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invites you to a summer solstice dinner to benefit

canversations with the earth

Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change is a powerful,
international, multi-media photo and community video exhibit which
will open later this summer for its first full exhibition in North America at the
National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Indigenous participants and partners for CWE come from the following nations:
Kichwa (Ecuador), Aymara and Quechua (Peru), Yaaqui and Comcaac (Mexico), Guarani (Brazil), Gwich'in (Alaska), Inuit (Canada), Kuna (Panama), Igorot (Philippines), Manus (Papua New Guinea), Maasai (Kenya), Gamo (Ethiopia), Baka (Cameroon), Zanskari (India) (partial list)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011
6:00 - 9:00
Hillside Gardens, Mill Valley, California
(for shuttle instructions, please see below)

featuring:
A special menu of indigenous foods of North America, indigenous cultural performance,
silent auction of original artwork and beautiful gifts, screenings of CWE photos and
participatory videos highlights.

With special guests Sarah James (Gwich'in) and Brian Keane sharing perspectives on
climate change, indigenous rights and traditional knowledge.

Suggested donation: $125 - $500

to RSVP or for more information contact:
Claire Greensfelder, 510-917-5468, greensfelder@earthlink.net

to make a your reservation and donation online, click here:
Reservation and donation webpage, http://inochi.us/


Invitation Committee:
May Boeve, Jeffrey Campbell, Diana Cohn, Jodie Evans, Daidie Donnelley, Claire Greensfelder, Jamie Henn, Marion Hunt, Brian Keane, Jerry Mander, Toby McLeod, Ken Wilson (partial List)

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Sarah James is a spokesperson for the Gwich'in Steering Committee in Arctic Village, Alaska and a participant/facilitator of the Conversations with the Earth photostory "Caribou People".

Brian Keane is the Coordinator of Land is Life, and is one of the co-founders of Conversations with the Earth. Land is Life (LiL) is an international, indigenous-led campaign for change that offers strategic help to indigenous organizations. LiL works for the recognition of indigenous peoples' human, economic, social, cultural, territorial and environmental rights.

Proceeds of the evening will help Conversations with the Earth (CWE) to cover expenses to develop educational curriculum, an exhibit catalogue, indigenous youth video trainings and travel for two dozen indigenous peoples from 15 local communities in 13 countries for a series of symposia, media events, film screenings, and cultural activities in Washington DC and New York City in during the run of the Conversations with the Earth exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC from 22 July 2011 – 2 January 2012.

about Conversations with the Earth:
www.conversationsearth.org

about Savory Thymes:
www.savorythymesevents.org


DIRECTIONS/SHUTTLE INSTRUCTIONS:

Parking at Hillside Gardens is prohibited. Savory Thymes asks that guests park at Mill Valley Middle School at 425 Sycamore Avenue in Mill Valley, CA 94941. Please wear your most festive warm (layered) clothes for eating outside and comfortable shoes for outdoor terrain. Shuttle starts at 3:45 from the Mill Valley Middle School parking lot.

From the East Bay:
Take the San Rafael Bridge to Sir Francis Drake/101 South exit Go through Larkspur Landing and onto 101 South
Get off at the East Blithedale/Tiburon exit
Right onto East Blithedale
Take East Blithedale to the 2nd light at Camino Alto
Turn Left on Camino Alto. Proceed to first light (Sycamore)
Turn Left on Sycamore
Drive to the end of the street parking lot on left

From Santa Rosa (North):
Take 101 South and exit at East BlithedaleRight onto East Blithedale
Take East Blithedale to the 2nd light at Camino Alto
Turn Left on Camino Alto. Proceed to first light (Sycamore)
Turn Left on Sycamore.
Drive to the end of the street parking lot on left.

From San Francisco:
Take 101 North and exit at the East Blithedale exit
Left onto East Blithedale
Take East Blithedale to the 2nd light at Camino Alto
Turn Left on Camino Alto. Proceed to first light (Sycamore)
Turn Left on Sycamore
Drive to the end of the street parking lot on left.

If necessary, there is additional parking across the street at the Mill Valley Sewer Department.