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Cultivating Women’s Leadership alumna…
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Natasha K. Hale, CWL 2016, Associate Director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation and Program Manager for the Grand Canyon Trust Native America Program: I’ve never been to the Bioneers Conference and have heard amazing things about it. By attending, I can help to strengthen my network, connect with funders, and get a better sense of the projects happening on-the-ground throughout the country. I’m particularly interested in connecting with the Bioneers Native team and hearing more about their presence in the community. With the three main initiatives I’m driving, I will be able to build my capacity in a way that benefits my team and my community.
Ana Sophia Demetrakopoulis, COP 2016, Community Development, AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario: I would like to attend the Bioneers conference to be able to participate in conversations about biomimicry, social justice and human resilience. I work in supporting people in loss and community trauma related to HIV/AIDS in the province of Ontario and while there are increasing deaths, suicides and drug-related problems, there are not many places to gather inspiration of how to do things differently. I would appreciate the opportunity for learning and sharing within this amazing network of evolutionary thinkers.
Rose Elizondo, CWL Alum 2010, Co-founder, North Oakland Restorative Justice Council and The San Quentin Restorative Justice Interfaith Roundtable: The Bioneers conference is a highlight of my year. I do community organizing work in the area of Restorative Justice around the issues of homicide and mass incarceration. It is truly a breath of fresh air to listen to the variety of speakers and attend workshops on innovative topics. I am excited to hear Ericka Huggins and Fania Davis speak about spirituality and social justice in Restorative Justice work. I spend much time in the Indigenous Tent and get to have great conversations with people there and get guidance concerning the work I do with indigenous people.
Heather Lamoureux, Artistic Director, Vines Art Festival: My work is centred in merging public space, art healing and building communities – rooted in a love for our environment. I look forward to Bioneers and the opportunity to learn about the diverse solutions and experiments towards creating a more sustainable and hopeful future. I am excited to cross-pollinate, deepen my passion for the important work we will all do and break boundaries within myself and my practice.
Asha Sitaram, CWL 2016. Associate at the National Equity Project: I would love to attend the Bioneers 2016 conference in order to better understand and explore the connection between environmental and racial justice movements, the intersection of spirituality and social justice, and how I might strengthen the feminine aspects of leadership in doing work that I care about.
Serena Wright, CWL 2016, Public Health Consultant & Grant Writer: My work is primarily based in two areas: 1) working in partnership with urban Native American communities to support strategic planning and fundraising initiatives that engage indigenous empowerment and healing; and 2) a personal focus on how to live in balance on the earth as we prepare for our own deaths and work with the passing of those we love. The connection to indigenous youth empowerment and healing of historical trauma in Native communities with the work of Bioneers is very clear. I have found participation in CWL deeply instrumental for me in articulating, galvanizing and moving this work forward.
Jessica Montoya, CWL 2015, Operations Manager at New Energy Economy and Global Coordinator at One Billion Rising: I would love to attend Bioneers Conference 2016 to fully understand the connection of myself to my body, to community and to the body of Mother Earth. I want to learn from incredible leaders who are working to replenish and sustain Earth’s natural resources. As someone with lived experience of poverty, abuse and survival I want to form connection to life giving ideas and concepts to further the next generation and the generation after them.
Kineret Yardena, CLW 2016, Youth Educator and Educational Designer: I want to affirm, grow and weave relationships and spaces that support girls and young women to nurture their innate compassion, creativity, and wisdom as they journey through adolescence into young womanhood. I want to go to the Bioneers Conference to connect with others who care about and are working toward shared visions; to learn from others’ experiences, questions and challenges and to meet potential partners and collaborators. I also want to to seed new friendships and deepen existing ones with my and previous CWL cohorts.
In their own words: 2015 CWL Scholarship Recipients share why coming to Bioneers was instrumental to their leadership.
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