How we live today defines the existence of tomorrow.
Tito Merino (Puyo, Amazon) and Mercedes Quizhpe (Saraguro, Andes) invite us to reflect on how their communities have cared for the Amazon jungle and the Andean highlands for thousands of years as an “Ayllu”, community. Tito of the Kichwa-Amazonico people and Mercedes of the Saraguro people will share how their communities make collective decisions for the well-being of their people, their culture, the environment, and, ultimately, the planet. (Translated to English)
Both Tito and Mercedes will be bringing artesanía and natural remedies from their villages, which you can purchase directly from them before the forum begins.
This event is a part of our ongoing Abya Viva Forum series and is coordinated by the Abya Viva alliance, which is comprised of Co-op Centerline, the Waterbearers, and Casa Creativa Intercultural idiomART.
The Abya Viva alliance seeks to empower Indigenous and local leaders in highly biodiverse areas in community management, self-governance, autonomy, health and well-being, education, and livelihood opportunities while respecting their cultural ancestry and knowledge.
Friday, 22 Sept.; Doors Open: 5:30 PM; Forum: 6:30 PM, Free entrance,
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