Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International for a public forum: ‘Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change.”
This free event will be an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, 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.
International advocates, grassroots, Indigenous, and frontline women leaders, and policy-makers, will discuss topics including the intersectionality of gender and environment; Indigenous rights; the just transition; women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance efforts; women and agro-ecology/soils; environmental racism; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
Speakers will include:
- Pennie Opal Plant – (Yaqui & undocumented Choctaw & Cherokee) Co-Founder of Idle No More SF Bay, Co-Founder of Movement Rights, and Signatory on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
- Honorable Mary Robinson – President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, former President of Ireland
- Mirian Cisneros – (Kichwa) President of the Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador
- Annie Leonard – Executive Director of Greenpeace USAl
- Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
- Jacqueline Patterson – Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program
- Kandi White – (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network
- Antonia Juhasz – Energy author, investigative journalist and analyst, specializing in oil
- Wanda Culp – (Tlingit) Artist and forest defender, and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Tongass, Alaska
- Dr. Gail Myers – Agri-Cultural Anthropologist, Co-Founder of Farms to Grow, Inc., and co-initiator of the Freedom Farmers Market in Oakland, California
- Leila Salazar-López – Executive Director of Amazon Watch
- Doria Robinson – Executive Director of Urban Tilth, Representative of the Climate Justice Alliance
- Morissa Zuckerman – Representative with Sunrise Movement
- and many more
Tuesday, September 11
1 – 8:30 PM
The Green Room
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco