Pacific Northwest Women’s Environmental Conference @ HSU

The Women’s Environmental Conference features women on the cutting edge of environmental activism and policy working throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Conference will be Friday March 27 , Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. The event is hosted by the California Women’s Agenda, in association with the United Nations’ Women’s Intercultural Network.

We are honored to have members of the Table Bluff Wiyot Tribe open the Conference on Saturday with prayers.


Topics include:

  • the fight for clean and plentiful water on the Klamath River,
  • pushing back against California’s biggest timber company,
  • the power of direct action to heal our forests and climate,
  • alternatives to toxic chemicals in Humboldt County
  • surviving as a species in the face of climate change

…and more!

Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Taowhywee – Agnes Baker Pilgrim


Keynote speaker Aggie Pilgrim (Sat March 28 @ 6 pm) is Chief of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, a body of women leaders from around the world dedicated to healing Earth for the next 7 generations. Aggie Pilgrim is the oldest living member of the Rogue River Indians who have called Southern Oregon home for 20,000 years. Aggie is known for her no-nonsense eloquence that has touched audiences across the nation and around the world.


Everyone is welcome to attend March 27-29 Women’s Environmental Conference at HSU in Arcata. Presentations will be held at the Bolman Forum (aka Native Forum), Founder’s Hall, Nelson Hall East, and the Goodwin Forum. Please check our Facebook event page for the latest updates to the schedule.



  • Aggie Pilgram–Chief of the 13 Indigenous International Grandmothers; clean water advocate;
  • Karen Maki– Stop Clearcutting California, Sierra Club
  • Pam Richard–Tri Valley C.A.R.E.S, 
  • Patty Clarey–Californian’s for Alternatives to Toxics,
  • Rosalind Petersen–Agriculture Defense Coalition,
  • Dania Rose Colegrove–Got Water–Got Fish; international water actionist 
  • Marilee Woodhouse–Battle Creek Alliance
  • Lauren Oliver—Calling of Circles
  • Kimberly Baker– Connecting Wild Places for Climate Adaption and Species Survival
  • Ama Tierney—grassroots activist, forest scientist, and radio journalist
kim baker

Kimberly Baker KFA & EPIC


Women’s Environmental Conference schedule

Friday, March 27, 2015:

Dinner, Speeches, and a Movie

Bolman Forum (16th + Union) 6:00 – 9:00 pm


  • Karen Maki of Stop Clearcutting California
  • Patty Clarey of Californians for Alternatives to Toxics

After the speakers, we will have a PREMIERE screening of “The Sky is The Roof,” a 30 minute documentary featuring local Yurok Elder Jene McCovey, among other local voices.


Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Goodwin Forum (9:00 am to 1:30 pm)

10:30 am Prayers led by Table Bluff Wiyot Tribal members
11am – 11:45am Lauren Oliver
11:45am – 1:30pm Rosalind Peterson

(Native Forum) Bolman Forum. 16th + Union)

1:30pm – 2:30pm Marily Woodhouse
2:45pm – 3:45pm
3:45pm – 5pm Kimberly Baker
5pm – 6pm Vegan Demonstration
6pm – 7pm Aggie Pilgrim
7:15pm – 8:30pm Pam Richard

Sunday March 29

(Native Forum) Bolman Forum, 16th + Union)
10am – 12pm Round Table Environmental Groups
12pm – 1pm Vegan Demonstration
Honoring the Girl Child
1pm – 1:30pm Kin-nuth-dun-tsey — Flower Dance Rattle
1:30pm – 2pm Ama Tierney
2pm – 2:45pm Mahaia Olieviera
2:45pm – 3:30pm Jilliene Bishop
5pm – 6pm Vegan Demonstration
Movie, The Sky is the Roof

Conference organizer: Jene McCovey, 707-822-4233

Facebook event:


One thought on “Pacific Northwest Women’s Environmental Conference @ HSU

  1. What happened to all the pissin and moanin about starting an event with a prayer?


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