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Book Launch | “Gu’ahia Taíno: We Speak Taíno”

Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway, New York, New York, United States

Join CEE as we celebrate the publication of “Gu'ahia Taíno: We Speak Taíno” by human rights advocate, consultant, cultural adviser, writer, and artist Roberto Múkaro Agueibaná Borrero. Compiled in collaboration with the United Confederation of Taíno People’s Taíno Language Committee, Borrero’s classical Taíno dictionary and grammar guide contributes to the important work of Indigenous language preservation. The launch will be held in Room AD30 at Union Theological Seminary, Broadway at 121st Street, in New York City. This event is free and open to the public, but guests are encouraged to R.S.V.P. via the link below. Copies of the dictionary will…

Online | Rights of Nature – From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism

In this webinar organized by Riverkeeper, CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore, a Riverkeeper board member, will be joined by Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights and Riverkeeper Advisory Board Member Steven “Owl” Smith of the Ramapo Munsee Nation to discuss the movement for the “Rights of Nature.” This movement is focused on securing legal standing for natural entities such as rivers, forests, and whole ecosystems in a way that provides a necessary counterbalance to the legal doctrine of corporate personhood.

Conference | Climate Constitutionalism

The impacts of climate change will increasingly strain our democratic processes and institutions even as we rely on those processes and institutions to produce the rapid changes necessary for transformational mitigation and just adaptation. Federal and state constitutions must meet this moment if we are to emerge with a healthy climate and a functioning democracy. This one-day conference will convene scholars, judges and practitioners to build on the themes explored in "Democracy in a Hotter Time" (MIT Press, 2023). CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore will participate in a moderated keynote discussion at the end of the conference.