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PROGRAM

 

Sponsored by the Mendocino Institute

Co-sponsors Retort and the Commons Group

Support from the Christensen Fund

 

Coastal Sponsors: William Lemos, Linda Perkins, Will Smith,
Janferie Stone; Lucio Mejia, Bill Heil, Jim Tarbell, Judy Tarbell,
David Alden, Faith Simon

 

 

Caspar Community Center,

February 18, 19, and 20, 2011

 

Program

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

7:30 PM        Public Session

“Another World Was Possible: What Enlightened Government Can Do. The New Deal’s Lasting Contributions to California”, Gray Brechin, UC Berkeley

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

9:00 AM       Registration

9:30 AM       Welcome. Mike Dell’Ara, Caspar Community

“Our Community, a Demographic Sketch”, Cal Winslow,              Mendocino Institute 

10:00 AM “The State of the Forests”, Roger Sternberg, Mendocino

10:30 AM     “The Coastal Waters”, Karina Nielsen, Sonoma State; William Lemos, Coastal Land Trust, Mendocino Land Trust, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

11:30 AM     “The Inheritance: Work, Community and Memory”, William Bauer, Jr., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12:30 PM     LUNCH

1:30 PM        ‘"Where but the rocks remain": Climate Change and the Greening of Mendocino’, Iain Boal, Mendocino Institute, Birkbeck College, Retort

2:30 PM        “The Generation Gap”,   Nikolai Sprinkling, Sarah Bodnar,

3:30 PM        “Mendocino Latinos”, Oscar de Haro, Napa Valley College; Sandra Nichols, UC Berkeley; Loreto Rojas, College of Redwoods    

7:30 PM      Public Session

“What Are the Barriers to Food Sovereignty in Northern California?”, Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

10:00 AM     “Can Cannabis Make a Positive Contribution to our Coastal Economy?” Dr. William Courtney, Mendocino, American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine; International Cannabinoid  Research Society

11:00 AM     “Restoring the Redwoods”, Professor William Russell, San Jose State University

11:45 AM     “The Fort Bragg mill site”, George Reinhardt, Noyo Headlands Unified Design Group (NHUDG;) “Funding Change,” Grady Gauthier, esq.

12:15             LUNCH

1:00 PM        “Our Economy,” Will Parrish, investigative reporter, CounterPunch, AVA

2:00 PM   “Co-operation and Development,” E. Kim Coontz, California Center for Cooperative Development

2:30 PM   “Eco-tourism”, Chandana Rao, San Jose State University

3:00 PM        “Community and Economy” (Panel in formation)                            Noyo Food Forest, Corners, Frankie’s; Thanksgiving Coffee; Mendocino Solar

4:00 PM    Roundtable

              An Eco-communitarian Future?                        

Chandana Rao, Iain Boal, E. Kim Coontz

      7:00 PM        DINNER

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

9:30 AM     Breakfast Brainstorm

 

MENDOCINO COAST- ECO COMMUNITARIAN CONFERENCE Program pdf

MENDOCINO COAST- ECO COMMUNITARIAN CONFERENCE Report

 

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