Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment


Peter Samuelson, MA, President


Dr. D. Andy Rice, PhD, ASPIRE Fellow at UCLA


The Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment (ASPIRE) partners with universities, community organizations, scholars, and activists to advocate for sustainability and social justice through media-focused teaching and research.  ASPIRE teaches digital media production to undergraduates of all majors to enhance their lifelong capacities to undertake social issue advocacy.

Margo King

With my dear husband, John Steiner, I love networking, consulting, catalyzing, convening, community building, and just showing up to respond, with as much presence, love, joy and wisdom as possible, to the next spontaneous engagement of the moment.

We work in the many worlds of environmental, social,political, economic and spiritual activism. A sample of projects we have helped initiate and/or support are Threshold Foundation, the Integral Institute, theglobal e-Parliament and Climate Parliament, the Abraham Path in the Middle East, Mediators Foundation, Wisdom Beyond Borders, Social Venture Network, Creative Philanthropy, Hub Boulder, Impact Partners, Gamechanger Films, Transpartisan political field building, Evolutionary Leaders.

The primary life time through-line has been service to the demystification of enlightenment into everyday life --- hearth-tending the non dual perennial wisdom teachings of true nature, as they increasingly pervade all human endeavor -- moment, one person, one project, one field at a time, as an evolutionary imperative toward an awakened and inherently ethical, planetary civilization.

Partners in love, work and family for thirty years, John and I have focused devotedly on studying, embodying and sharing with others the relationship discoveries of couple’s awakening --- as home- ground laboratory for global awakening. Smith College undergrad, and M.A. Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. Boulder, Colorado, with frequent jaunts to Maui and the Bay Area.