THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
A UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
AT THE HEART OF SCIENCE:
Understanding The Fight For Climate Justice
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Scientists and science advocates can play a vital role in advancing equitable, science-based policy solutions for our most pressing problems. And to do so, we must listen to the communities that bear the greatest burdens from pollution, climate change, and economic inequality. The Union of Concerned Scientists is proud to partner with The Condor and The Eagle team. We hope you will join us to watch this award-winning documentary which takes viewers on a journey through the environmental justice movement. Stay tuned after the film to hear our panelists discuss their efforts to fight against longstanding injustices in pursuit of climate justice.
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Tuesday, November 17th
4PM PT / 5 MT / 6 CT / 7 ET / 8PM AT
Q&A starts at 8:40pm ET - HERE and on the Union Of Concerned Scientists' Facebook Page - HERE.
This event is inclusive--free to those who can't afford it. For all others, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. The collected funds will support THE UNITED HOUMA NATION. The Houma Tribe today is presented with the unique challenges of preserving and maintaining its culture and way of life when the land is disappearing from underneath its feet. 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.
Lanor Curole is a citizen of the United Houma Nation in southeast Louisiana and a life-long resident of Lafourche Parish (county) where she continues to live within the tribal community and is pleased to have the opportunity to work for the betterment of her people as the Director/Administrator of the Tribe. She has been in this position for 8 years. Ms. Curole grew up in the tiny community of Golden Meadow where her family lived a good life seasonally off the land. Part of her work today is to raise awareness of the environmental changes and challenges happening around the UHN communities. With a more holistic view, Ms. Curole talks often about how difficult it is to separate the environment from the people and believes that from a Native perspective the two are one and the same.
Rachel Cleetus is the policy director with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She leads the program’s efforts in designing effective and equitable policies to address climate change, and advocating for their implementation. Dr. Cleetus is an expert in policies to promote clean energy and drive deep cuts in heat-trapping emissions from the power sector, including carbon pricing and complementary sector-based policies. She also does research on the risks and costs of climate impacts and is an expert on policies to promote climate resilience. She has co-authored numerous reports and articles including the recent UCS reports Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate; Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas Building Resilience for Communities on the Front Lines of Climate Change; and The US Power Sector in a Net Zero World: Analyzing pathways for deep carbon reductions.