The Creative Activist retreat(Chicago) - There are a lot of people who want to make the world a better place and have a passion for helping others, but aren't sure where to start. Get the jumpstart you need to kick things into high gear at the The Creative Activist Retreat.

The all-day event will be held at the Catalyst Ranch in Chicago, located at 656 W. Randolph, Suite 3W in Chicago, on Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The agenda for the morning is a panel discussion with five notable creative activists from the Chicago area.

They include Mary Bonnet, founder of Her Story Theater; Attorney Maaria Mozaffar, who started up The Skinless Project to fill a much needed void she saw in the diverse communities she serves; Eva Niewiadomski, founder of Catalyst Ranch, a creative meeting and event space located in the West Loop in Chicago; Mark Papdas, founder of I am 4 Kids; and Tom Walter, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur who invests in his employees' start-up companies. In addition to the panel, there will be opportunities to network with like-minded people and work together to make Thank You cards for veterans. In the afternoon, participants find out how to define their mission and vision and create a vision board with the help of The Creative Activist Retreat creator Rae Luskin. They will also be instructed on how to put what they've learned into action.

About Rae Luskin

Rae Luskin Luskin is   the founder of Art and Soul Connections and The Winning Adventure.  She has also authored the new book,  The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time, which is designed to inspire others to make a difference. As a lifelong learner, she  has studied with Mary Morrissey, Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield, Janet and Chris Atwood (certified passion test facilitator), Brendon Bouchard, Steve Harrison and Lisa Sassevich to name a few.   

Luskin has been a community activist for more than 40 years and for more than 15-years has been a leader in using creative expression to nurture self-worth, resilience, healing, and social change. Sharing her personal story of child sexual abuse she inspires and motivates people to turn their pain into purpose.  A portion of proceeds from book sales and The Creative Activist Retreat will benefit   the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA), which provides free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within the North and Northwest suburbs of Cook County, Ill.

For more information, visit To arrange an interview with Rae Luskin, or request a review copy of   The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time, contact Rachel M. Anderson, Publicist, at 952-240-2513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..