The global Pachamama Alliance community came together on February 22, 2021, for a conversation exploring racial justice in these times with Konda Mason and Drew Dellinger, two longtime activist leaders at the intersection of ecology and justice and partners of Pachamama Alliance.
Konda gave a powerful description of the experience of being in the rainforest, and she and Drew connected the rainforest and ecology with justice in deep and profound ways. As Konda said, “There’s not an environmental issue that doesn’t have a justice issue connected with it.”
The event was part of Resilience and Possibility in These Times, a series of online offerings to support us all in staying connected to one another, to a vision for the future, and to the spirit of life in these challenging times.
About the Speakers
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, social justice activist, and spiritual teacher. She Co-founded the Impact Hub Oakland, and currently works as the Co-founder and CEO at Jubilee Justice to support Black farming communities through new models of regenerative farming and cooperative ownership. She led Pachamama Alliance Social Justice Journeys to the Amazon rainforest for many years.
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is a speaker, poet, writer, and teacher, whose work addresses interconnectedness, ecology, justice, and cosmology. He delivers keynotes and poetry performances around the world, and founded Planetize the Movement. He was instrumental in the design of the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, and is a new Board Member at Pachamama Alliance.