301. Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Sharing our stories to build, unite and sustain our communities toward climate resiliency and justice: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Event time: 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Location: Madison Hub, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: Sustaining All Life
Indigenous people have occupied the Pacific Islands for thousands of years, living sustainably with the environment. The climate crisis threatens our very existence. In the Philippines, creative projects center on the mutually beneficial relationship between the natural environment and people, such as mangrove forests sheltering coastlines, artificial corals that have brought back fish, and sea turtle sanctuaries. Time and again, internal and external barriers thwart the work. Because of colonization, racism, genocide and militarization, the Pacific takes repeated hits of environmental destruction. The Climate Crisis is a marker of the effects of oppression. We can’t address one without looking at the impact of the other.
The workshop aims to bring together frontline people working to address climate change impacts and their allies. Participants will:
• Hear and share stories from Filipino fisherfolks, farmers and women whose well-being depends on resolving the climate crisis.
• Learn peer counseling tools to develop mutual support networks, including tools and practice to build individual internal resilience and community-wide strength, disrupt the impact of oppression that impedes our collaborative work, do the emotional labor required to restore cooperative relationships, act decisively to turn the tide of the climate crisis.
• Learn how to replicate the project and use the tools of Sustaining All Life (SAL) to empower people in their communities and organizations.
Partners/Sponsors: Sustaining All Life, United to End Racism