Bayo Akomolafe presented the following talk at Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis on November 8, 2014 in New York City. A video of his talk is also online.Let me tell you a story about how the world began. I promise you the story is not completely false.Yoruba elders say that when the world was to begin, there was only sky and water. The supreme being, Olórun, ruled the firmaments, while the divine feminine, embodied in Olokun, was master of the raging seas. One day, Obatala, a son of … [Read more...]
Kristen Steele, Associate Programs Director for Local Futures, has worked in the new economy and environmental fields for over 15 years. She is currently studying for a PhD at University College London on the intersection between economics and wildlife conservation.