"Indigenous Solidarity in a World of Colonization, Climate Chaos, and Disaster in our Communities"
Join Woodbine for the second installment of our multi-part Solidarity Society Series this March 2nd, which continues this time with a report back on indigenous organizing and solidarity projects in Indian Country.
This event will feature a presentation from Woodbine's Indigenous Programs Coordinator Robert Chanate on his organizing work with indigenous communities in his native Kiowa territory and in other parts of North America. Indigenous communities have been under attack by colonialism for centuries, yet they have continued to survive and resist. In 2015, we saw the continued resistance to projects like Keystone XL, a growing people's climate movement, and indigenous communities striving for cohesion while defending their homelands. A guiding force behind these efforts are native traditions of solidarity.
Woodbine's Solidarity Society Series aims to look closely at what we can learn from these kinds of efforts and communities, and through dialogues, workshops, and presentations, we will explore what "solidarity" means and what it looks like, particularly in crisis. Inspired by the belief that what happens after a crisis depends on what ideas are in place before hand, we seek to cultivate those ideas, social values, and everyday practices in our own organizations and communities to move from crisis to liberation.
We are proud to be presenting this second installment in partnership with our friends at the Chinook Fund.
Join us for this FREE evening of good people and engaging conversation as we begin to seek together how we can build our own solidarity society amidst a world in crisis.
Learn more and invite your friends by visiting the Facebook event page here!
Doors will open at 6pm with the presentation beginning at 6:30pm. Bring a friend!