Peace Day Timetable


189040_1442368638471_7058921_n Opening Ceremony
Julie Tumamait-Stenslie – Chumash elder and storyteller



 Sound Meditation

Anahata Pomeroy – Heart Sounds & Gatherings for Inner Peace & World Harmony

Ray Powers – founder “Simple Brilliance”, composer, author, photographer

20100309-thich-nhat-hanh-600x411 The Great Bell Chant
Thich Naht Hanh recording

10:00am to 12pm

Julie sml Julie Heyman – Introduction to Int’l Cities for Peace and International Day of Peace
10339660_10153148185324469_3300420821140255496_n HOLOS-Symbol for One Humanity.
Brian Berman



The HOLOS Experience ~ Dance/Meditation
Lisa Berman
Brian Berman
Anahata Pomeroy
peacepole Artist For Peace
Marta Nelson
peace flags Peace Flag Creation Begins – All Day
1376367_10151710173533823_407339605_n akka b.poet, performance artist, writer
35435_109061949142934_1204960_n David Henderson pianist, composer

12pm to 2:00pm


11870889_10153610709946337_7641315692186609090_n Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy engaging presentations, beautiful music, evocative poetry & intriguing personal stories (mc’d by Ray Powers)
vera  Vera Long – Live Art Demonstration For Peace



Lisa Berman and Brian Berman – “Art of Reconciliation”
Berman Healing Arts, Compassionate Listening Facilitators, Peace Builders
824919258 George Christie – “Living Peace From The Center Of Battle
CNN consultant/analyst, Host of the History Channel series Outlaw Chronicles
1483777_10152075635210469_1665948627_o Michelle Melonakis – “Think On These Things”
A method of peaceful inquiry for high school and college students developed at the Krishnamurti Foundation.
10399606_43376979554_1024_n Tony Khalife“The Alchemy of Peace”
yogi, musician, former child soldier Lebanese civil war
10372983_10152551986252033_6736088294650072307_o Connor Jones“A Culture Of Permanence”
Permaculture designer/consultant, Sustainability expert
IMG_3585 Nuri Ronaghy
“The Joy of Internal Peace and its Outward Reflection”
Former political prisoner in Iraq
International peace and human rights activist

2:30pm to 4 pm

Mc’d by Rakesh Menon
199668_1013209989694_5055661_n John Slade – “Peace Begins With Me” and “I Sing Walt Whitman ” excerpt
actor, singer, songwriter, performance artist
11755759_10153471888799082_2461382173842398452_n Evan Austin – “Noble Peace Prize Award”
Presentation of the annual award to an outstanding peace advocate of the Ojai Valley
11831763_901277476585367_617711666210832591_n Beautiful Chorusa professional a cappella group of singers  bringing their unique form of resonance and rhythmic meditation!
Julie sml Julie HeymanClosing and Upcoming Events Announcement
ICPblockLogo Ojai International City of Peace extends a big thank you to the Ojai Art Center and all those who have volunteered countless hours to make the International Day of Peace events possible. Our core team we fondly call the Peace Pod include: Anahata Pomeroy, Brian Berman, Dianne McCourtney, Julie Heyman, Kathy Nolan, Lisa Berman, Ray Powers and Rakesh Menon.