Move Your Money for Climate Justice
Start: 2023-03-09 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2023-03-09 20:30:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP
Canada's big five banks are funding climate chaos and violations of Indigenous rights.
Join this webinar and info-session to move your money for climate justice! This webinar will provide an overview of how Big Banks fund the climate crisis and ongoing violation of Indigenous rights and sovereignty. It will also explain how divestment is one tool parents and youth can use to push for more ethical, low-carbon investing, and share some action ideas for an international Move Your Money Day planned on March 21.
Nikki Sanchez holds a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance and is currently completing her Ph.D. on emerging visual media technology as it relates to Indigenous ontology for climate change mitigation strategies. A Pipil and Irish/Scottish academic, Indigenous media maker, and environmental educator, Nikki is a regular panelist on CBC radio’s The Early Edition and in 2021 she was selected as one of the HATCH 100’s influential change-makers and collaborators, who cross-pollinate to accelerate solutions for positive impact and to HATCH A Better World. As the former David Suzuki Foundation’s “Queen of Green” Nikki focused on environmental journalism, social and digital media to help drive sustainable solutions for a healthy planet. She also created content to bring more racial and gender inclusivity into the environmental movement. An Indigenous media maker, Nikki’s 8-part documentary VICELAND series “RISE” focused on global Indigenous resurgence. RISE debuted at Sundance in February 2017 and has received global critical acclaim, winning “best documentary” at the Canadian screen awards. She is the creator and director of “Decolonize Together” a collective of Indigenous and black women who offer decolonial and anti-racism workshops and curriculum creation. Decolonize Together has been teaching and facilitating decolonization and anti-oppression training for universities, school boards, corporations, and NGOs. Her TEDx presentation is entitled “Decolonization is for Everyone”.
Naisha Khan (she/her) acts as the local group and outreach lead for Banking on a Better Future. Naisha is also a part of Sustainabiliteens, Climate Strike Canada and Climate Recentered. One of her favourite hobbies is creating digital art, and she can play 5 instruments (the flute, guitar, ukulele, saxophone and trombone).
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