In the past, Ripple week has been offered exclusively to our U.S. Grassroots Accelerator cohort but, now it is available to our larger community! Ripple Week is a series of free virtual events, designed to inspire, mobilize and amplify critical grassroots solutions that can meet this moment on the planet.
The theme for this year’s Ripple Week Series, and the meaning behind the Ripple Week Logo created by Mexican artist, Isabel Tello, is The Water Within Us. We were inspired by this image of the water that runs through each of us as we heal and protect ourselves, our communities and our planet.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS BELOW:
Session 1: The Rhythm of Movement Making: Intersections in Art, Music, & Activism
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM PT
Join Coco Peila, Jo “Love Speak” Cruz & Nikila Badua for a unique and collaborative offering for WEA’s Ripple Week. Together we will be guided to explore the Rhythm of Movement Making, engage in the power of working at the intersection of Art, Music, Earth Care, and Activism, and experience how this rhythm becomes alive in our bodies, lives, and work. Expect to be swayed, shaken, held, inspired, and led into collective liberation.
Founder, Curricula Development: Cultural Community Arts for Educational Reform Initiative
2022 U.S. Accelerator Leader
Creative Director for Love/Speak Productions & Operations Womb Manager for Audiopharmacy
2020 U.S. Accelerator Alumni
Rap god.dess, MC, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and Cultural Organizer
2021 U.S. Accelerator Alumni
Session 2: Rematriating the Earth: An Indigenous Visionary Chat
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022, 4:00-5:00 PM PT
Join us for a fireside-style chat with elder and tribal councilwoman of the Ponca Tribe, Casey Camp, as she shares her vision for Rematriating the Earth. This conversation will allow us to be in deep gratitude, and humility by grounding us in a long-term vision of reciprocity with the earth. It is our honor to welcome Casey Camp as a leader in the 2022 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator program. Casey will also share her hands-on expression of rematriating land through her vision for the Ponca Earthen Lodge.
Environmental Ambassador at Earth Rights Defender & Traditional Drumkeeper of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
2022 U.S. Accelerator Leader
Session 3: Land & Food Based Liberation at Soul Fire Farm
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM PT
Join Leah Penniman for a presentation on Land-Based Liberation, Food Sovereignty, and Soul Fire Farm. Leah will share how her personal story, leadership principles, and ancestral teachings are intertwined at Soul Fire Farm. Prepare to be entranced by Leah's powerful presence as she shares some of her favorite origin stories from Soul Fire Farm, what keeps her inspired and how she embodies a revolution based on the land.
Session 4: Tending our Waters: Healing with Herbal Medicine
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022, 4:00-5:00 PM PT
Join Damiana Calvario and Daniela Perez for a hands-on workshop, to explore herbalism as a healing tool, to work with our inner waters, and nurture our bodies as we continue our vital work in our communities. In this workshop, you will learn about WEA’s “Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies” report and toolkit on environmental violence, and strategies from both herbalism and curanderismo (traditional Mexican healing) to work with herbs to move our inner waters. We will explore water-based herbal extraction methods, herbal steams, and sharing tools to empower you in your own herbal healing capacities.
Land Tender, Medicine Grower, Folk Herbalist
& Storyteller at La Luneria
North America/Pacific Program Director at Women's Earth Alliance
Session 5: Untangling Colonization
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022, 4:00-5:00 PM PT
Many of our current systems of power were built under colonization's legacy. This country was built by the enslavement of one people and the violent dispossession of another, the culture of white supremacy and the patriarchal strategies of colonization have set the stage for the current systems of oppression and injustice. Join Ruth Miller as we Untangle Colonization, as she discussed how the history of environmental conservation has mirrored colonial world-views and what possible strategies we can further in order to decolonize conservation.