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The 16th Annual Brower Youth Awards

What:

Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards is the most prestigious award in North America for emerging environmental leaders. Join us in honoring this year's six BYA winners as we celebrate their passion, leadership, and commitment to improving our shared environment. Our 16th Annual Brower Youth Awards returns to the newly restored Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. RSVP for the FREE and inspiring awards ceremony, and act now to get your early bird rate tickets to our festive opening reception, where you'll meet the evening's honorees and enjoy organic fare with the Earth Island community. We also invite you to join our BYA Host Committee to provide special support to the honorees and our year-round youth leadership programs.

When: Tuesday October 20, 2015

Where: at the Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

For more information, Brower Youth Awards">follow this link to the BYA website.

EII Project and Other Events:

The Resilience of Sacred Places: Protecting Biodiversity

What:

Presented in partnership by the Sacred Land Film Project and David Brower Center

The Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project will host a powerful two–part program exploring local indigenous perspectives on environmental and social resilience.

The first evening focuses on the critical role sacred places play in supporting biodiversity: according to the World Bank, indigenous peoples make up just 4 percent of the planet's population, yet their lands contain 80 percent of the Earth's species, making indigenous groups crucial allies in the fight to protect biodiversity.

Join us for an evening of conversation, film shorts, and a post–program community reception highlighting efforts to restore native cultural and biological heritage.

Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), founder of Indian Canyon and Director of Costanoan Indian Research, Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone), co–organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, and Pennie Opal–Plant (Yaqui, Choctaw and Cherokee), one of the founders of the Idle No More San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks, will share their work from the front lines. SLFP project director Toby McLeod will host the evening.

Tuesday, July 7
6:30 pm – Doors open
7:00 pm – Program
8:30 pm – Community Reception in the Brower Center lobby
$10 Advance | $12 Door | $5 Students & Teachers
$15 Two–Day Ticket

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When: Tuesday July 7, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Where: At the David Brower Center: 2150 Allston Way, in Berkeley, California 94704

The Resilience of Sacred Places: Defining Security

What:

Presented in partnership by the Sacred Land Film Project and David Brower Center

In the second evening of the Sacred Lands program, the Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project consider diverse cultural definitions of security.

Following a screening of selections from Standing on Sacred Ground, Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu, will be in conversation with Sacred Land’s Toby McLeod.

Together, they will explore the Winnemem Wintu’s fight against the enlargement of the Shasta Dam and ask how our society can prioritize environmental protection as a key component of our shared security.

Wednesday, July 8
6:30 pm – Doors open
7:00 pm – Program
$10 Advance | $12 Door | $5 Students & Teachers
$15 Two-Day Ticket

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When: Wednesday July 8, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Where: At the David Brower Center: 2150 Allston Way, in Berkeley, California 94704

Rooted in Community’s Youth Summit in Detroit

What:

Don’t miss Rooted in Community’s 17th annual Youth Leadership Summit this summer, July 15-19. The summit, which will be held in Detroit, will help cultivate grassroots leadership through skill building, co-learning, creative arts, and direct action. Rooted in Community, an EII project, is excited to channel and amplify youth power for existing efforts in justice, healing, and unity, and to partner with the Boggs Center, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and Greening of Detroit for this year’s event. Learn more and register here!

When: Wednesday July 15, 2015

Where: Detroit, MI

For more information, follow this link.

Camilla Fox To Lead Panel Discussion About Wildlife Killing Contests

What:

On August 8, Camilla Fox, founder and executive director of EII’s Project Coyote, will lead a panel discussion about wildlife killing contests at the Speak for Wolves Conference in West Yellowstone, MT. The conference is a gathering of concerned citizens, scientists, activists, and policy makers determined to shift the paradigm of predator management in North America. The three-day family-friendly event will include presentations, live music, film screenings, and educational activities for children. Learn more about the conference here.

When: Saturday August 8, 2015

Where: West Yellowstone, MT

For more information, follow this link.