About this event:
Technology can aid in demonstrating the extent of the violence being done to Indigenous women, and to the planet, towards ending these horrors.
We will listen to voices from the War Cry Podcast, in the Pacific Northwest, which shares stories with permission. They have worked with reporter Tammy Ayer of the Yakima Herald toward full documentation of the systemic crimes.
Technology is also used in promoting the Stop Ecocide initiative, towards making ecocide an international crime against humanity.
Climate Trace is now tracking the sources of greenhouse gas pollution, towards accountability and action against devastating pollution.
And UNDP is using technology to offer online educational resources, from interviews to fully online classes, on their Learning for Nature and other platforms. They partnered with our colleagues at Tribal Link to offer the course Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations: Project Access Online.
All of these, and so many more, help us better understand so that we can better defend.
On this final day of the NGO CSW67, this session will be in a meeting format, so we can hear from each other about inspirational technologies geared towards education, accountability, and change.
About your host:
Grove Harris is an eco-justice advocate bringing diverse grassroots perspectives to an international arena. As Director of Global Advocacy and Representative to the UN for the Temple of Understanding, she works on climate change, food sovereignty, economic justice, gender equality, and more.
Grove was Program Director for the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions and Managing Director for the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. Her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School (1996) incorporated studies of organizational development and business management into the study of religion and ethics.
Grove is a writer and artist, engaged in her home communities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
Links shared in the event:
The War Cry Podcast on Youtube: Parker Doe with Tammy Ayer
More on the role of reporters and changing social media to defend news:
The Lowlander Center: Landloss 1932-2011
Climate Trace: Independent Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking
Stop Ecocide International
United Nations Development Program: Learning for Nature
CSW event recording: Safeguarding Indigenous Women’s Rights through Indigenous Community Media
From Judy N Green:
Indigenous Canada is a free course for anyone who is on the path to decolonize:
From Beth Blissman:
“Technology & Innovation: Threat or Opportunity for Women’s Safety?” It was put together by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS), which formed in 2008.
The event featured a nifty online tool, https://www.lila.help, which launched last April
Just FYI, from Monday: Link to UN Secretary General’s townhall meeting with civil society at CSW (CSW67 Side Event): https://media.un.org/en/asset/k19/k19gortrpf
From Teresa Blumenstein, JCoR:
Water Spirit Climate Pastoral Care course (a project of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace):