Rising Voices

Virtual Rising Voices Series: October is Health month!

The next part of the Virtual Rising Voices 8 (VRV8) series will be focused on Health. Please join us for the following sessions: 
Monday, October 19, 1:30pm-3:00pm Mountain Time, Health Panel Session. To join the session, click here.
Friday, October 30, 12:00-2:00pm Mountain Time, Health Working Group Session. Details coming soon for how to join remotely. We welcome your participation!
You can view the previous Virtual Rising Voices 8 series events here. 

The 8th annual Rising Voices Workshop has been postponed until 2021 and will now be the 9th annual Rising Voices Workshop. With careful consideration given to the health and safety of the host community and all participants, this intergenerational gathering originally planned for April 2020 is being rescheduled for 2021. The workshop will still be held in the same location on Lummi lands, and with the same focus on "climate resilience through intergenerational and place-based knowledges."  Please note that there will not be a new application process, and those who previously applied will have their applications rolled over for the rescheduled dates. We will post the new dates for 2021 later this year. 

The Rising Voices program facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, climate variability and climate change. The program brings Indigenous and other scientific professionals, tribal and community leaders, environmental and communication experts, students, educators, and artists from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawai'i, and the Pacific Islands, and around the world, to assess critical community needs and to pursue joint research aimed at developing optimal plans for community action towards sustainability. Rising Voices acknowledges the inherent value of Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous science, adaptive practices and processes, honoring them equally with Earth sciences.

At its core, Rising Voices aims to advance science through collaborations that bring Indigenous and Earth (atmospheric, social, biological, ecological) sciences into partnership, supports adaptive and resilient communities through sharing scientific capacity, and provides opportunities for Indigenous students and early career scientists through scientific and community mentoring. Further, it helps Western-trained scientists expand their observational skills, research paradigms, capacity to apply and translate findings, and ultimately their science.

The program - through an annual workshop series, knowledge exchanges, trainings, and an active listserv - has facilitated the creation of new and continued intercultural adaptation partnerships based on respect, justice, equality, and reciprocity that address our changing climate.


Contact Information
Heather Lazrus - hlazrus@ucar.edu; Julie Maldonado - jmaldonado@likenknowledge.org

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