Jan 2017

First Earth Citizens Festival Will Be Held in New Zealand

By Michela Mangiaracina Comment

For two days, starting January 27, 2017, over one thousand people from ten countries will gather in Kerikeri, New Zealand for the first Earth Citizen Festival. Hosted by the Earth Citizens Organization (ECO), the International Brain Education Organization (IBREA), and Meditation Tour LTD, this festival celebrates the Earth Citizen spirit described by Ilchi Lee and aims to unite people beyond all boundaries and forward a new culture of health, happiness, and peace for all.

This free event for global friendship and world peace consists of three parts:
Part 1: Opening Celebration - Kia Ora Night 
Friday, January 27, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Kerikeri Domain
Enjoy performances by a Maori cultural group, world-class b-boy dancers, and local singers and bands, as well as martial arts demonstrations, a raffle, and food from many countries.

Part 2: Main Event - Earth Citizens Come Together
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Turner Centre
Understand what it means to be an Earth Citizen, and why Earth Citizens hold the key to a future of true and lasting happiness. 

Part 3: Symposium - The Brain, Earth Citizens, and Our Global Future
Saturday, January 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Turner Centre
Join international experts and get inspired as they discuss the importance of the brain, gut health, and natural wellness for creating an Earth Citizen lifestyle.

The symposium speakers include:
Ilchi Lee: Founder of Earth Citizen Organization and President of University of Brain Education, South Korea
Dave Beal: Program Director at Brain Power Wellness, USA
Dr. Dohyung Kang: Department of Neuropsychiatry at Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea
Dr. Reed Tuckson: Managing Director at Tuckson Health Connections, USA
Dr. Lily George: Senior Research Officer at the Office of AVC Maori & Pasifika, Massey University, New Zealand
Dr. Emeran Mayer: Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ilchi Lee says an Earth Citizen is someone who recognizes that they are a resident and steward of the planet earth and who puts that identity above any other, whether it is ethnic, cultural, national, or religious. Their values and actions are based on caring for the earth as a whole. The Earth Citizen Festival plans to take Earth Citizenship to the next level.