Opening Session: Featured Speaker
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA
She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and is a featured speaker in the DVD Discover the Gift. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries in the evidence-based REMO group drumming HealthRHYTHMS program. Christine has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq.
General Session Featured Speaker
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Jes Baker is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker. Baker recently took on Abercrombie & Fitch by changing their logo to “Attractive & Fat” in a mock, black-and-white Abercrombie ad to challenge the line’s branding efforts.
Baker explores the historical evolution behind our current idyllic body type, the stigma surrounding mental illness, and what we can do individually to reframe the way we perceive ourselves and others