Workshops & Events
Pandemic as Portal: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change
March 9, 2021
Pandemic as Portal is a nine-week series sponsored by the Spring Creek Project and Oregon State University featuring visionary thinkers who are imagining the world anew as it reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic. Each speaker will explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice, think about the crucial steps we can take as individuals and communities to bring that vision to life, and share stories of how this new paradigm is already taking shape.
Queer Ecologies & Climate Justice: A Lavender Lunch with Deseree Fontenot
March 1, 2021
How do ecological justice and queer liberation intersect? As climate chaos escalates, LGBTQ people, especially QTBIPOC, are among frontline communities hit first and worst by the consequences. LGBTQ people also have a unique embodied knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive and are leaders in climate justice movements across the globe. We will explore how queering our ecological justice movements is key to the restoration and exuberance of the planet’s biological & cultural diversity.
Course Correction: Just Transition In The Age Of COVID-19
May 19, 2020
Finance has become a chainsaw against the very web of life humans depend on. How did CoVid-19 emerge? Why now? What does it teach us about economy and ecology? Join Special Guest Leah Penniman along with MG family Deseree Fontenot and Gopal Dayaneni facilitating a workshop (not a panel) on the root causes of the current global pandemic in the context of a just transition.
Queer Ecologies! An LGBTQ Mixer at Bioneers
October 19, 2019
* Second annual event! *
What does the queer ecological future feel like? Sound like? Taste like? Join us for a prideful celebration as we step into that future together. Through an evening of visionary music, art, performance, and community conversation, we will celebrate the biological exuberance of this queer earth, honor the legacies of survival and resilience of our LGBTQ history, explore the impact of climate change on our communities, and dream-up together how we build that queer ecological future where all beings survive and thrive.
Sponsored by Abundant Earth Foundation, Queer Ecojustice Project, The California Allegory, Lead to Life, Our Climate Voices and #Queers4ClimateJustice!
Fire & Flood Screenings
Commemorate LGBTQ History
Screen the Sneak-Peek of the Fire & Flood Film
This fall 2019, Queer Ecojustice Project will be releasing the next round of sneak-peek screenings of "Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change" to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the two climate disasters shared in this film and celebrate our LGBTQ history of resilience. From September 20th, when Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, until October 8th, when the Tubbs fire burned through sections of Santa Rosa in Northern California- we welcome you to gather community together to watch this sneak-peek and hold conversations. We also welcome screenings celebrating LGBTQ History Month in October.
Sneak-peek screenings are offered on a sliding-scale donation basis (including a NOTAFLOF "Pass the Hat" option). Donations for screenings of this film support the filmmaker and production team (50%), and support LGBTQ organizations in Puerto Rico and two-spirit organizers in CA (50%).
Queer Ecologies! An LGBTQ Mixer at Bioneers
October 20, 2018
What does the queer ecological future feel like? Sound like? Taste like?
Join us for a prideful celebration as we step into that future together. Through an evening of visionary music, art, performance, and community conversation, we will celebrate the biological exuberance of this queer earth, honor the legacies of survival and resilience of our LGBTQ history, explore the impact of climate change on our communities, and dream-up together how we build that queer ecological future where all beings survive and thrive.
Music by Shea Freedom! The DOME bar will be serving up kombucha, herbal elixirs and tonics, and light snacks.
This is a safer space for LGBTQ+ members of our Bioneers community to meet and celebrate our identities and our diverse and symbiotic work for justice and sustainability. Allies are welcome.
DOME programming is open to the public, not restricted to Bioneers ticket holders. Check out the: National Bioneers Conference 2018
Sponsored by Abundant Earth Foundation, Queer Ecojustice Project, The California Allegory, Lead to Life, and #Queers4ClimateJustice!
