Bioneers 2016

New Season of Bioneers

A collection of notable speeches and presentations from the 2016 Bioneers National Conference.

The new season fetures former Black Panther Ericka Huggins, who says, "Once your heart is awakened, you can't help but speak the truth."

Also speaking is climate activist Bill McKibben, who calls for "No more frack wells, no more pipelines, no new coal mines, no more pipelines. None of it!"

The series also includes rainforest expert Mark Plotkin and teenage indigenous rapper Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

Bioneers, is a nonprofit organization based in New Mexico and California that promotes practical and innovative solutions to global environmental and bio-cultural challenges.


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John A. Powell - Beloved Community

As humanity faces global environmental and social collapse, our fear of the “Other” can be magnified by unstable contracting economies, radically shifting demographics, and new social norms. Can humanity overcome these divisions and come together to protect our common home? John A. Powell, a nationally respected voice on race and ethnicity, leads UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion, serves on the UC Berkeley School of Law faculty, and is author of Racing to Justice.

Manuel Pastor - How Do We Build Movements Based On Vision and Values?

Facing rapidly changing demographics, growing inequality and increased political polarization in the U.S., movement builders are grappling with creating new cross-generational ties and a new understanding of the relationship between equity and economic growth. How do we build movements based on vision and values, not interests and transactions? Manuel Pastor is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at USC, and founding Director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at UC Santa Cruz.

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Rinku Sen: Environmentalism and Racial Justice

Rinku Sen is one of the most dynamic and influential social, racial and gender justice activists of our time, among the nation’s most effective voices for inclusion and human rights. The executive director of Race Forward, she’s also a cutting-edge journalist, author and researcher. Sen shares her vision of how we must urgently learn to face and address our completely intertwined ecological and social justice crises, while we learn how to do it without losing our minds, our friends…or our fights. Introduction by Nina Simons, co-founder and president of Bioneers.

Paul Hawken: Solutions for Climate Change

One of the most important thought leaders, activists and entrepreneurs of our era (as founder of Erewhon Trading Company and Smith & Hawken garden stores), Paul Hawken illuminates his groundbreaking new Project Drawdown. It’s the first systematic attempt to do the math on the most effective climate solutions and technologies that already exist, and the impact they would have if they scaled in a rigorous manner over the next 30 years.

Amy Goodman: Covering the Movements Changing America 

The award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of that pillar of progressive media Democracy Now!, is, without doubt, the most indispensable voice reporting with urgent immediacy on the front lines of the most critical struggles facing our nation and world. She will speak about the increased threats to freedom of the press and the crucial importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.

Carl Safina: We Are Not Alone: What Animals Think and Feel

Does my dog really love me? Carl Safina, the world-renowned ecologist, author and expert on animal consciousness, reveals that we’re discovering many non-human minds are far more similar to ours than previously thought.