I’ll be joining Alice Walker (Color Purple) and others …

I’m so happy that I’ll be able to be part of the the third annual Movies & Meaning Festival.


It’s a long weekend of art,storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Over one weekend, participants will be inspired and challenged by artists, activists, and spiritual leaders who work at the intersection of creativity, peace, spirituality, and social change.

I’m especially glad that I’ll get to be part of the progra with Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, along with Malidoma Somé, West African Elder and international teacher, Mona Haydar, poet and Muslim interfaith activist, and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist.

Films will serve as “campfire experiences” throughout the event, giving us chances to wonder, dream, and reflect on our world and our active place in making it. Unlike typical film festivals, Movies & Meaning emphasizes engagement and transformation over passive viewing.

Movies & Meaning is this April 27-30, 2017, at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tickets are offered on a sliding scale for students and low-income households, and accommodations in the area range from budget-friendly hostels to treat-yourself B&Bs.

Learn more. www.moviesandmeaning.com/festival