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Activism Beyond Burnout 

Date & Time
Friday, November 5, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Activists often live and work inside contexts that make self care difficult. This healing session will be led by two lifelong BC activist leaders sharing their own stories and strategies, and offering practices that help to sustain this work. Participants will learn about deep breathing, self-care, support networks and other strategies to commit deeply to the service of life, including our own.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

This session is participatory and will include breakout groups for discussion. 

Session Type


As the Director of Environmental Justice for Friends of Clayoquot Sound -- a Tofino-based, member-sustained group -- Jeh upholds the Friends’ powerful legacy of Indigenous solidarity, consciousness raising, community organizing, and peaceful direct action. With the rhythms of tide, Jeh renews connectedness by chasing waves to surf within Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks, releasing music with artist collectives, guiding qigong for seniors, and teaching digital skills to youth. As a founder of the Clayoquot Salmon Festival, he's inspired to be a contributor to Salmon Nation!
Jeh Custerra
Donna Morton is an artist, activist and entrepreneur. She is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence building the Salmon Nation Network. She is a co-founder and former CEO of Change Finance, which created the first 100% fossil free and high social justice ETF. Morton is an Ashoka, Ogunte and Unreasonable Fellow and lifelong serial entrepreneur who has landed innovations in finance, economics, clean energy and policy. She has worked on climate justice for over 35 years from Greenpeace to Wall street.
Donna Morton