W&M Sustainability Symposium: Keynote Event With Céline Cousteau

04/20/2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Understanding our Interconnectedness: A Discussion with Céline Cousteau on Why Protecting the Rights of the Indigenous Communities of the Vale do Javari in Brazil is Essential to Our Survival  

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. Céline will discuss her collaboration with Beto of the Marúbo tribe to share the story of the Indigenous Peoples 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. 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. The program will begin with opening remarks by President Rowe.


Céline Cousteau
Founder and Director
CauseCentric Productions

This event is hosted by the Institute for Integrative Conservation with support from the W&M Alumni Association, in collaboration with W&M Sustainability as a part of the 2021 W&M Sustainability Symposium. It is open to W&M students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as conservation partners, the Williamsburg community and members of the general public.

2021 W&M Sustainability Symposium: Interconnection

People and the planet are entwined in a way that is significant both globally and locally to creating a more sustainable world for all. Highlighting the voices of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, the W&M Sustainability Symposium will explore the interconnectedness of societies and ecosystems, arts and action and individuals and impact. The two-day event will begin with an interactive discussion with Céline Cousteau, a filmmaker and social and environmental activist, on April 20th from 3-4:30 pm ET and a keynote event with Winona LaDuke, an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, on April 21st from 6-7:30 pm ET.


Questions? Contact Kathy Fruncillo at kfruncillo@wm.edu

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