Rick Ulfik, NYC, Co-Chair, Media Watch & Education Task Forces Coordinator for the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning.
"I first heard Michael Lerner speak in January 1995 at a Tikkun conference, and was inspired by his message. My enthusiasm led me to become a principal organizer of the 1996 and 1997 summits in Washington, DC and NYC and leader of the NYC chapter of the Foundation. I have also been deeply involved in the United Nation's "Celebration for the Children of the World," and the Season for Nonviolence, which has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and involved UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan, Jesse Jackson, and Arun Gandhi. By training I am a music and math teacher, with experience teaching in the NYC public schools. By profession, I am a musician, composer, and music, television, and movie producer, having one several awards for my work. I have just returned from the representing the Foundation at the World Parliament of Religions, and am presently working on my own project, called "We, The World", which aims to integrate the unifying potential of the arts/entertainment media with the scholarship and grass-roots political activism of the Foundation. Information about We, The World can be found at my website, www.wetheworld.org. "