Expressions of Peace

On June 11th, 2014, PeaceNow.com held its inaugural event, Expressions of Peace, an inspiring and entertaining event that brought together film, art, music, dance, and ideas about creating peace. PeaceNow.com Founder Scott Bruer did the powerful keynote address and also announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the organization that recognizes and promotes peace organizations throughout the world, has acknowledged PeaceNow.com as a contributing organization to world peace and supports its mission. The evening began with a screening of the celebrated 20-minute film for peace, Admissions, which stars Academy Award® nominee, James Cromwell, and ended with a live performance from international R&B and pop music star from Nigeria, Meaku, and a dance for peace by Omalicha Nwa Entertainment. A preview of Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness, a powerful documentary that highlights the vital role of forgiveness, was well received by the engaged audience. Ms. Lekha Singh, the documentary’s Executive Producer and Co-Director, joined a panel of humanitarian activists that included Jess Larsen, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Arbinger, and Founder of ChildRescue.orgKathy Eldon, Founder of Creative Visions Foundation, and John Viscount, PeaceNow.com Co-Founder and Creator of Admissions.

Celebrities that joined the event included Greg Cipes, voice-actor of Michelangelo of the Ninja Turtles and artist Ryan Paul Simmons. The Art Miles Mural Project was also on display.

 

Event Photos

  • Expressions of Peace event (left to right): Peace Now Community Founder Scott Bruer with Board Member and attorney Susan Daya Hamwi, Mark Princevalle, emcee Lisa Elia, and her husband, Bionic Capital wealth manager Dean Erickson. (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thanks to our wonderful & eloquent panelists, John Viscount & Lekha Singh (pictured in the middle), who shared their amazing films, Admissions and Beyond Right and Wrong, at the Expressions of Peace event! To the left of Lekha is Debra Olson, and to the right is another panelist from the evening, Kathy Eldon of Creative Visions Foundation. (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thank you to the Coalition for Engaged Education & New Roads School for providing a wonderful venue for the Expressions of Peace event! (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Omalicha Nwa Entertainment dazzled the audience with their modernized traditional Nigerian dances at the Expressions of Peace event. Thank you, ladies, and thank you Terry Taylor of Intense Entertainment Inc, for bringing these dancers and Meaku to our event. (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thank you to the talented Oz Goral (pictured on left) for taking beautiful photos of the Expressions of Peace event! And thank you to Terry Taylor (pictured on right) of Intense Entertainment Inc for bringing in the exciting entertainment for the evening. You are both wonderful souls. (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thank you to our enlightening & eloquent panelists for sharing their peaceful wisdom at the Expressions of Peace event! Pictured above (l. to r.): emcee Lisa Elia; Kathy Eldon, Founder of Creative Visions Foundation; Lekha Singh Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Director of the documentary film Beyond Right and Wrong; John Viscount, Creator of Admissions; Jess Larsen of The Arbinger Institute & Founder of Child Rescue Association of North America; and PeaceNow.com Founder Scott Bruer. (Photo credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Creating lasting changes for peace requires modifications in individuals, businesses, & government. At the Expressions of Peace event last week, PeaceNow.com Founder Scott Bruer (pictured above) introduced the PeaceNow.com 3 Pillars to Create Peace: Peace Education, Peace Economies and Peace Departments. (Photo credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Big thanks to the talented Jonathan Lewis who videotaped the Expressions of Peace event! Left to right: Jay Yoon; Terry Taylor of Intense Entertainment Inc., who coordinated entertainment for the evening; sponsor Jeffrey Vaughn, Jr. of DSJ Printing, the company that donated printing services and made other important connections; Yung and Meaku, who wowed the audience with their music; sponsor Edwin Molina of DSJ Printing and Trident Communications; and Sam Sohn. In the foreground are Debra Olson, New Roads School Board Member and PeaceNow.com fundraiser and a guest. (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Pictured (l. to r., top row): PeaceNow.com Founder Scott Bruer with the dancers from Omalicha Nwa Entertainment; panelists Lekha Singh, Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Director of ìBeyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgivenessî, and John Viscount, Creator of Admissionsî (bottom row) international Nigerian/American R&B and pop music star Meaku; Lyle Gregory, Gold Sponsor Edwin Molina of DSJ Printing, PeaceNow.com Board Member Susan Daya Hamwi, Debra Olson, and panelist and Founder and Chairman of Creative Visions Foundation Kathy Eldon.

  • Thank you to Jess Larsen of The Arbinger Institute & Founder of Child Rescue Association of North America, & Kathy Eldon (pictured above) Founder of Creative Visions Foundation, for participating in our enlightening forgiveness panel at the Expressions of Peace event! (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thanks to our talented photographer Laurie Towers for taking beautiful photos of the Expressions of Peace event! (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • The talented Alireza Soroush interviewed attendees at the Expressions of Peace event about why they want world peace. Thank you for capturing the magical night with video!(Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thank you to Meaku (pictured above), Yung from Cali Swag District & Intense Entertainment Inc for putting on an amazing show at our Expressions of Peace event! You and your team gave us concert-quality entertainment. The crowd loved you! (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

  • Thank you to DSJ Printing, KONICA MINOLTA & Trident Communications for generously donating all the printing for the Expressions of #Peace event and for connecting us with The Art Miles Murals Project, Bead Relief, & UNESCO! (Photo Credit: Laurie Towers Photography)

Our Gold Sponsors, whose generosity made this event possible, include:

Friends of PeaceNow.com

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