Green Festival Speakers
Levana Saxon is an organizer and educator with Practicing Freedom, using participatory action research, popular education, theater and creative action to generate collaborative community-led change with schools and non-profits including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Movement Strategy Center. She also organizes, writes and choreographs flash mobs with the What Rhymes With Capitalism? Flash Mob Collective, best known for their "I Will Survive Capitalism." As a teenager she built giant puppets and performed with Art and Revolution and facilitated Theater of the Oppressed public interactive performances. Later she taught Ecopedagogy, an arts-based form of popular education for ecological justice at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. As Education Coordinator with Rainforest Action Network, she trained for arts based actions with communities across the country, and developed curriculum about climate change. She has a Masters in Education in Participatory Theater from S.F. State University.