Sedona AZ (November 3, 2016) – The Sedona International City of Peace (SICOP) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) are pleased to present the first “Speaking Peace Lecture & Dialogue” with Mr. Vincent Randall, currently Director of the Apache Cultural Center, and formerly Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Sedona Public Library. Mr. Randall will discuss the spirituality of water from Yavapai-Apache perspectives and how these ideas, when recognized and utilized, can provide substantial support for the waters and land we all value in Sedona and the Verde Valley. The deep wisdom and knowledge Mr. Randall will share is sure to inspire and engage the audience in participatory dialogue for action. The event is free and the public is warmly invited.
The Speaking Peace Lecture & Dialogue Series invites outstanding speakers to share their expertise and engage the audience in participatory dialogue for action. Using a “lens of peace,” speakers will offer insights on how to solve our most difficult mutual problems within our local, national and international communities. Audience involvement is encouraged, and opportunities to join together to further mutual dialogue and plan actions that foster problem-solving through expansion of cultures of peace, will round out the Speaking Peace presentations.
With the intention to collectively move forward with action inspired by Mr. Randall’s talk, exploring specific actions on the water-cherishing ideas, there will be an OLLI Workshop on ‘Engagement in Social Justice’ on Friday, November 18, from 1 to 4 pm. This workshop will take place, at OLLI, Yavapai Community College in Sedona, It is free and open to all.
SICOP, 35th of 140 Cities of Peace around the world, established in 2012, and recently through resolution by the Sedona City Council, acknowledging Sedona as an International City of Peace, promotes a culture of peace through events, and projects that seek to raise consciousness, expand connections and engage our community.