Protecting Biodiversity

  • David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States

Protecting Biodiversity
part of The Resilience of Sacred Places two day series
presented in partnership with Sacred Land Film Project
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30PM
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
$10 in advance,  $12 at the door, $15 for both days

http://browercenter.org/exhibitions/2015-juried-show/events

The David Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project host a powerful two-part program exploring 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.

Join the Brower Center for an evening of conversation, film shorts, and a post-program community reception highlighting efforts to restore native cultural and biological heritage. Anne-Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), Director of Costanoan Indian Research, and Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone), co-organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, will share their work from the front lines.

Arrive early to peruse offerings from Heyday Books and News from Native California with Lindsie Bear in the Hazel Wolf Gallery.