UPDATE: Orland Bishop CONFIRMED!
Orland Bishop combines a deep dedication to human rights advocacy and cultural renewal with an extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies. He was a research fellow with the Center for the Study of Violence and Social Change at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and has consulted with many human development organizations. As director of Shade Tree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, where some of this year’s participants too went for their internship, he has pioneered approaches to urban truces and mentoring at-risk youth that combine new ideas with traditional ways of knowledge.
On the second day of the forum “The Inner” Orland will give a lecture that will inevitably move us; his contribution has made people tap into unknown spaces within themselves that evoke questioning and a renewed attention towards our lives, our relationships, dialogue and healing. Orland has been a contributor since the start of YIP and was here this year as well. After Initiative Forum, which will be our last week, he’ll be there to close off the year with us.
To get an image of what to expect, check THIS!