Rights of Nature/River Convening (Community Information Session)
Start: Friday, December 16, 2022• 5:30 PM
7 Directions of Service has been working on the Rights of Nature for the last year, building strategic relationships, holding workshops, meetings and educational forums to ready ourselves to advance Rights of Nature legislation for the Haw River in 2023. To achieve our goal, we will be working with several organizations, lawyers, NC General Assembly members, as well as community members who are passionate about protecting the Haw River.
On FRI, DEC 16, we will host our first in-person Community Information Session in Saxapahaw/Graham, focusing on Alamance County (Saxapahaw, Swepsonville, Graham, Haw River, Burlington, Carolina, Glencoe, Ossipee, Altamahaw)
***THE 12/16 MEETING WILL BE RECORDED AND LIVESTREAMED ON FACEBOOK (@7DirectionsofService) FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT BE THERE IN PERSON***
We invite ALL people who love and care for the Haw River to attend.
You will gain:
- Knowledge of Indigenous-led Rights of Nature Movement across Turtle Island
- Understanding of the 2023 Rights for the Haw River Legislation
- Highlights of our Strategy and Ways to Get Involved
Our context: Indigenous-led Rights of Nature and LandBack Movements
In the last few years, two Indigenous-led movements have boldly led a way forward for tribal communities and climate justice: the Rights of Nature Movement and the LandBack Movement. They are interwoven, and simultaneously work to reclaim sovereignty, rooted in ancestral knowledge. Both movements radically shift away from the colonial system embedded in the DNA of the United States (and Canada), and how we relate to the land, water and spirit of Turtle Island.
At our Community Information Sessions and throughout our long-haul Rights of Nature campaign for the Haw River, we will be guided by those leading the way in these critical movements, and explore the potential for collaboration and connection between them.
We are determined to spread Indigenous-led Rights of Nature far and wide. The Haw River is our starting point. Our base of dedicated community members is rapidly growing, and we hope you'll join us. We can all do a small part in educating our families and friends about this transformational campaign, knowing it is our responsibility to be a strong voice for the lands, waters, and more-than-human world.