Change doesn’t happen alone. It takes a community. Please join us in this daylong event led by international peacemaker David LaMotte as we talk about and learn how we as a community can dialogue and work together to help those who have been silenced, oppressed, and pushed to the outskirts right where we are. Through story, analysis, and exercises we will find a new framework in which to examine our own capacity to have significant impact on the world around us, and valuable insights on how to be effective.
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: Free for the workshop. • $7.50 for lunch provided by WPC or you can bring your own (indicate your preference with your RSVP).
Enjoy a free concert at WPC at 7 pm. All are welcome!
The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”
David LaMotte is a performing singer/songwriter and guitarist, with 11 CDs and 2500 concerts on 4 continents and in 48 states to his credit. He also has a long-running passion for peace and “worldchanging” work, leading him to found and direct a non-profit that supports education in Guatemala, chair the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee, and travel to conflict zones and sites of extreme poverty (India, Bosnia, Thailand, Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine, among others) to learn and teach. David holds a masters degree in International Relations, Peace, and Conflict Resolution from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, where he studied as a Rotary World Peace Fellow.
A native of Norfolk, VA, LaMotte makes his home in Black Mountain, North Carolina, with his wife Deanna and son Mason. He is currently touring extensively, speaking and performing.
View David's 2017 TED Talk in Asheville, NC:
Learn about David's music and career: