Green Sunday: Whose land is it?
Our program today has two speakers, Aidan Hill and Patricia St.Onge. Aidan will talk about the struggle to defend Peoples Park in Berkeley. Patricia St.Onge has been active for many years in the struggles of Native Americans over land. These struggles are attempts to undo some of the crimes done by settlers to dispossess Native Americans from their ancestral lands. What unites these two speakers are serious questions about land itself. The context of this Green Sunday is the question of who “owns” the land and who should get to decide how land should be used.
Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecoise, adopted Cheyenne River Lakota) is a grandmother and mom. She’s also the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching, offering individual and group/team coaching, primarily with members of social justice organizations. She is the lead author of Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders. She is Assistant Adjunct Professor at Mills College, Department of Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies. At Mills, she is also the Elder in Residence.
A long time activist, she is a member of the 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations. She was appointed by the Sogorea Te Land Trust to be a director of the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, based in Oakland. Patricia is part of a growing community in East Oakland called Nafsi ya Jamii (The Soul Community), an Education/Spiritual Center and urban farm.
Aidan Hill (they/them) is a queer/trans political activist in the bay area living on the intersection of multiple identities. They are a former Vice-Chair of the City of Berkeley Homeless Commission, a Green Party Electoral Candidate and a UC Berkeley student stewarding People’s Park in Xučyun, Turtle Island. Aidan is committed to highlighting the disparity of power among marginalized groups and actively contribute to the social, cultural and political movements during their lifetime. Aidan has formerly been employed by the Riverside City College’s Political Science department to teach Model United Nations where they won dozens of awards in New York, Rome, and Seoul, South Korea. Aidan traveled the state organizing press conferences to save the Bag Ban with the assistance of the California Public Interest Research Group at UC Berkeley (founded by Ralph Nader).
Novermber 14th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Via Zoom: please see access info below
Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows at 7:00 pm, after a 30-minute break. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.
Topic: Green Party of Alameda County
Description: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM
(Followed by County Council business meeting at 7:00. All are welcome to attend)
Time: Nov. 14, 2021, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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