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The New Storytellers

Transforming Human Society

Making the Story Real

Emerging Storytellers: Voices of the Future followed by Creative Offering from Nicole Klaymoon
Recorded on Apr 22, 2014
With Joshua Gorman: Founder and Coordinator of Generation Waking Up & Dorian Toy: Program Assistant of the Next Sustainable Transportation Energy, University of California (Davis) Student & Kevin Killion: Operating Team Chair of the California Student Sustainability Coalition, California State University (Chico) Student & Danielle Barrs: Master of Environmental Management Candidate, Project Development at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University Student & Caitlin Mezger-Sieg: Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Facilitator, Pachamama Alliance Community Organizer, S. Oregon University Student & Meredith Jacobson: Online Content Manager of the California Student Sustainability Coalition, University of California (Berkeley) Student & Nicole Klaymoon: Artistic Director of the Embodiment Project, Dancer
Hosted by Joshua Gorman

A lively conversation with students from campuses around the country exploring the younger generation’s role in creating the world we want. How do they feel about the big challenges we face? What are their visions for the future?

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Joshua Gorman is the founder and coordinator of Generation Waking Up, a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. He studied “Global Youth and Social Change” at George Mason University, serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Youth Action Network / TIG-USA, and supports youth-led projects internationally. In 2008, he co-founded Global Passageways, a network of individuals and organizations working in the fields of youth & community development, contemporary rites of passage, intergenerational collaboration, and cultural renewal. He is a lifelong student of human development and transformational education with a focus on providing young people the experiences, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive in the twenty-first century. As a writer, speaker, organizer, trainer, and educator, Joshua is one of the leading voices championing the paradigm-shifting role of the Millennial generation. He currently lives in the San Francisco area where he his completing a book titled Generation Waking Up: How A New Generation Of Young People Is Coming Of Age And Changing Our World.

Dorian Toy is a senior at the University of California, Davis pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. His interests include sustainable transportation, alternative fuels, food security (or rather food INsecurity), and sustainable agriculture. Currently, he is working part time positions for the campus - as a student photographer for the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and a program assistant for Next Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (NextSTEPS). Through these positions, Dorian has obtained a fundamental understanding of effective communication and strategic program management. In his free time, Dorian enjoys rock climbing, biking, healthy eating, and appreciating the natural environment.

Kevin Killion is a student at California State University, Chico. He serves as the Operating Team Chair for the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC),  a broad network of student sustainability organizations throughout the state which strives  to implement policies and programs at various institutional levels that enhance the three key components of sustainability: ecology, economy and equity. He is also on the board of directors of the Butte Environmental Council, a non-profit organization based in Chico, CA which provides environmental education, information, and advocacy through programs and events.

Danielle Barrs is Master of Environmental Management Candidate at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. She is studying Environmental Economics and Policy with a focus in Energy, and pursuing a certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis. She is currently working with the Fuqua School of Business managing project development for a school-wide installation of occupancy/vacancy sensors, as well as the expansion of recycling and composting programs. In addition to being a GRI (G4) Certified Reporter, she is also working to be a LEED GA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability from Arizona State University, where she worked with the Global Institute of Sustainability managing the Department of Environmental Health & Safety’s green labs program. Her strengths lie within logistics and sustainable supply chain, with a special interest in life cycle assessment. Her specialties are sustainable business development strategy and implementation, triple bottom line impact analysis, sustainability modeling, and sustainability reporting guidelines and metrics.

Caitlin Mezger-Sieg is a senior graduating in Anthropology and Native American Studies at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.  She worked for two years as a co-director at the Sustainability and Ecology Center of SOU where she managed a team and put on awareness events about sustainability and the environment. She is currently doing ethnography with a local Farm to School organization where she is studying the effects the programs have on the dietary habits of children, parents, and volunteers. She has also helped start the Southern Oregon Pachamama Community where she hosts and facilitates the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium several times a year and also hosts solstice ceremonies and action circles in the community. Once finishing her degree this year, Caitlin hopes to continue her anthropological career doing ethnography for organizations such as Farm to School and her community activism to encourage a more sustainable and healthy culture for future generations. 

Meredith Jacobson moved to California from Maryland four years ago to attend UC Berkeley, and has since fallen in love with the landscape and the culture. She is graduating this May with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources, although she feels she has a second degree in environmental activism. Meredith is a storyteller, passionate about environmental writing and sharing the stories of fellow students and community members. She has been the Online Content Manager for the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) for the past two years, and this organization has helped shape her perspective on sustainability and grassroots community building. She has recently been involved in the creation of UC Berkeley's first ever Undergraduate Journal of Environmental Writing, "Words of the Watershed." Meredith is very passionate about local community engagement that is creative and restorative. 

Nicole Klaymoon is the Artistic Director of the Embodiment Project. She has performed in dance works directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Rennie Harris, Sean San Jose, Amara Tabor-Smith, Meredith Monk, Maria Gellespie, Annie Rosenthal-Parr, and Anne Bluethenthal. She has shared a bill with Arianna Huffington, Dead Prez, Elevaters, Dance Brigade, and Rennie Harris Puremovement. As a solo performer, Klaymoon created the dance theater production, Sixth Vowel, choreographed by Rennie Harris and directed by Kamilah Forbes of the New York City Hip Hop Theatre Festival. Miami New Times art critic Chuck Strouse wrote “Nicole Klaymoon’s Sixth Vowel was THE BEST small theatrical production I have seen in this city in a decade.” Sixth Vowel toured to festivals and venues including the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (NY), Illadelph Legends Hip-Hop Dance Festival (PA), Electric Lodge (CA), Miami Hip-Hop Project  (FL), the Bride Theater (PA), UC Riverside (CA), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Theater (OR), Studio Theatre (MD), 4th Street Theater, New York Theater Workshop (NY), and Intersection for the Arts Theater (CA).