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Thursday, April 27, 2017


Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator,

Following People’s Climate March - Women Leaders To Share Climate Change Struggles and Solutions During Public Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2017) –  On April 29th, immediately following the People’s Climate March for Jobs, Justice and Climate - diverse women leaders will unite to share their stories, struggles and solutions during ‘Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – D.C.’. 


The free, public event presented by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International - will feature women leaders from different countries speaking out against environmental and social injustice, drawing attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and presenting the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. 


This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement to address the climate crisis depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level.


As presenters will make clear - women have always been on the frontlines of climate impacts, now it is time for them to be at the forefront of all climate action.


Included in the event will be discussions of resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism, and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. 


WHAT: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline of Climate Change - D.C.


WHEN: April 29th, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm


WHERE:  Impact Hub D.C. - 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004




  • Angela Adrar (Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance)

  • Tara Houska (Anishinaabe Peoples; Tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders)

  • May Boeve (Executive Director,

  • Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples, Nepal Policy Center, Nepal)

  • Rhonda Hamilton (Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and Buzzard Point Community Leader)

  • Pennie Opal Plant (Indigenous Leader, Founding Member, Idle No More SF Bay, Movement Rights)

  • Leila Salazar Lopez (Executive Director, Amazon Watch)

  • Sally Coxe (President & Co-Founder, Bonobo Conservation Initiative)

  • Cherri Foytlin (Indigenous Leader, State Director, Bold Louisiana)

  • Victoria Barrett (Youth Plantiff, Our Children's Trust)

  • Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director, Women's Earth & Climate Action Network)


Media and press are encouraged to reach out with all inquiries and requests. Spokes-women are available for interviews in advance, during and after the event. The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network will also be marching as part of the Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People’s Climate March.



The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International - @WECAN_INTL


The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a 501(c)3 and solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.

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