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Saturday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Multicultural Women Explore Social and Ecological Healing

The very diverse contributors to the new anthology, Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices, explore how being situated between ecological and social justice movements has opened them up to new understandings and new ways of teaching and leading. Using an alternative, contemplative format, they will share “re-storying” narratives that cross boundaries of place, history, trauma and worldview to trigger compassion and healing. With: Jeanine Canty, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Naropa University; Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder, founding Director of Everywoman's Leadership program; Belvie Rooks, co-founder, Growing a Global Heart; Anita Sanchez, Transformational Leadership Council; Melissa K. Nelson, Executive Director, The Cultural Conservancy; Nícola Wagenberg, Vice President, Cultural Conservancy; Susan Griffin, renowned feminist author.


Workshop Speakers
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Jeanine Canty

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, whose teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change, is the editor of and a contributor to the collection: Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Perspectives.
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Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin is the author of 21 books, including the ecofeminist classic, Woman and Nature and A Chorus of Stones, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Along with an Emmy for her play Voices, she has received many honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Northern California Book Reviewers Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. She has recently completed a novel about climate change, The Ice Dancer’s Tale.
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Melissa K. Nelson

Melissa K. Nelson (Anishinaabe/Métis/Norwegian/enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band, Chippewa), a Native ecologist, writer, media-maker, and indigenous scholar-activist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State and President of The Cultural Conservancy, an indigenous rights organization. She is the editor of the anthology, Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings For a Sustainable Future, and... Read More →
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Belvie Rooks

Belvie Rooks, MA, co-founder of Growing a Global Heart, as well as a writer, educator and producer, weaves together the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice in her work. Her published works have appeared in a number of books and journals and she has served on the boards of many transformative organizations.
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Anita Sanchez

Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., has 35+ years’ experience providing diversity, inclusion, leadership development, etc. coaching and training to executives in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and major NGOs. A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, she also serves on the boards of Bioneers and the Pachamama Alliance, and contributed to or co-authored several books, including Discovering Your Positive Core; and... 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 →
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Nicola Wagenberg

Nícola Wagenberg, Ph.D., a Berkeley-based clinical and cultural psychologist, educator and media maker, is Vice President of The Cultural Conservancy, where her work includes directing media projects, developing eco-cultural health programs, and helping with operations and development. She is also Director of Native Youth Guardians of the Waters project, and sees individuals, couples and groups in her private psychotherapy practice.

Saturday October 22, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Larkspur Room