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    For Immediate Release Contact World Pride & Power Headquarters-720-810-0270 _Pridepower2@aol.com_ (mailto:Pridepower2@aol.com) Have You Registered? Do It
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2008
      For Immediate Release
      Contact World Pride & Power Headquarters-720-810-0270
      Have You Registered? Do It On-line Today at  www.officialworldprideandpower.com
      Full Conference Schedule Now Available at www.officialworldprideandpower.com
      The inaugural World Pride & Power Conference hosted by the World Pride & Power Organization held in the theme of "Unity, Empowerment & Inclusivity,"  convening Thursday, February 21-February 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California at the Olympic Collection Conference Center (http://www.ocbanquet.com/)  is excited to announce the following updates about this historical event which has attracted participants from across America and as far as Ethiopia, Jamaica and Nigeria. 
      Before we share our exciting news, the World Pride & Power Organization must first thank its generous sponsors including the distinguished Gill Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, In the Meantime Men, Women Alive Coalition, AmASSI Health & Cultural Centers and the GLAAD Organization.  You are World Pride!  
      Now, for the breaking news--the World Pride & Power Conference is deeply honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize nominee, Paula Gunn Allen, will address our conference audience as part of a historic panel on the presence and history of two-spirit, twin-spirit and same gender loving people throughout the history and existence of humankind! 
      Funded by a generous donation from the Brandon Fradd Foundation, the World Pride & Power Conference, in collaboration with the Paths to Change Organization, will present the groundbreaking, "Empowering Nations," panel led by Lawrence Ellis, Director-Paths to Change, with award-winning authors Paula Gunn Allen, Dr. Malidoma Some', Carol Cano, Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti and Apela Colorado, all of whom are distinguished writers, researchers, spiritual and cultural preservationists of indigenous culture and history (see full description of sessions below).
      "This particular World Pride Conference panel is among the most historically and culturally important for our community.  The myth that there were not people of the same gender and various other gender expressions, loving and caring for one another, as part of the African and indigenous human and historical experience is soon to be eradicated." Says Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti, Conference Chair and Co-Visionary.
      Healing Track & Symposium Description


      Friday, February 22, 2008, 10:30am-12Noon  

      Healing Rage, Terror & All Our Stuff: Tools for Becoming Whole in a World of Oppression and Violence against SGLBT Communities of Color

      Hosted by Paths to Change & World Pride

      Moderated by Lawrence Ellis (Spiritual Activist, Complexity-Science Consultant, Founder-Paths to Change)



      ·         Generative Somatics – Staci Haines (Author-Healing Sex, originator of Somatics and Trauma) & Vassi Johri (social justice therapist, Co-Founder of The Sankofa Project)

      ·         Healing Rage – Ruth King (Author-Healing Rage; President of Bridges, Branches & Braids)

      ·         Indigenous Ritual – Malidoma Somé (Author-Of Water & Spirit, Founder of the Ancestralization Series)

      ·         Meditation (Indigenous Meditation & Mindful Awareness Meditation) – Carol Cano (Co-Founder of Inner Substance, Integrative Care Specialist), Caitríona Reed (Clinical Hypnotherapist, Performance Coach & Meditation Facilitator) & Dan Siegel (Author-The Mindful Brain, Director of MARC-UCLA)


      Saturday, February 23, 2008, 10:30am-12Noon

      Empowering Nations: Historical & Cultural Exploration of the Sacredness of Twin-Spirit & Two-Spirit People

      Hosted by Paths to Change

      Moderated by Lawrence Ellis (Spiritual Activist, Complexity-Science Consultant, Founder-Paths to Change)



      ·         Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti (Civil Rights Activist, Ifa Priestess, Award-winning Author, The Sacred Door & Distinguished Journalist)  

      ·         Carol Cano (Co-Founder of Inner Substance, Integrative Care Specialist)

      ·         Apela Colorado (Creator-Indigenous Mind, Founder-Worldwide Indigenous Science Network)

      ·         Paula Gunn Allen (Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Author of 25 books, Pulitzer Prize Nominee)

      ·         Malidoma Somé (Author-New York Times Best-selling, Of Water & Spirit and the forthcoming, Gift of the Gatekeeper, Founder of Harlem Village and the Ancestralization Series)


      This unique effort is among the very first of its kind.  Please join us as we make history in uniting the one of the largest contingents of SGLBT people of African descent and color from around the globe in African history! 
      Who should come to World Pride & Power?
      SGLBT people of African descent and other communities of color, and their allies who have a history of work in grassroots movements in the following areas: media relations, social justice, ending racism, health disparities in communities of color, anti-violence work, police brutality, race-related hate crimes, as well work that affirms African consciousness, African history pre-slavery and traditional ways of living.  
      For Registration and detailed Conference Information visit the OFFICIAL WORLD PRIDE AND POWER WEB SITE AT http://www.officialworldprideandpower.com/

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