Deeper Change Forums
Deeper Change Forums create spaces that invite fundamental transformation. A change that is so deep that a return to the previous conditions is utterly inconceivable.
Courageous conversations - grounded in peace, justice, and love.
Our Deeper Change events hosts speakers, artists and workshops to address and move us toward systemic change throughout our society, with an emphasis on New Haven. Events allow community members to hear from and learn with each other and with featured presenters who are working at root levels of for change. Topics have ranged from environmental justice to wellbeing, organizing to art as disrupting injustice.
Deeper Change Forums are open to all and offered freely. Registration is required and will open six weeks prior to event.
NEXT DEEPER CHANGE FORUM: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
FEATURING CEIO CO-FOUNDER NIYONU D. SPANN
What It Takes to Stay the Course featuring Niyonu D. Spann
Thursday, December 7th, 2023
8:30am-3:30pm EST (Light breakfast will be served at 8:30am.)
About Niyonu Spann:
Niyonu D. Spann, the co-founder and director of Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO), is an accomplished, rooted visionary and has assisted organizations and individuals to effectively fulfill their missions for over 30 years. She is also the guiding alchemist and anchoring artist at her music production company, NUYONI.
Spann designs and facilitates large-system interventions and small-group processes that expose shared vision, tap internal resources, and map out a strategic and dynamic plan to achieve and maintain alignment between day-to-day operations and the core mission.to facilitate legislators, attorneys and grassroots organizers in abolishing the death penalty in the United States.
Since 2000, Niyonu has led the five-day intensives called Beyond Diversity 101, workshops that radically expose and transform the dynamics of diversity. Bill Graustein and Niyonu Spann first met at a BD101 session, as participant and facilitator.
Through her non-profit organization, 4 Circles Beyond, Inc., Niyonu directs the Peace, Leadership and Arts Summer Camp and recently opened a school in Chester, PA called: Academy for Peace & Liberation Education.
Recovering the Sacred, Honoring the Seed
Dr. Jamila Lyiscott
Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma (pt. 2)
INSPIRATION & WISDOM FROM PAST DEEPER CHANGE FORUM PRESENTERS
All Past Presenters
Niyonu Spann - Dr. Joy DeGruy - Ruby Sales - Seane Corn - Climbing PoeTree - Leah & Naima Penniman - Lisa Graustein - Enroue Halfkenny - Charles Eisenstein - Jerry White - Barbara Tinney - George Penick - Caitlin Breedlove - Ricardo Levins-Morales - Akaya Windwood - David Mura - Shakti Butler - Rusia Muhiuddin - Dr. Darya Funches - Aaron Jafferis - Lara Herscovitch - Hanifa Nayo Washington - JSUN - Terrence Riggins - New Haven (Be)Longing Choir - 2019 Dream & Activation Cohort (Katie Jones - Eric Rey - Thema Haida - Rachel Liu - Hillary Bridges - Raven Blake - Isha Vela - Robert Sheiman - Ro Godwyn - Finn Henry) - Seeding Conscious Co-Creation Cohort (Aspiring Abolitionists, Aligned to Thrive, Mending Minyan, Kurudi Watu, Imagining Abolition, RingShout:New Haven, Rising Rooted: Bloodroot, Seeds and Sprouts, Str8OuttaEden) - Nalo A.K. Zidan - Winona LaDuke - Dr. Jamila Lyiscott