Mark Brand Brings his Fire for Local-to-Global Contribution to FireCircle 2021 - ONE FAMILY
PowHERhouse Impact Media Group is pleased to announce Social Impact Entrepreneur Mark Brand will be opening day three of FireCircle 2021 - ONE FAMILY with an intimate conversation about what our Local to Global Role and Responsibilities are for a world we want by 2030.
FireCircle - ONE FAMILY is a three-day, online global gathering, bridging Indigenous wisdom and awareness within a western world. As a bi-annual immersive and interactive, deep listening event, up to 250 leaders will gather around a virtual fire to explore the question: What happens when we remember we are one family?
Social Impact Entrepreneur Mark Brand has recently been appointed to the United Nations Catalyst team focusing on food waste, poverty, and the impacts of current systemic structures on the most marginalized. He is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs who believes everyone deserves access to a better life. He founded A Better Life Foundation in 2012 to work with community agencies, marginalized individuals and governments to create tangible waves of change. ABLF’s Daily Meal program has already served over 2.8 million meals to the hungry in Vancouver, BC Canada and the foundation continues to build partnerships across North America and with our neighbours in the United States.
When he took over Vancouver’s iconic Save On Meats in the city’s downtown east side, a city institution which has provided food security and access since 1957, he created The Token Program, an alternate currency to feed those in need without cash exchange. Since the beginning of the program, over 125,000 people have been fed, and a quarter of a million interactions between those who have and those in need, have taken place. The Token Program has since been launched with partners from San Francisco to Nova Scotia.
Brand has eleven businesses under his belt and is determined to connect good sustainable business practices with strong community values. He is a pioneering chef and entrepreneur in the field of Social Impact and Community Development. He oversees the 5 organizations under MB Inc, Brand and is a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation and Design Thinking, and has served as executive chef for the American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Climate Challenge. At the root of everything he works on, Mark’s belief is that the solutions are all attainable with deep cooperation and the understanding there is no “Us and Them, only Us.”
Brand is a storyteller who helps groups understand how to use their own passion and purpose to make the world a better place through their own work. He is a certified Integral Facilitator and can work with small to large groups who are working through deep challenges through design.
FireCircle - ONE FAMILY runs April 15th - 17th and is the beginning of a nine-year journey of eighteen intentional virtual fires where conscious leaders gather to collect the wisdom we need to realize the 2030 global sustainability goals and vision we have. The event features performers, conversationalists, and panelists: Mark Brand, Tina Overbury, Ecko Aleck, James Gardiner, Nicollette Richer, Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, Willow and Ben Smith, and is facilitated and hosted by: Charlene SanJenko, Christina Benty, and Sharon Marshall.
PowHERhouse Impact Media Group is an Indigenous-owned house of leaders for global impact who utilizes the influence of media for the impact and beat of their drum. As an organization they:
- Partner with conscious organizations ready to weave their efforts for greater impact
- Create and leverage the re-imagined power of media to change the narrative for HER: Human Expansion Realized.
- Prepare whole leaders who are ready for the fire of our time.
To experience Mark Brand at FireCircle - ONE FAMILY which runs April 15th - 17th and continues PH’s ten-year collective and conscious journey to realize the 2030 global sustainability goals click here.