Dr. Kyoko Okumoto

yoko Okumoto holds a PhD in the Arts and Literature from Kobe College Graduate School of Letters in Japan and an MA in Peace Studies from Lancaster University in the UK. She is a Professor of Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation, and English Literature atOsaka Jogakuin University, a women’s university in Osaka, Japan. Her research fields are: conflict transformation/nonviolent intervention, the arts,...

Theresa Wolfwood 

Theresa Wolfwood is the director of the Barnard Boecker Centre Foundation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She organizes, writes and speaks on issues concerning peace, social justice, women, globalization and human rights. She participated in the World Peace Forum in Vancouver and was an international election observer in El Salvador in June, 2006. She co-coordinates Victoria Women in Black. She has written for Briarpatch, Peace Magazine, Peace News, Third World Resurgence & other publications....

Jodi Winnwalker

Jodi Winnwalker, LCSW, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and founder and CEO of Earthtones Music Therapy Services, LLC (est. 1996). With 30 years of experience, Jodi is passionate about developing collaborative community relationships and providing excellent music therapy services for people in need.   Jodi’s passion for service has led her to develop Earthtones’ team...

Samantha Sinai

Samantha Sinai, Professional Cellist, Cello Teacher, and Board Certified Music Therapist, was raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Beginning to learn to play the cello at age 10, she has been in love ever since. Samantha completed her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance and Music Therapy at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory near Cleveland, Ohio. It was during her undergraduate degree...

Barbara Dunn

As a therapist, combining music therapy with psychotherapy, my goal is to help clients discover and develop their strengths even as they come to better understand and appreciate their vulnerabilities. As a keynote speaker or workshop facilitator at conferences, I can speak to a wide variety of topics that relate to health, healing, and community. Presentations can include spoken word, music performance, workshops, and/or music participatory...

 Ife Piankhi 

 Ife Piankhi is a Uganda-born poet, singer,[1] creative facilitator and educator.[2] She has collaborated with artists such as Keko, Nneka, Mamoud Guinea, Geoff Wilkinson, Michael Franti, Jonzi D, Wynton Marsalis, Floetry , among others. She has toured internationally for the past 30 years visiting Canada, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zanzibar, Zambia, Romania, Italy, Holland, and USA. While living in London she was a regular on Colourful...

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