Friday November 13 The Impact of the Climate Emergency on Frontline Communities (6 – 8.30 pm GMT) (Interpreted into Spanish, French and Hungarian) This forum presents Indigenous activists and others from
Friday November 13
The Impact of the Climate Emergency on Frontline Communities (6 – 8.30 pm GMT) (Interpreted into Spanish, French and Hungarian)
This forum presents Indigenous activists and others from Frontline nations, tribes, and communities in Africa, the Americas, the Pacific Islands and other communities. They speak from their personal experiences of how the land and people’s existence are being threatened by the climate emergency and how they are organizing to stop it.
Come learn from those who are directly impacted by environmental destruction. It is an opportunity to increase our awareness to more fully understand the worldwide scope of the climate emergency as well as learning more about how to support and follow the leadership of Indigenous and Frontline peoples. We need to hear these experiences as people share stories of hope, commitment, and courage. Their stories lead us to unite, inspire, and rekindle our spirit.
At intervals during the forum, we will take turns listening to each other in pairs. In this way, everyone will have a chance to process what they have heard, tell their own story, and express any feelings they have about the climate crisis. Sharing like this can be a powerful way to strengthen our resolve, commitment, and activism.
Sustaining All Life thinks big changes in society are needed to solve the climate emergency and restore the environment. We believe the environmental crisis cannot be resolved without ending racism, genocide toward Indigenous peoples, classism, sexism, and other oppressions. We think making these changes will require a large, powerful, and inclusive movement, spanning the globe.
We are working to address the barriers to building this movement. We offer tools of mutual support, engaged listening, and a process that frees people from the effects of hurts and oppression. We can also use these tools to remove many of the difficulties of working together. This personal work heals the internal damage from hurts and oppression and, as a result, people are able to think more clearly about the climate crisis, build and strengthen alliances, and fully enjoy working together to set the world right. This healing work also builds courage and stamina, and the confidence that we can create a just, sustainable future for everyone.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm