2016 Creative Activist Virtual Summit: Hosted by Author & Creative Activist Rae Luskin

Rae Luskin, author of the award-winning book The Creative Activist, will be hosting The Creative Activist Virtual Summit from August 15th – 22nd, 2016. With daily interviews that feature 24 expert guest speakers, the goal of the summit is to provide practical tools and tips on how to tap into your own creativity; connect and collaborate; to take a dream and turn it into reality.“This is a master class for community leaders, artists, change agents and thoughtful citizens interested in making a difference. It doesn’t matter what your dream for a better world may be: gender equality, a sustainable planet, peace, cultural competency, this is the place to discover your voice and increase your impact and influence,” said Ms. Luskin, when describing her upcoming summit.

Published a year ago, Luskin’s book has received glowing reviews and responses from business leaders, community leaders and community activists of all types. As well as being awarded the IBPA 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award, GOLD WINNER: Inspiration Category, The Creative Activist has inspired a worldwide movement for social change.

Knowing from personal experience that creativity and the arts can be used to transform personal and collective consciousness, uplift humanity, and nurture the heart and soul, Luskin has developed the Creative Activist Manifesto. As much a declaration of intent as a proclamation of purpose, it encompasses her vision of the path for Creative Activists to create better communities, and a better world, encouraging them to:

  • Cultivate courage, curiosity and collaboration
  • Realize one person can make a difference
  • Embrace their unique gifts and talents
  • Transform their lives to be the change they wish to see
  • Ignite inspired, imaginative and innovative ideas and solutions
  • Value personal stories of resilience and speak their truth
  • Empower and energize themselves and the world through a powerful vision

“My mission is to create a movement; to engage, educate, and empower 1 Million Creative Activists. I believe through sharing our creative voices and visions we can raise awareness of important social issues, move people from apathy to action and drive change. – each of us can make a difference,” Ms. Luskin said.

Featured among the 24 expert guests who will be interviewed during this year’s national Creative Activist Summit are well-known, Chicago-based change agents and community activists, such as:

  • Angela Rose – Founder/Executive Director of PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment.
  • Anne K. Ream – Author, Founder of The Voices and Faces Project, girls360
  • Ellyzabeth Adler – Multidisciplinary Artist, Founder/ Executive Director Danztheatre Ensemble: performance with a purpose
  • Emanuel Kuntzelman – Founder Greenheart International and Greenheart Music
  • Grishma Shah – Co Director ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago
  • And Ms. Luskin herself – who will be hosting and conducting the interviews

“Unlike any other summit you may have attended, we will show you how one person really CAN make a difference!” said Ms. Luskin.

The pre-recorded interviews will be available online to summit participants across the country, free of charge during the duration of the summit. Each interview will run 30-45 minutes and will be followed by an evening session in which Luskin will present a wrap-up and question and answer bonus call. In addition, summit participants will have the opportunity to build their permanent library with the purchase of a Gold Package: receiving instant digital access to each audio interview, transcripts of each interview, and will continue to receive dates of bonus programs.

The Creative Activist Virtual Summit, hosted by author and Chicago-based community activist Rae Luskin, will feature 24 guest expert speakers who will offer practical tips and advice on community activism and effective approaches to social change. Designed to help local activists improve their leadership skills, connect with other creative activists, and generate more impact and influence, the summit will be held from August 15-22, and is free of charge to participants, who may register here: http://bit.ly/creativeactivistsummit

Rae Luskin is a highly sought after artist, keynote speaker and author, and has been a community activist for more than 40 years. She has dedicated her life to ending abuse across the lifeline, sharing her own story of healing from childhood sexual abuse. She believes in the power of creative expression to uplift the human spirit and awaken social consciousness. “Through the arts, we can open hearts and minds, initiate new dialogues and build new models of what is possible,” she said. Ten percent of the proceeds from her book, The Creative Activist, support NWCASA, a full-service agency that provides free counseling to sexual assault victims and community education. To learn more about Ms. Luskin and her message, schedule her as a keynote speaker, or to order a copy of her book, please visit her website:http://thewinningadventure.com.