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Black Lives Matter

July 9, 2020
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Dear Community, We hope you are taking care of yourselves and each other right now. If there is someone you’ve been meaning to check in with, please do it. The brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people are simply horrendous. Once again, this…

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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: We know this…

July 8, 2020
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Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, In a sea of unknowns, we know this: The women leaders of our global alliance are made for this moment. We are in Aceh, Indonesia, St. Louis, Missouri, and Assam, India launching food distribution programs, caring for our elders, providing clean water,…

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We were made for this.

March 26, 2020
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To our Community and Beyond, All of us at Women’s Earth Alliance are thinking of you, your families, communities, and organizations during this time. From our home headquarters to yours, we are cheering for you—as you juggle work, home-schooling, financial stressors, staying connected to loved ones, community organizing, and remaining…

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Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Kiya!

March 6, 2020
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Name: Kiya Leake Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Los Angeles Fun Fact: Being on an amateur baking show is on my bucket list. I might have to move to Britain. Why did you want to intern with WEA? I wanted to be able to be surrounded by…

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What is advocacy?

February 7, 2020
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ADVOCACY is at the core of what Women’s Earth Alliance does – but what exactly does that mean?   To us, advocacy is storytelling with a purpose. It is solidarity with those who face injustice, and using our collective power to uplift and amplify their voices.   How does WEA…

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Say hello to our Spring Interns: Hi Coco!

February 6, 2020
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Name: Coco McCarthy Role at WEA: Programs and Operations Intern Hometown: Cupertino, CA Fun Fact: Coco is my real name, for some reason. I think it’s zesty. Why did you want to intern with WEA? I am currently a rhetoric major at UC Berkeley. While I am content in my…

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What is ecofeminism?

January 15, 2020
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When talking about the intersection of gender + the environment, you’ll often hear the term “ECOFEMINISM.” But what exactly does it mean? We love the brilliant slides @empoderclima has created that breaks down the definition. Understanding language is such a critical tool when discussing these issues. Are there any other…

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Say hello to our spring interns: Hi Samantha!

December 11, 2019
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Name: Samantha Clevenger Role at WEA: Programs + Operations Intern Hometown: Pleasanton Fun Fact: I can’t ride a bike! Why did you want to intern with WEA? I currently go to Saint Mary’s College of California and am interested in possibly working for a  nonprofit in the future. I am…

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What does grassroots mean?

December 9, 2019
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  WEA works with “grassroots” leaders. But what exactly do we mean by “grassroots,” and why is it such an important part of what we do? WEA supports grassroots efforts by: 🌱 Empowering women’s cooperatives 🌱 Supporting local, community-based water conservation efforts 🌱 Activating awareness-building campaigns around seed-saving Are there…

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Say hello to our fall interns: Hi Jade!

December 6, 2019
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Each semester WEA has the privilege of working with a cohort of brilliant and passionate young environmental leaders who lend support, share perspectives, and bring energy to the office. This is no exception! Meet Jade, a junior at UC Berkeley and WEA’s new Programs + Operations intern. Jade brings so…

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