Healing Our Divisions and Biases and Unifying Our Movements
Join the Climate Change Cafe on May 22nd at 7 pm for a FREE talk and workshop with Sherri Mitchell. This will be a special event held in the Main Reading Room, downstairs.
This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to look at the divisions and biases, including hidden biases, that have been built into our societies and ideologies. Participants will look at the divisions created by our shared history, the biases informed by that history, and the ways that they prevent us from joining our movements, with special emphasis on how colonization has impacted our thinking and the ways that we engage one another and the world around us. Participants will learn how to find interest convergence points that enable us to work with one another across these divisions, and how to manage the intersectionality of the emerging movement of movements.
Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset is an activist, spiritual teacher, and transformational change maker who has spoken and taught around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change for more than 25 years. Born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation (Penawahpskek), she received her Juris Doctorate and a certificate in Indigenous People’s Law and Policy from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. She is the Founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of Indigenous land and water rights and the preservation of the Indigenous way of life. Sherri has also served as a law clerk to the Solicitor of the United States Department of Interior; as an Associate with Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan Law Firm; as a civil rights educator for the Maine Attorney General’s Office, and; as the Staff Attorney for the Native American Unit of Pine Tree Legal. Recipient of numerous awards, Sherri is also the cohost of the syndicated radio program Love (and revolution) Radio, which focuses on real-life stories of heart-based activism and revolutionary spiritual change. Her new book, Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change has just been released.