldwide.
Rick Ulfik is the Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net. We, The World is an international coalition-building organization whose Mission is to maximize social change globally – until we have a world that works for all. To fulfill this missionÂ We, The World creates and promotes Programs, Platforms and Campaigns that unite and amplify the efforts of changemakers working for the Common Good.
Rick is the Co-Creator of the annual 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World September 11th throughÂ September 21st, the International Day of Peace. In 2004, We, The World brought together global partners to launch 11 Days of Global Unity, which has become a worldwide platform for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainabilityÂ and transformation that annually includes as many as 700 associated events in over 60 countries. Supporters and participants include: Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Bill McKibben, Marianne Williamson, Ralph Nader, Amy Goodman, Daniel Ellsberg, Hazel Henderson, Patch Adams, Eve Ensler, Arun Gandhi, Riane Eisler, Robert Thurman, Barbara Marx Hubbard and many others.
Rick is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.
Rick has worked with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2004 and has been an NVC workshop facilitator with the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication. He has participated in many workshops led by internationally acclaimed mediator and creator of NVC Marshall Rosenberg who joined the Advisory Board of We, The World.
Rick Ulfik is also an award-winning composer and keyboard player who has written, arranged, produced and orchestrated music for ABC TV, NBC, CBS, the Olympics, feature films, commercials, records, and has performed with Queen Latifah, Phoebe Snow, Carlos Santana, Bernadette Peters, and Judy Collins.
Rick serves every year as an Emmy Awards Judge for News, Documentaries, and Music.
Kathryn A. Davis is Host and Producer of the Health Action Network and of the program, Heart Of Mind, over the Progressive Radio Network, PRN.FM, and Pacifica Radio, WBAI, 99.5 FM, wbai.org. Kathryn is certified as a Qigong Teacher and in Qigong Healing Techniques, and founder of the Kun Li Sheng Qigong form and Energy Healing System. She is an Energy Healer, a Mystic, Shaman and Spiritual Doula. Kathryn authored the book “Harness the Natural Rhythms of Life”, to be published in 2020