A few months ago one of the most powerful women and organizers I know, MorningStar Gali, told me that the International Indian Treaty Council would be hosting a symposium for Indigenous women working on reproductive and environmental justice issues and community members concerned with and interested in learning more about each other’s strategy and implementation. As part of the Symposium, there will be a community event where Symposium participants will present their work in an effort to connect with one another through dialogue, performance and artistic expression.
I was commissioned to create a poster to promote the symposium and was very happy to use a portrait of a young girl and her grandmother to symbolize our sacred relationship as daughters of Mother Earth.
Our Lands, Our Rights,Our Future Generations
Report-back and Sharing from the International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Reproductive Health and Environmental Toxins
Presentations and updates by dynamic Indigenous women working for the health of Mother Earth and future generations from California and around the US, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.
Cultural presentations by Hinewirangi Kohu (Maori, Aotearoa/New Zealand), Faith Gemmill (Gwich’in, Alaska and Pit River/Wintu, California) and more
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 7-9PM
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland CA 94606
Admittance free of charge, donations gladly accepted!
For more information, please contact Morning Star Gali at (415) 641-4482 or (510) 827-671
Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council