The Resilience of Sacred Places: Protecting Biodiversity

Tuesday Jul 07 2015   6:30 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

The David Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project 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 four percent of the planet’s population, and their lands contain 80 percent of the planet’s species, making indigenous groups crucial allies in the fight to protect the environment. Join the Brower Center for an evening of conversation, film shorts, and a post-program community reception highlighting efforts to restore native cultural and biological heritage. Anne-Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), Director of Costanoan Indian Research, and Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone), co-organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, will share their work from the front lines. Arrive early to peruse offerings from Heyday and News from Native California in the Hazel Wolf Gallery. Presented in partnership with Sacred Land Film Project

$10 Advance, $12 Door, $5 Students & Teachers, $15 Two-Day Ticket; for more information visit browercenter.org/exhibitions/2015-juried-show/events#sacredplaces.