Queer Magic Center at Nor Cal Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence
September 21, 2018
Our Queer Magic Manifesto: Our Queer Magic is our inheritance from our queer ancestors and our offering to queer ecological futures. Our Queer Magic is our resilience and resistance and strategies for collective survival. Our Queer Magic is our power to transform, to change, to transition. Our Queer Magic is our culture of care; the way we build and nurture queer families and kinship. Our Queer Magic is our insistence on inclusion and the creativity of our coalitions. Our Queer Magic is our complexity; our ability to be and to hold multiple truths at once. Our Queer Magic is all of the ways we question oppression, and all of the ways we break free.
The Queer Magic Center is a space where we can gather to explore and exchange these gifts, give gratitude to our history and ancestors, and seek refuge in queer community. To LGBTQ+ people at the convergence: consider this your living room.
Queers4ClimateJustice - RISE Kick-Off Breakfast & Rally
September 8, 2018
Transition is inevitable, but justice is not.
Join us on September 8th in forming a diverse and intersectional coalition of LGBTQ activists, artists, organizers and more as we march together as part of California: Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice before Governor Jerry Brown welcomes the world to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. We will be gathering at Sue Bierman Park to share breakfast, art, stories and kick off an action-packed day of including our queer voices in the climate movement!
*Full rally & march access information available below*
We, as LGBTQ people come from long histories of healing, resilience, and resistance. We, collectively, have a unique knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive.
Remember! We are forces of NATURE, moving us all towards collective LIBERATION.
By showing up, you will remind the climate movement community that LGBTQ people are part of the frontlines of ecological injustice! As climate chaos escalates, LGBTQ people, especially QTBIPOC, are among those communities hit first and worst and our voices must amplify leadership from Two-Spirit, Undocuqueer, and Black Trans Women, working together to protect our communities in the impending crescendo of ecological crisis.
Will you join us?
RSVP to march on September 8th here -> -> ca.riseforclimate.org
Creating Change: Queering Climate Change & Organizing for a Just Transition
January 21, 2017
The interlocking violences experienced by LGBTQ people are deeply connected to the resource extraction and environmental degradation that drives ecological crises. As temperatures continue to rise, LGBTQ people are among those communities hit first and worst by climate change. Learn about the unique role that LGBTQ movements can play in building a just transition towards life-affirming economies for people and planet through the vision of the Just Transition movement and the principles of Resilience-Based Organizing.
Powershift West: Queer Ecojustice for Collective Liberation
November 12, 2016
To achieve a Just Transition, we must fight for queer and trans liberation. The interlocking violences experienced by LGBTQ people are deeply connected to the extreme resource extraction and environmental degradation that drives ecological crises across the world. As temperatures continue to rise, we need to awaken to the fact that LGBTQ people, especially QTPOC, are among those communities hit first and worst by climate change. Join us to learn about how cisnormativity and heteropatriarchy work to uphold the extractive economy, and to discuss the unique role that LGBTQ communities can play in building a just transition towards local, sustainable life-affirming economies for people and the planet.
West Coast Communities Conference: Resilience-Based Organizing for a Just Transition
October 2, 2016
Every year thousands of homeless youth arrive in San Francisco, many of them coming from rural areas. Most of these youth are fleeing abuse & neglect stemming from poverty, racism, and homophobia, and now find themselves facing homelessness, police violence, and incarceration. In this workshop, we will start with this example to explore how these interlocking violences are connected to the extreme resource extraction and environmental degradation that is also occurring in rural communities. We will discuss the principles of resilience-based organizing and the vision of the just transition movement, as a launching point to begin strategizing the role that rural intentional communities can play in supporting rural organizing towards a just transition for people and the planet.
Building Resilient Communities Convergence: Building Bridges, Creating Connections, Increasing Resilience
September 16, 2019
Panel: Permaculture addresses some of the most effective solutions to some of the world’s most urgent problems. Yet the movement has not gone mainstream yet. This panel looks at some innovative approaches to building bridges with other sectors and audiences, from governments to the LBGT community to emergency preparedness.