OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Sedona Community Forum will host Kim Weichel, Author of Our Voices Matter Now, January 29
Sedona AZ (January 22, 2020) – As citizens our voices are powerful and each voice matters, especially now in this time of change. Kim Weichel’s new book Our Voices Matter is an inspirational toolbox for action at a time when citizen engagement is needed more than ever. Her book highlights personal, national and global stories that are central to our well-being and our ability to thrive.
Kim will be the guest of honor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI’s) Sedona Community Forum (formerly called Lunch and Learn) on Wednesday, January 29, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in room 34 of Yavapai College’s Sedona Center (on Cultural Park Place, across Rt. 89A from Red Rock High School). The Forum is an enjoyable, informative, weekly community event that is free and open to everyone in the community!
Kim is a social entrepreneur and nonprofit leader who has built bridges between cultures and peoples for over 25 years. As CEO of Peace x Peace, an international woman’s leadership organization, she mentored a global network of women peace builders in over a hundred countries. Educated in Sydney, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa, she has extensive global experience in Russia, East Africa, Southeast Asia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, and Canada.
Kim will share highlights and stories from her book, including how we can cultivate resilience, nurture our spiritual intelligence, listen to our Callings, share our stories, and take action on current issues. One highlight is the tale of the Peacemaker, an Iroquois leader who developed the Great Law of Peace, which influenced the Women’s Suffrage Movement, our U.S. Constitution, and the United Nations. She will talk about the important role citizens have played in shaping our democracy and how we each can become involved in issues that matter to us.
Kim is a citizen diplomat, mother, mentor, and global citizen. Her multifaceted, cross-cultural background gives her a unique perspective on life, benefiting many communities as a facilitator, trainer, radio producer, speaker, and advisor to NGOs. She has won international fellowships and worked with several UN agencies.
Join us at 12:30 p.m. to meet Kim Weichel, who is a visiting facilitator during the winter term (with her husband Carl) from the OLLI program at American University in Washington, DC.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers academic, not-for-credit programs for adults 50 years old or older at program sites at Verde Valley Campus, Sedona Center, and Camp Verde Library. OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley is a program of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College. Registration is now open until February 14 for the Winter 2020 Term. For information about OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley, contact Linda Shook, Associate Dean Sedona Center and OLLI Director Sedona/Verde Valley, at the OLLI office, 928-649-4275, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.yc.edu/ollisedonaverde