June 18: Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil

June 18: Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2020149 Views

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on June 18h at 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT/ 3:00pm ADT for Stories of Courage: Women Defending Land and Water in Canada and Brazil. This online teach-in is the last in a series of virtual events in June celebrating the launch of MERE Hub—the Canadian phase. The teach-in will feature:

Dorene Bernard is a Mi’kma’ki Grassroots Grandmother.

Alma Brooks is a Wolastoqew Grandmother.

Loretta Williams is chair of First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM).

Avelin Buniacá is a Kambiwá land defender from Brazil.

Moderated by Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk (water cuts through high rocks) known as Bear River First Nation and Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Portuguese will be provided.

Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short) is a living digital hub developed for and in consultation with women land defenders in Canada and across the globe. Like the first phase, which focused on Latin America, the Canadian phase will highlight the current and historical role of women land defenders in protecting Mother Earth as well as include links to maps, campaigns, guides, toolkits, and other published documents for and on land and water protection.

MERE Hub Canada officially launches on June 21st on National Indigenous Peoples Day

If you live outside of Canada, please choose any of the Province/Territory options and type 123456 in the required Postal Code field in the registration form. As long as these fields are not empty, the registration will be accepted.

If you have any issues with the registration link, please email [email protected].

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