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Saturday, October 21 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Bioneers Awards Dinner
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Join Kenny Ausubel, Nina Simons, Joshua Fouts and the Bioneers community of leadership for a rousing celebration and mythic meal (designed by Chef Scott LaCrosse with food provided by conscious companies supplying fresh, local, sustainably grown produce) to honor these true Bioneers heroes and sheroes: Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan, Sarah Crowell (for The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company); Jeremy Narby; Victor Pineda and James Thurston; Kandi Mossett; john a. powell. Separate admission: $85.

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Workshop Speakers
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Sarah Crowell

Sarah Crowell, a dancer/performer, choreographer, theater director, and multiple award-winning, groundbreaking educator and curriculum developer for teen arts programs, has worked at Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center since 1990 as a dance teacher, artistic director, workshop facilitator, program development director, and as the... Read More →
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Amy Goodman

Democracy Now!
Amy Goodman, host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!, an award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public TV and radio stations worldwide, has won countless prestigious awards, including an I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award and the Right Livelihood Award (the first journalist to receive that major honor) and has co-authored six bestsellers, including, most recently Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. | | To read more about Amy Goodman's work... Read More →
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Kandi Mossett

Indigenous Environmental Network
Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)’s Lead Organizer on its Extreme Energy and Just Transition Campaign, has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts climate change and environmental injustice have on Indigenous communities across North America as well as internationally. Ms. Mossett began her work with IEN as its Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator. | | To read more about Kandi Mossett's work... Read More →
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Denis Moynihan

| Denis Moynihan, a leading figure in independent media for 15+ years, currently Special Projects Coordinator for Democracy Now!, the TV/radio/internet news hour airing on 1,400+ stations globally; serves on the boards of several media non-profits; is founder of radio station K... Read More →
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Jeremy Narby

Nouvelle Planète
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., an anthropologist who has been working as Amazonian Projects Coordinator for the Swiss NGO “Nouvelle Planète” since 1990, backing initiatives of Amazonian indigenous organizations in land titling, bilingual and intercultural education, environmental monitoring and sustainable economic development, is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge (1998) and Intelligence in Nature (2005), and co-edited the anthology Shamans Through Time with Francis Huxley. | | To read more about Jeremy Narby's work... Read More →
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Victor Pineda

World Enabled
Victor Pineda, Ph.D., is an urban planner, social entrepreneur, speaker, and globally recognized disability rights advocate. He is the President of World Enabled and of The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility of the built and virtual environments. He is also a presidential appointee serving the US Access Board. (#inclusionmatters) | | To read more about Victor Pineda's work... Read More →
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john a. powell

john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, previously Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State, has taught at numerous universities and law schools including at Harvard and Columbia. A former National Legal Director of the ACLU and co-founder of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, his latest book is: Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. | | To read more about john a. powell's work... Read More →
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James Thurston

James Thurston, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development at G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies), a UN-affiliated advocacy organization working to guarantee accessibility to information communication and assistive technologi... Read More →

Keynotes
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Kenny Ausubel

Bioneers
Kenny Ausubel, CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers, is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. Co-founder and first CEO of the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, his film (and companion book) Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime helped influe... Read More →
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Joshua Fouts

Bioneers
Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director, is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work facilitating meaningful understanding between cultures. With a background in anthropology, Joshua has worked with peoples of Malaysia... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An award-winning... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom, Embassy Suites