We Are Resilienct feat Climbing PoeTree, Lydia Violet, Lyla June

East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St, Oakland, CA 94609

The most riveting line up to be presented in the bay area this year! Featuring speakers and performers from this years Bioneers Conference. Portion of proceeds benefit local non profit BAAITS and Sogorea Te Land Trust

Before the doors open there will be an audience / artists Q&A session with exclusive acoustic performances. 6:30pm - 7:20pm

Climbing PoeTree Over the last 15 years, Climbing PoeTree has inspired thousands through their award-winning multimedia performances, soul-stirring spoken word, conscious hip-hop, world music, visionary artistry, sustainable touring, and community organizing. Co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman have independently organized more than 30 national and international tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, Scotland to Mexico, England to India, and throughout the U.S. including 11,000 miles toured on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Climbing PoeTree has stirred crowds at diverse venues from the United Nations the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harvard University to Rikers Island Prison. They have been featured alongside powerhouses such as Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Madonna, Rising Appalachia Music Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Naomi Klein, and Angela Davis www.climbingpoetree.com

Lyla June was raised in Taos, New Mexico and is a descendent of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. Her personal mission in life is to grow closer to Creator by learning how to love deeper. This prayer has taken her on many journeys and materializes in diverse ways.

Lydia Violet Music "Lydia is a magical gypsy whose violin notes dance like fire and fall with the grace of water. She is one of the most talented violinists I’ve ever had the honor of working with. Her enthusiasm is absolutely infectious, and she is always so receptive to ideas, feedback, changes, and crazy impromptu improvisations. She beams a bright light, and it truly brightens up every person around her." - Ayla Nereo WWW.LYDIAFIDDLE.COM

Shea Freedom In song or as a speaker, you can find Freedom advocating for foster youth, human rights and environmental issues. Born in Los Angeles Freedom was raised in California’s foster care system where he was subject to 28 different placements. Like 68% of foster youth, Freedom emancipated into homelessness. No doubt the early instability would prepare him for the fast-paced life on the road. Freedom has traveled solo all over the United States via thumb, sailboat and motorcycle, collecting stories from the back of shrimp boats in the Gulf of Mexico to the festivals upon the shores of Hawaii. Freedom brought the love on tour opening for world-renowned artist Trevor Hall and Rising Appalachia. WWW.FOSTERFREEDOM.ORG

Truthworker Theatre Company Truthworker will perform excerpts from their provocative trilogy depicting the prison industrial complex through the lens of a dozen youth directly impacted by mass incarceration. From the school to prison pipeline, through solitary confinement, & into re-entry upon release, we weave rhyme, hip-hop theatre, dance, multimedia, & personal testimony to interrupt & transform the criminalizing & violent systems that permeate our communities. WWW.TRUTHWORKER.COM