UCSC Bioneers Conference May 2-3

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1st Annual UCSC Bioneers Conference at Kresge College, May 2-3

Free and open to the public. Free parking in the Core West Parking Garage.
Full program online at commonground.ning.com/ucscbioneers

Common Ground Center at Kresge College presents UCSC Bioneers, A Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event. Don’t miss the first annual UCSC Bioneers Conference, two days of transformation and connection featuring over 30 plenaries and workshops with visionary activists, scholars and students, Saturday evening community World Cafe conversations and drum circle, food vendors, ice cream social and more!

Plenaries:
Jon Young - Deep Nature Connection, Mentoring and Culture Repair
Rebecca Bales - Gender and Sacred Space
John Foran - Climate Justice Movement
Kathia Laszlo - Human Side of Sustainability
Bruce Lipton - Science of Personal Empowerment
Barbara Jefferson - The Work That Reconnects
Liora Adler - Ecovillages for Global Regenerative Emergence
Hansung Lee - Envisioning New Humans and Community
Kritters Blevins - Affordable Student Housing
Juan Poblete - Racism in the Contact Zones
Nada Miljković - Activism in the Digital Age
John O'Mara - Wilderness Rites of Passage

Workshops topics:
Rebecca Bales - Native American Women: Living with the Landscape
Arty Mangan - Local Food: Healthy People, Environmental Stewardship
Jon Young - The Art of Village Building: Invisible Structures to Support Sustainability and Regeneration
James Stark - Ecology of Leadership
Melissa Moreno - Culture and Seeds: “Las Tres Hermanas”
Daniel Sheehan - “Ecoterrorism” and the Threat to our Constitutional Rights
Eliana Willis and Kaki Demski - Building Naturalist Community
Frank Andrews - Choice by Choice, Living Life With a Yes
Vanessa Raditz - Reclaiming Public Education to Reclaim the Commons
Liora Adler, Hansung Lee, Kritters Blevins and Cecile Andrews - Ecovillages, Intentional Communities and Housing Cooperatives.
Rick Longinotti - Nonviolence Begins in My Head: Powerful Advocacy Without Moral Outrage
Kristen Rivers - The Millennial Jedi, Warrior, Priestess: On a Mission
Barbara Jefferson - The Work That Reconnects
Educators Unite! - Models of Transformative Teaching and Learning
Tia Lebherz, Madeleine Keller, Cristal Gonzalez - Water Privatization and Drought
John Foran and 350.org - Climate Justice
Kresge Garden Co-op - Raising Consciousness from Seed to Salad Mix
And more!

Full program online at commonground.ning.com/ucscbioneers. UCSC Bioneers opening ceremony will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 2nd; the first keynote begins at 9:15am with workshops in the afternoon and a musical celebration ending at 9:00pm. Sunday morning keynotes begin at 9:00am followed by workshops and a final keynote to finish at 3:00pm.

Saturday Community Night
Saturday 1:00 - Live Acapella with the Hightones, 5:00-6:30pm Thriving Resilient Communities World Cafe, followed by dinner and an outdoor Drum Circle with Jim Greiner 7:30-9:00pm!

Food Vendors
Food vendors Holy Smokes Country BBQ and Cafe Iveta will be on site selling food Sa lunch and dinner and Su lunch. Kresge Food Co-op will be onsite selling snacks and drinks. Community Agroecology Network will be onsite serving free bottomless coffee. We aspire for this to be a zero waste event, please bring your coffee cup and dishware.

Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Visit Bioneers.org to learn more about our programs including: Resilient Communities Network, Everywoman’s Leadership, Cultivating Women’s Leadership trainings, Indigenous Knowledge, Restorative Food Systems, and our award- winning radio series and rich library of media materials. Experience the Bioneers National Conference each October, and regional Bioneers Resilient Community Network gatherings held throughout the year. To learn more about Bioneers, visit www.bioneers.org.

The mission of the Kresge Common Ground Center is to create cultural change for social justice, environmental regeneration, and economic viability; acting as a catalyst and facilitator of systemic change through undergraduate action-education, research, advocacy, and civic engagement. To learn more about the Kresge Common Ground Center visit kresge.ucsc.edu/commonground.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
This event is made possible by the Kresge College Common Ground Center, Bioneers, Campus Sustainability Council, Sustainability Office, Measure 43, Porter Provost, Porter Senate, Oakes Provost, College 8 Provost, Cowell Provost, Kresge Ecovillage, Literature, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Community Agroecology Network, Mission Hill Creamery, and all of our plenary and workshop presenters who have generously donated their time.

The full program is available online at http://commonground.ning.com/ucscbioneers and https://www.facebook.com/events/973014252732757/

UCSC Bioneers is a local, self-organized Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event. To learn more about Bioneers, visit www.bioneers.org.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking in the Core West Parking Garage.

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Kresge Town Hall
Admission: 
Free
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Event dates: 
05/02/2015 - 9:00am