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Ann Smith is a circle evangelist with forty years of experience working globally and
locally as the Director of Women’s Ministries of the National Episcopal Church and
Anglican Communion, Global Education Associations, consultant to the United Nations,
Co-Convener of Millionth Circle, Gather the Women Regional Coordinator and
attendance at 53 international events. She, with thousands of others, co-created and
facilitated women’s leadership programs, training of facilitators, events, workshops, and
publications. Her dream is to inspire and engage people of all ages to listen and learn
from Mother Earth and to act on Her behalf. Her love and deep connections to nature
came from growing up on two farms where she could play outdoors in the woods, ponds
and pastures. Her horse Lucky was her baby sitter. She is co-author of Stories from
the Circle, Women Prints, Women’s Uncommon Prayer and Women’s Round Calendar.
She with Angela Weber from Brazil helped plan and carried out the highly successful
Anglican Encounter: Churches in Solidarity with Women, 1992, in Salvador Brazil.
Together they have started the Green Tent Circle global initiative,
www.greententcircle.com Ann lives in Naples, Florida, on a nature preserve with
husband Whitney and cat Brownie. www.millionthcircle.org www.schc.org email,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Ann Smith of Circle Connections
Angela Elisabeth Weber
Angela Elisabeth Weber was born in the south of Brasil, in Sao Leopoldo-RS, and moved with her family first to São Paulo and then to Rio de Janeiro and finely Bahia. Currently she’s living in Verona,Italy. Graduated in social sciences, has a specialization in Third Sector Management and a master in Development Anthropology. Since the beginning of her professional life, has been driven toward women’s issues and development. Had travelled to many places abroad, mostly to conferences and congresses regarding her interests. In northeast of Brasil has worked with agriculture sustenance communities, presenting their ecotourism project to the World Bank. Currently she’s working with the Green Tent Circles, because she believes that we need a safe space to embrace a non patriarchal and non hierarchical social and political structure, in order to increase our life perspectives on Mother Earth.
Dr. Karambu Ringera
Dr. Karambu Ringera is the Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives. Born and raised in Kenya, she earned her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication in 2008 from the University of Denver. She earned a Masters Degree in Media from Natal University, South Africa, as well as a Master of Theological Studies (with a peace and justice emphasis) from the Iliff School of Theology in Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Education degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Ringera is a 2016 Cordes Social Entrepreneurs Fellow; a 2015/16 Next Generation Leader Fellow of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, USA; the 2015 Life Achievement Award and 2015 Master Scholar Award winner, University of Denver, USA; and the 2012 African Achievers Award, UK – for her cutting edge work in innovative and sustainable models of development & peacebuilding, women’s human rights and global leadership programs around the world. Dr. Ringera is a visionary, an activist, a compassionate, committed, formidable force for change, and an inspiration to all who meet her.
Jennifer Comeau is Founder of, Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill, a retreat space in Maine offering coaching and workshops on climate buoyancy and embodied leadership in support of a more beautiful, just, and biodiverse world. An Earth Ally, Jennifer's mission is to inspire humans to remember and restore their sacred partnership with the more-than-human world. In addition to being US Board Chair and Trustee for TreeSisters, Jennifer is an ambassador for Climate Change & Consciousness, an international inner-climate-healing to outer-climate-action organization. She partners as a facilitator for OzGREEN, an award-winning non-profit bringing YOUth LEADing The World programs to Australia, Africa, America and India. Possessing 30+ years experience in corporates as an engineer, program manager, and high-stakes facilitator, Jennifer's deep expertise in implementing strategic initiatives for Fortune 500, non-profits, federal agencies, and private companies, derives from her career as a Worldwide Quality Director and IT Programs Executive. Nature is Jennifer's creative muse, inspiring two albums of original music, poetry in several anthologies, a novel, and a children's book.
Maria Livia Alga
Maria Livia Alga was born in Palermo, in Sicily. She studied sexual difference in the anthropology of the classical world and in contemporary social movements.
She co-founded the research group Laboratorio Saperi situati at the University of Verona www.laboratoriosaperisituati.com. She participates in the daily life of the
intercultural center for women Casa di Ramia, Municipality of Verona.
Among her publications are: "Etnografia terrona de sujetos excentricos", Bellaterra 2018
and "Allargare il cerchio. Pratiche per una comune umanità" Progedit, 2020.
"La tenda verde" in Verona was sewn together with the artist friends of the ideadestroyingmuros collective www.ideadestroyingmuros.info.
LauraSa Pele Lafoia Ava
LauraSa Pele Lafoia Ava is the Executive Producer & Director of One Global Family’s Call To Action Broadcast Series ~ “SACRED ACTIVISM: Peace Sundays RevoLution.” LauraSa served as the Chair and Producer for Peace Sunday 2020, and Co-Chair for past Peace Sunday events. She is also the Chair on the Board of Directors, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Unity and Diversity World Council (UDWC 2.0.) She is the Founder & CEO for two of UDWC’s Affiliate DBA’s known as One Global Family Foundation & Alliances (OGFF&A), and the International Councils & Congress of Women-Youth (ICCWY). Her other responsibilities for these non-profit organizations also include serving as the Committee Co-Chair for Governance, Finance, and Strategic Planning. LauraSa is a Committee Advisor for the Unity and Diversity Interfaith Ministry (UDIM).
Susan Kaiulani Stanton
Susan Kaiulani Stanton (Mohawk/Native Hawaiian) is the Founder and Senior Grandmother of Grandmothers Circle the Earth Foundation, an international organization that travels the world in service of Mother Earth and future generations, giving birth to new Grandmother councils all over the planet. Susan is Vice-President of the Great Balance, bi-located in the United States and Colombia with a focus on building a culturally appropriate university and the planting of one million trees to protect and perpetuate the culture and sacred land of the mamos, the Indigenous People of the beautiful Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. She is a delegate with the International Public Policy Institute to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and has also participated in United Nations forums on Indigenous rights. Susan lives with her husband Brad Walking Bear Stanton (Narragansett) on the Mississippi River in the heartland of North America.
Donna L Goodman, founder of Earth Child Institute and author of ECOMASTERS: A Planet in Peril, is a globally respected and widely published expert on issues related to environment and children. Donna has been a champion of the rights and participation of child and young people in the environment sector for more than 25 years. Her international development work has been widely published by UN partners including UNICEF, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO) and others. In the private sector, her work has been published by McGraw-Hill, Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network and MTV through production of a documentary special program about water featuring Jay-Z. She is a driving force toward the recognition of children and youth as a constituency to the UN. Her book Ecomasters engages children, youth adults in Caring for Mother Earth.