On Friday evening we had the great honor and pleasure to welcome and experience Deepak Chopra, President of the Alliance for a New Humanity and David Simon, Director and CEO of the Chopra Center to the Palm Harbor and Tampa Bay Area. Some were between 1000 and 1500 people gathered to “Be the Change we want to see in the world”!

It was a stunning evening! Their team did a fabulous job to create this successful evening, led by Ms. Dale Colton, who organized and Moderated the evening and David Greenspan, Chief Operations Officer of the Chopra Center.

Rev. Abhi Janamanchi of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater offered a special invocation and meditation (UUC is an organization committed to “Deeds not Creeds” and 7 Principles whereby people can live in peace creating a world that works for all.)

Peter Nehr our State Representative gave a warm welcome to our visitors.

Jorge Colmenares, CEO  for the Alliance for a New Humanity also welcomed everyone to this special evening.

We started and ended the evening as I believe every day, business meeting, government meeting should begin–with MUSIC!

Fred johnson, did a fabulous job as usual, with his Singing moderating and setting the tone with Music.

Robert A. Freedman, President and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall and Joyce M. Bonomini, Director of the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall discussed the important role the Arts play in sustaining humanity in a community.

Ann Marie Calhoun joined Deepak Chopra and Fred Johnson with her Violin as he read Poetry–Unity Consciousness Tagore.

Then Fred was joined by Kevin Wilder on Keyboard, C. Barry Skeete on Percussion to finish off the evening with BEAUTY, LOVE and JOY through their MUSIC!!!

An evening to remember especially as each member of the audience took a Vow of non-violence toward Peace and Justice!

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