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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: An age-old care economy

June 24, 2021
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Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, For generations, women around the world have birthed children and movements, nurtured families and the earth, stewarded communities and natural resources. They have built an age-old care economy anchored in health, safety and sustainability to ensure the collective resilience of both people and planet…

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Building resilience in the Maasai community

May 27, 2021
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There are no communities in the world immune from the impacts of climate change and COVID-19. For members of the Maasai community in Kenya, these compounding crises have exacerbated the burden placed on women by existing inequitable systems and norms, particularly in regions where accessing food, fuel, or safe water…

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Reconnecting Indigenous youth to their forest roots

May 27, 2021
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“Honestly when I first joined WEA, I was very insecure standing with all the amazing women from all around Indonesia who have been doing incredible work with their communities. I learned a lot from all of you. Meeting you all is my turning point.” – Sumarni, 2019 Indonesia Accelerator Alumni As women…

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Indigenous Leaders Walk to Protect Water

May 17, 2021
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Photo credit: Crystal Cavalier-Keck On Sunday, May 2, 2021, over 90 teams of walkers, runners, cyclists, and paddlers participated in a Water Walk from Virginia to North Caroline to protect local water sources and sacred sites from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Organized by an Indigenous-led coalition of grassroots organizations…

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For the mothers who care for us all

May 9, 2021
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Today is a very special Mother’s Day. Many of us are able to safely spend the day with our mothers after more than a year of separation; many of us will continue to honor our mother’s from afar. In the last year, the WEA Team welcomed two beautiful babies to our…

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Spring Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: When women are safe

April 1, 2021
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Read the latest WEAvings Newsletter Today Dear Friends, We’ve experienced the full spectrum of the human experience this month. We felt the solidarity of International Women’s Day as we gathered with many of you to plant trees and build the momentum of women led tree-growing efforts. We celebrated Women’s History Month and…

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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Rebecca Jim

March 24, 2021
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Founder of LEAD (Local Environmental Action Demanded), Rebecca Jim has been a powerful advocate and spokesperson for Oklahoma’s Tar Creek Superfund site since the river “turned bad” in 1980, and became the official Tar Creekkeeper in 2016. . Tar Creek is considered to be one of the most toxic environments…

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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Dominique Thomas

March 24, 2021
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Dominique Thomas is a grassroots organizer, researcher, Afrofuturist Black feminist nerd based in Harlem, New York. In 2020 she launched The Climate League, a training program for BIPOC to learn organizing and campaigning skills, with a focus on racial justice in the climate movement. Also serving as Training Manager at…

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Who CAREs? Earth Day 2021 Event: Meet Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Desireé Shelley Flores

March 24, 2021
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The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a proposed 303-mile pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia  that is intended to carry fracked gas from the Appalachian Basin , and the proposed he Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) Southgate Extension would continue an additional 70 miles from Chatham, Virginia into central North Carolina…

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We’re ready for action

March 8, 2021
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This International Women’s Day, please join us in taking action alongside grassroots women leaders who are caring for our communities–saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, launching sustainable farms, providing safe water, protecting land rights, and more-in some of the most environmentally threatened regions on earth. Gather (virtually) with us at one of…

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