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Protecting the Amazon Rainforest: Averting the Ecological Tipping Point

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Indigenous leaders and artists lead a conversation on the global significance of the Amazon biome by highlighting how California’s oil imports affect the future of the Amazon rainforest and calling for 80% of the Amazon to be permanently protected by 2025. They will also present the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative, which seeks to protect the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world.

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Guests include:

  • Scottie Thompson (emcee), Actress, Activist
  • Tuntiak Katan (Shuar), Vice-Coordinator of COICA ORG
  • Nemo Guiquita (Waorani), Confeniae amazonia Women’s Director
  • Domingo Peas (Achuar), Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative
  • Toya Elcio Manchineri (Manchineri), Political Advisor Coiab Amazonia & Coordinator of Territories and Natural Resources for COICA
  • Grandmother Gloria, Tongva Elder
  • John Quigley (Director of Artists for Amazonia)