Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus

kristy The Power of Yin

Dear Friends,
WECC is glad to be supporting the upcoming iMatter March on May 8th.

Please join us in the iMatter March on Mother’s Day, May 8th in San Francisco. The iMatter Campaign was started by 16 year old Alec Loorz. It is a youth-led revolution that will serve as a wake up call to the ruling generation to act now to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and take action on climate change. iMatter youth are organizing marches all around the world from San Francisco to Boston and Mexico City to Kenya for the entire week of Mother’s Day. The solutions to climate change are many, but the core moral call to action is consistent: LIVE, LEAD and GOVERN as if our future matters. As the effects of climate change are escalating and the political climate is worsening, the youngest generation has the moral authority to reframe climate change as an issue of human rights and inter-generational justice. We will gather together at 1:00pm at 24th and Mission and march to SF Civic Center. With your help, we will empower, educate and mobilize a silent generation to stand up and speak out for their future. Sign up at www.iMatterMarch.org

Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus Forum
New York City May 5th

Facing the Climate Crisis, Collaborating for Solutions
Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus Forum
May 5th, 2011 1:30-3:30
UN Church Center Building, 777 UN Plaza, NYC 2nd floor conference room

Please join us for this exciting event! Presenters from NGO’s, business, and grassroots organizations will share reports, stories, and photos about women and girls on the forefront of climate change. We will be highlighting women worldwide as innovators and agents of change in adapting to and mitigating climate change. There will be ample time for group discussion/interaction. Men are also welcome to attend the Caucus and are central participants in our work. This event is open to the general public as well as NGO’s and will take place during the 19th Commission on Sustainable Development.

Presenters:
Kathleen Rogers President, Earth Day Network and Women and the Green Economy
Ann Goodman Co-Founder/E.D., Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future
Joji Carino Leader, Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples’ Center)
Anita Wenden International Peace Research Assoc.Chair, NGO CSW Subcommittee
on Women and Climate Change
Donna Goodman Founder, Earth Child Institute
Osprey Orielle Lake Founder/Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus

Leaders from WEDO, ARE Day, ECO BOYS AND GIRLS , and Climate Wise Women will be
joining us for the Forum and discussion session.

The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) is working as a collaborative organization to create an international campaign to reduce carbon emissions and to foster a post-carbon economy and energy future, while also addressing societal change. The Women’s Caucus honors diversity, and addresses both the immediate actions required to stop global warming as well as the long-term societal and personal transformation needed for systemic, creative, and enduring change. We are a solution-based alliance that works with women leaders from grassroots organizations, policy- making agencies, business, and science.

Please see more about our initiatives at www.worldforum.org/womans-caucus.htm
For more information contact June Timberlake [email protected]

We also want to let you know that Founder/ Director of WECC,
Osprey Orielle Lake, will be speaking at the following events:

Dominican University’s “Earth Day” Guest Speaker
April 20, 2011 7 PM
50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
To reserve your free ticket go to here

OAKES College Learning Center, UC Santa Cruz
Thursday, April 21, 2011 7 PM
Where on Earth are We Going

San Francisco Earth Day Festival “Together we are Solutions in Action”
Civic Center Plaza, across from City Hall
Saturday April 23, 2011 10 AM – 6 PM

Grace Hudson Museum
Ukiah, California
April 28 at 6:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday May 1, 2011 9:30 AM
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Thank you from the WECC team!