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From Global to Local was the first in a series of seven “conversas”, focusing on what’s happening in Abya Yala, in all it’s diversity – across rural communities and in cities.
Watch the video (below) to find out more!
Celebrating the beginning of a new shared conversation in 3 languages from multiple countries across the globe!
For the first conversa, many of us joined together to share, learn from, connect and be inspired by the collective action happening across Abya Yala.
Abya Yala is the traditional name for the territory uniting communities all along the Americas from Patagonia to Alaska. Over 30 people came together yesterday from countries as diverse as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Canada, Portugal, Mozambique, Spain, the UK and Greece!
From Local to Global was the first in a series of seven events, focusing on what´s happening in Abya Yala, in all it’s diversity – across rural communities and in cities. We started to explore the territory’s cultural and ecological diversity and its ancestral heritage. We started to share stories and connect deeply. We acknowledged the shadows of war and devastation that we often don’t talk about. We considered how we can come together to bring solutions to communities in Abya Yala and beyond.
In the video, you will:
In the final discussion, there was recognition of the importance of bringing ancestral knowledge into the present day, in order to change the way we collectively inhabit the world.
There were words of hope that by valuing our diverse cultures, rituals and traditions, we can come together across boundaries. We touched on how talking about decolonization and learning from history can help us all to move through times of change.
We started to explore the complexity of the intersection of ancestral knowledge and new technologies to move to a more equitable world. We were encouraged to think deeply about how we are impacting others when we make changes.
“As people of all colours, we are weaving together, recognizing our diversity and biodiversity to create new visions and initiatives.”
We invite you to join the next conversa – 15th July – Ecoversities in Brazil – facilitated transformative learning.
Learn from the stories of three ecoversities in Brazil.