Thank you to the esteemed panelists including thought leader Marla Maples, movie directors Tom Shadyac and Peter Farrelly, presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, veteran campaign strategist Chris Harvin, Alliance for Peacebuilding's Uzra Zeya, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Sister Jenna, Rev. Sylvia Sumter, Actress Sela Ward, civility expert Dr. Lew Bayer, and author Azim Khamisa for joining in on the #PledgeToListen Day of Unity panel discussion, livestreamed into 500 theaters across the United States. Click through the photos for highlights from the panelists as they talked about how to listen and bring more kindness and compassion to the world.
Look Me in the Eye is a new song from the singer-songwriter team of Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) and Jason Karaban (Ani DeFranco, Sara Watkins) and inspired by the upcoming release of the documentary FREE TRIP TO EGYPT.
Watch the Music video here:
Look Me in the Eye was recently recorded by an impressive collection of singers, recording artists and studio musicians at the famed Boulevard Recording studio in Los Angeles, with lyrics that touch on our film’s themes of civility, deep listening and authentic, compassionate conversations.
Produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Jet), Look Me in the Eye features lead vocals from Phillips and Karaban and a band that includes fellow singer-songwriter Val McCallum on guitar, bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), and keyboardists Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers).
“I was truly inspired by the film and Glen felt the same way, so that made it easy to write the song,” said Karaban. “It was really pretty special seeing all of these amazing musicians come together and lend their talents to the project. Seeing how happy everybody was to be a part of it was amazing.”
Here's a video showing how and why Look Me in the Eye was recorded:
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Ben Kempas endorsed 2019-03-11 05:28:22 -0400Cause I think we should all listen to each other while we’re still able to hear.
I pledge to listen to you. Will you listen to me?
I pledge not to demonize anyone who holds certain opinions, views or beliefs, but instead will try to understand their reasons and their arguments and express my own views in return. That’s it.
Ben Kempas pledged 2019-03-11 05:28:22 -0400
Cause I think we should all listen to each other while we’re still able to hear.
I've recruited 2 others for the #PledgeToListen
Mkazilakwa Mchilloh pledged via Ben Kempas 2019-04-04 15:56:46 -0400
We as human beings who are coming from different backgrounds we need to come together and understand each other it’s ok to disagree but in a way we can understand why we are disagreeing it’s ok learning even that person is young or poor there is something we can learn from each other and that’s the beauty of coming together