Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change--an annual gathering of environmental, industry and social justice innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its inhabitants--will be held at UMass Dartmouth on October 19-21, 2007. The conference will bring together a diverse audience of students, faculty, entrepreneurs, scientists, and everyday people. The conference will feature world-renowned innovators such as:

* Bill McKibbin--organizer of Step It Up 2007! A National Day of Climate Action and author of The End of Nature

* Dr. Joia Mukherjee--a long-time health care access and human rights advocate in the U.S. and developing countries, co-founder of the HIV Equity Initiative, which served as a model for the Millennium Development Goals

* Robert F. Kennedy Jr.--senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council

* Diane Wilson--co-founder of Code Pink and recipient of Mother Jones's Hell Raiser of the Month and Louis Gibbs' Environmental Lifetime Award

* Van Jones--founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, now working to wed the social justice and ecology movements by promoting the slogan "Green-collar Jobs, Not Jails"

* John Perkins--author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

* Simran Sethi--presenter for TreeHugger News and award-winning journalist

* Naomi Wolf--literary star of the third wave of the feminist movement

* Will Allen--organic farming visionary, activist and entrepreneur, author of War on Bugs

In addition to morning speakers and afternoon workshops, there will be evening film showings, an open mic showcasing youth participants and featured artists, wild-edibles walks, veggie-oil bus demonstrations. To register, visit