Bioneers 2024 Conference

Aya de Leon

Author and Activist

Aya de Leon

Aya de León, Berkeley’s current Poet Laureate, who has published ten novels and teaches creative writing UC Berkeley, co-founded Fighting Chance Books to provide a forum for writers who want to tell the story of how we can still save our planet. Aya and her work have been featured in a wide range of prominent publications, including The NY Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Ebony, and Def Poetry. Her social justice activism has spanned four decades, including working on climate, race, gender, harm reduction, and anti-nuclear issues. In 2022, she organized a groundbreaking online conference: “Black Literature vs. the Climate Emergency.”.

Panel Presentations:

Community Conversations: Electoral Justice as Climate Justice in 2024

March 29th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Rebalancing Yin and Yang to Reclaim our Human Wholeness

March 30th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

The Black Hive: Black Futures in the Era of Climate Change

March 30th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Book Signings with Pegasus Books

March 30th | 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm