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Sunday, October 23 • 12:04pm - 12:29pm
Creativity — the Antidote to Destruction

Introduction by Nina Simons

Extraordinary award-winning poets, performance activists and cultural architects Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree explore the network of mutuality that binds our existence through the ricochet of oppression and the reciprocity of liberation. Their art is a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions, getting at the root of our most pressing social and ecological issues, and reminding us that we all belong to each other.


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Climbing PoeTree

Multimedia Theater Artists
Climbing PoeTree (Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman) are a spoken word duo, award-winning multimedia theater artists, and committed organizers and educators who have toured (in a bus that runs on recycled vegetable oil) to hundreds of cities nationally and internationally presenting alongside powerhouses such as Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Cornel West, Alicia Keys, and Alice Walker. They have presented & led workshops from the United Nations... Read More →
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Nina Simons

Co-Founder and President, Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder and President of Bioneers and founding Director of its Everywoman's Leadership program (which includes "Cultivating Women's Leadership” intensives and CoMadres retreats), co-edited the anthology book,Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. An award-winning social entrepreneur, Nina previously served as President of Seeds of Change and Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla before co-founding... Read More →


Sunday October 23, 2016 12:04pm - 12:29pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)