Anchored by the Wiyot Tribe, Cooperation Humboldt, Cal Poly Humboldt faculty, and a growing network of partners, this 3-day virtual conference serves as a space to exchange experiences and information, strengthen alliances and networks, devise strategies to decenter colonial systems, and bolster real solutions to heal the land and people.

Conference Dates: Thursday April 21- Saturday April 23, 2022
Conference Location:
Virtual. All available recordings are now viewable.

Learn About Our Panels & Presentations

We have so much to share with you! You can find out more about each panel and presentation, session formats, and what to expect by exploring the full schedule. Or, you can look at the quick schedule to get a sense of what will be available. All of our sessions will be recorded and available on the website after the conference.

Quick Schedule of Events

Time (PST)/Date Thursday,
April 21 
April 22 
April 23 
9:00-10:30Opening Session with Ted Hernandez and the Wiyot TribeYoga for Eco-Grief: A Practice for Grounding and Embodiment with Laura JohnsonNon-Reformist Reforms: The Intersection of Electoral Politics & Solidarity Economy with Margaret Kimberly, Michael O’Neil, Peter Schwartzman
11:00-12:30What Is to Be Done? With Rick Wolff, Jessica Alvarez-Parfrey, Yvonne Yen Liu, and Kali AkunoWhat Does Post-Capitalism Mean? with Emily Kawano and Jerome ScottCooperative Cannabis for Post-Capitalist Communities with Nicole Riggs, Selena Rowan, Geoff Churchill, Shawn Cherry, and Drew Barber
1:00-2:30Contesting for Power for a People’s Economy with Lisa Hubbard, Ernesto Arce, Ra Criscitiello, and Vivian SatterfieldThe Role of Art & Culture in Building a Post-Capitalist Society with Stephanie McMillan, Michelle Hernandez, Kwame Braxton, and Shamako NobleCarbon Supremacy, False Equivalencies and Corporate Impunity: How dominant Paradigms of Climate Policy Reinforce Colonialist Structures — and What You Can Do About It with Gary Graham Hughes, Thomas Joseph, Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, and Martha Dina Arguello
3:00-4:30Dishgamu Humboldt Community Land Trust with Michelle Vassel, David Cobb, Alice Armstrong, Ashton HammPeople’s Network for Land & Liberation with Kali Akuno, Kamau Franklin, Michelle Eddleman McCormickLabor and Organizing in Higher Education with the California Faculty Association’s César Abarca and Chris Cox, joined by Joe Berry and Helena Worthen 
5:00-6:30Local Public Banking with George Syrop, eli zalee, Debbie NotkinDecolonizing Restoration: Chico TEK and Cal Trout with Ali Meders-Knight, Mel Figueroa, Mary Burke, Gaby Roff, Lazara RamosThe Intersection of White Supremacy, Capitalism & Settler-Colonialism with Mel Figueroa, Kali Akuno, and Suren Moodliar
Cultural Offering
Films: ‘El Cacao: The Challenge of Fair Trade’ & ‘No Place to Grow”
Featuring a discussion with the filmmaker, Michelle Aguilar
Music: Good Shield and 7th Generation RiseArt: Putting Art to Work with Leslie Castellano, Stephen Nachtigall, Kait Angus, and Zuzka Sabata

Learn About Our Presenters

We are so excited to share our presenters and panelists with you. Find out more about who is joining us!

Support the Summit
As an attendee or as a sponsor!

Attendance is on a sliding scale, which means you can pay what you can. If you are able to do so, we request a contribution of $25-100 so that we can pay a living wage to organizers, and provide a stipend to presenters.

As a sponsor, we ask for a contribution of $100-$500. These are the individuals/groups supporting the conference. We will ensure that you are identified in the program and all promotional materials. You agree to help promote the conference to your lists and networks.

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Explore a few of our panels from 2021

Regenerative Economic Development to Re-Indigenize
Where We Are to Where We Want to Be – How Do We Get There?
Art, Culture, Care and the Solidarity Economy
Racial Capitalism