Thursday, July 13, Join Amazon Watch for a Green Bag Lunch discussion with:
Gloria Ushigua, a leader of Sápara indigenous nation in Ecuador’s Amazon, who has worked tirelessly – often at great personal risk – to preserve Sapara culture from the onslaught of new oil , extraction.
Pennie Opal Plant, Bay Area indigenous environmental leader, one of the founders of Idle No More SF Bay and cofounder of Movement Rights. She is Yaqui, Mexican, European, Choctaw and Cherokee.
They will talk about the connection between fossil fuel impacts in the Amazon and those facing frontline communities in California, as well as the historic Women’s Treaty that is building bonds between indigenous women across Abya Yala (the Western Hemisphere).
Thurs July 13, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
2201 Broadway, Suite 508
Friday, July 14: Join the Intertribal Friendship house for an Evening with Gloria Ushigua
Fri July 14
6:30 pm – Potluck
7:00 pm – Program
8:00 pm – Signing of the Indigenous Women
of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland