Resilient Response: A Disaster Preparedness Workshop & Concert @ PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland [7 December]

Resilient Response: A Disaster Preparedness Workshop & Concert

18:30 - 22:30

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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street, Oakland, California 94608
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This event starts on time. If you want to catch the workshops, see ya at 6:30 :)
RESILIENT RESPONSE: A Disaster Preparedness workshop, dinner, and concert to raise funds for Activist Colton Jones

Bay Area folks — we have a dire need to prepare for earthquakes, fires, and let’s b real the collapse of capitalism. A massive earthquake is 99% guaranteed within the next 25 years, and we've already seen the devastation of local fires. Rather than panic, let's get prepared. And let's get prepared for RESILIENCE — beyond short-term, individualist and resource-consuming approaches, this workshop centers whole-human, whole-community responses. We need both the standard info and rad approaches.

In honor of Colton’s life commitments and also what we want to see more of in our communities, this will be a radical E-Prep workshop.

We will start with a panel discussion between both traditional and alternative emergency preparedness practitioners, and then do breakout stations with further holistic approaches, such as herbal first aid, trauma healing, equity post-disaster. We’ll end with a dope concert because music and celebration is vital to resilience!

This event combines two big needs: emergency preparedness in the Bay Area and supporting a beloved activist who needs extensive medical support. Colton Jones, 24, is a Permaculturist, healer and justice worker who suffered a major asthma attack as a result of smoke inhalation from the fires. Blood flow stopped to his brain, and he was technically dead for 10 minutes before doctors were able to bring him back. He has been in a coma in ICU since that time. He is a rare light on this earth, and all folks deserve care but we especially need him on this planet in these times! The medical expenses are very high. We are rallying together as folks who care about Colton and care about the movements that Colton touches.

Click here for more of his story:

Erik Ohlson:
Erik is the Executive Director of the Permaculture Skills Center, a vocational training school which offers advanced training in ecological design, landscaping, farming and land stewardship. He is also the Founder/Principal at Permaculture Artisans, a fully licensed contracting firm specializing in the design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California.
Erik will be reporting back on his learnings and efforts in Sonoma county around Resilience and alternative Emergency Preparedness since the devastating fire that swept Northern California.

PANEL DISCUSSION and BREAK OUT SESSIONS on Disaster Preparedness with:

• Josh Korb: EMT, Firefighter, First Responder

• Brandi Mack: Urban Farm(Her), Holistic Health and Youth Educator, Permaculturist, Member of People of Color Sustainable Housing Network and Founder of The Butterfly Movement (youth mentorship)

• Brennan Blazer Bird: Natural Builder, Ecological Educator, and ‘Zero Waste’ Activist reporting back in his recent trip to Puerto Rico

• Carla Waters: EFT Practitioner, trauma healing during times of chaos

• Leslie Moore: Writer, Educator, Organizer with fundraiser and organizational development expertise. Permaculturist and certified volunteer emergency CERT (Community emergency response team) responder

Moderated by Wanda Stewart

A hardy, holistic, and delicious home cooked meal will be for available by donation as part of the fundraiser.
MENU:: all vegan, all organic, mostly gf
Creamy coconut carrot soup cooked with cumin, ginger, garlic, caramelized onions.
Served with a Mediterranean salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, mixed greens, olive oil and lemon.
Side of (non gf) pita bread

Jasmine Fuego:
Jasmine Fuego is a singer, dancer and ARTivist deeply committed to creating art in service to justice, self empowerment and liberation. In 2014, she co-founded the Permaculture Action Network,an organization that bridges art and ecology through action, with a group of community organizers and environmental educators. During the school year she teaches mindfulness & emotional intelligence to youth in Richmond, Ca with the Mindful Life Project. Her music uses live vocal looping that seamlessly combines genres to create a unique sound she calls soul-pop. Her debut EP 'Unraveled' was independently released on July 30th, 2017.

BT CLN (Band Together Creative Liberation Network):
CLN’s musical arms;
Them fools, them Multiverse; Singing free through creativity.
Ascen-Dance Music; Bay Area Hip-Hop; Head banging Water babies Breathing Fire and unEarthing collaborative potential; Building bridges of harmonic intelligence. On stage with KRS-One, Zion I, Dead Prez, Brett Dennen, Namorados Da Lua. In headphones interviewing Lifers set free, telling real talk fairy tales of abolition, scoring films, the Beat behind Grammy nominees, global local emcees, and getting Leonard Peltier Free, instigating ciphers on the corners and around fires. We aim to make music that hits us with that love we recognize immediately, and that creative spark we have never heard before.

-Amani Will / Wa Ama & the Lion Truth / With Neeka Salmasi, Zachary Greer, Liyanna Sadowsky and Colin Miller

Opening Ritual: 6:30 pm
7pm: Speakers/Workshops/Food
9pm: Music

Cost:$5-$40 before 8pm and $10-$40 after 8pm.
All proceeds to Colton’s medical fund.

eventbrite tix here, or pay-at-door:

What We’re Seeking:
A few more Alternative Emergency Prep Facilitators — can you teach emergency trauma healing? Herbal first aid? How to meet your neighbors? Consider facilitating one of the breakout sessions!
Event volunteers — We’ll need help with set-up, clean-up, etc.

If you love Colton and/or love supporting the community to prepare for disasterly business, sign up to volunteer here:
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