Educational Speakers Application for the 51st Whole Earth Festival!
Thank you for applying to be an educator at this year's Whole Earth Festival!
Education is central in WEF's mission of sustainability, art, music, food, and holistic well-being. We are also drawing awareness to cultural appropriation and racism, and its impacts on communities and the environment. It is important to respect and recognize the significance of cultural traditions, items, and customs.
Please utilize this form if you are applying as a speaker, performer, interested in screening a movie/documentary, any experiential activity, and we will try our best to make it work!
Thank you for applying to enrich our Festival with your knowledge. It is through knowledge that we are all empowered.
*Please note: Educational speakers are not allowed to sell any items, however may give any items away for free. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please elaborate on what your event will entail, what topics it touches on, and how it is relevant to the mission of the Whole Earth Festival.
Please describe the theme of your event, what you will be talking about and how it enriches your audience and the mission of the Festival.
If there are additional clarifications or questions that you may have after filling out this section, please don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Our Experiential Dome is a large half covered dome that can hold about 30 people.
Please provide any specifications you might require, projector, power access, or any other logistical requirements.
*Please note, we will try to incorporate your first choice to the best of our ability. If you are not satisfied with the timing that you have been scheduled for, or would like to make some adjustments, please email us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for filling out this application.
The Whole Earth Festival recognizes it has had a history of cultural appropriation in previous years. We understand that this has made students on the campus extremely uncomfortable and has deterred them, particularly students of color from attending the Festival. We are actively aiming to eliminate any forms of appropriation at our Festival this year, and for years to come.
Cultural appropriation is the disrespectful or inappropriate (intentional or accidental) adoption of any practice, item, custom, tradition, or idea from a culture/group apart from one's own. This could be wearing a Native American headdress when one is not Native American, wearing an Indian bindi or a sari for aesthetic purposes, or wearing traditional Mexican or Native American clothes as Halloween costumes.
Appropriating another's culture is theft, and the Education Team at WEF requires that all of our applicants are informed that we will not tolerate appropriation of any kind. Any knowledge that is being shared, any practice being participated in shall not usurp any other culture's traditions, practices, or ways of life.
We reserve the right to ask any applicant to leave the Festival if they engage in appropriation of items, practices, activities that are not their own.
We hope to create a safe, inclusive, and memorable space for everyone that comes to our Festival.