International Climate Justice Calls & Trainings
You’re invited to join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network and worldwide allies for International Climate Justice Organizing Calls and Trainings. During these calls we will network, learn, share experiences, strategize, and work to define a collective women’s voice for climate justice.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
To be added to our list of international allies, please click here to register - you will recieve email updates about upcoming calls, trainings and other initiatives
Join International Organizing Calls and Trainings - schedule below
2017 ONLINE EDUCATION & ADVOCACY TRAININGS FOR WOMEN FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
All training calls are free and open to the public, and will be held at 11:00 am Pacific Time for 120 minutes.
Trainings will be held online on Zoom, a free program similar to Skype.
Call-in instructions at the bottom of the page.
- May 24, 2017 - Reclaiming Our Democracy: Resistance and Renewal
May 24, 2017 at 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET for 90 minutes
With remarkable diversity and great strength, women are standing to lead movements to protect and defend people and planet, calling for systemic change and justice on the issues that we know are inseparable - from gender justice to Indigenous rights, from racial justice to immigrant rights, from climate change to economic inequality. This moment in history demands that we unite across borders and experiences, and take our collective efforts to another level as we work towards a healthy and just planet in the face of oppressive and dangerous political landscapes. The next years require very strategic planning, action and solidarity at every turn, and we must strengthen and grow webs of action, resistance and hope across the country and the world.
In this context, we invite allies to join us for a free, online WECAN Education and Advocacy training, 'Reclaiming Our Democracy: Resistance and Renewal', featuring powerful women leaders who will share strategic analysis; roadmaps for reclaiming our democracy; thoughts on how best to organize in this current political moment; tips on how we can make a difference in the decisions made by our government; and much, much more. This training will focus on the U.S. context, processes and examples, however international allies are welcome to participate.
Speakers to date include: Cindy Weisner (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance); A'shanti Gholar (Emerge America); and Liz Van Cleve (Project Indivisible).
- June 14, 2017 - Women for Soils: Healthy Soils, Restorative Small-Scale Farming and Carbon Sequestration
June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET for 120 minutes
Since the rise of industrial agriculture, global food production has become one of the top sources of fossil fuel emissions, diversity loss, habitat erosion, pollution and subsequent climate change impacts. However while chemical agriculture pushes us towards climate crisis - small-scale, agro-ecologic farmers are standing up to remind us that healthy soil, diverse seeds and strong farming communities are in fact an essential solution to cool the planet and feed the world in a just and sustainable manner. As La Via Campesina points out, “policies for sustainable agriculture on a small-scale can not only reduce emissions from industrial agriculture, but can in fact contribute to carbon sequestration in the soil, and through the preservation of native forests and biodiversity.”
In countries around the world, women, who produce 60-80% of all food in developing nations, are rising to protect their soil, seeds, lands and livelihoods. In this training we will explore women leading movements for healthy soils and regenerative farming and the role of soils in climate solutions, while also understanding that farming land cannot become a carbon offset mechanism for managing the climate crisis. Presenters will discuss women farmers, agro-ecology, peasant farming, and carbon sequestration as part of the solution to the climate crisis, while highlighting farmers’ rights, food sovereignty and ecosystem integrity.
Speakers to date include: Precious Phiri (Regeneration International, Zimbabwe); Diana Donlon (Center for Food Safety's Cool Foods Campaign, USA); Elizabeth Mpofu (General Coordinator of La Via Campesina, Zimbabwe); Calla Rose Ostrander ((Independent consultant dedicated to helping balance Earth's carbon cycles, USA).
- July 12, 2017 - Rights of Nature: Protecting and Defending the Places We Live
July 12, 2017 at at 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET for 90 minutes
Join us for 'Rights of Nature: Protecting and Defending the Places We Live', a free, online WECAN Education and Advocacy Training, during which we will explore the paradigm-shifting work of Rights of Nature, and explain how this transformative legal framework is already being used around the world to challenge legal systems based on dominion over and exploitation of the Earth, and instead usher in a legal, social, political and economic framework based upon the inherent rights and natural laws of the Earth’s living systems. We will delve into examples of how U.S. and international communities are successfully enacting local Rights of Nature legislation as a tool to protect ecosystems, their communities and just climate solutions. Presenters will also share stories of the growing global movement for the Rights of Nature and the dynamic Rights of Nature Tribunals that have been held in countries worldwide.
Speakers include: Shannon Biggs (Movement Rights); Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International). CLICK HERE FOR FULL SPEAKER BIOS.
HOW TO JOIN ALL WECAN TRAININGS AND CALLS: All organizing and training conference calls are hosted on Zoom, a free program similar to Skype. To join, please use the instructions below to dial in by phone, or download the free Zoom application and join via internet. If you can join by internet, that is preferable.
- Join via your computer, tablet or smart phone internet connection:
- Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Enter the Meeting ID: 415 415 2016
Click here to learn about our on-the-ground Regional Solutions Trainings and Programs in the DR Congo, MENA Region, and Latin America
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All international calls are hosted on Zoom, a free program similar to Skype. We encourage and welcome participants from all regions and all levels of experience, and will provide technical support to ensure that you are able to call in and join us via phone or internet connection.
Please direct any and all questions to Emily (WECAN Communications Coordinator) – firstname.lastname@example.org