This collaborative dialogue explores responses to today’s environmental, social and cultural crises. Like the U.S. Social Forum, this event brings diverse groups together to share insights, perspectives, and visions that can help us build movements for social transformation. Remote participants can engage in dialogue via Live Stream and web chat.
The collaborative dialogue features Native and non-Native speakers from local communities, social justice activists, environmentalists and artists on the topic of the Rights of Mother Earth. Presentations will discuss the groundwork already laid in South America to advance this paradigm-shift, and speakers will consider what the respecting the Rights of Mother Earth might look like, in particular on California's North Coast.
"The first change in consciousness necessary is to create a new paradigm that respects the Rights of Mother Earth. We need to recognize that we are all part of an indivisible, living Earth community of interrelated and independent beings with a common destiny. The only way to create balance with the forces that nurture and sustain life is to recognize the rights of all beings and systems of Mother Earth and not only those of human beings."
Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga)
Luis Macas (Saraguro) Ecuador
Chris Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk)
Oren Lyons (Onondaga)
Michael YellowBird (Arikara/Hidatsa)
Morgan Corviday Hollis
Dania Rose Colegrove (Hupa/Yurok/Karuk)
Livestream portal link at http://7genfund.org/