Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 11, 2018

Women's Assembly for Climate Justice -- San Francisco Sept 11, 2018


Dear Friends and Allies,
Women's Assembly For Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions On The Frontlines Of Climate Change (September 11)
WECAN International is organizing and hosting the '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. Please join us!

Tuesday September 11th from 1:00 to 8:30 pm 
at The Green Room (second floor) 
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California

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This event is free and open to the public - 

* This event will also be available for allies worldwide via Facebook livestream *


Corrina Gould - (Ohlone) Spokesperson Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Co-Founder of the 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, and 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!
Jacqueline 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, and Owner/Operator of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, California
Doria Robinson - Executive Director of Urban Tilth, and Representative of the Climate Justice Alliance
Amira Diamond - Co-Director of the Women's Earth Alliance (WEA)

Crystal Huang - Coordinator of Energy Democracy National Tour and Founder of CrossPollinators
Morissa Zuckerman - Representative of 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

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; democracy; 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 in California. A list of key calls to action from Women For Climate Justice will be presented to the leadership of the GCAS the day after the Women's Assembly For Climate Justice! 

March With Women For Climate 
Justice Contingents At The Rise 
For Climate March (September 8)
Art by Christi Belcourt

Women, girls, and allies are invited to join a diverse coalition of women's groups, climate justice organizations, and others - to organize and march together as a part of 'RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice'.

On September 8th, a 'Women For Climate Justice' contingent will take action at the march in San Francisco, California - and everyone is also encouraged to organize independently as 'Women for Climate Justice' in home regions across the U.S. and GLOBALLY!

Learn about how to take action with Women For Climate Justice 

Please consider making a donation to support WECAN International's continued work 
for climate justice, and women's leadership at the forefront of all decision making and 
For the Earth and All Generations,
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network 
(WECAN) International Team

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