This Tuesday, October 11th from 5-7pm PT / 8-10pm ET, my friend Pat Mitchell will join us for the third salon of this Fall series, TAKING A STAND.
*Online, open to the public and at no cost to participate. Quick Link to book
Pat is the personification of a disruptor and a self-proclaimed ‘dangerous woman'. (The title of her recent book is Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World.)
She actively serves on the Boards of Sundance Institute (former Board Chair), Skoll Foundation, Acumen, V-Day (founding Board Member) and is the Editorial Director, Co-Curator and Host of TEDWomen... and that's just skimming the surface.
Throughout her life, Pat has been making waves, not just ripples that span the world. And every step of the way, she has inspired, energized and mentored thousands, if not millions of individuals, especially girls and women. I am honored to count myself among them.
We will experience with Pat, Shaping Solutions: Women Leaders for Climate Justice. She produced and moderated this panel for the 2019 Skoll World Forum which took place during the pandemic. The panelists are 5 powerhouse women, dangerous women, themselves. I can't wait for us to be with Pat in person as well as these 5 leaders on screen:
Gina McCarthy, The White House
Gloria Walton, The Solutions Project
Mary Robinson, Chairman of The Elders and former President of Ireland
Wanjira Mathai, World Resources Institute
Xiye Bastida, Fridays for Future
Comments from two panelists, Mary Robinson and Gina McCarthy:
“There are actually very many layers within what we call climate justice because it springs from injustice. … Unless we focus on the injustice we’re not going to bring about moving forward with equality, with justice and with sustainability.” — Mary Robinson, Chairman of The Elders, former President of Ireland & former UN Human Rights Commissioner
"We can no longer run away from equity. The world won't tolerate it. The planet won't stand for it... and communities should never have to speak up for it and demand their human rights again." -- Gina McCarthy, former head of the E.P.A. & the first White House National Climate Advisor
More recently and in true form, in conjunction with last month's Climate Week NYC 2022, Pat hosted a series of gatherings for activists, leaders and media from all over the world. They came from the public, non-profit and private sectors to further connect and collaborate on Climate Crisis and Climate Justice. I attending the gathering of Connected Women Leaders which was a call to action, via their Declaration On Climate Justice, for all women and men to take a stand as climate leaders at this critical time.
While at there, I had the privilege of signing the declaration and meeting some of of these climate warriors.
I hope you'll join us and add some ripples of your own by sharing this with others.
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