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Rachel Vincent Book Talk

Wed, March 22, 2017 | Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302E)

3:00 PM

When We Are Bold - Women Who Turn Our Upside Down World Right
When We Are Bold - Women Who Turn Our Upside Down World Right

When We Are Bold - Women Who Turn Our Upside Down World Right

In today’s media-saturated world, our definition of courage has shifted toward rating-generating displays of heroism, causing us to lose sight of what it means to be truly brave with our voice, our stories, and our truth.

When We Are Bold is not only a celebration of women peacemakers and the activists they’ve inspired, it is a call to courage. A call to all of us who have allowed activism to be defined as something that other people do, to those of us who have orphaned our voice and our story, and to every woman and man who has struggled or borne witness to injustices that left their hearts flooded with truth and stories that need to be spoken.

When 4 million women turn out around the world to protest as they did in January, it’s fair to say there is an activist fire igniting within us. We have a strong desire to defend our health and the health of our planet from governments and corporations that seek to extract its riches no matter what the cost.
 
Join two amazing women who are changing the world for an evening of storytelling, inspiration and conversation. Whether fighting for the land at Standing Rock, to shut down the Site C dam project or keep our waters free from tankers they persist! Find out what they have learned and how #wepersist!

 

Rachel Vincent has worked in public affairs and communications for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on social justice and global issues. Rachel is the Director of Media and Communications at the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Ottawa, Canada. She joined the team in April 2008. Rachel started her career as a radio journalist, working for six years in Canada, the US and Mexico, including hosting an afternoon radio program in Mexico City. She left journalism to be the head of communications for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, based in Montreal. She has worked as a senior communications advisor,speechwriter and media strategist for not-for-profit groups and governments on international and social justice issues, environment and health.

 

Casey Camp-Horinek is a Ponca Native rights activist, environmentalist and actress living in Oklahoma. Casey has been at the forefront of grassroots community efforts to educate and empower both Native and non-Native community members on environmental and civil rights issues. In April of 2008 Casey was chosen to speak to the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous Issues. Along with her family, she is an outspoken activist against the Dakota Access Pipeline and spent much of this past summer and fall in Standing Rock.

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