Watch this video of Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network, sharing the impact on the local communities of the “Man Camps” -- camps of hundreds and sometimes thousands of men from the oil industry living in camps around the area. “The violence against women increased in our communities by 168%. We saw an increase in rape, domestic abuse, drug abuse, violent crimes against women and children.
WMW Declaration at the World Social Forum 2016, Montréal
The World Social Forum took place from the 9th to the 14th August in Montreal, Quebec, a territory that we acknowledge as indigenous territory of the Mohawk people. This acknowledgement makes visible the colonization of these territories, as well as to take collective responsibility of the challenges faced by these peoples.
The World Social Forum (WSF) is a process of global convergence founded in Brazil in 2001 under the slogan “Another World is Possible.” From its roots in the anti-globalization movement, World Social Forums have provided a space for activists from all over the world to meet, debate and discuss strategies. The events have been crucial in building global movements against war, poverty and environmental destruction.
East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) hosted the Detroit Just Transition Assembly (JTA) in April 2016, bringing together 100 people from the region, plus allies from other organizations that are hosting assemblies in other regions.
1. Align Just Transition framework with key Fronts of Struggle in Detroit (Water Justice, Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Education Justice, Black Lives Matter/Black Liberation)
2. Build Intergenerational relationships in Detroit, around Michigan and around Midwest Region
In the tradition of People’s Movement Assemblies, Got Green and Community to Community hosted the 2nd PNW Just Transition Assembly on September 2-5, 2016. 200 participants from Vancouver BC, Oregon, and Washington continued developing a long term regional strategy for the Next Economy in the Pacific Northwest. The Assembly was a bilingual space in both Spanish and English, with political education panels and tracks, healing and arts space, shared meals and music.
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Indigenous Women Leaders of Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance to Speak Out For Protection of Earth and Water
In October 2015, leading up to the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations in Paris, GGJ led 7 inspiring days of organizers exchanges with incredible people organizing and building power in Paris around issues of migrant justice, police violence, displacement, feminism, and racial justice. We shared stories, lessons, strategies, and began to build relationships for long term movement building through COP21 and beyond.