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Summer Edition of the WEAvings Newsletter: Change is in your hands

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Women hold the seeds of change.

This season has been alive with activity, and full of generous, heartfelt action from our community. Through your support and partnership, WEA has launched three grassroots accelerator programs for women leaders in the U.S.Indonesia and Kenya. We’ve raised nearly $100,000 in seed grants through a generous $50k match and individual infusions of funds from people like you—an investment that will directly support each leader in our 2019 accelerators to take her work to the next level.

And at the center of this powerful activation are the grassroots women doing the masterful work on the ground of protecting our communities and the earth. For every story of women’s leadership we share (like Raihal’s below), we know that there are ten, twenty, a thousand more women engaged in our generations’ most crucial work of ensuring a safe, healthy and thriving future for our children, and our children’s children.

Thank you for being a part of our vision to stand alongside those women. To believe in and uplift their leadership. And to plant seeds of change together.

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In Honor of Moms Everywhere

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers come in many forms. Today, WEA honors the work of mothers and community caregivers around the world—women who are mothering children and mothering movements; birthing babies and birthing transformation in their communities.

This Mother’s Day, support these mothers with a gift in honor of a mother in your life.

Give a gift in honor of mom. Click here to donate to WEA's work.

All photos were taken by WEA partner Spell & The Gypsy Collective on their recent trip to Nairobi, Kenya to visit with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC), our partner for the 2019 Kenya Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator.

Learn more about the 2019 Kenya Acceleratorwhich catalyzes the efforts of grassroots Kenyan women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from climate threats like drought, coastal biodiversity collapse, and food insecurity—and join us in scaling women-led environmental and climate solutions today.

Run4Salmon 2019: Save the Date

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Each September for the past 2 years, Chief Caleen Sisk has led the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and allies in the Run4Salmon, a 300-mile journey from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region to the tribe’s historic village site on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta. This two-week long prayerful event is a call to action to restore the endangered winter-run Chinook salmon, which are sacred to the Winnemem, and whose populations are severely threatened by climate change and construction of dams in the area.

Planning for this year’s Run4Salmon — which will take place from Sept 15-30 — is underway. WEA was honored to support last year’s run as it traveled through Ohlone territory and will be doing so again this September.

Get updates on the 2019 Run4Salmon here.

Meet our newest board member, Charity Tooze

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WEA’s newest Leadership Board member, Charity Tooze, is a longtime champion of women’s rights, and currently serves as Director of Gender, Partnerships, and Communications with Equal Access International. She’s a creative social impact leader with a fierce commitment to uplifting girl and women-led organizations, and we are honored to have her experience and voice on our board.