Part of the NAACP’s mission is to “provide educational and social action activities associated with the improvement of race relations.” One of the most powerful ways we can improve our relations with others is to generate positive changes within ourselves. As Mahatma Gandhi stated, “We must become the change we wish to see in our world.” This is the second in a series of workshops based on Leona and Matthew’s book, The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence, which was recently honored with the 2017 Evergreen Gold Medal for World Peace presented by the Living Now Book Awards.
“Forgiveness is releasing the anger we have inadvertently allowed to poison our souls. It is giving up our need to even the score with those who have wounded us. Forgiveness also involves healing past wounds so that we don’t project our fears and mistrust onto our current relationships and perceive insults when none were intended.”
- Leona Evans is a motivational speaker, educator, life coach, and peace activist. She holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies and has been the minister at Unity of San Luis Obispo for 24 years. Leona is also certified in Conflict Management and Peace building by the United States Institute of Peace.
- Matthew J. Evans is an accomplished actor, musician, and filmmaker. He received the Art of Making Peace Award from the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival, presented to him at the United Nations third High Level Forum on a Culture of Peace by Former Under- Secretary- General Anwarul Chowdhury.
Sunday, March 11
Unity of San Luis Obispo
1130 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM