1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations
We are elder women and allies stepping up to the urgency of the climate crisis. We act in support of the rights of Native Americans and other frontline communities. We believe that we cannot address the climate crisis without addressing systemic racism. That is what climate justice means to us. 1000 Grandmothers allows us to augment our individual voices and impact by providing opportunities to act collectively. We find ways to use the particular influence of our being generational grandmothers to strengthen the Climate Justice Movement. Our Principles include collective nonviolent action, community building and kindness.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We Show Up
We also organize ongoingly :
We have working groups currently focused on the following initiatives:
We help every grandmother (and ally) find multiple ways and levels to join in our work. And we welcome everyone to do as much or as little, whenever, and for as long as they wish.
If you want to join us to work on the climate crisis, please add your name and email to our list. We won’t clutter up your inbox with too many announcements. And we promise never to share your information.
Our Definition of Grandmother
Some of us have biological grandchildren and some of us do not. In the spirit of the indigenous tradition of calling all elder women, 'grandmothers', we call ourselves grandmothers. We are all here because we care about future generations.
1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations began in response to the historic resistance of indigenous water protectors and allies to the KXL oil pipeline at Standing Rock ND in 2016. Feeling an urgency to bring our collective wisdom and experience to help build the power of the Climate Justice Movement, a half dozen elder women from Oakland and Berkeley, CA started meeting In October 2016. Read more...