Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center—Dreaming Bioneers

Bioneers celebrates our 25tth anniversary in 2014. What should our goals be in the crucial years ahead? Come connect, network, and share your insights.

Conversation Café


Council: Weaving the Fabric of Community

With: Sharon Shay Sloan and Ilarion Merculieff


Generation Waking Up: Building A Movement For Systemic Change

An interactive, multimedia program exploring the game-changing role of today's young generation, connecting the dots between environmental sustainability, social justice, and human thriving. We will walk away with a deeper sense of individual and collective purpose as we build bridges across movements to create systemic change. With, from Generation Waking Up: Joshua Gorman, founder; Barbara Jefferson and Hanni Hanson, trainers and coordinators; and Cherine Badawi, curriculum coordinator.

Gender Reconciliation: Breakthrough in Healing Gender-Based Violence

With: Will Keepin, Ph.D. and Rev. Cynthia Brix, Co-Directors of the Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International.


Guardians of the Water: Native Youth Speak Out on Arts, Media, and Cultural Health

Indigenous Forum

Hosted by Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President of the Cultural Conservancy/professor at SFSU. With: Nicola Wagenberg (Colombian), Vice-President and Director for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program of The Cultural Conservancy (TCC); Valarie Perez Ordoñez (Salvadoran-Mexican), artist, activist, TCC Youth Coordinator for the Guardians of the Waters Youth program; Mateo Hinojosa (Bolivian-American), documentary filmmaker, educator, media director and teacher at TCC.  

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Giving Power: Exploring “Situatedness” and Power

Hosted by Connie Cagampang Heller, co-founder, Linked Fate Fund for Justice. With: Jeannette Armstrong, Ph.D. (Syilx Okanagan), traditional Okanagan knowledge keeper, co-founder and Executive Director of En’owkin Centre; Claire Jean Kim, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies, UC Irvine.

A Hero’s Quest: Tapping Our Courage and Unleashing Our Ingenuity to Address Climate Change

With: Betsy Taylor, Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions; John Neffinger, KNP Communications.

Biodynamic Farming: Way Beyond Organic

With: Gena Nonini, 3rd-generation farmer, owner/operator of Marian Farms, a premiere Biodynamic farm and distillery in Fresno, CA.  

The Healing Potential of Cannabidiol, MDMA, and Entheogens

Hosted by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers associate producer. With: Martin Lee, Director of Project CBD, a cannabis science information service, author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific; Amy Emerson, Director of Clinical Research at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); Ralph Metzner, legendary psychedelic research pioneer.