This year’s Soil Not Oil Conference has an amazing lineup of keynote speakers including Vandana Shiva, Tom Goldtooth, Miguel A. Altieri, Starhawk, Wenonah Hauter and John Dennis Lu, with dozens of presentations from activists (including ourselves and our allies) working on community-powered solutions to climate change.
The conference will showcase agro-ecological practices—regenerative agriculture, no-till/bio-intensive farming, permaculture—as well as grassroots-originated solutions that people in the global south have creatively implemented to adapt and prevent the ecological and social impacts of climate change.
Miguel Robles, who started the annual conferences in 2011, writes:
“We trust the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and we honor the borderless collaboration among organizations leaded by women, caretakers of the land, elderly, youth and others that not always are fairly represented. This year our goal is to provide a platform in which the voiceless can speak in behalf of their communities on live-streamed presentations.
Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions to climate change. We highly recommend it to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, parents, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.”
Promo trailer here.
Sliding scale tickets here.
Sunday, September 9th, 8:00 AM – Tuesday, September 11th, 10:00 PM
Grey Area/Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
Women’s Building, 3542 18th St., San Francisco 94110
Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., San Francisco 94110
Mission Masonic Lodge Hall, 2668 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
Sunflower Alliance-related sessions:
September 9th, 12 noon – 1:45 PM
Breakout Session: “Expansion and Resistance: The Fossil Fuel Industry in the Bay Area”
Greg Karras (Communities for a Better Environment), Janet Stromberg (350 Bay Area), Margaret Rossoff (Sunflower Alliance and No Coal in Oakland), and Zoe Cina-Sklar (Amazon Watch). Women’s Building Auditorium.
September 11th, 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Plenary session: “Playing Nice with Big Oil: California Cap & Trade, Fracking, Offsets, & REDD”
Kathleen McAfee (Professor, San Francisco State University and Sunflower Alliance), Adam Scow (California Director at Food and Water Watch ), Tracy Osborne (Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona) and Mari Rose Taruc. Grey Area, Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St.