This session will use the message of P.E.A.C.E. (People Everywhere Actually Coexisting Equally) as a springboard for conversation. The reality is that not everyone wants P.E.A.C.E. nor sees the need for us to interact and communicate in harmony. So many ancestors and leaders have tried to champion this ever important topic only to be greeted with hatred, anger and discrimination. During this session participants will be challenged to:
• Acknowledge their own biases
• Be open to uncomfortable conversations
• Share their feelings and experiences honestly
• Set goals for breaking negative patterns in their lives
• Express their emotions in a creative format
• Become more empathetic
Matthew Jones also known as “Testament” is a connoisseur of anything and everything involving words. From poetry, spoken word and emceeing to facilitating, hosting and keynoting, Testament has been using his natural speaking abilities to inspire audiences for over 15 years. Testament has performed and taught coast to coast nationally and internationally. He has recorded three albums to date and shared stages with Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, Kardinal Official and more. He has made numerous radio and television appearances including Much Music and MTV. A father, an artist, entrepreneur and revolutionary, Testament uses his passion for words, art and life to motivate, inspire and lead. He trusts in the values of peace, love and unity as his guiding principles as he continues to spread his message all across the world.