Becoming & Belonging

with Ben McBride

February 11, 2021
4:00pm - 5:15pm ET
Ben shares personal stories that credential his experience as a trusted messenger around the ideas of becoming and belonging anchored in individual and institutional choices he made around creating social change. Ben then situates a meta-narrative about United States history and how we, in modern times, have inherited a story that we did not author and are at a historical choice point around how we navigate that intersection.
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About Ben McBride
Ben is a native of San Francisco, spiritual leader and longtime activist for peace and justice in the Bay Area. In 2008, he relocated his family to a difficult neighborhood in Oakland called the “Kill Zone” to understand and respond to the epidemic of gun violence, firsthand. During this tenure, he was an instrumental leader of relaunching Oakland’s first successful iteration of Operation Ceasefire, a data-driven, violence reduction strategy, contributing heavily to a 50% reduction in homicides over five years. In 2014 Ben launched Empower Initiative to support bridging and belonging work across the country. 
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Webinar Registration
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm ET

Fee: $30

Program information or to request one of a limited number of scholarships: contact Education Coordinator Rosemary Cox,
Each individual participates through a separate webcam-equipped digital device with internet capability (computer, tablet, smartphone) and mic and video cam capability, on a PC, MAC, or Linux platform. A second registrant at the same email address can register as a “guest,” and pay the fee, but must have a separate digital device.