2017 Women’s Congress Agenda

The 3rd Women’s Congress for Future Generations

Friday, November 3–Sunday, November 5
Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430, United States

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Pre-Congress Workshop
Storytelling for Visionaries:
Community and Global Impact, 2017

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Friday, November 3

10am–12:30pm

Resource Room and Light Lunch

Meet with sponsors and allies of the Women’s Congress!

1–4:30pm

Ann Manning
Ann Manning
Carolyn Raffensperger
Carolyn Raffensperger

Opening Ceremony Welcome: Ann Manning and Carolyn Raffensperger


Vien Truong
Vien Truong

Vien Truong: “Making the Case for a Just Transition”


Opening Ceremony 
Welcome
Rowen White
Rowen White

Rowen White: Cultivating Abundance: Revitalizing Indigenous Economies through Re-Matriation of Seeds


Workshops: Many opportunities to think, feel, and explore more deeply. Workshop Schedule


The Seed Economy

4:30–5:45pm

Resource Room

Take time to visit the resource room, explore books, or spend time connecting with other attendees at the open bar.


Resource Room

6–6:45pm

Dinner

Faith Spotted Eagle
Faith Spotted Eagle
Joye Braun
Joye Braun

Faith Spotted Eagle and Joye Braun: This is a Spiritual Call: Lighting the Eighth Fire

This conversation will be led by women from Standing Rock.


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Sharon Day
Sharon Day

Sharon Day:
Full Moon Ceremony

Begins shortly after close of evening program.


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Saturday, November 4

8-9am

Breakfast

Prepare for the day with a quick continental breakfast.

9am–12pm

Opening Ceremony

Dr. Dorceta Taylor
Dr. Dorceta Taylor

Dr. Dorceta Taylor: Why Environmental Justice Matters to Everyone

Table conversations and reflection


Environmental Justice Matters
Carolyn Raffensperger
Carolyn Raffensperger 
Senator Torres Ray
 Senator Torres Ray

Guardians of Future Generations: The Tree of Life holds the scales of Justice

Carolyn Raffensperger with response from Senator Torres Ray


4 Women Logo

12–1:30pm

Lunch

Artist Hazel Belvo

1:30–5pm

Convening the Council

Generations come together, where youth and elders share their stories and dreams for the future.

We acknowledge what we’re losing to climate change and grieve what is being lost, but we are crafting the new story with actions that will help us move forward into a brighter future.


Convening the Council

5-6pm

Connecting Time

Explore books, connect with other Congress attendees, and grab a drink!


connect with other Congress attendees

6-7pm

Dinner

7pm–9pm

Celebrate: A Time for Justice!

Sara Thomsen, Claudia Schmidt, Sarah Greer, Maggie Wheeler. A celebration of music, storytelling and song to remember!

If you can’t attend the whole Congress but want to attend this closing session, purchase a closing-session-only ticket.
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Clockwise from left,
Claudia Schmidt, http://www.claudiaschmidt.com;
Sarah Greer, http://www.sarahmgreer.com;
Maggie Wheeler, www.goldenbridgechoir.com; and
Sara Thomsen, http://www.sarathomsen.com.

Sunday, November 5

8am–9am

Breakfast

Prepare for the day with a quick continental breakfast. Remember to ‘fall back’ and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

9am–12:30pm

Opening Ceremony


Workshops: Many opportunities to think, feel, and explore more deeply. Workshop Schedule


Closing Session: Call for Justice!


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