ALLY EVENT: Indigenous Women Protecting and Defending Rights, Land and Climate
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.
Topics that the discussion will cover include: resistance efforts from the Standing Rock movement to the Amazon, indigenous rights and frontline communities; divestment from banks due to Indigenous and human rights violations by fossil fuel companies; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. Indigenous women leaders from countries around the world will share stories, concerns, struggles and plans of action for change.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
WHERE: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, NY, NY
- Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara; Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
- Michelle Cook (Diné; human rights lawyer, USA)
- Gloria Ushigua (Sápara; President of the Association of Sápara Women, Ecuador)
- Thilmeeza Hussain (Former Deputy Ambassador to the UN from the Maldives; Climate Wise Women; Voice of Women, Maldives)
- Other speakers, TBD
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.