Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International on September 11th, 2018 for ‘Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’ – an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
International advocates, grassroots, Indigenous, and frontline women leaders, and policy-makers, will discuss topics including the intersectionality of gender and environment; Indigenous rights; the just transition; women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance efforts; women and agro-ecology/soils; environmental racism; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
This dynamic public Forum is being presented in parallel to the the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California. A list of key calls to action from the WECAN International, Women’s Assembly For Climate Justice will be presented to the leadership of the GCAS.
Women have always been on the frontlines of climate change, now it is time for them to be at the forefront of all climate decision-making, just solutions, and movement building!
1:30 – Panel One: Indigenous Women Speak from the Frontlines of Climate Change
Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network
Gloria Ushigua – (Sápara) President of the Association of Sápara Women, Ecuador
Wanda Culp – (Tlingit) Artist and forest defender, and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
Regional Coordinator in the Tongass, Alaska
Pennie Opal Plant – (Yaqui, Mexican, English, Dutch, Choctaw, Cherokee and Algonquin) Founding
Member of Idle No More SF Bay, and Co-Founder of Movement Rights
4:40 – Rights of Nature for Systemic Change in Climate Solutions
Osprey Orielle Lake – Founder
Casey Camp Horinek – (Ponca) Ponca Nation Council-Woman, and WECAN International Advisory
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** Tuesday September 11, 2018 – 1:00pm to 8:30pm, The Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Portions of this Forum will also be live-streamed via Facebook live for allies worldwide.
Please RSVP to attend the Assembly in San Francisco via Eventbrite (encouraged but not required) – www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-assembly-for-climate-justice-women-leading-solutions-on-the-frontlines-of-climate-change-tickets-46867064652?aff=ebdssbdestsearch