For the Culture, for the Future.
 Eco Afro Futures 2024 is a free and public summit connecting the public to Black environmental scientists, environmental justice organizers, green entrepreneurs, environmental educators, and other community leaders to activate Black environmental knowledge, explore questions about the future, develop shared strategy, and experience collective joy. Drawing upon the aesthetics of Afrofuturism and organizing principles of Freedom Schools, Eco Afro Futures is a Black History Month mobilization of Black culture towards just, for sustainable futures.

Presented by the Critical Ecology Lab.

* We are currently seeking partnerships and sponsors; if interested, please contact [email protected] to connect*

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Date & Time
February 17, 2024, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Urban WIldlife Ecology
Natural Resource Ecology
Global Change Ecology

11:00 Doors Open

All Day 
Environmental Learning Experiences
Music by DJ Haunabauna
Films by Destyn Fuller-Hope
Black-owned Market
Goods by: Divine Roots; Sistah Scifi Books; Ramesses Art Garden; Karl Marie; Yani Made It Candle Co.; Iyoba Handmade; Peace Love Fight Art
Food by: Chef Ooo Wee; The Vegan Hood Chefs; Tony the Baker's Man; Rize Up Sourdough Bakery; Chestnut Street Granola
Beverages by: Soul Blends Coffee; Hella Juiced

Community Groups
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; People's Programs; Movement Generation; Critical Ecology Lab; Big City Mountaineers; Acta Non Verba Youth Farms; Mandela Grocery Coop

Critical Ecology Lab Free Library
Books from Heyday Books; Milkweed Books; Oregon State University Press; Orbit; Counterpoint Press; University of Georgia Press; AK Press; One World Press; University of Chicago Press; Beacon Press; Library of America

Featured Events
11:00 Doors Open
11:30-11:40 > Welcome by Dr. Suzanne Pierre, Critical Ecology Lab Founder & Director
12:00-12:15 > Talk by Nautica Jones, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Student
12:15-12:30 > Environmental Activities 
12:30-12:45 > Talk by Dr. Karen Bailey, University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor
12:45-1:15 > Environmental Activities
1:15-1:30 > Talk by Ms. Margaret Gordon, CoFounder of West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
1:30-2:00 > Environmental Activities; Raffle with prizes from Patagonia and more
2:00-2:15 > Talk by Dr. Chris Schell, UC Berkeley
2:15-2:20 > Grassroots Spotlight: People's Programs
2:30-2:45 > Talk by Dr. Camille Gaynus; Cheif Science Officer at Black in Marine Science
2:45-3:15 > Eco Afro Futures Speed Networking Session
3:15-3:45 > Panel Discussion, facilitated by Dr. Suzanne Pierre
3:50-4:00 > Environmental Activities; Raffle with prizes from Patagonia and more
4:00 > Closing Statement of Gratitude and Vision by Dr. Suzanne Pierre
4:00-4:30 > Event wrap up and doors closed

Join us on February 17
We look forward to hosting you!

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