From mushrooms to V-Day, from young agrarians to capitalism vs. climate, a mix of favorite standbys and new faces will take the stage at this year’s National Bioneers conference. In upcoming issues of this E-Newsletter, we will feature the speakers you will see rebroadcast at your regional Central Coast Bioneers Conference October 24 and 25 at the Grange Hall.
Paul Stamets, the beloved Mushroom Man will tell us How Mushrooms Can Help Us Survive “Extinction 6x.” In this 6th Age of Extinctions, the biosphere’s life-support systems that have allowed humans to ascend are collapsing. Visionary mycological researcher/inventor Stamets illuminates how fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer uniquely powerful, practical solutions we can implement now to boost the biosphere’s immune system and equip us with benign breakthrough mycotechnologies to accelerate the transition to a restored world.
Playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler’s presentation will be One Billion Rising for Justice: The Future’s in the Body. The award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day illuminates her most recent campaign, a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them, to gather safely in community in public places worldwide to end violence against women, break the silence and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song and words.