Community of Mentors with Rising Appalachia

Bioneers is inherently a community of mentors—people eager to learn, share, explore and create together. The “Community of Mentors” space at Bioneers offers youth conference participants the opportunity to be in small group mentoring sessions with Bioneers presenters who share their life experiences in an interactive dialogue format in order to be of service to young people seeking guidance on their path to activism. In this session, renowned musicians and activists Leah Song and Biko Casini of Rising Appalachia will explore the role of the arts as tools to catalyze change, understand grief, and create catharsis. They will discuss their lives as full-time touring artists and answer questions about life on the road and the role of folk musicians as well as their perspectives on sustainable touring and making a living through artistry. (And hopefully we’ll get to  make a little music together as well.) Co-hosted by fellow members of the Weaving Earth team, Justine Epstein and Sam DeBosky. From Leah and Biko: “We are so looking forward to being with you all and also learning from each of you about your experiences making your way in these challenging times.”  

Kinzie Room, Brower Center

April 8th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


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Internationally Touring Appalachian and World Folk Ensemble
justine epstein
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Sam Burris-Debosky
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