Key leaders of the international human rights movement came together in mid-January in Ecuador. The twofold purpose of the summit was to analyze the experiences of communities in Ecuador, Bolivia, and United States that have already implemented “Rights of Nature” laws, and to devise a unified global strategy for advancing the Rights of Nature movement around the world.
The Rights of Nature movement draws on indigenous wisdom in positing a new jurisprudence that recognizes the right of nature in all its forms to exist, persist, evolve and regenerate.
Pennie Opal Plant is a member of Idle No More SF Bay Area. Shannon Biggs works at Global Exchange, and is the co-author of the recently published book, The Rights of Nature.Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.Volunteers appreciated!