SUNSunday Sessions

8:45 am

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

09:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

09:15 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Ilarion Merculieff | The Womb At The Center of the Universe

By: Ilarion Merculieff

Introduction by Nina Simons

This Aleut traditional messenger offers indigenous perspectives –bringing ancestral wisdom to guide us through modern times. The elders say that the leadership of women is paramount if we are to successfully transform civilization to conserve Earth’s capacity to sustain Life. Ilarion has served his people, and other indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally for 35 years in diverse leadership capacities, including as the first Alaska Native Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

9:45 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Performance by Climbing Poetree

Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, award-winning spoken word duo, committed organizers and boundary-breaking soul sisters.

10:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Billy Parish | 100% Clean Energy For and By The People

By: Billy Parish
This leading young change-maker turned entrepreneur is showing how, in this generation, we can shift from fossil fuels to a world 100% powered by clean energy, and we can do it in a way that makes all of us richer, healthier and happier. The only way it will happen is if we get involved and take power into our own hands. Solar Mosaic, the company he co-founded, is employing revolutionary crowdfunding techniques to democratize investment opportunities and spread distributed energy.

10:45 am

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

11:00 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Kyle Thiermann | Surfing for Change

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Kyle Thiermann | Surfing for Change

11:15 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Dekila Chungyalpa | Faiths for Conservation: The Hope of A New Environmental Movement

By: Dekila Chungyalpa
The Sikkim-born Director of the World Wildlife Fund’s Sacred Earth program engages with faith leaders and institutions in Asia and around the world to address environmental decline and restore communities. Environmental advisor to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, she works with communities in the Himalayas, the Mekong, East Africa and the Amazon, and helps mobilize Buddhist and interfaith collaborations for healing the Earth.

11:45 AM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

JOANNA MACY | Choosing Life

By Joanna Macy

The renowned Buddhist teacher, eco-philosopher, systems theorist, scholar, author, longtime peace, justice and ecology activist, and one of the most beloved and influential leaders in the personal and social change movements of our era, shares the essence of the wisdom she has distilled during her extraordinary 84-year trajectory. According to Joanna, the greatest gift we can give our world is our full presence. As we draw that gift forth from ourselves and each other, we find our courage and clarity. In this time of radical uncertainty, that choice and that capacity is there for us every step of the way.

12:15 pm

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Performance by “Slam Poet Harvester” TIM MERRY: Holding Up a Mirror to the Moment

This gifted spoken-word improviser revives the ancient art of sacred bards and jesters as he generates instant poetic commentary on and analysis of what he sees and hears, on the spot, helping us live more consciously in the moment.

12:30 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

12:45 pm

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Closing Performance with R. CARLOS NAKAI

With R. CARLOS NAKAI, the world's premiere performer of the Native American flute.

1:30 PM

Indigenous Forum

Technology to Transform: Building a Youth Driven Climate Justice Movement

Lunchtime event: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and listen…)

Professor Antwi Akom discusses what the modern world can learn from the indigenous world to combat climate change and describes his work building a youth-driven climate justice movement that uses technological innovations at the grassroots level to cultivate community, heal divisions and develop joint movement building strategies.

2:45 PM

Meet at the Sun Stage

Herbwalk

With renowned herbalists Autumn Summers and Kevin Spelman, PhD, MCPP, scientist, clinician, educator, herbalist and writer.

2:45 PM

World Café Space

2:45 PM

Council Circle

Council: Initiation, Adulthood and the Resurgence of Community-Supported Rites of Passage

With: Sharon Shay Sloan and Orland Bishop, Executive Director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation, Indaba leader and community healer.  

Interactive/Experiential

2:45 PM

Youth Unity Center

Youth Leadership: Meet the Brower Youth Award Winners

Presented by New Leaders Initiative at Earth Island Institute.  

2:45 PM

Moonrise Experiential

Transforming Our Relationship to White Privilege to Co-Create Beloved Community

With: Yeshi Neumann, Rockwood Leadership Institute.

