Spirit of Mother Jones

 Native American spiritual elder Mona Polacca adn event details

Restoring a Connection to Nature: A Native American Perspective

With Native American spiritual elder Mona Polacca

Thursday 14 October, 5-6pm 

Current environmental crises may stem from the belief that we are separate from our natural world and are concerned most with human development.  What can we learn from an indigenous perspective? Join us to hear from guest speaker and Native American spiritual elder Mona Polacca, a Senior Fellow at Centre of Earth Ethics in New York. 

The UN 2030 Agenda and its SDGs repeatedly call for valuing the indigenous perspective yet they rarely have a seat at the table. What does it mean to be indigenous? How can we better care for biodiversity, food systems, ecosystem restoration or water? These will be just some of the discussions explored. 

All are welcome to come along for this wonderful opportunity for the local community to learn directly from a traditional indigenous elder who has worked extensively in the realm of social and environmental justice 

This special collaborative event is run in partnership with The Centre for Earth Ethics in New York and the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, Shandon, Cork.

The event will launch the tenth annual Spirit of Mother Jones 2021 Festival.

Mona Polacca is a Native American spiritual elder from Arizona. She has worked to further social justice for indigenous people from an early age. She is an author in the field of social sciences, has held posts of responsibility as Treasurer for her tribe, served on several committees for Indigenous Peoples within the United Nations and is widely known for her "leadership in the Native American revitalisation movement."  In recent years, Mona has gained international recognition for her work as one of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - a group of spiritual elders, medicine women and wisdom keepers founded in 2004.

Read her full biography on the Centre for Earth Ethics website here.

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Together with and for Community

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival: The Cork Mother Jones Commemorative committee was established in 2012 to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris / Mother Jones in Cork, Ireland. After a highly successful festival marking that anniversary it was decided to make the festival an annual event marking the life and legacy of Mother Jones.

The Center for Earth Ethics envisions a world where value is measured according to the sustained well-being of all people and our planet. Their mission is to work to cultivate the public consciousness needed to make changes in policy and culture that will establish a new value system that is based on this vision of the world.

UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.

Civic & Community Engagement

Comhpháirteachas Cathartha agus Pobail