POSTPONED Creating Inclusive and Diverse Communities

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Unfortunately, we have had to postone this event. We hope to offer it again in 2018. 


TeleSeminar description: Just as bio-diversity is Nature's way of fostering a symbiotic web of life, diversity is equally important for the well-being of our communities, especially for those of us working towards a resilient and regenerative future.  But beyond and before meeting some obtuse diversity quota, we must first look at social systems of privilege, power and colonization, and recognize who has been marginalized and/or made invisible as we've been busily focused on building our resiliency movements (Transition, Permaculture, Re-Skilling, Urban Farming, etc.).  After examining these systems, we will brainstorm on strategies to create more inclusive spaces in our communities and resiliency work.

Please join us for this important conversation! 


Presenter bio: Susan Juniper Park is an activist working at the cross-section of ecological, economic and social justice. She is also involved in urban farming, healing, education and permaculture. She was a co-founding member of the Economic Development Without Displacement Coalition (Oakland-based anti-gentrification project), ran a food justice economic project at Phat Beets Produce (Oakland-based grassroots food justice organization), worked as a fundraiser for the Ruckus Society (a direct action training organization empowering frontline communities), and was an organizer with Occupy the Farm (Bay Area land defense effort). These days you can find her substitute teaching in Oakland K-12 schools, doing gardening gigs, facilitating workshops and cultivating a healing justice practice. She is grateful and humbled to be an immigrant and permanent guest living on beautiful Ohlone territory.

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