Marianne Williamson Keynote Speaker
Friday, 11 October, 7 p.m.
Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, lecturer and non-profit activist. She has worked with thousands of individuals, as well as large and small groups, in transforming crisis into opportunity. For 35 years she has been helping people heal from problems that in many ways have been created by an irresponsible political establishment. She has an up close and personal understanding of the impact of bad policy on average American’s lives. For three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. Her book about the intersection of spirituality and politics, Healing the Soul of America, was released in 1997 and re-released in a revised edition in 2018. Her book A POLITICS OF LOVE: A Handbook for a New American Revolution, was released in April 2019. In total she has written 13 books, four reaching #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Project Angel Food, that in 1989 started delivering meals to homebound AIDS patients. The organization has now served over 12 million meals. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in this presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a US Department of Peace. In addition, she advocates for a cabinet level Department of Children and Youth to more adequately address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed Marianne said, “Most politicians stick to a discussion of symptoms only. Politics should be the conduit for our most expanded conversation about societal issues, not the most superficial one. Conventional politics does not lend itself to a discussion of the deeper issues that plague us. Yet go deeper we must.”
And so we shall. Join us at the Left Coast Forum.