THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
A LUSH COSMETICS SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
DEFEND & DECOLONIZE:
Solidarity to Heal and Restore Balance
Indigenous peoples protect the world's most intact ecosystems. Their lands are where the Earth’s last untapped natural resources lay, and where some 80% of all global biodiversity remains. At Lush we stand in solidarity with land and water defenders and are proud to be partnering with The Condor & The Eagle. This film shines a spotlight on the climate emergency and the communities most directly impacted.
Please join us in watching this powerful documentary followed by a panel discussion with Indigenous leaders from across Turtle Island.
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SUNDAY, October 18th
2PM PT / 3 MT / 4 CT / 5 ET / 6PM AT
Q&A starts at 3:40pm PT - HERE.
This event is inclusive, open to those who can't afford it. For the others, a suggested sliding scale donations of $10-50 are being requested in lieu of a flat ticket price, to make the film more accessible. The collected funds will suport LIBERATED CAPITAL: A Decolonizing Wealth Fund. This fund aims to support Indigenous and other people-of-color-led initiatives working for transformative social change. The donations collected will also support the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists and filmmakers for their time and expertise. Please give generously according to your financial situation:
By joining us for this screening, you are supporting effective movement-building towards powerful change and calls to action. This event is part of the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities".
Our first events in July were a huge success. 6.000 people watched our film, 150.000 watched our panel discussions and we raised more than $25.000 for impacted communities. We therefore decided to keep organizing events on an even larger scale: we are currently organizing more than 100 online events until December, mobilizing hundreds of communities and organizations, presenting to large audiences the inspiring work being done by land defenders across the Americas. Join us and support frontline communities!
You can reach out directly to the film impact team here: [email protected]
Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. Because of Casey’s work the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute, and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands.
Film Protagonist - Xicano Houston, TX - Healthy Communities Organizer with Sierra Club and Co-Founder of t.e.j.a.s. He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based in Houston, TX. He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an Advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing, and advocacy.
Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Giniw Collective, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a group committed to positive representation of Native peoples. She lives in a pipeline resistance camp in northern Minnesota.
Edgar Villanueva (Lumbee) is a racial justice activist, philanthropist, and author of Decolonizing Wealth. He is the founder of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital and is a current Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity . Edgar and serves on numbers boards, including Native Americans in Philanthropy and Mother Jones, and consults with national and global philanthropies and nonprofits on advancing racial equity inside of their institutions and through their investment strategies. Ozy Media recently named Edgar as one of "86 Angelic Troublemakers to Reset America”.