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Peace of Mind Expo, The Wonderful Wizards of Raw Announce Headliners

May 01, 2024 06:00AM ● By Staff

LaDeidra Wooten, Dr. Tom Acklin, Makeda Dread, Dr. Makeba Moore

The Peace of Mind Expo, a holistic wellness and gem expo that premieres in Atlanta June 1 and 2 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, has announced its speaker lineup. 
The Expo features 17 speakers including four keynotes to be given by LaDeidra Wooten of Listening Hands, Lala Inuti Ahari of The Conjure, Dr. Tom Acklin, and Nasa Gbawa. The titles of their talks, respectively, are “Holistic Wellness: The Connection Between Body, Mind and Spirit;” “Mastering Manifestation,” “Waves of Life: Belly Bugs, Our Real God-Brain,” and “The Ying-Yang Code: Harmonizing Masculine and Feminine Energy.” Wooten and Ahari will speak on Saturday June 1, and Acklin and Gbawa will speak on June 2.

Other special features of the Peace of Mind Expo include a Cacao Ceremony on Sunday morning for VIP attendees, a portable labyrinth, a kids space to color a mandala and a free swag bag for the first 150 attendees each day. 

Also to be held on June 1 and 2, the Wonderful Wizards of Raw, now in its 11th year, will take place in the backyard of Tassili’s Raw Reality Café in the West End. Speakers include Drs. Makeba Moore and William Richardson, both of Atlanta. Moore’s talk is titled “Healing You or Killing You;” Richardson’s is “Warrior Healing.” Both speak on Saturday.

On Sunday, Makeda “Dread” Cheatom, founder and executive director of Worldbeat Cultural Center in San Diego, rapper Solé, and Abiodun Henderson, executive director of Atlanta's Gangstas To Growers will speak. Also, Professor Griff, formerly of Public Enemy, will perform.

For more information about the Peace of Mind Expo, visit For The Wonderful Wizards of Raw, visit
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