The UN Commission on the Status of Women is happening now online on webtv.un.org
The Temple of Understanding will be sponsoring two parallel events, both of which will be available online. Information on the entire two week civil society program and free registration is available online.
Thursday 18 March 1:30-3:00pm ET
TruthsGiving: Intergenerational Indigenous Women on Violence Then and Now
Please join us for this event focussing on the voices and experiences of Native American women.
Native American women are confronting historical and contemporary violence. Addressing the toxic legacy of colonialism, fighting for eco-justice, and speaking out about health inequalities including violence are all inter-related. Speakers will discuss the impacts of violence on their lives and their activism, whether it is historic violence, violence against the Earth, or the high rates of violence and murder suffered by Native women, in the context of a widespread epidemic of femicide, sexual violence, and online violence against women. Leading youth speakers include Samantha Maltais and Kisha James. Outcomes focus on action supporting Indigenous-led initiatives.
Samantha Maltais, Aquinnah Wampanoag (#MayflowersKill Campaign Co-lead at Survival International)
Kisha James, Aquinnah Wampanoag and Lakota (National Day of Mourning Youth Organizer)
Chief Clarissa Sabattis, RN, Tribal Chief at Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Houlton, Maine
Jamie Bissonette Lewey, Director
nkawadzowôgan: A Center for Healing and Transformation, Maine
Co- sponsors include: Tribal Link & Servicios Ecumenicos para Reconciliacion y Reconstruccion – SERR