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Friday, October 20


Earth Connection Herb Walk with Kami McBride

How do we tune in to the Earth for guidance on how to partner with nature to live sustainably on our beloved planet? Come explore the medicine under our feet as we practice some simple, everyday ways of tuning in and listening to what the Earth has to teach us.

Workshop Speakers
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Kami McBride

Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen, has taught experiential herbal programs focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world for over 25 years. Her popular online courses empower people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Meet at Bioneers Info Booth near the Central Lawn


Culinary Wellness Concert | Youth Leadership
In this unique interactive “Eco Hip Hop” performance/healthy foods workshop, we’ll explore plant-based nutrition, self-love, transformation, gardening, and sustainability with Denver’s extraordinary “conscious rappers,” raw vegan chefs, healers, organic gardeners, and educators—DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth.

Workshop Speakers
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DJ Cavem

Ietef aka Dj Cavem, a Denver-based educator, MC, vegan/raw food chef, music producer, organic gardener, midwife, graffiti artist, “Bboy yogi,” award-winning environmental activist, founder of Going Green/Living Bling, and co-founder (with his wife and business partner, Alkemia... Read More →
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Alkemia Earth

Arasia “Alkemia” Earth is a Denver-based vegan/raw food chef, master in Usui Reiki, bio-therapist, yogini, organic gardener, educator, widely traveled speaker, and co-founder (with her husband and business partner, DJ Cavem) of Culinary Concerts. She is the creator of her own... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall


Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing

Socio-political and ecological crises and racial and gender-based oppression can very often become internalized in our bodies as forms of trauma – physical, psychological and emotional. We’ll explore how to work to understand and begin to address these deep traumas within ourselves and in our work with others. With educators at Naropa University Jeanine Canty, Ph.D., editor of Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices, and Ramon Parish.

Workshop Speakers
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Jeanine Canty

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, whose teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change, is the editor of and a contributor to the collection: Ecological and Social... Read More →
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Ramon Parish

Ramon Parish, an environmental and interdisciplinary instructor at Naropa University, combines embodiment, mindfulness, deep listening and creative ceremony in his pedagogy. He is also committed to the revival of rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies through initiatives such... Read More →

Friday October 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Women's Leadership Tent
Saturday, October 21


What Value Emotions? Toward Human, Social & Political Healing

What are the emotional underpinnings of the divides we're experiencing in our nation, and how might exploring them help us to heal? How might understanding emotions and empathy help us approach vulnerable people more effectively, as well as improve all our relations? Join Arlie Russell Hochschild, renowned sociologist, author of Strangers in Their Own Land, and Karla McLaren, social scientist, author of The Language of Emotions, to explore the value of this much-maligned human capacity, in a conversation hosted by Ayana Young, founder/host of the For The Wild organization and podcast.


Workshop Speakers
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Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation and an emeritus professor at UC Berkeley, is the author of several widely acclaimed books, including: The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Her latest, Strangers... Read More →
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Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, researcher, and pioneer in the study of emotions, self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. She is the author of The Art of Empathy (2013) and The Language of Emotions (2010). Her applied work, Dynamic Emotional... Read More →
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Ayana Young

Ayana Young, a lover and protector of wild nature currently studying the restoration of natural systems in Victoria, BC, is currently creating an ecological research center and native species nursery in the southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. Ayana also hosts the For The Wild... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Larkspur Room


Walking Transformation: The World We Want, and How to Walk There

Russell and Suki Munsell, creators of the Dynamic Vitality Method, have 40 years' experience in a wide range of somatic disciplines. In this outdoor experiential session, they will blend practices from qigong, mind/body exercises and "Dynamic Walking" to help us achieve mindfulness in motion and to embody a more vibrant and balanced presence as we walk with purpose and joy in the world.

Workshop Speakers
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Russell Munsell

Russell Munsell, co-founder of the Dynamic Vitality Method, has had a 40+ year career training human capacities in a wide range of disciplines, including teaching Mathematics at Humboldt State and creating a number of Stress Management, Accelerated Learning and Performance Optimization... Read More →
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Suki Munsell

Suki Munsell, Ph.D., co-founder of the Dynamic Vitality Method (a blend of sports science, somatic awareness and Asian internal arts), began her career in 1974 under the guidance of her mentor Anna Halprin (still going strong at 96). Suki has been teaching dance, fitness, biomechanics... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Meet at Bioneers Info Booth near the Central Lawn


Embodied Restoration: Rebalancing the Sacred Masculine and Feminine

Clare DuBois, founder of TreeSisters, leads a powerful journey into the embodied experience of human wholeness. We will delve into an archetypal exploration of our own inner sacred geometry and become part of a collective rebalancing designed to activate our innate, instinctual intelligence. Discover a felt relationship to the feminine and masculine archetypes within you – it’s truly transformative.

Workshop Speakers
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Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a women's reforestation and culture-change organization dedicated to humanity’s emergence as a “restorer species.” For 22 years she has been facilitating body-based, experiential sessions designed to help participants shift consciousness... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Women's Leadership Tent
Sunday, October 22


Health, Justice, Community, Environment

Human health cannot be looked at in isolation: our vitality and well-being depend on clean water and air, resilient ecosystems, vibrant communities, and social justice and fairness. Hosted by Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, Professor, Public Health Program,UCSF. With: Rupa Marya, MD, Assistant Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, campaigner against racism and excessive police violence, (and world-touring leader of the band Rupa & the April Fishes); Deborah Payne, Health Coordinator for the Kentucky Environmental Foundation; Ted Howard, President of the Democracy Collaborative, co-author of Can Hospitals Heal America's Communities?

Workshop Speakers
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Ted Howard

Ted Howard, co-founder/President of The Democracy Collaborative, previously served as Executive Director of the National Center for Economic Alternatives and was a Senior Fellow for Social Justice at The Cleveland Foundation. He lectures widely and has written extensively about community... Read More →
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Rupa Marya

Rupa Marya, MD, a physician on faculty at UCSF and founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, which works to make visible health disparities and the nexus of racism and state violence, is currently helping set up a free community clinic for the practice of decolonized medicine under Lakota... Read More →
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Deborah Payne

Deborah Payne, MPH, is the Health Coordinator for Kentucky Environmental Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to address some of Kentucky's greatest environmental health concerns, including those related to coal and natural gas development. Deborah is the author of two Health... Read More →
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Barbara Sattler

Barbara Sattler, RN, Dr.PH, a professor at the University of San Francisco and founding member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, an international organization that helps to integrate environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sausalito Room