Tim Merry

Tim Merry the Slam Poet Harvester weaves the morning’s highlights into bardic verse.

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Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani | Who Will Take Care of My People?

Introduction by Christy Brown, Festival of Faiths

For 45 years, Reverend Cecil Williams, founder and Minister of Liberation of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, and its founding President Janice Mirikitani have created 87 groundbreaking programs to provide human services to some of the Bay Area's most disenfranchised communities. These renowned faith-based pathfinders share their visions and strategies to address the pollution, economic injustice, neglect and apathy that confront poor communities.  

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez | Youth Leadership Our Generation Was Born To Change The World

Fourteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and rapper Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Youth Director of Earth Guardians, has organized rallies, actions, demonstrations and events, and spoken globally. His generation is rising up to defend our future.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Itzcuauhtl Roske-Martinez | Youth Activist Rap Duo

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Itzcuauhtl Roske-Martinez

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Severine v t Fleming | Millions of Acres: Young Agrarians Needed

Introduction by Travis Forgues, dairy farmer/board member, Organic Valley

In the next 20 years, farmland ownership will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres, yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians survive daunting structural obstacles and become successful farmers to whom retiring organic farmers can transmit their wisdom? How can we invest in the democratization of our land base? These questions drive Agrarian Trust, started by by Greenhorns founder Severine v T Fleming, one of the most dynamic leaders in the young farmers’ movement.

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Eve Ensler | One Billion Rising for Justice: The Future’s in the Body

Introduction by Nina Simons

Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, activist, award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day, illuminates her most recent campaign, One Billion Rising for Justice. It’s a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community in public places worldwide to end violence against women, break the silence and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song and words.

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Paul Stamets | How Mushrooms Can Help Us Survive “Extinction 6x”

Introduction by Kenny Ausubel

In this 6th Age of Extinctions, the biosphere’s life-support systems that have allowed humans to ascend are collapsing. Visionary mycological researcher/inventor Paul Stamets illuminates how fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer uniquely powerful, practical solutions we can implement now to boost the biosphere’s immune system and equip us with benign breakthrough mycotechnologies to accelerate the transition to a restored world. 

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Opening Talks by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers Founders

Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons

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Opening by Kanyon Sayers-Roods and Joanne Campbell

Opening by Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Ohlone/Chumash) and Joanne Campbell (Coast Miwok/Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria).

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Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

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