On Sept. 21, 2022, we co-hosted a Nova Campfire forum with Scholar Susan Prescott. An open, inviting discussion followed keynote speaker and renowned social justice advocate, Chris Wilson, with short talks from Wendy Ellyatt and Nova Scholar Sara Warber.
Held on the International Day of Peace, Reframing & Reconnecting: Healing journeys for a world in crisis connects personal journeys of transformation to finding personal peace and bringing changes to our communities and the wider world.
Please click below to see the recording. Content warning: gun violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence.
Chris Wilson is a renowned social justice advocate, author, artist, and serial social entrepreneur. He will share his harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant tale of personal transformation—a profound journey from a life sentence in prison to a life of purpose and helping others in violent, poverty-stricken communities similar to his own extreme childhood experiences in Washington, D.C. Read more about Chris’s incredible story in his acclaimed 2019 book, The Master Plan.
Pictured from left: Nova President Brian Berman, Nova Scholar Susan Prescott, Nova Scholar Susan Warber, and Wendy Ellyatt.
Sara Warber is a Clinical Professor Emerita, Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Honorary Professor, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School and a Scholar at the Nova Institute for Health. She leads the Mutual Reawakening Project and is a contributing author of the Healing Journey study.
Wendy Ellyatt is the founder of the Save Childhood Movement and National Children’s Day UK and has a particular interest in the safeguarding of future generations. In 2018, she created the Flourish Project as a major new global initiative exploring our understanding of human flourishing and the Triple Nature of Wellbeing of Self, Others, and the Natural World. In 2021, she was invited to become a member of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Thought Leaders Circle.