Alicia Fall is the founder of Her Many Voices Foundation (HMVF), a small organization that does big things in the world. The mission of the foundation is to ignite the Artivist (Artist/Activist) in all people, in order to move their passions to purpose, for the betterment of women, children and our Mother Earth. They aim to achieve their vision by uniting humanity through the arts. The "Her" in Her Many Voices makes reference to Mother Earth and the "Many Voices," to all of her children, which makes us all sisters and brothers. Comprised of artists, activists and global community members, Alicia and her team believe that women and children are the primary shapers of the future of our global community and we believe that providing vulnerable populations with education and resources to elevate themselves will uplift the community as a whole.
In the conversation, Alica refers to Earth Day, April 22nd as a special event will be happening to celebrate Indigenous Wisdom.
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This episode contains an Alicia Fall's original song called "Many Blessings".
Vy Nguyen is Executive Director at Week of Compassion with the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church). He places special emphasis on connecting younger generations to the faith-based humanitarian and development work. Vy formerly served as a CWS staff member in the fundraising office based in Northern California. A former refugee himself, he not only shares his experience of fleeing his country of birth Vietnam, but also asks us to imagine what a life would be during which you don't really know what tomorrow will bring.
The Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla is executive director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Division for Global Mission and oversees a global program in more than 70 countries with 300 missionaries and volunteers, 47 division staff based in the US and annual expenditures of $29 million. Raised in Puerto Rico with Spanish as his first language, Rafael's life, faith and ministry have been shaped in the context of global mission. Rev. Malpica Padilla is an articulate theologian and he has served as associate executive director for the Division for Global Mission since May 2002. From 1993 to 2002, he was the division's program
director for Latin America and Cuba. He served as bishop of the ELCA Caribbean Synod from 1987 to 1993.. The synod's main office is located in Dorado, Puerto Rico. From 1981 to 1987, he was parish pastor of Iglesia Luterana Reconciliacion, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Rafael earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in 1977 and a master of divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1981. In 1989 he received a doctorate in divinity "Honoris Causa" from Newberry College, Newberry, S.C. He and his wife, Luz D. Marzan, are the parents of three children Rafael, Felix Javier and Karla Marie. He is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, Ill.
This is about alternative reality, naval gazing, don quixote and more.