Friday, April 17, 2015
Shuttles leave from Grand Canyon Trust (2601 N. Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff) to Camp Colton
Welcoming, orientation, and opening the space (Trust staff; Uplift organizers)
Kick-off speaker (Klee Benally). Break.
"State of the Plateau" panel on land, water, and politics (Sarah Ponticello, Sierra Club Plateau Chapter; Tony Skrelunas, Grand Canyon Trust Native America Program Director)
Music (Caleb Kulfan)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Morning Mindfulness and Movement Activity (Devin Hubbard)
Morning Keynote talk and discussion (Nicole Horseherder, To Nizhoni Ani). Break.
Workshop Session 1: Ecofeminism (Rosalie Whately, Prescott College), TerraBIRDS (Bob Chambers), Wilderness and Wildness (Brooke Larsen and Brian Andersen, Uplift organizers), Nonviolent Direct Action (Rachel Carter and Jesse Fruhwirth, Peaceful Uprising)
Lunch and Tabling Fair (featuring sponsoring organizations)
Workshop Session 2: Conscious Recreation (Mathieu Brown, Prescott College), Protecting Wild Utah (SUWA), TerraBIRDS (Bob Chambers), Energy and Water (Colleen Cooley and Janene Yazzie), Passion for Place: Photography in Conservation (Kristen Caldon, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council). Break.
Workshop Session 3: Writing as Advocacy (Seth Muller), World Action Collective: Working with and through Activist Bournout (Willie Heineke), Navigating the Federal Bureaucracy: How to Influence Agency Decisions (Mike Ferguson, PLF), Black Mesa Water Coalition: Just Transitions and Restorative Economy (Roberto Nutlouis, BMWC). Break.
Evening Keynote (Save the Confluence)
Film Screening – Our Canyonlands (Q&A to follow with activist and filmmaker Justin Clifton)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Morning Mindfulness or Movement Activity
Workshop Session 4: Creating Effective Media (Justin Clifton), Artivism (Chip Thomas), Film as a Tool for Advocacy (Jake Hoyungowa and Deidra Peaches, Paper Rocket Productions). Roundtable discussions (people divide into 8-10 person groups to process/react/generate new ideas from the weekend)
Action Coalition planning (break-out groups to strategize future actions)
Wrap-up and final gesture
Uplift ends; shuttle back to GCT Homestead