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11 April 2018
In April 2018 global changemakers converged at Maharishi University of Management* (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, to explore what it takes to make a seismic difference on this planet.
''ChangeMakers: Disruptors Transforming the World for Good'' was the first event in a new Changemaking Series, hosted by MUM and the David Lynch Foundation (DLF).
Each of the speakers—including filmmaker David Lynch, humanitarian Father Gabriel Mejia, and MoveOn.org's Laura Dawn—perceived a clear need for foundational changes in their fields and disrupted the status quo to find solutions.
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Father Gabriel Mejia was moved by the unwanted children in the streets of Colombia and found a mission to rescue and restore the dignity to the lives of over 100,000 of these children and young adults.
David Lynch has been a global disruptor—setting groundbreaking directions in the art world, while his Foundation has brought meditation-based relief from stress to over 600,000 children and other at-risk populations.
Father Gabriel and David Lynch are two of these ''disruptors'' who headlined the ChangeMakers event.
Other presenters at the conference included:
Laura Dawn, Social Consciousness Transformer
Chief Creative, ART NOT WAR
Daron Murphy, Multimedia Raconteur Revolutionary
Creative Director, ART NOT WAR
Nakisha Hobbs, Education Leadership Innovator
Principal, Village Leadership Academy
Dusty Baxley, Healer of Wounded Warriors
Executive Director, Boulder Crest Retreats
Ra Frye, Grassroots Community Organizer
Founder, Gang Passages/Pride ROC
Carmen Terrones, Social Justice Activator
Senior Associate/Independent Consultant
This Changemakers event and the upcoming expanded conference series are both part of an initiative by MUM to help students harness their unique talents to facilitate positive change in the world.
The ChangeMakers conference inspired ChangeMaking Month at MUM—a series of workshops, art displays, and films organized by MUM Student Government to inspire students to think of what it takes to become a change maker.
The overall theme has been ''Transform Yourself, Transform the World.''
''All of us are potential changemakers, living in a world that constantly changes. If we can learn to ride these waves of change and exert our own unique influence on them, we will have found the changemaker within,' according to the event producer, Michael Sternfeld.
Added Student Government president Cris Evergreen, 'The idea of [ChangeMaking Month] is to hone in on what it is exactly you want to do when you leave MUM, the ideas you have to make the world a better place—and how you can make that come to fruition.''
This event was co-produced by The David Lynch Foundation, Maharishi University of Management and the Abramson Center for Peace.
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*Maharishi University of Management, founded in 1971, is an accredited university located in Fairfield, Iowa, and offers a range of disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school's unique approach to education is called Consciousness-Based℠ education. All students and faculty practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique—an effortless technique for recharging mind and body and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind. With Consciousness-Based education students study traditional subjects while also experiencing inner growth and developing their creativity. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: +1 641-472-1110] or visit: http://www.mum.edu
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