Feb 22: Indigenous Resilience and Resistance to Colonization

Please join us February 22nd in San Francisco for the first open session of theAnne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program*:
Indigenous Resilience & Resistance to Colonization 

Sunday February 22nd, 1-3pm
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco
**Please read information on accessibility for our community below.** 

Four visionary panelists will discuss the politics and strategies of Indigenous resistance to historic and on-going colonization. We are honored to have four leaders in crucial anti-colonial struggles of our times: from protecting sacred sites in the Bay Area to fighting dirty coal in Arizona. Connecting these struggles is a fight for control of land, resources, culture, and governance.

Our panelists will be: Corrina Gould (Indian People Organizing for Change),Wahleah Johns (Black Mesa Water Coalition), Loa Niumeitolu (Oyate Tupu’anga), and Rabab Abdulhadi (Union of Palestinian Women’s Associations in North America). More on the speakers below.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Claire at claireurbanski@gmail.com. In particular, we are looking for people who can video and livestream the event.


  • Sliding scale donation of $0-$15 suggested.
  • Childcare requests should be made ASAP to Rachelbradenintern@collectiveliberation.org.
  • Requests for ASL or Spanish interpretation during the event must be made by February 15th to isaac@collectiveliberation.org. We apologize for the late notice on this. Please RSVP with these requests early to the other open sessions (details below).
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This will be a reduced-scent space and there will be fragrance-free seating area. Please join us in ensuring accessibility for beloved community members with chemical injuries and chronic illness by not bringing fragrances or scents on your clothes, hair, or skin from colognes and perfumes, scented laundry detergent, hair and body products, “natural” products, and essential oils. You can prepare in advance by not using products with fragrance, or by using fragrance-free, non-toxic products. For more info on what this means, visit here.

Panelist Biographies:

Corrina Gould, Chochenyo Ohlone – is the co-organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, and Title VII coordinator at the American Indian Child Resource Center’s Office of Indian Education, and works for the protection of sacred sites.

Wahleah Johns, Dine’ Navajo – is the former executive director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition, she recently spoke at the Green Festival on groundwater protection, green jobs in Indian Country and environmental justice.

Loa Niumeitolu is a Tongan Pacific Islander poet and community organizer. She currently co-facilitates Oyate Tupu’anga, a Native American and Pacific Islander queer support group that uses traditional indigenous cultural practices to connect participants and their communities together.

Rabab Abdulhadi is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Associations in North America, the Palestine Solidarity Committee, the California Scholars for Academic Freedom and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.