Changing Climate/Changing Work: Women Leaders on Economic Empowerment & the Human Right to Water

Date: 
Wed Mar 22, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
EDT
Location: 
UN Church Center
777 United Nations Plaza #8g
2nd Floor Conference Room
New York City, NY 10017
United States

Missed the event, watch the video here: http://bit.ly/USHRNCSW61Live

On World Water Day - March 22, 2017 -  we are bringing together an incredible group of Indigenous and women of Color leaders based in the US, US-occupied territories, and Tunisia for an official side event at the 61st United Nations Commission the Status of Women (CSW). Panelists will discuss the climate crisis, economic empowerment, and the human right to water from the perspective of Southern, Black, Indigenous and Global South communities.

Moderator: Rosalee Gonzalez, Co-Coordinator of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North Region; and USHRN Board of Directors

Hosts: Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network and Ife Kilimanjaro, Sr. Director of Network Engagement, US Climate Action Network

Panelists:

  • Naeema Muhammad, Co-Director of NC Environmental Justice Network
  • Chief Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnenem Wintu Tribe
  • Sarah Toumi, Founder of Acacias for All
  • Catherine Flowers, Director of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise

Can't attend the panel in person? We'll be livestreaming the panel online here: http://bit.ly/USHRNCSW61Live

And join the conversation on social media @USHRN #WomenClimateWater #WCW #WaterIsAHumanRight #BigBoldChange #CSW61 #WorldWaterDay!

CSW World Water Day Side Event

Tags: 
UN, csw, commission on the status of women, USHRN, USHRN Event