Oscar Chavez

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbsAAAAJDVkZTk1ODljLTYyNDgtNGE5My04NmJhLTE0MmY4ZTY1OTMyZA.jpg[/image_frame] Oscar works for the Sonoma County Department of Human Services. Prior to joining the County, Oscar served as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County,…

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Permaculture Action Network: How We’re Organizing and How To Get Involved

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1441593989096.jpeg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising of the Permaculture Action Network gives a how-to on getting involved with the organization's movement of mobilizing concert-goers and festival-audiences to Permaculture Action Days - one day…

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Permaculture and Art

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How can "art" be used to communicate permaculture and ecological principles? How can "art" incite curiosity and delight that opens people to new ideas and optional new behaviors? This…

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Region Lewis

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Region is the co-founder and co director of Full Harvest Farms, a half acre permaculture farm in East Oakland. The farm has animal husbandry, community workshops focused on the…

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Robin Liepman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Robin_Liepman_BloomingBiodiversity-2.jpeg[/image_frame] Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org). He is a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world…

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Rogér Knoren

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Roger Knoren, Outreach and US Engagement for Pachamama Allicane Roger focuses on expanding the reach and impact of the Pachamama Alliance Up to Us engagement pathway. He is also…

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Ryan Rising

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RyanRisingTeaching.jpg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. After organizing Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Tour with The…

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Sara Smith-Rubio

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Sara-Smith-Rubio-head-shot.jpg[/image_frame] Sara Smith-Rubio is an urban homesteader and mother in Sacramento. She was blessed to be raised white in the heart of a black community in Berkeley California. Sara holds…

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Senator Mike McGuire

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century.  Raised by his mom and…

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Sharing Our Stories

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] From sitting around the campfire to going to a blockbuster movie, stories are all around us and critical to building our movement. This panel will feature a diverse intergenerational…

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Sky Blue

Over the last 18 years, Sky Blue has been a member of Twin Oaks Community, a housing collective, a student housing cooperative, a cohousing community, and two small worker co-operative businesses. He current works…

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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…

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Stephen Cataldo

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Stephen Cataldo is the author of Cognitive Politics. He leads workshops and is beginning to develop web applications that break down partisan divides and encourage healthier dialogue. 2016 RED…

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Supervisor James Gore

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] James Gore is a Sonoma County native who was born in Healdsburg and raised in the 4th District. The Gore family has deep roots in Sonoma County’s community and…

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Susan Park

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Susan Juniper Park is an Oakland-based activist and organizer engaged at the cross roads of ecological, economic and social justice efforts. She is also deeply engaged in healing work,…

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Susan Silber

Susan Silber: Susan was introduced to community resilience after learning about the Transition Movement and co-founded the Berkeley Transition Initiative five years ago. Susan was co-producer of the Building Resilience Communities Convergence in both 2013 and…

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