The UN Commission on the Status of Women will be held virtually in 2021. 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.

Free attendance at our parallel event (and over 700 other events) requires a profile on the NGO CSW65 virtual platform, starting with Eventbrite registration. Register Here

Please join us on Thursday, March 18th at 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET 

TruthsGiving: Intergenerational Indigenous Women on Violence Then and Now

This event centers 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 interrelated. 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.

Speakers: 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

Moderator: Jamie Bissonette Lewey, Director, nkawadzowôgan: A Center for Healing and Transformation, Maine

Co- sponsors include:

Tribal Link

Servicios Ecumenicos para Reconciliacion y Reconstruccion – SERR

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