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Friday, October 20
 

11:46am

Youth Leadership Keynote
Truly one-of-a-kind, Denver-based "conscious" emcee, father of Eco-HipHop, vegan chef, organic gardener, educator, food justice and eco activist, graffiti artist, and male midwife Ietef, aka DJ Cavem shares his vision of nurturing vibrant health and heightened awareness in our inner cities and beyond.

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 →


Friday October 20, 2017 11:46am - 11:52am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

2:45pm

Soil for Life | Youth leadership
Capturing carbon from the atmosphere in soil can not only benefit plant growth and the fertility of the land, but it can be a major tool in the effort to mitigate climate change. Innovative farmers and ranchers are developing best practices that can be adapted to community landscapes and home gardens. In this hands-on workshop led by Aidan Ferris, Aaron Ableman, Michael White and Robin White we'll roll up our sleeves and learn how we can play a role in capturing carbon in our own backyards, schoolyards, or local parks.

Workshop Speakers
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Aaron Ableman

Aaron Ableman, an award-winning musician, artist, entrepreneur and author who has studied with indigenous elders, Oxford scholars and notable spiritual leaders, has worked with many luminaries, including: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Michael Franti, Cypress Hill, Raffi, Joan Baez, Nahko... Read More →
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Aidan Ferris

Aidan Ferris, a passionate Phoenicia, New York-based climate change youth activist and leader, co-founded Earth Guardians NY (with Rachel Marco-Havens) and has traveled extensively to empower youth around the world to make a difference locally and globally. Aidan was a part of the... Read More →
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Robin White

Robin White is an ecological designer, permaculture educator, writer, artist, and event planner. She works as a design consultant with the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently working on strategic design and planning for the building of net-zero villages. Robin... Read More →
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Michael White

Michael White (aka Mike Wird) is an advanced permaculture designer/consultant/teacher, artist, educator, natural builder, real estate investor promoting environmental stewardship. and hip hop MC. A certified Earthship Biotect, he teaches natural building and permaculture... Read More →


Friday October 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Youth Unity Center

4:30pm

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
 
Saturday, October 21
 

11:59am

Youth Leadership Keynote

Introduction by Alexis Bunten, Bioneers Indigeneity Program Manager

This luminous 17-year-old Chiricahua Apache change-maker from San Carlos, AZ, co-leads the Apache Stronghold group to defend her people's sacred sites, tribal sovereignty, culture and language.


Keynotes
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Naelyn Pike

Naelyn Pike (Chiricahua Apache), 17, a high school senior from San Carlos, AZ, passionate about her culture, identity, and tribal sovereignty, has become an internationally renowned Indigenous Rights and environmental leader. She co-leads (with her grandfather Wedsler Nosie Sr. and... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Alexis Bunten

Alexis Bunten, Ph.D., (Aleut/Yup’ik), Program Manager for Bioneers’ Indigeneity Program, has been a researcher, media-maker, manager, consultant, and curriculum developer for organizations including the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and the FrameWorks... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 11:59am - 12:10pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)

2:45pm

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Help Lead Social Change | Youth Leadership
Two young Bay Area social entrepreneurs share their experiences turning their passion into a community-benefiting enterprise and show us how we too can take what makes us feel most alive and turn it into our own personal business models to make a positive impact on our communities while making a profit. The just and sustainable future we know is possible needs us all to step fully into our passion and purpose.  Facilitated by Trang Tran, aManda Greene and steStephanie Maldonado of Youth Impact Hub Oakland.

Workshop Speakers
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aManda Greene

aManda Greene, a Brazilian/American artist involved in arts and ecological development programs in the U.S., Brazil and India, has been working in the Bay Area since 2009 helping young leaders revitalize inner-city communities by developing social enterprises. Co-founder/Co-Director... Read More →
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Trang Tran

Trang Tran, a queer, gender-nonconforming, Vietnamese immigrant born in Saigon who grew up in the East Bay, works within the Vietnamese community to heal trauma and develop community resilience through the QTViệt Café, an Oakland-based social enterprise that aims to uplift queer... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Youth Unity Center

4:30pm

Poetry Slam—Words Matter | Youth Leadership

In this beloved, always thrilling yearly event, now a Bioneers tradition, young poets share their original work in a dynamic, supportive environment. Hosted by renowned hip-hop artist and activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Youth Unity Center
 
Sunday, October 22
 

2:45pm

Open Mic | Youth Leadership

Bring your stories, songs, poems, issues, jokes and ideas to share. This is your chance to take the stage and be heard.


Sunday October 22, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Youth Unity Center

4:30pm

Closure and Reflection | Youth Leadership

To close out the conference in a meaningful way, we gather to process the emotions, ideas and inspirations that arose during the conference to help us bring what we have learned back to our communities. Facilitated by Ernesto Reyes, Bioneers Youth Leadership Program Manager.


Workshop Speakers
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Ernesto Reyes

Ernesto Reyes, raised in Fontana, CA, is the Youth Leadership Program Manager at Bioneers. Also a spoken word artist and social justice activist, Ernesto has worked for several years with youth in hitherto marginalized communities on leadership, communication, and identity development... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Youth Unity Center