Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

Start: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:00 PM

End: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:30 PM

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Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International on September 11th, 2018 for ‘Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’, a dynamic public forum to be presented the day before the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California.

The Women's Assembly For Climate Justice will be held:

Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 1:00pm to 8:30pm

at The Green Room (2nd floor), 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The ‘Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’, 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.

Women have always been on the frontlines of climate change, now it is time for them to be at the forefront of all climate decision-making, just solutions, and movement building!

A list of key calls to action from the WECAN International Forum will be presented to the leadership of the GCAS the following day.

SPEAKERS TO DATE:

Corrina Gould - (Ohlone) Spokesperson Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Co-Founder of Sogorea Te Land Trust, and Co-Founder of Indian People Organizing for Change

Pennie Opal Plant - (Yaqui, Mexican, English, Dutch, Choctaw, Cherokee and Algonquin) Founding Member of Idle No More SF Bay, and Co-Founder of Movement Rights

Her Excellency President Hilda C. Heine - President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Honorable Mary Robinson - President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, and former President of Ireland

Annie Leonard - Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Casey Camp Horinek - (Ponca) Ponca Nation Council-Woman, WECAN International Advisory Council Member

Jacqui Patterson - Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Gloria Ushigua - (Sápara) President of the Association of Sápara Women, Ecuador

Kandi Mossett - (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network

Michelle Cook - (Diné) Human rights lawyer, Founder and Co-Director of the Divest, Invest, Protect campaign

Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO, and Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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

Valéria Paye Pereira - (Tiriyó and Kaxuyana) Member of Executive Coordination for APIB (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) in Brasília/DF

Leila Salazar-López - Executive Director of Amazon Watch

Bridget Burns - Co-Director of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Elizabeth Kaiser - Regenerative farmer, Owner/Operator of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, California

Representative from the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJA)

Representative from the Women's Earth Alliance (WEA)

Karina Gonzalez - Women Speak Program Coordinator for the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

Emily Arasim - Communications Coordinator for the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

Osprey Orielle Lake - Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

Representative Barbara Lee (*to be confirmed) - U.S. Representative For California's 13th Congressional District

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. - (*to be confirmed) Acclaimed marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer and former chief scientist at NOAA

More outstanding speakers, to be announced!

Please RSVP to attend the Assembly in San Francisco via Eventbrite - bit.ly/2tv5Jn1

We will continue to share updates about the September 11th ‘Women's Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’ and via Facebook and the WECAN International webpage:

www.wecaninternational.org/pages/sept2018

www.facebook.com/events/402080546886812