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Sunday, October 23 • 12:33pm - 12:43pm
Closing Performance Jam

Closing Performance Jam with Climbing PoeTree, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Itzcuauhtli Roske-MartinezDeb Lane and Afia Walking Tree


Keynotes
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 15-year old Boulder, Colorado-based Indigenous environmental activist (since age 6!) and rapper, is the award-winning Youth Director of Earth Guardians, a rapidly growing organization of young activists, artists and musicians from across the globe committed to protecting the water, air, earth, and atmosphere. He has organized many rallies, actions, demonstrations and events, and has traveled widely internationally to speak... Read More →
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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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Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez

Itzcuauhtli Roske-Martinez, a highly gifted 13-year old eco-themed lyricist and rapper and eco activist from Boulder, Colorado, of Aztec descent on his father’s side and steeped in environmental activism on his mother’s, began his precocious activism and eco-themed lyrical performances at age seven and hasn’t stopped since.

Performers
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Afia Walking Tree

Afia Walking Tree, a renowned multi-instrumental percussionist, performer, educator, earth practitioner, NGO administrator, and longtime activist focused on transformative cultural healing across ethnic and generational lines using drumming as her main tool, is founder of the Drum Mobile, a portable drum-arts learning laboratory that makes accessible the power of African drumming and Permaculture to communities of color internationally.
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Deb Lane

Deb Lane has been playing the drums for most of her life. Formerly a member of the Santa Cruz World Beat Band, Pele Juju, she performs with artists throughout the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deb is a leader in water-use efficiency and works as a Water Resources Analyst.


Sunday October 23, 2016 12:33pm - 12:43pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)