Through her career she has worked in and with organizations to ensure and advance equity and diversity through her roles in operations, human resources, and program development. In these roles she prioritized embedding care practices and diversity awareness in organizational structure.
Recently, she has served as a board member for Turning Tables and Resistance Served, two New Orleans-based non-profits that provide education and training resources for hospitality professionals in the community.
David is passionate about supporting transitional justice and conflict transformation efforts in the Middle East. He also believes in the transformative power of American Christian communities claiming their call to be peacemakers. His voice can be heard hosting the Telos Check-in podcast, and his writing can be read on his substack, “Awakenings.”
David is also a producer and songwriter, and is in a band called The Brilliance. The Brilliance creates art that inspires empathy. Much of the Brilliance art has been inspired by Telos over the years. The Brilliance acoustic-electronic, symphonic-pop songs invite you to step outside yourself; to see the world through the eyes of the other, the stranger, those you may consider your enemy. Alongside performing national U.S. tours and appearing at the MET’s Charity Water Gala, The Brilliance has performed globally at festivals in New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Israel and Palestine and all over the world.
We welcome and encourage you to bring an additional guest on the immersive experiences. This not only allows for the program to remain more affordable for everyone, it also creates opportunity for continued transformation and ongoing conversation in your community. Guests who share a room with Cohort participants will also receive a slightly discounted trip price based on double occupancy rates.
The final cost of the experience is determined by the number of Cohort participants who are selected to join. The expected costs of the program range from $9,500-$11,500.
Once accepted into the program, we require that you submit a deposit of $500 to secure your spot by February 1, 2024. A full payment schedule will be distributed upon acceptance to the program.
The costs of the Cohort cover all travel expenses for all three immersive experierences (including lodging, ground transportation, meals, honoraria…etc), honoraria for online meetings with peacemakers, and required reading materials. Flights to and from trip locations are not included in the program costs and are the participant’s responsibility to procure.
There are some partial scholarships funds available to applicants who submit especially compelling applications. Scholarships will be distributed on a rolling basis.
Scholarship recipients will be required to attend all Cohort trips and meetings, as well as provide an end-of-program reflection.
Yes. All trip dates listed on this page include necessary travel to/from home locations.
Because our Cohort and experiences place a high value on relationships, we ask that all Cohort members commit to being present for the full extent of the program.
If you do not believe your schedule will allow you to commit to all portions of the program, we encourage you to wait to apply to the program in another year. Alternatively, you are welcome to join us for a single trip. Contact [email protected] or resto[email protected] to join the respective trip with the Cohort.