Bioneers 2024 Conference

Learning How to “Be” Again

Through colonization, hyper capitalism, and unaddressed trauma, many of us have forgotten how to play our part in the orchestra of the natural world. In this session, two remarkable activists and legal practitioners from different continents, working in different communities, but who happen to share a belief in the power of creative expression help us reconnect to the entire web of life. They will discuss interdependence, forgotten ways of relating to each other and all species, and how well-harmonized songs can bring delight and balance to the human spirit, to trees and plants and to our fellow fauna. With: Erin Matariki Carr, a leading Indigenous legal scholar and Rights of Nature activist in Aotearoa (New Zealand); and Claudia Peña, Co-Director of the Center for Justice at UCLA, Executive Director, For Freedoms, a national civic arts organization.  

Freight & Salvage


March 29th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Erin Matariki Carr
Project Lead
Claudia Peña
For Freedoms & Center for Justice at UCLA