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Womxn Bringing Knowledge to Practice

Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2022-2023

Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land - Virtual Forum Event Series
Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023

Part 4: Womxn Bringing Knowledge to Practice

March 8, 2023 from 12:45 - 3:30pm


Keynote Speaker: Larissa Crawford, Founder, Future Ancestors Services

PanelistsMartina Albert, Indigenous Community Liaison, Plenty Canada
Kerry-Ann Charles, Environment Partnership Co-ordinator, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS)
Aranya Iyer, Co-Founder, Field Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Diversified (FREED)
Sriranjini Raman, Founder, Nurture
Grace Saunders-Hogberg, UAV Operator

For this year's International Womxn’s Day we want to honor the many talented, brave, resilient womxn leading the charge in stewardship and in the environmental sector. We know that womxn’s voices are often the first ones advocating for the land but may not always be heard or recognized in top-down patriarchal societies. Womxn Bringing Knowledge to Practice Virtual Forum will shift that narrative and open a dialogue focusing on what these diverse womxn are doing in their work and lives. This forum aims to honor their hard work, tremendous care, and commitment to sustaining and strengthening connections between people and the land.

We will dive deep into what kinship and connection looks like from an intersectional lens and how diverse communities are building reciprocal relationships to the land. Let's celebrate these womxn as we amplify the importance of the work they are leading. Lastly, let's explore what inspires these womxn and how we can further push the limits today for a better future tomorrow

Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.

  1. Meet the Speakers
  2. Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
  3. Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
  4. Why Womxn with a ‘X’ ? – Womxn’s Center for Success (
  5. What is Intersectionality? (Kimberlé Crenshaw, Applying it to Environmentalism, + the Start of IE) - YouTube
    Background on “Intersectionality”
  6. Environmental Racism in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Dr Waldron's work on Environmental Racism in Canadian context

Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement

Deeping the practice of truth, reconciliation and healing means we acknowledge the historical and present-day impact that colonization has had on the Indigenous people of this land, from genocidal policies and actions to ongoing systemic racism to the relentless eradication of native habitat, flora and fauna across the landscape. In solidarity with Indigenous people, we are accountable in our activities, we have built and prioritized relationships with First Nations communities and organizations, Carolinian Canada has provided in-kind and financial resources to Indigenous-led projects most recently through the Conservation Impact Bond and have helped build capacity for stewardship. By listening and integrating Indigenous leadership into our organizational structures, we continue to deepen our understanding of these impacts. We are working together in the true practice of reconciliation to dismantle colonial policies and practices and create a just and equitable future for all living beings of this land.