WECAN Upcoming Events
Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights & Communities - New York City, April 26, 2017
What: Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights & Communities - New York City
When: April 26th, 2017 from 1:00- 4:00 pm
Where: United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York, NY 10017
What: Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate. Their disproportionate vulnerability is the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone. Included in the topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, and frontline Indigenous women leaders from countries around the world, as we gather to share stories, concerns, struggles and plans of action for change. This public event will be held in parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues happening in NYC at this time, with the expressed purpose of ensuring that the vital voices of Indigenous women leaders are heard by the public, media and government representatives during the formal UN processes. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama.
Who: Speakers to date include...
- Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Peoples; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA)
- Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Peoples; Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
- Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai Peoples, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
- Heather Milton (Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Polaris Institute, Canada)
- Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples, National Indigenous Women’s Forum, Nepal)
- Michelle Cook (Diné Peoples, Legal Advisor to Standing Rock movement, USA)
- Women leaders from the Amazon of Ecuador, to be announced
How: Click here to register for Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Community. This event is free and open to the public.
Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C., April 29th, 2017
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
What: 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 D.C.
Who: Speakers to date include...
- Angela Adrar (Climate Justice Alliance)
- May Boeve (350.org)
- Alina Saba (National Indigenous Women’s Forum, Nepal)
- Buzzard Point community leader, to be announced
- Leila Salazar Lopez (Amazon Watch)
- Sally Coxe (Bonobo Conservation Initiative)
- Women leaders of the Amazon of Ecuador, to be announced
- Representative from Our Children's Trust, to be announced
- Osprey Orielle Lake (Women's Earth & Climate Action Network)
- More speakers TBA!
How: Click here to register for Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change DC. This event is free and open to the public.