Community of Mentors

Activist youth seeking guidance have the daily opportunity to be in small-group mentoring sessions with Bioneers presenters.

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Leadership for the 21st Century: What You Don’t Know Will Surprise You

What if the assumptions you had about yourself were not only challenged, but dispelled? Experience a breakthrough in what you know about who you are by working with a horse and Lisa Arie, founder/CEO of Vista Caballo.

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Council | Honoring the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine: Partnership in Women’s & Men’s Leadership, From the Inside Out

Together in this double-session council, fellow bioneers explore the emerging paradigms of both women’s and men’s leadership and the application of sacred “masculine” and sacred “feminine” principles. With: Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger; Sharon Shay Sloan, council trainer and community steward.
(Interactive, experiential)
(double session: 2:45pm-6pm)
 

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Wiser Together Open Space Technology

How can we leverage our collective intelligence, share our visions and move towards wise action? Participants make the agenda on topics, co-creating an empowering learning environment of self-managed conversation groups. With: David Shaw, Common Ground Center, UCSC; Dana Pearlman, The Lotus, Global Leadership Lab.
(double session: 2:45pm-6pm)

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Duality Is Reciprocal: Integrating the Feminine-Masculine Powers Within

Until we heal the separation between the feminine and masculine, the world will not come into balance. We explore this duality, and ask ourselves if we’ve been asking the wrong questions and holding incorrect images, attitudes and beliefs about the feminine-masculine polarity. With: Pele Rouge Chadima, Lana Holmes and Firehawk Hulin, co-founders, Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc.
(Interactive, experiential)

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Youth Poetry Slam

Young poets perform original work and compete for prizes determined by the audience. Hosted by Aaron Ableman, producer of Pacha’s Pajamas, an ecological musical for children.

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Indigenous Forum | Dollars and Sense in Indian Country and Beyond: Expanding Indigenous Philanthropy

This session challenges the paucity of funding for indigenous-led initiatives of preservation, conservation and revitalization in Indian Country and globally (.5% of foundation funding), illustrating how Native-led organizations are innovating with inter-tribal re-granting. Hosted by Melissa Nelson (Anishinaabe), founder, Mino-Niibi Fund for Indigenous Cultures of The Cultural Conservancy. With: Tia Oros Peters (Zuni Pueblo), Seventh Generation Fund; China Ching (Hawaiian), Christensen Fund; Oren Lyons (Onandaga), indigenous rights leader; Evelyn Arce (Chibcha), International Funders for Indigenous Peoples.

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Is Earth Full? Holistic Population Solutions in a Growing World

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people. The good news is there are empowering population initiatives around the world improving lives and protecting the environment. Hosted by Suzanne York, Program Director/Senior Writer, Institute for Population Studies. With: Shannon Biggs, Director of Community Rights, Global Exchange; Rucha Chitnis, India Program Director, Women’s Earth Alliance; William Ryerson, founder/President, Population Media Center.

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Banking CRI$I$—Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Nothing much has been done to correct the systemic causes of the 2008 banking bankruptcy “crisis.” Too big to fail has meant too big to jail, but next time it may be too big to bail out. Learn about initiatives to break up the big banks and deconstruct their concentration of wealth and political power. Hosted by Susan Estep, recovering Wall St. trader, portfolio manager; Bartlett Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate, Public Citizen; other speaker to be determined.

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Restorative Justice, Healing Justice

A new form of justice seeks to heal and cares more about broken lives than broken laws. It’s capable of pushing back the "New Jim Crow" of mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. Hosted by J. Miakoda Taylor, founder, Fierce Allies. With: Fania Davis, founder/Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth; Ericka Huggins, professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Laney and Merritt Colleges.

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