Understanding our Interconnectedness: A Discussion with Céline Cousteau
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Radical change starts with understanding our connection to the environment and to the global community. Join us for a discussion with Céline Cousteau, a humanitarian, environmentalist, filmmaker, and artist, about her work to raise awareness about the link between the rights of Indigenous Peoples, the environment, and our own survival. Documented in her newly released Tribes on the Edge film, Céline will discuss her collaboration with Beto of the Marúbo tribe to share the story of the Indigenous communities of the Vale do Javari region of the Brazilian Amazon, who are fighting for their survival and rights as guardians of a globally important ecosystem. Céline will share how she is using storytelling to document how health crises, human rights issues, and environmental degradation in the Brazilian Amazon are not only threatening the survival of Indigenous communities, but also the protection of the irreplaceable ecosystems that ensure our planet's resilience to climate change. Through an intimate exploration of our interconnectedness and the power of our day-to-day actions, Céline will invite us to join a movement led by her non-profit, The Javari Project, to fight for the protection of people and the ecosystems they safeguard for the benefit of all.
This event is part of the W&M Sustainability Symposium Keynote Series in April 2021. This event is hosted by the Institute for Integrative Conservation with support from the W&M Alumni Association, in collaboration with W&M Sustainability. It is open to W&M students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, conservation partners, the Williamsburg community, and members of the general public.