BahaiTeachings Presents: Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference 2016

Phoenix, Arizona December 23, 2016
Hosted by the Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference in Phoenix Arizona, BahaiTeachings.org Presents had its very first series of talks from Baha'i speakers from all around America. Eleven speakers from different walks of life covered subjects ranging from social media to the power of music to heal racism. The event was held at the JW Marriott in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the annual Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference on December 23, 2016.
Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni is an actor, director and entrepreneur focused on creating and effecting positive change. He can currently be seen playing Rafael on CW’s Award winning phenomenon Jane the Virgin. In 2012, he created the most watched digital documentary series in history, “My Last Days”,... READ MORE
Kayla Taylor
Kayla Taylor is a competitive ballerina who began her dance career at the age of 9. She’s performed with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Boston Ballet and will be competing, for the second year in a row, at the Youth American Grand Prix... READ MORE
Travis Van Winkle
Travis Van Winkle began his acting career in 2004 and has made guest appearances in television series such as That's So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, 7th Heaven and Hart of Dixie. In October 2012, he was cast as Lieutenant Danny Green, leader of the... READ MORE
Eric Dozier
Eric Dozier is a cultural activist, theologian, musician and father. The former musical director for the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir, Eric is co-founder and National Director of Arts and Education for One Human Family Music Workshops, Inc., an organization devoted to eradicating discrimination by... READ MORE
Melody Ehsani
Melody Ehsani is a renowned fashion, jewelry and shoe designer. Breaking from cultural tradition and a trajectory into the legal field, Melody instead followed her heart into a field towards which she was internally drawn –design. Melody believes that honoring her blueprint helps bring to... READ MORE
Justine Finn
For over ten years, Justine has worked to advance the equality of women and men, focusing on creating inclusive workplace and school cultures. She’s worked with such organizations as the Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit that protects immigrant women and girls fleeing violence, and... READ MORE
David Langness
David Langness writes and edits for BahaiTeachings.org and is a journalist and literary critic for Paste Magazine. He and his wife Teresa live in the Sierra foothills in Northern California.
Nava Ghalili
Emmy-nominated TV journalist Nava Ghalili recently completed her Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics & Middle East Conflict at London School of Economics. She has conducted specialized research in youth radicalization and countering violent extremism. She is a passionate advocate of human rights, gender equality and... READ MORE
Raha Lewis
A US native (by way of a study detour in Sydney Australia), Raha Lewis is an influencer for all things pop culture, fashion and entertainment. A lawyer in her past life, who has written for publications such as the LA Times, People Magazine and InStyle,... READ MORE
Emily Baldoni
Emily Baldoni was born and raised in Uppsala, Sweden, where she discovered her love for acting at an early age. Her guest appearances on TV include Mob City, CSI, Mad Men, Crash, How I Met Your Mother, Bones, and Major Crimes. She has appeared in... READ MORE
Deborah Walters
Healthcare professional Deborah Walters specializes in mental and spiritual health, and has a passion for bringing real happiness to her patients—and to humanity.