The idea of holding a strategic action summit of forest and climate activists has been a project in the making for some time. What began at a strategy meeting as a conversation about bringing together all the amazing people who fight to protect forested homelands has evolved into a gathering designed to align diverse but interconnected movements to develop concrete next steps necessary to create the systemic transformation necessary to ensure a future on Planet Earth.

From across Mother Earth, we will converge in the traditional homelands of the Shawnee, Kaskaskia and Chickasaw People near the confluence of the great Rivers, the Mississippi and the Ohio, in the so-called Shawnee National Forest near Carbondale, IL at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center, from October 11-14, culminating on Indigenous People’s Day. 

This event will bring together forest, climate and other activists who work to expose the mismanagement of our forested lands from extraction and mining, logging, pipelines to bioengineering, and other capitalist abuse. We will lift up the voices of marginalized communities and seek real solutions to the fundamental destruction of the very life support systems of the planet:

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently stated that life on Earth is in extreme danger if we do not achieve “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” by 2030. To avoid the worst impacts from climate change, we must immediately cease burning fossil fuels and drastically reduce over-consumption. We must protect and restore the Earth's forest ecosystems, and defend territorial rights of Indigenous and forest dependent communities whose lands most of the world’s remaining intact forests are found.


Please visit our website to read our Call to Action and our Guiding Principles

If you agree with these principles and objectives and would like to support this Convergence, we extend the invitation for you to become an organizational co-sponsor. Your additional donation to the event is essential to making it a success. In exchange, we will list your organization and logo on the Convergence website, on social media, and in the Convergence Program.  

We ask you to consider a sponsorship level that reflects your organization’s annual budget, as the outcomes of this event are intended to further your organization’s mission.  Every organizational co-sponsorship of $200 or more will receive one individual registration including basic accommodations, and all meals.

Organizational Budget Recommended co-sponsorship level

Under $50,000 $200

$50,000-99,000 $300

$100,000-149,000 $500

$150,000-$249,000 $750-1,000

$250,000-499,000 $1,500-$2,500

$500,000+ $3,000-$5,000

For more information on becoming a co-sponsor, please contact with “CO-SPONSOR” in the subject line. Or you can link directly HERE to the donation site.

We look forward to seeing you at the Resurgence: North American Forests and Climate Movement Convergence in October. 

For the Forests, 

NAFCMC Coordinating Committee

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