Ecological Economics and The Commons Resources available

This week we open up the new year with a wonderful discussion lead by Ann Manning and Julie Ristau. Ann Manning, Convener of WCFFG-MN 2014 discussed the role of economics at the nexus of women and environmental issues. Julie Ristau, Co-Director of On the Commons, spoke about what the commons means and where the language in the Women’s Congress’ Declaration echoes this work. We also discussed tools to bring into our communities to better spread the understanding of the commons. We even managed to slip in some great information about the upcoming second gathering of the Women’s Congress in November!!

Listen to the audio recording, and peruse the great resources from this week’s briefing here.

Spread far and wide, and join us next month, February 13th, 2014 for a discussion on Guardianship! 

Active Hope and the Work That Reconnects: Briefing series resources available!

We’ve just hosted our fourth Declaration Briefing Series call!

We had the privilege of engaging in a dialogue about Active Hope and the Work That Reconnectspresented by Barbara Ford, a facilitator, artist, singer, offering experiential workshops, art and music which explores the convergence of activism, spirituality, and creativity.

Please visit our Past Briefings page for an audio recording of our discussion as well as the resources provided for the call.

Join us again in January, when we will host a discussion on Ecological Economics and the Commons.

Collective Liberation Briefing resources available

Last week we hosted our third Declaration Briefing Series call!

We had the privilege of engaging in a dialogue about Collective Liberation:  Interconnectedness in the Climate Justice Movement & Solidarity with Frontline Marginalized Communities, presented by Henia Belalia, a member of the National Coordinating Committee of Deep Roots United and the former Director of Peaceful Uprising.

Please visit our Past Briefings page for an audio recording of our discussion as well as the resources provided for the call.

Our next Declaration Briefing Series Call will be held December 12, 2013! Barbara Ford will be leading a discussion on The Work that Reconnects and Active Hope.

Join Us!

Upcoming Briefing: Collective Liberation

Please join us for our next Briefing Series call! 

Collective Liberation:Interconnectedness in the Climate Justice movement & Solidarity with Frontline and Marginalized Communities. 

November 14th, 2013 at noon Central Time. Our presenter, Henia Belalia, is on the National Coordinating Committee of Deep Roots United Front, and the former director of Peaceful Uprising 

Join us! RSVP to Kaitlin Butler, Program Coordinator, kaitlinannbutler@gmail.com

The Briefing Series is convened every second Thursday of the month, at noon Central Time (10am PT; 11am MT; 1pm ET). The call is one hour.

Rights of Nature Briefing Series and our new “Resources” page!

We have two exciting announcements this week!

Join us tomorrow for our Second Briefing Series Call on Rights of Nature: 

Join us tomorrow, October 10th, 2013 at noon Central Time (10am PT; 11am MT; 1pm ET) for a briefing on the Rights of Nature, presented by Robin Milam, Administrative Director of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

We will examine the key tenets of Rights of Nature, the rights-based approach, and our responsibilities to our earth community in the context of Rights and Responsibilities for Future Generations.

Please RSVP to Kaitlin Butler, Program Coordinator, at kaitlinannbutler@gmail.com with your plans to attend.

Check out our new Resources page:

Since the first convening of, regional groups, individuals, and other organizations have begun utilizing the Declaration and moving the ideas into action in their communities. They use the living document as a basis for improvisation, adding nuance and harmony between the working ideas and their community so that the Declaration can better meet their objectives.

We are beginning to compile these products from communal engagement with the Declaration to serve as guiding resources for others who wish to conduct a similar process but don’t know where to start. Please visit the Resources page for continual updates, as they are created by the ever-widening circle adding their voices to these statements.

Upcoming Briefing: Rights of Nature

This week the Women’s Congress for Future Generations launched a new Declaration Briefing Series. Thursday’s briefing, held nearly one year after the convening of the first Women’s Congress, focused on an Introduction to the Declaration and the Precautionary Principle, with Carolyn Raffensperger.

Join us for our next call, *October 10th, 2013 at noon Central Time for a briefing on the Rights of Nature, presented by Robin Milam, Administrative Director of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

*Beginning in October, we will convene these discussions every second Thursday of the month, at noon Central Time (10am PT; 11am MT; 1pm ET).

Join us! RSVP to Kaitlin Butler, Program Coordinator, kaitlinannbutler@gmail.com

Join Us! Announcing the launch of a Declaration Briefing Series

It has been one year since the first convening of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations in Moab, Utah. To celebrate, the Women’s Congress is excited to announce the launch of a new monthly call series on key concepts and frameworks that guide this work, with the goal of translating these working ideas into concrete action!

Please join us for the first call in this exciting new monthly series:

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 @noon (Central Time)

An Introduction to the Declaration and the Precautionary Principle

Presented by Carolyn Raffensperger

Affiliated Rights, Responsibilities, Principles from the Declaration include:  
Right of Future Generations to whole, biologically diverse, unpolluted ecosystems; Responsibility to prevent harm; Responsibility to head early warnings; Using the Precautionary Principle to fulfill other responsibilities.

The calls will be one hour.


Please RSVP to Kaitlin Butler, Program Coordinator, at kaitlinannbutler@gmail.com with your plans to attend and for dial-in information.

Visit the Briefing Series tab to learn more about the goals of the series, resources for participants, and some of the exciting topics we will discuss.