SISTERS  BONDED IN  ACTION


SISTERS BONDED IN ACTION is a national vision comprised of local groups for women engaged in sacred Earth-activism, working towards social justice, and supporting indigenous rights and sovereignty. Ayana Young facilitated a class based around this vision at the fourth annual Spirit Weavers Gathering. The class spoke to the importance of coming together and forming alliances with sisters who feel moved by similar issues. Ideas were shared about taking action in places that are in need of restoration, as well as how to renounce the capitalistic and extractive narratives that have devastated the land, livelihoods and the bodies of all creatures. The philosophical pillars in which the organization is founded upon are: protection of biodiversity, direct action, education, inclusivity, decolonization, and uplifting indigenous and marginalized communities.

Sisters Bonded In Action has begun to spread its wings with the creation of local chapters in the city of Oakland and Mendocino County in California, as well as in the San Juan Islands of Washington. The local chapters serve as a community organizing arena aiming to put power back into the hands of the people. They will be facilitated by women and built upon women’s empowerment through education. Each chapter will explore environmental policy, local governance structures, the US judicial system, and the legal rights of undocumented immigrants and US citizens. Sisters Bonded In Action will provide a space for women and LGBTQIA communities to work together towards shifting the dominant culture towards biocentrism and Earth care. Starting in February 2017, an online webinar series will help mobilize local chapters across the country, along with the publication of important resources on how to establish and effectively run your own local chapter.


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SISTERS BONDED IN ACTION WEBINAR SERIES

Now is the time to stand where you love and fight like hell. We find ourselves at the edge of a crumbling socio-political arrangement and a global extinction crisis. We are being impelled from every angle to step into our passion and power. If you are thirsting for an alliance of like-minds with whom to energize and amplify your voice, you are invited to join in this 6-part webinar hosted by Ayana Young, where some of the brightest leaders and movement builders will offer their assessment of the mess we’re in and the most meaningful ways of making change in these times.

Speakers include: Barbara Jefferson, Yasmin Christopher, Lila June, Jade Begay, Malia Hulleman, and Joanna Macy

Speakers include: Barbara Jefferson, Yasmin Christopher, Lila June, Jade Begay, Malia Hulleman, and Joanna Macy

 

Sisters Bonded In Action in the Tongass National Forest, 2016; Photo by Koa Kalish.

Sisters Bonded In Action in the Tongass National Forest, 2016; Photo by Koa Kalish.