Best-selling Author Marianne Williamson to Speak at UCR’s Palm Desert Center

The one-day symposium on aging is the culmination of the Tuesdays With Spirit and Soul series

Best Selling Author, Marianne Williamson

By Maggie Downs

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker Marianne Williamson will be the featured lecturer at the Conscious Living and Aging Symposium from 1 to 6 p.m. March 19, 2016, at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert.

The one-day symposium is the culmination of the Tuesdays With Spirit and Soul series, pulling together concepts,awakenings, revelations, and inspirations from the three documentary films that were shown during the series (“States of Grace,” “A Beautiful Equation,” and “Homes on the Range”). The symposium will further open doors to new ideas and thinking, challenging attendees to explore beyond what they think they know to be true about themselves and about our collective potential.

The day will include thought-provoking speakers; dynamic, energetic panels; and engaging group and individual exercises. The goal for this inter-generational event is to celebrate spirituality, conscious living, and aging in place, with the underlying awareness that learning and growth takes place throughout our entire lifespan. Tickets are $55.

This program is presented by UCR Palm Desert and UCR Extension Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

About the speaker: Marianne Williamson has been a popular guest on television programs, such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose and Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times bestsellers, four of which were No. 1. They include “The Law of Divine Compensation,” “The Age of Miracles,” “A Return to Love,” “Everyday Grace,” “A Woman’s Worth,” “Illuminata,” “Healing the Soul of America,” “A Course in Weight Loss,” “The Gift of Change,” and “A Year of Miracles.” One of Williamson’s passages from “A Return to Love” has become an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Williamson is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves home-bound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area that has served over 8 million meals. Williamson also co-founded the Peace Alliance and serves on boards for organizations to combat hunger throughout the world.

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