Join WECAN International on May 22nd for - 'Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of Fossil Fuel Resistance' - a free, online training presented as part of our 2019 series of Online Education and Advocacy Trainings! Starts at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST (US time zones, please check your own time zone to participate.) Links to join online or by phone at the bottom.
** Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, National Campaigns Director for Honor the Earth)
** Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action)
** Monique Verdin (Houma Nation, filmmaker and activist)
** Representative from the Amazon
** Moderation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, WECAN)
ABOUT: Around the world, women are advocating and taking action against extractivism, and leading fossil fuel resistance movements as we collectively struggle to halt further global warming and protect our communities. Extractivism is rooted in great part due to colonialism and patriarchy and is perpetuated through the current neoliberal extractivist economic model. This model destroys the Earth’s natural systems of life and has a particular and unique impact on women and Indigenous communities.
During the ‘Women On the Frontlines of Fossil Fuel Resistance’ training, presenters will share stories, calls to action, and the latest updates from various campaigns and resistance movements, helping participants sharpen their analysis and learn how they can engage and support on-the-ground, frontline fossil fuel movements led by Indigenous women. Focus areas will include movements to prevent the destructive impact of the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana, tar sands extraction in Canada, and oil extraction in the Amazon.
Indigenous women across the Americas continue to work diligently to address issues of extraction, colonization, Indigenous rights, Rights of Nature, violence against women, and women as critical defenders of the living Earth. While indigenous women are central to climate solutions, they also are disproportionately impacted by its negative effects due to unequal gender norms and racism, which marginalizes women’s voices, and impacts women’s economic opportunities, rights, bodies, education, and political power.
WHEN: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST (US time zones, please check your own time zone to participate.)
HOW: To join Training
Option A - Join via your computer or smart phone internet connection:
1. Click here to download the free Zoom program https://launcher.zoom.us/download
2. Click here to join the call https://zoom.us/j/4154152016
Option B - Join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Enter the Meeting ID: 415 415 2016
If you are calling from outside the U.S. - click here for international dial-in numbers https://zoom.us/zoomconference