A Rude Awakening

A Rude Awakening with Matt Scott and Cameron Miller

On today’s show, I’m in conversation with Project Drawdown‘s Director of Storytelling and Engagement, Matt Scott on his latest project, Drawdown Neighborhood: Atlanta

Plus Cameron Miller will talk about tomorrow’s
Saturday, October 29th 10 AM – 1 PM on zoom

Join us for a virtual panel discussion led by indigenous fire experts, homeowners who have been affected by fire, firefighting professionals, and policymakers to ask:

How can we negotiate our relationship with fire in California’s fire-dependent landscape?

California’s native peoples have long stewarded fire as a cultural tool to maintain a healthy balance within the land. When properly applied, fire can safely reduce fuel loads, cycle nutrients, and aid in the germination of seeds.

Modern development of California has disrupted these ancient practices, and many struggle to understand fire’s role in our ecosystems. This panel will explore the possibilities for negotiating our relationship to fire in the 21st century and beyond.

Keynote Speakers

Ali Meders-Knight, Mechoopda Tribal Member, basket weaver, and TEK Practitioner/Educator
Lazaro Arvizu Jr., Tongva-Gabrieliño, Artist and Educator


Heidi Lucero, Chairwoman, CEO Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation
Dr. Lee Klinger, Independent Scientist and Fire Mimicry practitioner
Captain Brent Dalton LAFD Station 76
Los Angeles Council District 4 Staff

Ticket sales will go directly toward honorarium payments for our indigenous panelists and keynote speakers, as well as technical operating costs. Thank you for your generosity.

Sliding scale tickets:

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Scholarships available upon request.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

We acknowledge we are on the unceded ancestral homelands of multiple Indigenous peoples of this place, also known as California, who are living, relevant cultures, and are both the original and ongoing caregivers of these lands. We also honor the non-human ancestors – the rocks, the flowing and impounded waterways, the plants, the animals, the wind, the soil – and the fire.