2021: Prospects & Challenges for the Climate Justice Movement Around the World
Featuring speakers from North and South America, and Europe!
WEDNESDAY FEB. 10
5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST
* The program will be in English and Spanish, with interpretation to both languages
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2021 has begun the way 2020 finished – with an ongoing global pandemic and climate crisis. This ongoing crisis of humanity continues reminding us all how interconnected humans are across the globe. We are also more aware every day of the possibilities of fighting back against environmental degradation when we work together in unity, and the devastating consequences if we do not.
Every year we are reminded how vital it is to organize and mobilize for climate and social justice.
Join Climate Convergence and climate justice and Indigenous rights organizers from around the world to reflect on what we have all learned from our work in 2020, how we are applying it to 2021, and what we all think are the best possibilities we have to build a truly international movement to defend our lives and planet.
KANDI WHITE – (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) – Currently Lead Organizer with Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign, focusing at present on creating awareness about the environmentally & socially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing on tribal lands and working towards a Just Transition away from the fossil fuel industry. She was also an organizer and spokesperson during the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.
VIVIANA MORENO – Organizer with the grassroots Assembly of Neighbors – No to the Esquel Mine, which part of the Union of Assemblies of Chubut Communities. They organize against multiple mining projects in the Patagonia region of Argentina, many of which are owned by Canadian-based mining companies including Pan American Silver and Equinox Gold. Vivana is a biochemist with 32 years of work in public health.
SOFIA RODRIGUEZ – German-Peruvian translator, artist, visual effects lighter and activist who led the local volunteer group in Vancouver for Greenpeace for a few years and organized with Pull Together and other orgs. and groups. She is now living in Berlin, Germany and involved in climate activism there with Parents for Future and other initiatives
THOMAS DAVIES – Founding member of Climate Convergence. Unionized Pipefitter and Power Engineer. Author of “System Change Not Climate Change” (Battle of Ideas Press, 2019).
& more to be announced!
Event will be chaired by ALISON BODINE, Climate Convergence organizer.
This event takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
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