Summer Peace Conference 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:00 PM to Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 PM

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Since its inception in 2011, the Peace Conference at Rolling Ridge has served as a platform for healthy dialogue and inspirational hope.

Diverse speakers over the years have addressed issues of peace-making, Earth tending, creation care, and interfaith reverence.  With strife, fear, and division making headlines, this year our Peace Conference seeks to use love and laughter to unite us as people as we share stories for healing and deeper understanding.  Professional storyteller Judith Black will facilitate the
Saturday afternoon plenary, followed by an evening of storytelling.  Sunday morning offers free time with wellness activities, rest, fellowship, and time to enjoy the grounds of Rolling Ridge.  Sunday afternoon workshops offer creative outlets for you to express yourself and nurture spiritual health as you discover joy and community amid our troubled times.


About the leader(s)

Judith Black

Judith Black, one of America’s foremost storytellers, retells history from new perspectives, tickles familial dysfunction, offers ironic explorations of aging, and most recently has turned her skills towards our disrupted climate.  As a Wheelock College graduate and former teacher she is able to draw storytelling through the educational landscape, showing its profound uses in cognitive, emotional, and social learning. Her work for adults has been featured twelve times at the National Storytelling Festival and on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to the Art Museum of Cape Town, SA to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel, and was recently given the Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award, served on the faculty of Lesley University for almost 30 years, and is now faculty with the Maggid Institute, an arm of Reclaiming Judaism. Locally she originated and ran Bridging Live for 16 years, sings with Calla Lilly, is an active member of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club,, and a founding member of Sustainable Marblehead.  Presently, she is trying to figure out how to live without burning fossil fuels, teaches two classes annually, organic gardens and planed a giant sustainability fair.
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