We are living through unprecedented times. Times that reveal the fractures in our world with stunning clarity. We can see how human behavior and unjust systems leave our communities more vulnerable.
And yet, these challenges are also teaching us about global resiliency. WEA, along with the grassroots women leaders we work with, are committed to reshaping the story of this time into one that we are proud to tell our children.
World WEAver Salon Series: Gathering in (virtual) community
Tue, May 26, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
How do we get rid of dirty coal for good and what do we do when we win? Join us for storytelling and conversation with Women's Earth Alliance and Sierra Club's Grassroots Accelerator Alumni, DeeDee Belmares who has some compelling answers to these questions.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, DeeDee Belmares has a long track record of environmental activism in her hometown, including passing a climate action plan that put the city on course to be carbon neutral by 2050. As she actively works to push CPS Energy – San Antonio’s city-owned utility – to abandon its final dirty Spruce Coal plant and adopt more clean energy sources, she is using her knowledge and experience to draft a Just Transition Framework for communities to move away from dirty energy and towards renewables.
See a full list of recommended news and articles below. We are updating this list regularly and encourage you to check it out, especially:
- This article from Changing America on the ways women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic
- An important read from UN Women on how paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen our COVID-19 response
- A loving and thought-provoking post from Indigenous Motherhood on learning from traditional Indigenous kinship practices to be child-centered during this pandemic
- This article from the New York Times on what climate change can teach us about fighting the coronavirus
For those members of our community who are sheltering-in-place or self-isolating with their little ones, find some of our most beloved child-friendly books on climate, women’s leadership, and justice here.