Closing Preformance

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Closing with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons

Closing with Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons

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Tim Merry

Tim Merry the Slam Poet Harvester wraps it all up in bardic verse.

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Terry Tempest Williams | A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century

Introduction by Nina Simons

What might a different kind of power look and feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably, even beyond our own species? Conservationist, activist, and one of the nation’s most beloved and acclaimed authors, Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer" who speaks eloquently for an ethical stance toward life, showing how environmental issues are social issues that become matters of justice. A scholar at the University of Utah and Dartmouth, she has been equally at home camping in the wilderness and being arrested for civil disobedience.

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Wallace “J.” Nichols | I Wish You Water

Introduction by Kenny Ausubel
The cognitive and emotional benefits of healthy oceans and waterways have been celebrated through art, song, romance and poetry throughout human history. Marine biologist, activist, community organizer, and author Wallace J. Nichols will dive deeper and explore our blue minds through the dual lenses of evolutionary biology and cognitive science, reminding us that we are water.

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Arielle Klagsbrun – Youth Leadership | Why People Need to Get Arrested: The climate crisis requires bold action

Arielle Klagsbrun a leader of the “Take Back Saint Louis” campaign to remove tax incentives to corporations profiting from climate change explores how to defeat the fossil fuel extraction industry.

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Manuel Pastor | Transactions, Transformations, Translations: Movement-Building for the Next America

Introduction by Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor of Environmental Health, UC Berkeley

Facing rapidly changing demographics, growing inequality and increased political polarization in the U.S., movement builders are grappling with creating new cross-generational ties and a new understanding of the relationship between equity and economic growth. How do we build movements based on vision and values, not interests and transactions? Manuel Pastor is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at USC, and founding Director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at UC, Santa Cruz. He directs the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and co-directs USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

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Performance by Alixa Garcia of Climbing PoeTree

Performance by Alixa Garcia of Climbing PoeTree.

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John A. Powell | Beloved Community: Interbeing, Race, Class and Person ‘Hood

Introduction by Connie Cagampang Heller, Linked Fate Fund for Justice

As humanity faces global environmental and social collapse, our fear of the “Other” can be magnified by unstable contracting economies, radically shifting demographics, and new social norms. Can humanity overcome these divisions and come together to protect our common home? John A. Powell, a nationally respected voice on race and ethnicity, leads UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, serves on the UC Berkeley School of Law faculty, and is author of Racing to Justice.

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Patricia Gualinga | Message from the Amazon

The courageous Kichwa leader, Patricia Gualinga, from the Ecuadorian Amazon joins Amazon Watch and Pachamama Alliance with an urgent report from the front lines of protecting the lungs of the planet where women’s leadership is rising.

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