Nevada City, Calif. January 15, 2019 – The Women’s Wave continues in the birthplace of the 19th Amendment and Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental film fest of its kind in the United States. Everyone is welcome to participate Saturday, January 19th, 2019 in downtown Nevada City at Robinson Plaza at 12pm, for a short kick off program, followed by a sidewalk only, march through historic Nevada City and commencing with Facebook Live Women’s March Roundtable Discussion from Wild & Scenic Film Festival Media Lounge at The Nevada City Winery at 1pmhosted by See Jane Do’s, Elisa Parker. “The first march I was in Washington, DC and last year I attended Sacramento Women’s March. This year, with the timing of the Film Festival and recent Wild Fires, it felt important to be closer to home creating connection and learning from some of the most inspiring activists in the world. This movement isn’t directed by just a handful of people. It is about every single one of us rising up as a leader to voice and determine the direction of our country, protect our democracy, our communities and co-create systems that are driven by equity and inclusivity.” Says Parker.
“As a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and teacher, I am participating in the women’s march because I am concerned about the world we will leave for seven generations to come.” Says Wild and Scenic special guest and Women’s March speaker, Catherine Flowers. Flowers is featured in the film, The Accidental Environmentalist and is a Senior Fellow for the Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics. She is also the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation (ACRE) which seeks to address the root causes of poverty by seeking sustainable solutions.
Featured rally speakers include:
Lee-Anne Walters of Flint Michigan, Goldman Environmental Prize recipient 2018. Walters led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and exposed the Flint water crisis. Catherine Flowers, Senior Fellow for the Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics Shelly Covert of the Nevada City Rancheria, Nisenan tribe Alicia Lewis of We Said Enough and social justice advocate working to elevate the Latinx community Elisa Parker of See Jane Do, Indivisible Women & 100 Women Change Hollywood Performers, Maren Metke and Lindsay Bellows along with the Peace Choir.
Featured WSFF FB Live Round Table guests include:
Clare Dubois of Tree Sisters
Teresa Baker of African American Nature and Parks Experience Malaika Bishop of Sierra Harvest Catherine Flowers, Senior Fellow for the Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics Alicia Lewis of We Said Enough Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of GSC is Gwich’yaa Gwich’in
Shelly Covert of the Nevada City Rancheria, Nisenan tribe Moderated by Elisa Parker of See Jane Do and Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
What: Women’s March Nevada City
When: Saturday January 19th, 2019 12pm: Gathering/Program | 12:30: March | 1pm Roundtable Discussion
Where: March: Robinson Plaza, downtown Nevada City at Coyote St. and the base of Commercial St | Roundtable Discussion: WSFF Media Lounge at Nevada City Winery 321 Spring St. Nevada City
About Women’s March: The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.