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Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change
April 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hosted by WECAN
Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) Internationsl for ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – D.C.’, a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders 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. This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront.
Included in topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the partnership of Impact Hub DC
What: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline of Climate Change – D.C.
When: April 29th, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Impact Hub D.C. – 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Who: Speakers to date include…
*** Angela Adrar (Executive Director, Our Power Campaign)
*** Tara Houska (Anishinaabe Peoples; Tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders)
*** May Boeve (Executive Director, 350.org)
*** Rhonda Hamilton (Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and Buzzard Point Community Leader)
*** Alina Saba (Nepal Policy Center, Nepal)
*** Pennie Opal Plant (Indigenous Leader, Founding Member, Idle No More SF Bay, Movement Rights)
*** Leila Salazar Lopez (Executive Director, Amazon Watch)
*** Sally Coxe (President & Co-Founder, Bonobo Conservation Initiative)
*** Cherri Foytlin (Indigenous Leader, State Director, Bold Louisiana)
*** Victoria Barrett (Youth Plantiff with Our Children’s Trust)
*** Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network)
How: Learn more at: wecaninternational.org/