A lifelong environmentalist, Annie Leonard is currently the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. She has over 25 years experience investigating, organizing and communicating about the environmental and social impacts of all our stuff: where it comes from, what it is made out of, and where it goes after we get rid of it. Her 2007 online film, The Story of Stuff, has been viewed over 40 million times making it the most watched online environmental film to date. In 2010, she authored a book of the same title which takes a deeper dive into the issues in the film.
Director of the Ignite Institute and former Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Behind the Kitchen Doorand Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.
Labor union activist and former President of the United Auto Workers.
Dr. Joerg Rieger is Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. He will join the faculty of Vanderbilt Divinity School as a distinguished professor in the fall of 2016.For more than two decades he has worked to bring together theology and the struggles for justice and liberation that mark our age. His main interest is in movements and developments that bring about change and the positive contributions of religion and theology.