Celebrate Earth Day with Amazon Watch at Event Honoring Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and River Defenders

 

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Amazon Watch: Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and River Defenders

 

Inspiring leaders from the Tapajos and Xingu river watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon are coming to Florida to open GE’s eyes to the impact on their rain forest homeland at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Join us in a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from these incredible leaders who have dedicated their very lives to protect the rain forest, for all of us. In this intimate conversation, they will share the challenges they face to halt the mega-dam projects in their ancestral lands, and how you can personally help make a difference in this critical situation for the future of the Amazon and our world.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

 

WHERE:

Gallery 212 Miami – 2407 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

 

SPEAKERS:

Adolto Jair Akay Munduruku, Warrior Chief of the Munduruku people (Tapajós River).

Antônia Melo da Silva, Coordinator of the Xingu Alive Forever Movement (Xingu River).

 

MUSIC:

DJ Jason Perez, known for his stylized interplay of underground house music and mainstream dance mixes.

 

PROGRAM:

7pm Private reception with Amazon Watch, Munduruku indigenous leaders, and Brazilian dam resisters. **RSVP REQUIRED**

RSVP at Eventbrite

 

8pm General Party! Learn about the Amazon forest and its front line defenders, explore the art of painter Michael Perez, shop for indigenous handicrafts, and dance to the tropical beats of DJ Jason Perez. An original Michael Perez painting will be sold to benefit the movement.

The events are free to attend, but your financial support is encouraged. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

This event is organized in partnership with Gallery 212 Miami, Miami Publicist, DJ Jason Perez, and the Bagua Center.

Food kindly donated by Whole Foods, Downtown Miami, South Beach.

 

ABOUT AMAZON WATCH:

Organizer of Honoring Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and River Defenders

Amazon Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Roberta Giordano: (510) 281-9020, roberta@amazonwatch.org

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