APOCALYPTIC RESILIENCE

Parable of the Survivors

NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021

We are so excited to run our second annual virtual conference Apocalyptic Resilience: Parable of the Survivors November 6th - 7th from 10 am - 4 pm PST. Last year, during Apocalyptic Resilience 2021, our community found ourselves in orbit around the quote “The destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars,” by science fiction author Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower series. This year’s conference is themed Parable of the Survivors, and we hope to co-create our own understanding of the hope, creativity, and resilience that shaped Octavia's first book.
 
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. Youth will attend for free and adult tickets will be available on a sliding scale.

REGISTRATION

Visit the Eventbrite page for more registration and ticket details. Youth tickets are free!

Apocalyptic Resilience 2021 Save the Date Flyer

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Got any climate resilience, world building, or apocalyptic skills you’d like to share with us at this year’s AR conference?

Apocalyptic Resilience 2021 call for workshop proposals flyer
 

SCHEDULE

*All sessions are subject to change*

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

 

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Keynote speakers at 10:30 am PDT

  • The Power of Art in Telling Our Stories: Favianna Rodriguez and Terisa Siagatonu in conversation

Session 1 at 11:40 am PDT

LUNCH BREAK at 12:30 pm PDT

Session 2 at 1:30 pm PDT

Session 3 at 2:45 pm PDT

Closing Performance by Sol Development

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

 

Youth Welcome

Keynote speakers at 10:30 am PST

Session 4 at 11:40 am PST

LUNCH BREAK at 12:30 pm PST

Parable of the Survivors Dungeons and Dragons Intergenerational Game at 1 pm PST

Closing Music with DJ Dani Ahuicapahtzin Cornejo 

at 4 pm PST

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

*All sessions are subject to change*

Session 1 

Presentation:

  • Revolutions Begin with Research with Ric Urrutia

Workshop:

  • Building Your Character: Individual Choices for Powerful Impact with Lil Milagro Henriquez

Session 2

Presentations:

  • From Zombie Apocalypse to DeCO2lonization by Colin Miller of E/J Solutions

Workshops:

  • Growing Environmental Justice: Building a Youth Led Campaign with Youth Vs. Apocalypse

  • Weed and Food Foraging with and at City Slicker Farms

  • Radical Resourcing: Outdoor Preparedness and Survival Skills for the Collapse of Capitalism with Jamani Montague

  • Moving with the Waters: Understanding the History and Future of Sea Level Rise with Emma Greenbaum from the Exploratorium

Session 3

Presentations:

  • Evolution Design with Michelle Fox

  • Building Cross-Sector Collaborations: Resilience, Collaboration, & Community with Brett KenCairn Director of the Urban Drawdown Initiative

Workshops:

  • Beyond Apocalypses: Writing Our Climate Futures with Ashia Ajani

  • Connecting To Our Spirit: Ras K'Dee from Audio Pharmacy

  • From Seed to Plate: Growing Your Own Food with Jomar Ventura

 

Session 4

Presentations:

  • Watershed Health: Creating Via Pathways for Community Engagement with Save the Bay and the Shoreline Leadership Academy

  • We BEEN Zero Waste: History and Resistance of Black and Brown Communities and the Zero Waste Movement with Moji Igun

Workshops:

  • Detox Your Life!: Getting Rid of Toxic Chemicals in Your Home with Phoenix Armenta

  • Decolonizing Mental Health with Candice Rose Valenzuela

 
 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, there are several sponsorship levels you can choose from $300 to $5,000 and we can send more information on different giving levels. Sponsors help support scholarships for working-class adults who will join us. Or, you can also make a donation to our online auction. All funding raised during the online auction goes towards supporting our free year-round Climate Resilient Schools programming at Title 1 schools (where 40% or more of the student population lives at or below the federal poverty limit). 

All donations are tax deductible through our 501c3 non-profit organization, Mycelium Youth Network. Our EIN number is 85-0663137. If you have any questions, please call or email me directly at (510) 842 – 6793 or lilmilagro@myceliumyouth.org

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Seed Planter Benefits

  • $500 to two tickets from adults identifying as from a historically disenfranchised community

  • Partner receives: 

    • Partner logo on our webpage; and 

    • Shout-out on both days of Apocalyptic Resilience. 


Earthseed Survivors Benefits

  • $1,500 supports two tickets from adults identifying as from a marginalized community

  • Partner receives: 

    • Partner logo on our webpage dedicated to Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Shout-out on both days of Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Social Promotion and Marketing of Apocalyptic Resilience in addition to organic reach; and 

    • Newsletter mention with thanks and appreciation. 


Change Maker Regenerator Benefits

  • $3,000 offsets full cost for youth tickets; 

  • Partner receives: 

    • Partner logo on our webpage dedicated to Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Partner logo on our registration page; 

    • Shout-out on both days of Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Social Promotion and Marketing of Apocalyptic Resilience in addition to organic reach; 

    • Newsletter mention with thanks and appreciation; and  

    • Gratitude social media post dedicated to showcase organization


Hyperempathy Sharer Benefits

  • $5,000 offsets full cost for youth tickets and eight adult tickets

  • Partner receives: 

    • Partner logo on our webpage dedicated to Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Permanent spot on our collaborator page; 

    • Partner logo on our registration page; 

    • Shout-out on both days of Apocalyptic Resilience; 

    • Social Promotion and Marketing of Apocalyptic Resilience in addition to organic reach; 

    • Newsletter mention with thanks and appreciation; and  

    • Gratitude social media post dedicated to showcase organization

 

APOCALYPTIC RESILIENCE 2021 PRESS RELEASE