All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Building Bridges of Diversity’

  • Design Thinking for Equitable Communities

    Let’s talk about Design and Social Justice. We know that design has the power to elevate everything it touches—from products, to systems, to spaces. But when it comes to our greatest challenges around economic equity, access, and inclusion, what roles does design play in advancing …

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  • Catherine Nkolo Lebongo

    Catherine Nkolo Lebongo is a teacher, creative, and activist who is fascinated by how design and social enterprise have the power to elevate everything—from products, to systems, to spaces. As an international, multicultural, woman who studied system nuances and societal constructs, Nkolo teaches the principles …

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  • Stalking the Wild Mind

    Finding our wild mind and heart in a colonized world There is a growing conversation about “decolonizing”, but in this discussion we will ask what this really means, especially from those still steeped in a ‘white’, western way of doing things. How do we better …

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  • Jul Bystrova

    Jul has been an activist, healing practitioner, teacher and community organizer. She has been active in the Transition movement, especially in regards to “Inner Resilience”. She is currently working on her latest book about the “wild mind” and a nonprofit organization called Era of Care. …

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  • Indigenous Rising

    This workshop will discuss how to best support Indigenous peoples rising to address issues of land and food sovereignty, natural resources, and cultural restoration.and how to engage others across the boundaries of culture, class, and community. This workshop is inspired by the rise of indigenous …

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  • Desirae Harp

    Desirae Harp is a member of the Mishewal Wappo tribe from the central coast of California, and she is a descendant of the Diné Nation from the Southwest. She is a singer/songwriter, cultural bearer/activist, and teacher. She sings with Audiopharmacy, an internationally acclaimed world music/ …

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  • Matthew Nelson

    Matthew Nelson is a movement artist, activist, educator, researcher, therapist, and entrepreneur. Particularly in love with the act of dancing, Matthew experiences movement as a way of aligning energy with form. Eternally curious, Matthew makes opportunities out of questions, and encourages others to do the …

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  • From the margins to the center: Role of youth in the Next Economy

    Reflection and conversation on the importance of intergenerational collaboration in order to create the world we all know is possible. In this workshop participants will hear of innovative businesses that are being developed and founded by youth. We will explore the value of intergenerational collaboration …

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  • aManda Greene

    aManda was raised between the Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Her bi-cultural upbringing has had a strong influence in her believes, values and how those manifest through her work in the world. This led her to spend a decade between Santa Fé New …

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  • Megan O’Neil

    Megan O’Neil is the Project Manager at the Local Clean Energy Alliance, where she has helped build a county-wide coalition of over 50 organizations supporting a Community Choice program that brings real benefits to our communities. She also coordinates the Shared Solar Collaborative, which seeks …

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  • How to Design New Social Architectures

      Understanding the principles new social architectures are based on, and then having a go at designing some of these new systems. We look at the process of designing/inventing social architectures like World Cafe, Nonviolent Communication, Timebanks, and Sociocracy. The underlying principles of new systems …

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  • Alpha Lo

    Chinese Galactic Cosmonaut Alpha Lo is co-editor and co-author of the Open Collaboration Encyclopedia. He also helped to found the Gift Circle Network, and has created a number of social and economic architectures, amongst them Facilitator Improv, Empathic Dashboard, Sorry Circles, Coupon currencies, and the …

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  • Allyship as Humane Symbiosis

    An experiential workshop using meditation, Theater of the Oppressed, Nonviolent Communication, and Qi Gong to understand allyship as deepening our organic interconnectedness with the conscious intention to heal. This workshop is an exploration of the ways that allyship can be understood as deepening our organic …

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  • Jihan McDonald

    Jihan has received the Alpha Delta Leadership Award and a Changemaker Fellowship Award for their work in developing Allies for Life for people to learn pro-active interpersonal allyship. Jihan has worked with people ages 8-80 on learning skills, tools, and capacities for assertiveness, empathy, self-realization, …

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