Cat J. Zavis is the Executive Director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, a collaborative divorce attorney, mediator, and Coach for Parents co-parenting their children after divorce. She is also a sought after trainer in empathic communication, having trained hundreds of collaborative attorneys, coaches, financial professionals, therapists, mediators, spiritual practitioners, and parents. In 2009, she was awarded a Peace Builder Award for her business. She also has a MA degree in Women and Gender Studies. Cat has been a long time activist in social change work. She has worked as a volunteer with the American Civil Liberties Union, and with prisoners’ rights organizations, domestic violence victims, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, and many others. She worked as a public defender and then as a women’s rights lawyer. Cat grounds her life and work in the wisdom and spiritual traditions and brings those values to her work every day. You can reach Cat at: Cat@spiritualprogressives.org
Rabbi Michael Lerner is the editor of Tikkun magazine, rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue in Berkeley and San Francisco, CA, and the author of eleven books, including most recently Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Path to Healing the Middle East, and the National Bestseller, The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right.
Alden F. Cohen is the operations manager at Tikkun and the NSP. He holds a BM in Music Performance from Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and a MM in Music Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He’s the Santa Cruz Symphony’s Principal Double Bassist, Oakland Symphony’s Assistant Principal Double Bassist, and Berkeley and Modesto Symphony’s Section Double Bassist. Mr. Cohen also teaches Double Bass.