Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
“What we need are truly radical and revolutionary transnational movements, not small cocoons.”
Casey Camp-Horinek is a Ponca Nation Councilwoman, elder and long-time Indigenous rights and environmental activist currently fighting on the front lines of the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Solutions have to be led by the people that are most impacted, so this is a call for women’s leadership and solution-making—and when you juxtapose that against the underrepresentation of women in solution-making and decision-making around solutions, it’s a clear call to action.”
Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, visual folk artist and global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women’s leadership.
“Climate change is not an issue of science, but an issue of social justice.”
“We will continue, because we are doing the right thing, and because we have an inner strength which moves us and connects us to the Earth and the sky.”
A new effort shines a light on women’s work around the world on climate change to shift the status quo and challenge presiding systems of exploitation at the intersections of gender and environmental justice.