Healing & Reconciliation
CARRIZO COMECRUDO TRIBUNAL for HUMAN RIGHTS
Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 23rd
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is joining with the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas - the Esto'k Gna people - to hold this Indigenous-led people's Tribunal to support the Tribe's continuing resistance against the petrochemical build-out and border wall expansion threatening their sacred sites in Garcia Pasture, within the Rio Grande Valley. The Tribunal will investigate rights violations by state and corporate actors against the Esto'k Gna and against the land, following a decolonized process that centers Indigenous voices and an Indigenous framework towards addressing harm and pursuing justice.
Connecting the dots between extractive infrastructure, the border, violence against Indigenous women and girls, ecology, and cultural erasure; this event will advance calls for Indigenous sovereignty, climate justice, and a Just Transition from this polluting economy. This Tribunal is part of the work of healing & reconciliation that is essential to Gulf South for a Green New Deal. Only when we acknowledge and repair past and present harms can we move towards ecological equity and collective liberation.
To respect everyone's safety, the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights will be held virtually, via webinar.
Dates: Friday, May 22nd, 9:00am - 2:00pm CDT and
Saturday, May 23rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm CDT
For more info, contact: Matthew Kennedy at