2018 Regeneration Fest: Youth Water Protectors Gathering
Regeneration Fest: Youth Water Protectors Gathering
Saturday September 1
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Española Healing Foods Oasis
720 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Rd, Española, NM
New Mexico youth are invited to join ‘Regeneration Fest at the Española Healing Foods Oasis: Youth Water Protectors Gathering’!
- Spend the morning exploring the importance of care for our communities, land, and water!
- Learn about and work on a mushroom (myco-remediation) project in the Española Healing Foods Oasis garden!
- Share a delicious lunch!
- Receive a blessing from Tsaya’In/Circle of Grandmothers
- Enjoy an afternoon of art, activities, projects and info tables from local groups Communities for Clean Water, Tewa Women United’s A’Gin Healthy Sexuality & Body Sovereignty program, the Northern Youth Project, Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute, and the New Mexico Acequia Association
Families welcome. This gathering is focused for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and young adults in their 20s — but younger and older people may also join this important and fun day!
We are able to offer gas cards to those who transport youth (2 or more youth) – and we will offer gift cards to youth who RSVP and stay for the whole day.
Please RSVP using this form:
Questions? – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-747-3259
This youth gathering is a sister event to the Regeneration Festival happening in Taos over the weekend. It is also part of “Restoring and Healing our Sacred Sites – Protecting the Most Vulnerable,” a series of events sponsored by Communities for Clean Water (CCW), a coalition of organizations including Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS), Amigos Bravos, Honor Our Pueblo Existence (HOPE), the New Mexico Acequia Association, Partnership for Earth Spirituality, and Tewa Women United – whose mission is to ensure that community waters impacted by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are kept safe for drinking, agriculture, sacred ceremonies, and a sustainable future.
This series of events and conversations is intended to increase public awareness, education, and empowerment around the issue of the hexavalent chromium plume that has been found in our watershed. All events are designed to prepare our community for public hearings that are scheduled for November 7 and 8, 2018. Learn more here.