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YES! Fest With adrienne maree brown

October 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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On October 7th at 12:30pm PT / 3:30pm ET join us at YES! Fest to be a part of the conversation with adrienne maree brown and social justice activist Fania Davis.

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Join Vandana ShivaAlicia Garzaadrienne maree brownFania DavisDallas GoldtoothRev. Dr. Liz TheoharisAmanda AlexanderMariah Parker, YES! co-founders Sarah van Gelder and David Korten, and more for a special two-day online festival to support YES! on our 25th anniversary. You’ll hear lively discussions about the solutions and ideas that go into building a more equitable and sustainable world, and learn how you can help us advance solutions for the next 25 years.

adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, and author of Grievers (the first novella in a trilogy on the Black Dawn imprint), Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and MediationWe Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, the NY Times Bestseller Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, and the radical self/planet help book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. She is the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements and How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is the co-host of the How to Survive the End of the WorldOctavia’s Parables, and Emergent Strategy podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit

Fania Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, writer, restorative justice practitioner, and educator with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Ala. during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. For the next decades, she was active in the Civil Rights, Black liberation, women’s, prisoners’, peace, anti-racial violence, economic justice and anti-apartheid movements. Studying with African Indigenous healers catalyzed Fania’s search for a healing justice, ultimately leading her to serve as Founding Director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth (RJOY) and Co-Founding Board Member of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). Her numerous honors include the Ubuntu award for service to humanity, the Ella Jo Baker Human Rights Award, and the Ebony POWER 100 award.


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