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Killer Mike, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and 10 other global change-makers unite to seek advice from the Dalai Lama

In these unprecedented times, when people everywhere face heightened anxiety about the future, 12 cutting edge influencers and change-makers are uniting to seek guidance from the Dalai Lama during a historic online event to deliver actionable hope for all of humanity. Recognising that global change can only occur at the heart and consciousness level of every individual, the influencers will be asking practical questions to help steer humanity on a path of universal responsibility and greater mindfulness.

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Featuring 12 Changemakers

Michael Render, a.k.a. Killer Mike (USA)

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING RAPPER, BUSINESSMAN, ACTIVIST AND HOST OF A POPULAR NETFLIX SERIES, HE IS A POWERFUL VOICE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Buffy Sainte-Marie (Canada)

INDIGENOUS SINGER-SONGWRITER, OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER, ACTRESS, AUTHOR, SOCIAL ACTIVIST; SHE PENNED UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, THE DEFINITIVE ANTI-WAR ANTHEM OF OUR TIMES AND THE FAMED UP WHERE WE BELONG

Béatrice Martin, a.k.a. Coeur de pirate (Canada)

AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER, PIANIST AND ADVOCATE FOR LGBTQ+ PERSONS

Stephanie Benedetto (USA)

CORPORATE ATTORNEY, CO-FOUNDER OF QUEEN OF RAW, BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

Susan Rockefeller (USA)

CONSERVATIONIST, FILMMAKER, ARTIST, AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MUSINGS MAGAZINE

Emmanuel Jal (Canada)

AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN RECORDING ARTIST, ACTOR, PEACE ACTIVIST AND FORMER SUDANESE CHILD SOLDIER

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (USA)

HIP HOP ARTIST AND INDIGENOUS CLIMATE ACTIVIST

Mozhdah Jamalzadah (Canada)

AFGHAN-CANADIAN SINGER, WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE, CALLED ‘THE OPRAH OF AFGHANISTAN’

Vivienne Harr (USA)

FOUNDER OF MAKE A STAND TO COMBAT CHILD SLAVERY AND TEEN CEO OF THE LAUDATO TREE PROJECT

Clover Hogan (UK)

CLIMATE ACTIVIST, ECO-ANXIETY RESEARCHER, FOUNDER OF FORCE OF NATURE, AND POPULAR PODCAST HOST ‘

Raheen Fatima (Pakistan)

13-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE, COMEDIAN, SPEAKER

Massey Whiteknife (Canada)

INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRITED ENTREPRENEUR, ENTERTAINER, FEATURED IN A HIT REALITY TV SHOW ‘

Host​

Sofia Stril-Rever

EVENT HOST AND CO-ORGANIZER, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND BIOGRAPHER TO THE DALAI LAMA, FOUNDER OF BE THE LOVE

Moderator

Ian Speirs

EVENT CO-ORGANIZER AND MODERATOR, FOUNDER OF THE ONE BETTER WORLD COLLECTIVE ‘

About Sophia

A writer and speaker, Sofia Stril-Rever has published over 20 spirituality-oriented books, including 4 books co-authored with The Dalai Lama translated into more than 20 languages. 

In 2016, in collaborartion with the Paris Bar, Sofia organized the Law, Universal Responsibility and Environment Conference, bringing together 350 lawyers and world environmental experts in conversation with the Dalai Lama.

In 2018 and 2019, she co-organized the Better We Better World seminars in Dharamsala, gathering with the Dalai Lama and Professor Samdhong Rinpoche international change makers such as Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Agreement. She spoke at the United Nations, in Geneva, on Universal Responsibility, in November 2017 and February 2020. 

At the Garden of Peace, near Paris, she is developing the Be the Love medit-action training based on Buddhism, contemplative neuroscience, deep ecology and the 2030 UN Agenda.

* Event was filmed live on the Dalai Lama official website April 12, 2021. OBWC is offering a rebroadcast of the live taping to watch at your convenience.