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Archive for October 2011

November 4: Steadying the Seasons

Women’s Earth Alliance is preparing to host our first Advocacy Training, November 4th – 6th, 2011, here at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.  With guidance from our Steering Committee and organizational partner, Indigenous Environmental Network, we’re convening 75 advocates and activists for three days of dialogue, learning and collaborative action towards environmental justice for…

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WEA at Bioneers: Leadership at the Nexus

Last week, the WEA Team was thrilled to co-facilitate the 2011 Bioneers Post-Conference Intensive, Leadership at the Nexus: When Women Thrive, Communities Thrive. Along with Nina Simons, Co-Founder and CEO of Bioneers, WEA’s Directors and a dynamic group of multi-generational women leaders participated in a daylong session of personal vision cultivation, collective learning, and collaboration.…

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The Weight of Water

“I came into this world carrying water on my head, and I refuse to leave this world still carrying it.” —Mildred Mkandla from an interview with WEA Research Fellow, Beth Robertson, during the 2011 GWWI Women and Water Training in Uganda. Mildred Mkandla, known as “Mama Maji” (Mama Water in Swahili) is the “MacGyver” of…

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