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Live Your Peace interviews Bonnie MacAllister

Bonnie MacAllister

Bonnie MacAllister attempts to render moments through a variety of media.   Often pieces are multi-genre, fusing painting, photography, book arts, slide installations, spoken word, video, and performance. She is a 2009 Fulbright-Hays awardee to Ethiopia, a 2007 Pushcart Prize Nominee and five time slam poetry champion in the United States and France.  Her international publication credits include Black Robert Journal, Paper Tiger Media, Dead Drunk Dublin and Other Imaginal Spaces, and nth Position.  Bonnie has recently exhibited at the Utopian Library in Viareggio, Italy and in la Galería del MEC, Montevideo, Uruguay.

She is an active member of the Philadelphia and DC chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art through whom she has exhibited in United Nations sponsored shows, partnered with Rubia to create a collaborative project quilt with Afghan women that toured the United States, and shown work in such venues as the Philip Ratner Museum, Tacoma Park Municipal Building, Wilmington’s Louis L. Redding City/County Building, International House, Holy Family University, High Wire Gallery, Penn State, and the Plastic Club.  Though group and solo exhibitions, she actively fundraises for Girls Gotta Run Foundation which sponsors Ethiopian girls’ running teams, one of which she met in Ethiopia.

Bonnie began her career as a production assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she worked on in house films on exhibitions and for the education department.  She received her B.A. in English-French-Women’s Studies 1999 from Albright College and her M.Ed. with dual certification in English and French from Temple University in 2008.  She studied under Jacques Derrida, Agnes Varda, and Helene Cixous at the Universite de Paris Sorbonne and Centre des Etudes Feminines from 1997-98.  She teaches French and British Literature at the new Arise Academy Charter High School for foster children in Center City.  She is the webmaster for the Fulbright-Hays Ethiopia outreach website which offers teacher resources on Ethiopia

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Bonnie MacAllister

Ruth Anne Wood, Creator of Live Your Peace seriesRuth Anne Wood the director of Scripting for Success, a publishing and production company dedicated to help her clients set and achieve specific measurable goals around sharing a personal vision and key message of hope, peace, healing, creativity, community, innovation and entrepreneurial transformation in the world. Through the “Live Your Peace” movie, interviews, live events and online community Ruth and her team brings together a wealth of resources from peace makers in our local and global community.

Since the first “Live Your Peace” workshop was conceived in October 2009 right after the announcement of Mr. Barack Obama’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Award, “Live Your Peace” has attracted the passion, resources and vision of Bill Jersey an Emmy award winning film maker, Twilight Wish, a national award winning 501c3 who honors and makes dreams come true for seniors, a two time Oprah guest, Patricia Gallagher who created the “Team of Angels”, best selling authors and speakers such as Dr. Judith Orloff MD, Scott Blum, co-creator of DailyOM,  Hay House authors; Jude Curivan, Alan Cohen, Karen Drucker and many other talent in her local and international community. In preparation for the Sundance Film Festival, Live Your Peace is hosting a special event to feature even more powerful conversations with peacemakers including how to use your passion, vision and expertise to profitably share your vision of peace on the world stage. These conversations will be featured in the hour documentary Live Your Peace.

To receive more information on the upcoming Live Your Peace events, training and resources contact Ruth at 215-872-5035.

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6 Responses to “Bonnie MacAllister”

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