Seeds Regeneration 2019

Friday April 26th, 2019 at 5:45 PM. The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington D.C.

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SEEDS REGENERATION 2019

...SEEDS : RE GENERATION… IS A PURPOSEFUL PERFORMANCE THAT INDIGEN-IZES SPACE AS VITAL TRANSFORMATIVE GATHERING GROUND. CENTERED IN INDIGENOUS ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE, RESIDENCIES CULMINATE IN AN IMMERSIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND PARTICIPATORY CONTEMPORARY DANCE RITUAL.

...SEEDS : RE GENERATION… evolves from Dancing Earth’s intertribal artists in exchanges with Native elders, farmers, foragers, seed savers, and food and water justice groups, in visioning sessions and movement workshops that root our restoring/restory-ing of land and people. With the core theme of resilient adaptability, this work can be hosted by indoor or outdoor sites with opening dance designed to adapt to people and place.

2019 Rural Justice Summit

March 29th to 30th

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G is for Grassroots -  How our Farm Bill strategies could inform inclusive participation and equity in the Green New Deal (3rd Floor, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM)

After a brief discussion of lessons from the Rural Coalition’s grassroots farm bill and agriculture justice work, this action circle will engage all participants to identify concrete ways that we can advance equity and inclusion in Green New Deal framing and implementation. Can we bring people together under the pillars of “decarbonization, jobs and justice”? Can we ensure that those most impacted by climate change and extractive economic policies will be included in finding, and have access to, GND solutions?

Rural Coalition’s Director of Research and Evaluation will be participating in both Days:

Friday: Climate & Rural Resilience - Impacts and Solutions Track (SAAC 209, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

Saturday: G is for Grassroots, Pop-up Meet-up (3rd Floor, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM)

Annie Lorrie Anderson-Lazo, Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Rural Coalition. Annie Lorrie is a cultural anthropologist, community organizer and political storyteller. Rural Coalition is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and working people from North America, working toward a new society that values unity, hope, people, and the land.

This event is free and for all ages. Located at University of California, Merced.

 

Violence Against Women- VAWA- Live Webcast! (Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

March 21st 2-5:30pm EST

Marking Women’s History Month, this symposium will draw vitally needed attention to the pressing and pervasive issue of widespread violence against Native women, who suffer disproportionately high levels of rape, domestic violence, and attacks at the hands of strangers.

Safety for Our Sisters explores the causes and consequences of this abuse and considers social and legal issues involved in these acts of violence. By shining a broad light on a grim and painful issue, the symposium aims to educate its audience, both Native and non-Native, about this egregious human rights violation.

As Deborah Parker (Tulalip), herself a survivor of sexual and physical violence, stated during her campaign for the reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act, “You’ve got to go to battle, and you have to convince a lot of people that Native women are worth protecting.”

This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

 
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The Winter Forum will be held in Washington DC, December 13-14, 2018 as follows:

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Thurs. Dec 13 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – National Press Club 13th Floor (529 14th St NW, Washington DC, 20045) - Working Program Overview

Morning - 2018 Farm Bill Current Status, Key Provisions

Afternoon - Immigration, Trade, Violence against Women, and More.

(5:30-8:00 PM) Open House at the Rural Coalition Office (1029 Vermont Ave NW Suite 601)

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Fri., Dec. 14 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington DC, 20005)

Morning Our History and What We Have Accomplished Together

Afternoon Our Future Plans: Protecting Our Communities and Building Cooperative Ventures for Our Future

Closing Ceremony Remembering Our Past, Recognizing Our Future Leaders

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Friday, Dec 14 (6 PM – 10 PM at National Press Club 13th Floor) 40th Anniversary Founders Dinner at the National Press Club celebrating our 40 Years of Rural Resilience and shared work and that of our members and partners.