SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NETWORK via Crowdrise
July 23, 2012
BENEFITING: SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NETWORK
EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2012
Why have a Women's Congress for Future Generations?
The environmental problems facing Earth challenge our concepts of time and how we think about future generations. Most laws are appropriate for 25 years or less, essentially one generation. But climate change, mountain top removal, fracking, mining and drilling, and species extinction are no longer our legacy to the 7th generation but to the 10,000th generation and beyond. Radioactive waste sites, for example, are hazardous for 250,000 years or longer, essentially 10,000 generations.
It is time to create a civil rights movement for the Future Generations.
What are the goals of the Congress?
To convene and create together the future we desire:
To craft a living Declaration of the Rights of Future Generations and the Responsibilities of Present Generations through word, art, song, and performance.
To transform public dialogue about our collective future.
To begin an inquiry about what tools and skills an emerging civil right movements for future generations might need to move forward.
To define how women can honor, embody and translate the sacred feminine spirit into the realm of direct political and social action.
To empower women’s voices and leadership to address the challenges before us.
To embrace all women, and to address barriers that might otherwise diminish the fullest and most diverse gathering of women.
To carry forward this work in ways that draw strength and wisdom from parallel and kindred gatherings, and from an ever-widening circle of women.
An opportunity to support the vision of this historic gathering.
If you are inspired by the vision of the Congress, we invite you to share in its creation by making an offering of money for staffing and scholarships. We seek to make scholarships available to women who are living in frontline/fenceline communities, indigenous women, low-income women, and women of color. Your contribution will enable us to expand and deepen the circle of voices at the Congress.
For more information go to www.wcffg.org