The Women’s Congress for Future Generations has created living drafts of the Declaration of the Rights Held by Future Generations and the Bill of Responsibilities for Present Generations.
These were first drafted by those who attended the Congress for the Rights of First Generations in Moab, Utah in the fall of 2012. This was a gathering inspired by a long line of community leaders and visionaries, especially women, who have worked on behalf of Future Generations. Those who attended the Moab Congress felt their voices represented only a fraction of the world’s women and of the diverse communities of Future Generations to come. Not wanting to speak on behalf of those whose voices were not represented, they conceived of these as working documents to be amended in perpetuity. These drafts will continue to live, breathe, and evolve as an ever-widening circle add their voices to these statements and pass down these rights and responsibilities from generation to generation.
All are invited to join in this effort. We seek your wisdom. We invite you to draft what might be absent from current iterations of this document, to add to it rights, responsibilities and principles that reflect your experiences; to challenge and push back; to add nuance; and, to delight in the places where you feel resonance with what others have contributed. Even more, we hope that we find ways of translating these working ideas into concrete action. To make suggestions, changes, and additions to the draft, please visit the Women’s Congress blog and leave a comment, or better yet, attend a meeting March 28th at Acorn Wellness Center.
7-9 pm on Friday, March 21st, 2014. Donations accepted.
Acorn Wellness Center
2929 Summit St, Ste 103
Oakland, CA 94609
The discussion will be co-facilitated by:
Samsarah Morgan, Interfaith Minister and Counselor, Apprentice Midwife, Family Life Coach, Doula, Hypnotherapist, and founder of Nia Center for Birth and Family Life.
Molly Arthur, Director of EcoBirth – Women for Earth and Birth. Uniting the earth and birth movements for the well-being of our world.
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