Community Leaders - Participating Organizations
Jiwon Chung is a regular adjunct professor at the Starr King School for the Ministry, the former president of National Organization for Theatre of the Oppressed, artistic director of Kairos Theater Ensemble and a key exponent of Theater of the Oppressed (TO). The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using TO to challenge, resist and transform systemic oppression and structural violence, and to redress large scale historical atrocity and global injustice. His approach to individual, interpersonal and institutional change is informed by his background as a veteran, martial artist, and over 3 decades of vipassana meditation.
Taya Mâ Shere plays passionately in the realms of transformative ritual and embodied vocalization. Taya is co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, training clergy in embodied, earth-honoring models of spiritual leadership. Her chant albums Wild Earth Shebrew, Halleluyah All Night and Torah Tantrika have been heralded as “cutting-edge mystic medicine music.” Taya is co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (Ben Yehuda Press 2015) and Siddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook. Trained in the folklore of religion at the University of Pennsylvania, Taya served a rabbi of a Washington, DC area Jewish congregation for over a decade before being named their Spiritual Leader Emeritus. Taya is a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a body-awareness-based trauma-healing modality, and mentors resonant students in sacred arts, spiritual leadership and embodied presence. Taya makes home, music and other magic in Oakland, CA. www.holytaya.com.
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