What’s Lined Up?
The first annual Shakti Speak Easy is a LIVE EVENT for the people and by the people to bring together a community of collaborators who want to see peaceful and positive change for humanity.
From 5-11pm, our night together will include:
+Raffle and silent auction
+Live music and live art performances
+5 Star, locally sourced sit-down dinner
+Talks from our featured speakers Dr. Cynthia McKinney and Gloria Flora
+Panel discussion on the most important things we can do as individuals and a as collective to take care of our communities and protect our rights
+Q&A for attendees to directly engage with speakers
+Book signing with our featured author present
Cynthia Ann McKinney is an American politician and activist currently teaching at North South University, Bangladesh. She served six terms in the United States House of Representatives for the democratic party.
Cynthia has been stranded in international waters and rescued by the Lebanese Navy as she attempted to deliver #humanitarian assistance to the besieged people of Gaza during Israel’s 22-day military attack on Gaza, Palestine–Operation Cast Lead. Also as a result of her #activism around Israel/Palestine issues she served 7 days in an Israeli prison for attempting to deliver school supplies to Gaza’s children in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead.
#CynthiaMckinney is an absolute legend and we are so honored to have her join us as guest speaker at the #Shaktispeakeasy
It would take a whole book to list off all of the contributions Cynthia has put forward to create a better world. Come join us August 22 to soak up the knowledge, wisdom, and action plans of this heroic woman.
In her 22-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, Gloria Flora became nationally known for her leadership in ecosystem management and for her courageous principled stands. As supervisor of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in north-central Montana, she made a landmark decision to prohibit natural gas leasing along the spectacular 356,000-acre Rocky Mountain Front near the Bob Marshall Wilderness, a place often described as an American Serengeti for its abundant populations of wildlife, birds and fish.
In 2000, she made national headlines again when she resigned as Forest Supervisor of the largest national forest in the lower 48 states – the Humboldt-Toiyabe – to call attention to antigovernment zealots engaged in the harassment and intimidation of Forest Service employees and destruction of natural resources on public lands.
A popular and inspirational speaker, Gloria encourages people from all walks of life to recognize and celebrate our deep relationship with landscapes and the wealth of natural capital we enjoy from them; not just for us, but for future generations of all species.