Community Forum on Indigenous Climate Justice and Dam Removal (DERT)

September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Olympia Center
222 Columbia St NW
WA 98501
Casey Allen

Join DERT and featured guest speakers on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, from 6p-8p for a free community forum at the Olympia Center. Come and learn about issues of Indigenous climate justice and dam removal with author, organizer, and Professor Zoltán Grossman. Sarah Brady, M.E.S., will also be presenting on Tribal Cultural Heritage and environmental resource projects (see their Bio’s below). Please share widely and invite as many people as you like; Feel free to copy and paste the flyer in this newsletter to social media. There is free pizza for attendees, please use the following link to let us know you are coming so we can have enough pizza for everyone!


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Zoltán Grossman
Zoltán Grossman has been a member of the Evergreen faculty in Geography and
Native Studies since 2005, after teaching in the University of Wisconsin system where
he earned his Ph.D. He is a longtime community organizer, and was a co-founder of the
Midwest Treaty Network in Wisconsin. He is author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations
and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (University of Washington Press,
2017), and co-editor of Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations
Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press, 2012). His website is at


He will be speaking about Evergreen student projects related to Indigenous climate justice and dam removals, including the Olympia’s Hidden Histories digital walking tours (2022-23), the Removing Barriers: Restoring Salmon Watersheds through Tribal Alliances online book (2021), the Fossil Fuel Connections website (2016), Nisqually Watershed Podcasts (2009), and Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project (2006).

Sarah Brady
Sarah Brady (she/her) is a recent graduate of the Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies program. Her thesis research focuses on Washington State’s policies and practices surrounding consultation with tribal nations, particularly when cultural resources will be impacted by proposed environmental projects.

Sarah is the Policy Communications Director for the Washington chapter of The Nature Conservancy. She has a background in policy, electoral campaigns and community organizing. She has previously worked in the district office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal as Constituent Services Coordinator. Sarah also worked in community organizing and advocacy on early learning, labor, and economic justice issues.

Sarah lives in Tacoma with her wife and new baby. You can find her hanging out at her family’s bookstore and community space, named Parable after the afro-futurist books by Octavia Butler.

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