Thursday, October 27, 2011

November 4: Steadying the Seasons

Photo by: Phillippe Ponchaux

Women's Earth Alliance is preparing to host our first Advocacy Training, November 4th – 6th, 2011, here at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.  With guidance from our Steering Committee and organizational partner, Indigenous Environmental Network, we're convening 75 advocates and activists for three days of dialogue, learning and collaborative action towards environmental justice for Indigenous peoples.  The training will prepare advocates - from large law firms, national NGOs, and major universities – to use tested and emerging advocacy tools; build capacity for effective cross–cultural partnerships; and generate strategies for action on health and environmental justice.

We're thrilled that this long-anticipated event is coming to fruition!  Please stay tuned for updates leading up to, and after, the Training, about the impacts of our work and the new initiatives emerging from this convening.  We honor the talented and dedicated advocates who are joining us to learn and participate.  As Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network, commends our participants: "thank you for standing strong in defense of the sacredness of Mother Earth and for our future generations." 

How can you be a part of our work with Indigenous peoples towards the protection of health, culture and sacred land?

On Friday, November 4th, join us for Steadying the Seasons: Indigenous Peoples on the Front Lines of Climate Change in North America.   This dynamic evening will include storytelling from three leading Indigenous climate justice activists, as well as a short film about the Athabascan tar sands and their impacts on Indigenous peoples and the climate.

Please see our website for more information and to buy tickets.  The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 PM; please arrive by 7:15 for the program.  2150 Allston Way in Berkeley.

See you there!

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