Thursday, April 10, 2014

Earth Day Films

         Two days of programs presenting approaches to and tools for "Guardianship for Future Generations" begin with a film showing and discussion of environmental and water issues.  The presentation on Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, is at Southside Park Cohousing, 434 T Street, in Sacramento.  The workshop the following day, from  9:30 am to 2:00 pm, is at the same location. 
          Both programs are sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Sacramento-Sierra Foothills Branch and are designed to be accessible to everyone, based on a sliding-scale donation for admission, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
         The Friday program features chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, Caleen Sisk, and Sacramento journalist, Dan Bacher.  Sisk will present the film, “Standing on Sacred Ground,” and talk about the Winnemem Wintu connection to water, Native American tribal wisdom and guardianship of Mother Earth, and why we must restore natural water systems at their source and stop the raising of Shasta dam.  Joining her, a national WILPF activist and Bacher, an investigative journalist and editor of the Fish Sniffer magazine, will share in this discussion. 

         The Friday discussions lead into the related but separate event on Saturday:  a hands-on Guardianship for Future Generations Workshop.  Saturday participants will learn about ways to protect our health, our rights, and the rights of nature, our children and generations to come. Discussions will address how applying the "Precautionary Principle" means that something must be proven safe before it can be implemented. Presenters will provide practical environmental protection tools that are collaborative, forward-looking, and  intergenerational.
         The Saturday program includes lunch at no additional charge.  The requested admission donation for each program is $4-15.  To allow for sufficient lunches, reservations for Saturday are requested; call Sabreena at 916-717-6426.

         Those going to the Cohousing complex should look for signs there to the presentations  For further information and questions, call or go to 

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