People’s Earth Tribunals and Community Bills of Rights: Mobilizing for Community and to Enshrine Nature’s Rights

What if ecosystems could sue for violating the rights of nature in places like Alberta's tar sands or Fukushima? What if communities could write new laws that place their rights and local ecosystems above corporate interests? Come find out about the first international Rights of Nature Tribunal and local California Community Bills of Rights, and how you can participate. Hosted by Shannon Biggs, Community Rights director, Global Exchange. With: Vandana Shiva, founder/Director, Navdanya; Pennie Opal Plant, Idle No More/Gathering Tribes; Robin Milam, Administrative Director, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature; Osprey Orielle Lake, founder/Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Caucus; Prajna Marcus, Bay Area Rights of Nature; Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center. 

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TBA

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A New Vision for Marin County: Our Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Fifty years ago, Marin County residents led the nation in creating a bold
vision, resulting in 80% of the land being protected. Today we¹re ready for
the next new vision to meet the challenges of a radically changed world. Join leading Marin visionary change-makers for a dynamic discussion of
Marin's extraordinary, cutting-edge accomplishments in environmental and
agricultural sustainability, and how to meet current challenges and exciting
future opportunities. Hosted by MarinLink, the Environmental Forum of Marin, and the
 County of Marin.

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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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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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Mixer and Networking Reception

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Bioneers Resilient Communities Network (BRCN) Reception

Learn about the Bioneers RCN program and connect with the organizers to see if you want to bring it to your community.

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Indigenous Forum | Indigenous Women on the North-South Frontlines of Earth Protection (II)

(See 2:45 pm). Hosted by Tom Goldtooth (Dine’/Dakota) of the Indigenous Environmental Network. With indigenous women from the North: Casey Camp (Ponca), elder indigenous rights activist and actress, on historical impacts of oil development in Oklahoma and current threats from pipelines from the Canadian Tar Sands; Faith Gemmill (Gwich'in), of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction On Indigenous Lands), on the history of oil and gas development in Alaska and expansion plans for offshore drilling; and witnesses Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation) and Eriel Deranger  (Athabaskan Chipewyan First Nation) with Idle No More.

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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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