Experiential/Interactive

2:45 PM

Indigenous Forum

Eat Your Heritage: Chamorro Foodways from the Island of Guam

Indigenous Forum

Sponsored by the Cultural Conservancy’s Mino-Niibi Fund for Indigenous Cultures. Part of Guam Humanities Council’s (GHC) Eat Your Heritage Tour. Hosted by: Kimberlee Kihleng, Ph.D. and Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe), President of the Cultural Conservancy/professor at SFSU GHC Executive Director. With: Monaeka Flores, GHC Project Coordinator; Peter Duenas, chef and restaurateur, the most respected Chamorro chef in Guam, a leader in promoting native foods; Bill McDonald, founder of the Farmers Cooperative, leader in Guam’s local food movement.

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2:45 PM

Showcase Theater

Moving from Sustainababble to True Sustainability

Co-sponsored with the Worldwatch Institute. Hosted by: Robert Engelman, President, Worldwatch. With: Erik Assadourian, Senior Fellow, WorldwatchAnnie Leonard, activist extraordinaire, creator of The Story of Stuff.

2:45 PM

Larkspur Room

Disruptive Financing Innovations for Distributed Energy and Sustainability

With: Billy Parish, co-founder and President of the solar energy platform Solar Mosaic; Marco Krapels, Executive Vice President, Rabobank, NA; Angelina Galiteva, founder and Board President, Renewables 100 Policy Institute.

2:45 PM

Manzanita Room

Gender Equality and Finding Balance: Diverse Approaches

An emergent conversation hosted by Nina Simons, Bioneers; With: Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut traditional messenger; Pat McCabe, Dine (Navajo) writer, artist, activist, speaker and cultural liaison; Will Keepin, Co-Director of the Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International; Pele Rouge Chadima, co-founder, Timeless Earth Wisdom, Inc.

2:45 PM

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium

Spiritual Ecology: A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis

With: Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the World Wildlife Fund’s Sacred Earth program; Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, renowned Sufi teacher and author; Joanna Macy, legendary activist and scholar of systems theory, deep ecology and Buddhism.

2:45 pm

Santa Rosa Room

Paths to Healing Around Family and Money: An Intergenerational Emergent Conversation

With: Eileen Rockefeller, impact philanthropist, founding chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and author of Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself; her son, Daniel Growald. Hosted by renowned doctor and author, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. Join this mother and son, leading members of America's legendary first family of philanthropy, as they explore how honest investigation into values and service can lead to healing, individuation and a joyful and fulfilling life.

2:45 PM

World Café Space

Wiser Together World Cafe: Creating Tomorrow Together!

We've learned from each other's ideas and work this weekend, but how can we nourish partnerships and relationships year-round to ground possibilities into realities? Join us for a participant-driven conversation about how we can collaborate to shape the future by synergizing the unique gifts of all generations. The Cafe provides a hospitable space for integration and reflection on what is emerging at the conference and for building personal and professional partnerships. Let's create tomorrow, together! With: David Shaw, Common Ground Center, UC Santa Cruz; Dana Pearlman, The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development and the Global Leadership Lab; Tim Merry, Myrgan Inc, Art of Hosting; Giselle Chow, Graphic Facilitator and Recorder, Giselle Chow Consulting.

2:45 PM

Networking Center in Expo Hall

Facilitated Dialogue at the Networking Center—Growing Community Capital

How do we uncover and mobilize the hidden wealth of skills, insights, wisdom, resources and experience in our communities? Come connect, network, and share your insights.

2:45 PM

Sausalito Room

Campaign Connection: Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions

Mobilizing Women for Climate Solutions, presented by Women's Earth and Climate Caucus and International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative. With: Osprey Orielle Lake, Sally Ranney, Claire Greensfelder, Atossa Soltani of Amazon Watch; and a representative from the Indigenous Environmental Network.  Come join key leaders, recently returned from the Women's Earth and Climate Summit, as they show us how we can get involved in the growing global women's movement for sane climate and sustainability policies and in some of the exciting actions and projects outlined in the "Women's Climate and Sustainability Blueprint for Action." Note: Men are welcome to attend.