The Resilience of Sacred Places: Protecting Biodiversity & Defining Security, July 7-8

Image of cellular lfeAs part of its current exhibition, Security Question, the David Brower Center will be hosting a two-day series exploring local indigenous perspectives on environmental and social resilience, The Resilience of Sacred Places.

The July 7 program, Protecting Biodiversity, will explore local indigenous perspectives on environmental and social resilience. The first evening focuses on the critical role sacred places play in supporting biodiversity: according to the World Bank, indigenous peoples make up just four percent of the planet’s population, and their lands contain 80 percent of the planet’s species, making indigenous groups crucial allies in the fight to protect the environment.

In the second evening (July 8) of the Sacred Places program, Defining Security, the David Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project consider diverse cultural definitions of security. Following a screening of selections from Standing on Sacred Ground, Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu, will be in conversation with Sacred Land’s Toby McLeod. Together, they will explore the Winnemem Wintu’s fight against the enlargement of the Shasta Dam and ask how our society can prioritize environmental protection as a key component of our shared security.  

Doors open at 6:30PM. Program begins at 7PM.

$10 Advance / $12 Door // $5 Students & Teachers
$15 Two-Day Ticket
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July 07, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
United States
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Leora Fridman ·