This April, join the third annual Movies & Meaning Festival for a long weekend of art, storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Over one weekend, participants will be inspired and challenged by artists, activists, and spiritual leaders who work at the intersection of creativity, peace, spirituality, and social change.

We’ll hear from Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple; Brian McLaren, author, activist, and theologian; Malidoma Somé, West African Elder and international teacher; Mona Haydar, poet and Muslim interfaith activist; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist; and we’ll be reenergized by the brilliant diversity of human stories and experiences, and renewed in our work to undo suffering and oppression in all its forms—both inside and out.

Films will serve as touchstones throughout the event, giving us chances to wonder, dream, and reflect on our world and our active place in making it. Unlike typical "film festivals," Movies & Meaning emphasizes engagement and transformation over passive viewing. We'll weave art throughout our time together as a means of reflection and change-making, learning how to make the world better through substantive action.

Movies & Meaning is this April 27-30, 2017, at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tickets are offered on a sliding scale for students and low-income households, and accommodations in the area range from budget-friendly hostels to treat-yourself B&Bs.

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