Organizational Development

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn and Heidi Majano The current season of our Peaceful World Foundation (PWF) conversations came to a beautiful close in early May with a timely discussion relating to the personal and organizational seasonal changes we encounter.  The weather was bright and sunny and so was the future outlook for many who attended. …

Connecting through Art

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn, M.D On April 4th the skies were gray but the energy before our Breakfast Conversation was budding with creative energy.  With this month’s conversation topic: “Have the ongoing public school budget cuts in the Visual Arts posed a direct or indirect relationship to increases in bullying?” We used art to guide…

Exploring the Rise of Mindfulness

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn After having our largest ever Lunch Conversation earlier in the month of February, we at the Peaceful World Foundation were glad to have had another full table discussion for our follow-up Breakfast Conversation on February 28, 2019 at the Cafe RX in San Francisco’s Presidio.  We were gifted the presence of…

Celebrating Diversity and Advocacy

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn, On February 6th, 2019 we at the Peaceful World Foundation (PWF) held our largest gathering yet at the Tides Foundation Pacific Room.  We also had our largest representation of diversity around the table in the largest room that we have ever held for one of our conversations.  There was an air…

Traditions, Transitions and Teen Spirit

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn On November 7, 2018 at the San Francisco Tides Converge Atlantic Room, we held our most recent PWF Lunch Conversation.  This conversation was under the facilitation of one of our 2018 grantees from “Friends of the Urban Forest”, Education Manager Alex Javier.  Also in supportive attendance were representatives from No Bully,…

Bioneers Conference 2018

By Marcus Lorenzo Penn The 2018 Bioneers Conference ‘Revolution from the Heart of Nature’ was held from October 19-21, 2018 for the 20th year at the Marin Center and 29th year overall since its inception.  For nearly three decades, the conference has been ‘a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary…