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Architects: Stop Building Prisons! Fighting Human Rights Abuses Within One’s Own Profession

Architect, sustainable building consultant, and human rights advocate Raphael Sperry leads national campaigns to ban the design of spaces that violate human rights and to promote restorative alternatives to incarceration.

Artivism: Painting a Future of Justice and Peace

In this edition of the Bioneers Pulse, we explore how visionary artists around the world are critiquing the world’s most pressing challenges and advancing solutions. Featured image is "Unite" by Barbara Jones-Hogu, 1971.

The Thrive Choir: Harmonies of Liberation

Bioneers’ Polina Smith interviews three leading members of Oakland's Thrive Choir—Austin Willacy, Kyle Lemle and Joyous Dawn—to explore their history, motivation and process.

Facing our Wounds: A New Narrative for a Time of Awakening

In an interview with Bioneers' Polina Smith, Jerry Tello discusses how we can begin to address the imbalances and injustices in our society by taking a deep look at the false narratives that have dominated our culture for far too long, and how we can begin to reclaim our understanding of the sacredness and interconnectedness of all things.

Ancient Arctic Wisdom and Cutting-Edge Sounds: An Interview with Zarina Kopyrina of OLOX

Bioneers’ Polina Smith interviewed the indescribable performer Zarina Kopyrina to explore her roots in Siberia’s Yakutia region, steeped in an ancient and still vibrant shamanic culture, and her extraordinary life trajectory.

Working Against Racism in the Food System

The food system is not broken; it’s working exactly the way it’s supposed to as a caste system based on demographics, economics, and race. If we’re going to transform this food system, we have to look at power and who has power. The current food system is controlled by a handful of people who are predominantly white men.

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Youth on the Frontlines of COVID Relief on the Navajo Reservation

Bioneers spoke to Tieron Johnson, a young staff member at Rez Refuge on the Navajo Reservation, about his leadership providing mutual aid to people on the Navajo reservation and what it feels like to be a role model for young people in his community during these times.

Lessons of Resilience from Queer Movements for Liberation

Vanessa Raditz from the Queer Ecojustice Project offers insights into the many forms of queer resilience, uplifting the resistance, visibility and power of LGBTQ+ people in movements for justice, care and liberation.

Patrisse Cullors – Women of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In this talk, Patrisse Cullors explores the contributions women have made to the movement for Black lives historically and in the present; the institutional racism that still permeates our society; and the diverse ways women have been criminalized and have fought back to change the course of history.

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