All are invited to join WECAN International on Tuesday September 11th, 2018, for the ‘Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’.
This free, public event will be held on Tuesday September 11th
from 1:00 to 8:30 pm
at The Green Room (second floor)
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Please click here to RSVP to attend the Assembly (encouraged by not required)
For those not in California, portions of the event will be
LIVESTREAMED via the WECAN International Facebook page.
ABOUT: 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!
** Corrina Gould - (Ohlone) Spokesperson Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Co-Founder of Sogorea Te Land Trust, and Co-Founder of Indian People Organizing for Change
** Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui & undocumented Choctaw & Cherokee) - Co-Founder of Idle No More SF Bay, Co-Founder of Movement Rights, and Signatory on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
** Her Excellency President Hilda C. Heine - President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
** Honorable Mary Robinson - President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, former President of Ireland
** Annie Leonard - Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
** Casey Camp Horinek - (Ponca) Ponca Nation Council-Woman, and WECAN International Advisory Council Member
** Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
** Jacqui Patterson - Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program
** Gloria Ushigua - (Sápara) President of the Association of Sápara Women, Ecuador
** Kandi Mossett - (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network
** Eriel Deranger - (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Executive Director and Co-Founder of Indigenous Climate Action, Canada
** Samai Gualinga - (Kichwa) Communications Director for the Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador
** Michelle Cook - (Diné) Human rights lawyer, and Founder and Co-Director of the Divest, Invest, Protect campaign
** Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO Hero Women Rising - Maman Shujaa, and Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo
** Antonia Juhasz - Energy author, investigative journalist and analyst, specializing in oil
** Wanda Culp - (Tlingit) Artist and forest defender, and Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Tongass, Alaska
** Valéria Paye Pereira - (Tiriyó and Kaxuyana) Member of Executive Coordination for APIB (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) in Brasília/DF
** Dr. Gail Myers - Agri-Cultural Anthropologist, Co-Founder of Farms to Grow, Inc., and co-initiator of the Freedom Farmers Market in Oakland, California
** Miriam Nobre - Representative of World March of Women in Brazil, and member of the technical team of SOF (Sempreviva Organziação Feminista)
** Leila Salazar-López - Executive Director of Amazon Watch
** Bridget Burns - Co-Director of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
** Shannon Biggs - Co-Founder of Movement Rights
** Elizabeth Kaiser - Regenerative farmer, Owner/Operator of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, California
** Doria Robinson - Executive Director of Urban Tilth, Representative of the Climate Justice Alliance
** Amira Diamond - Co-Director of WEA - Women's Earth Alliance
** Crystal Huang - Coordinator of Energy Democracy National Tour and Founder of CrossPollinators
** Morissa Zuckerman - Representative with Sunrise Movement
** Karina Gonzalez - Women Speak Program Coordinator for the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
** Emily Arasim - Communications Coordinator for the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
** Osprey Orielle Lake - Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
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
We will continue to share updates about the September 11th ‘Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’ and other organizing efforts via Facebook and the WECAN International webpage: www.wecaninternational.org/pages/sept2018
To learn more about the larger context of Women and Climate Change please see:
- Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies And Solutions From The Frontlines Of Climate Change - http://wecaninternational.org/womenspeak/
- Women's Climate Action Agenda - http://wecaninternational.org/uploads/cke_documents/WECAN-Agenda-update-2016-webd.pdf