Karen Walrond (she/her) is a lawyer, leadership coach, photographer, author and activist.  Her latest book, The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy, beckons readers toward lives of integrity, advocacy, conviction and joy.  

10:30 am - 11:45 am | Location: stage

Many of us have strong convictions. We want to advocate for causes we care about–but which ones? We want to work for change–but will the emotional toll lead to burn out? This fireside chat will feature leadership coach, lawyer, photographer, and activist Karen Walrond who knows that when you care deeply about the world, light can seem hard to find. But when your activism grows out of your joy–and vice versa–you begin to see light everywhere. Walrond will help us name the skills, values, and actions that bring us joy; identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern; and then put it all together to change the world. By unearthing our passions and gifts, we learn how to joyfully advocate for justice, peace, and liberation. We learn how to become makers of light.