Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Wednesday, May 17 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday Opening Night Keynote: Van Jones
Join us in hearing from Keynote Van Jones, as well as guest speakers Favianna Rodriguez (LF17 Artist-in-Residence) and Seattle-based poet Nikkita Oliver.

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Van Jones

Founder and President, Dream Corps
Van Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN political correspondent. He is the Founder and President of Dream Corps -- an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. The Dream Corps three programs,#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York... Read More →
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Nikkita Oliver

Performance Poet, Musician, Community Organizer, Attorney
Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, writer, and organizer. She holds a Masters of Education and Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington. Nikkita is a writer-in-residence with Writers in the Schools at Washington Middle School and a teaching artist and case manager with Creative Justice--an community based arts alternative to incarceration. Nikkita is the 2015 recipient of the Seattle Office of Civil Rights... Read More →
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Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 1 (Grand Level)