Wednesday, March 03, 2010

UNM Forum: Women and Climate Change

To celebrate International Women's Week, the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps is co-sponsoring a panel discussion during which experts in the areas of human rights and climate justice, women's studies, environmental sustainability, and faith will explore the local and international implications of the Gender Gap in climate change. Questions and discussion will follow the presentations.

Sisters on the Planet: Exploring the Gender Gap in Climate Change
Thursday, March 11, 2010
UNM Student Union Building Lobo A&B

Free Event

Climate change disproportionately affects women. At the same time, women's voices are the least represented in policy decisions and climate change debate at local, regional, national, and international levels. Can women's voices play a more significant role in addressing climate change and sustainability? What is our call locally in New Mexico and in solidarity with women throughout the planet?

Moderated Panel addressing:
Human Rights, Women and Climate Justice -- June Lorenzo, lawyer for Laguna Pueblo
Women and Climate Change: Are we the answer? -- JoDee Powers, Climate Consultant
Sustainability and Women -- Fiona Sinclair, former UNM Sustainability Studies Professor
How do we respond? The ethics of climate change and our responsibilities -- Rev. Elizabeth Lyman, Volunteer Coordinator for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance following Katrina

Event co-sponsored by New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps, Church Women United, League of Women Voters, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, UNM Women Studies, and Clean Energy Works of New Mexico.

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