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Virtual Conference - Afro & Indigenous Science-Fiction and Fantasy
This is Lil Milagro Henriquez with Mycelium Youth Network. As many of you know, we are an all Black and Brown organization that works with frontline youth to prepare them for climate change. This weekend, Mycelium is hosting our fall fundraiser and annual conference, Apocalyptic Resilience. Apocalyptic Resilience is a two day gamer-style virtual conference that will pull heavily from Afro & Indigenous science-fiction and fantasy. Youth (8 - 18) and adults will ‘level up’ on issues related to climate resilience with ten different break-out workshops and six panels and presentations. The second half of the second day, youth and adults will play a virtual Dungeons and Dragons game that relates to climate change issues and which will be live-streamed on Twitch. Youth will attend for free and adult tickets are sliding scale. This week, we're offering 20% off using the coupon code: Dreaming2020. This conference is meant to be a fun way for us to freedom together all while learning climate resilience skills.
Funding will directly go to support the work we do year-round with frontline youth of color to prepare them for climate change.
If you haven't gotten your tickets, selected your beginning character sheet, and customized your character, you're missing out! Break-out workshops and presentations include: Keynote speakers:
Saturday, Nov. 14th: Isha Clark (Youth Vs. Apocalypse) & Atekpatzin Young: Seeding the Future: Intergenerational Conversations for Radical Imaginings
Sunday, Nov. 15th: Dominique Thomas on Afrofuturism, Organizing, and EarthSeed: A Journey to Collective Liberation
Session 1 (Saturday):
Presentation: Indigenous Epist(ecologies) Will Save You: Prescribed Fire and the Future of the West Coast with Melinda Adams
Workshop: Building Your Characters: Individual Choices for Powerful Community Impact with Lil Milagro Henriquez
Session 2 (Saturday):
Presentation: Summoning the Beast In Order to Slay It: Moving Beyond Capitalism with Zara Zimbardo & Ra Criscitiello
Presentation: Afro-Indigenous Futurism in Elementary School Education with Marylin Zuniga
Workshop: Apocalypse Chic: Upcycling Your Armour with Linda Le
Workshop: There’s a Plant For That: Creating a Medicinal First Aid Kit with Berenice Dimas
Workshop: Eco-Mapping Your Hood with Phoenix Armenta
Session 3 (Saturday):
Interactive Presentation: Using Tech to Get Hyphae: Cultivating Climate Change Action in a Virtual Classroom with Jomar Ventura
Presentation: Decolonizing Business: Creative and Sustainable Solutions with Julia Miller-Vasquez
Workshop: Channeling Your Inner Yoda: Somatic Focus for Resilience with Maya Carlson
Workshop: Tapped In: Youth Activism 101 with Kaliyah Vernon
Workshop: Disaster First Aid
Session 4 (Sunday):
Presentation: Rising to the Occasion: Sea-Level Rise & Community Planning with Nahal Ghoghaie
Presentation: Earth Transformers: Writing and Passing Environmental Ballot Measures with The Fairness Project
Presentation: Untangling Colonialism, Decolonizing Advocacy with Ruth Miller and Native Moment
Workshop: Our Heart is the Drumbeat: Songs for all Situations with Dani Cornejo
Workshop: Herbalism 102: Magic Spells and Healing Potions with Phoenix Armenta
Workshop: Moving the Planet In You: Dance as Self care and Self Expression with Melecio Estrella
We will end Sunday with a close to three hour interactive, environmental justice DnD game that features such issues as sea-level rise, soil erosion, deforestation, and capitalism.
We would love to see you there!
Lil Milagro Henriquez Executive Director & Founder Mycelium Youth Network (Office) 510 842-6793 (Cell) 303 929 2402 pronouns: she / her / hers www.myceliumyouthnetwork.org