Building Bridges Series: Creating Healthy Collaborations for Climate Justice - Being an Ally

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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What does it mean to be an ally for those of other cultures, especially those who have experienced marginalization?  What specifically does it look like to serve in "allyship" with someone who is treated differently by the system we live in?

How do we identify, and then express that identity, as we cultivate environments that are cross-cultural and collaborative? Are there other terms beside "ally" and how do we navigate any pitfalls in this label?  These questions and more will be considered.

Hosted by the Transition US Social Justice Working Group and the Inner Resilience Network. We will leave the last 30-45min for questions, comments and discussion. This event will be recorded.


Pat McCabe HeadshotPat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and creates art for individual, earth, and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation, and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honor of being human.

Nicole Wires HeadshotNicole Wires loves working with the team at Planting Justice as a permaculture designer, designing sustainable, native, and edible landscapes for clients all over the Bay Area.  Her service work includes organizing with the White Noise Collective, exploring the intersection of white privilege and gender oppression in the struggle for racial justice, and working to dismantle the prison-industrial complex with the #DefundOPD working group of the Anti Police-Terror Project.

Jul Bystrova, Inner Resilience Network

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