Photos from Our 2013 Annual Luncheon

THANK YOU to everyone who participated live and online at our annual celebration! The event was fantastic and our guests were truly inspiring.

Our special guest this year was Mayalu Txucarramãe, an indigenous woman leader of Brazil's Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin from destructive mega-dams including the Belo Monte Dam.

We also raised a toast to our executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, for being named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate, for her leadership on climate equity and the work of Amazon Watch.

And we learned of our efforts in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil & Colombia to continue protecting the Amazon and supporting the rights of indigenous peoples.

If you haven't already, please make a contribution today to help Amazon Watch continue its work to protect the rainforest and support indigenous people.

  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute LaureatePhoto by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ana Maria Mahiri, Amazon Watch Board Member. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ana Maria Mahiri, Amazon Watch Board Member. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ana Maria Mahiri, Amazon Watch Board Member. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Branden Barber, Director of Engagement. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mark Prain, Executive Director, Hillary Institute. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mark Prain, Executive Director, Hillary Institute. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mark Prain, Executive Director, Hillary Institute presents 2013 Hillary Laureateship to Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder, Atossa Soltani. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch, and Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Founder. Amazon Watch, and Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Mayalu Txucarramãe, indigenous woman leader of Brazil’s Mebêngôkre and Waura ethnicities working to defend her people in the the Xingu River Basin in the Brazilian Amazon from destructive mega-dams includng the Belo Monte Dam. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner, translating for Mayalú Txucarramãe. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner, walks from stage with Mayalú Txucarramãe. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Peter Coyote and Kat Taylor applaud Mayalú Txucarramãe. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Standing ovation for Mayalú Txucarramãe. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Actor, author, activist and Amazon Watch Honorary Board Member, Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Actor, author, activist and Amazon Watch Honorary Board Member, Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;
Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate.
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  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner with Mayalú Txucarramãe. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Actor, author, activist and Amazon Watch Honorary Board Member, Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Actor, author, activist and Amazon Watch Honorary Board Member, Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and longtime supporter of Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and longtime supporter of Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and longtime supporter of AMazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and longtime supporter of Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Elizabeth Eckhardt and Mary Barber look on at the eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate. Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Richard Wegman, Board Chair of Amazon Watch and Executive Director of Global Green. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Richard Wegman, Board Chair of Amazon Watch and Executive Director of Global Green. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Han Shan, activist extraordinaire and longtime Amazon Watcher, throwing hist support behind the work of Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Kat Taylor, co-Founder and CEO of the highly ethical, triple-bottom line, One Pacific Coast Bank. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Kat Taylor, co-Founder and CEO of the highly ethical, triple-bottom line, One Pacific Coast Bank. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Kat Taylor, co-Founder and CEO of the highly ethical, triple-bottom line, One Pacific Coast Bank. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner, sings of the Xingu River. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Maíra Iraguay, Amazon Watch Brazil Campaigner, sings of the Xingu River. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Branden Barber, Director fo Engagement. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Branden Barber, Director fo Engagement. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Branden Barber, Director fo Engagement. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Founder and Executive Director of Amazon Watch. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani, Founder and Executive Director of Amazon Watch with Mirran Raphaely. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Marianne Manilov, longtime supporter, co-Founder and co-Director of the Engage Network. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Robert Pendergrast, Lydia Najarian and Stephen Somerstein. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate. Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Jaune Evans, Tom Sargent and Mark Prain. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Jaune Evans, Tom Sargent and Mark Prain. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate. Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate. Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate.© Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Atossa Soltani and Mark Prain. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA;Amazon Watch hosts it's eighth annual fundraising luncheon at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco with special guest Mayalu Txucarramãe. Executive director and founder, Atossa Soltani, was named the 2013 Hillary Institute Laureate. Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Barbara Vega, Mateo Sluder, Ginger Cassidy and Branden Barber. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • John Shurtz and Kevin Koenig. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Alicia Perez and Josefina Alvarado. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Susan Howatt, Jason Rainey and Amazon Watch Deputy Director, Stephanie Willett. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ken Wilson and Kayla Wieche. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Rebecca Busse and Mischa Hedges. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Stephen Somerstein and friend. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Stephanie Alson and Anna Hawken. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Terry Gross, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and Andrew Behar, Executive Director of As You Sow. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Xander Barber-McLeod and Peter Coyote. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Kari Hamerschlag, Natalie van Zelm and Krishandra Struble. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Aryeh Shell, Leila Salazar-Lopez and Natalie van Zelm. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Friends with Marsela Pecanac, New Resource Bank. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Jeff and Cyndia Marcous of Dharma Merchant Services with A You Sow's Executive Director, Andrew Behar. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • With Heidi Kress. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Lesley Stansfield. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Tom Sargent. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ken Larson and Kathleen Dowell. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Legendary Native American Rights leader, activist and musician, John Trudell, with noted musician and friend of the movement, Robert Pendergrast. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Amazon Watch Board President and founder of New Leaf Paper, Jeff Mendelsohn with friend. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Ken Larson. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Richard Fletcher with Amazon Watch board member and founder of Numi Tea, Ahmed Rahim. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Darian Rodriguez Heyman. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Kobe Mahiri and Anuja Mendiratta. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Greenpeace USA Board Chair, Karen Topakian with noted activist and author, Sharon Smith. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • We love Yasuní! Natalie van Zelm and Amazon Watch Communications Director, Caroline Bennett. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • We love Yasuní! Krishandra Struble, Natalie van Zelm, Caroline Bennett, Onyi Chukuanu, Maíra Iraguay, Mayalú Txucarramãe, Atossa Soltani, Stephanie Willett, Leila Salazar-Lopez, Sarah Freeman and Sarah Weaver. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Adam Zuckerman, Jeff Mendelsohn, Richard Wegman, Shay Flaherty, Branden Barber, Paul Paz y Miño, Kevin Koenig and Han Shan. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • We love Yasuní! Krishandra Struble, Natalie van Zelm, Caroline Bennett, Onyi Chukuanu, Maíra Iraguay, Heather Rosmarin, Mayalú Txucarramãe, Atossa Soltani, Stephanie Willett, Leila Salazar-Lopez, Sarah Freeman and Sarah Weaver. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Onyi Chukuanu, Sarah Weaver, Adam Zuckerman, Paul Paz y Miño, Maíra Iraguay, Richard Wegman, Stephanie Willett, Mayalú Txucarramãe, Branden Barber, Han Shan, Atossa Soltani, Jeff Mendelsohn, Leila Salazar-Lopez, Kevin Koenig, Caroline Bennett, Heather Rosmarin, Sarah Freeman. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com
  • Onyi Chukuanu, Sarah Weaver, Adam Zuckerman, Shay Flaherty, Paul Paz y Miño, Richard Wegman, Lucy Howard, Maíra Iraguay, Stephanie Willett, Mayalú Txucarramãe, Kresha Scott, Branden Barber, Atossa Soltani, Jeff Mendelsohn, Sydney Morical, Leila Salazar-Lopez, Kevin Koenig, Caroline Bennett, Han Shan, Heather Rosmarin, Sarah Freeman and Nathan Heintz. September 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Photo by Eric Slomanson / slomophotos.com

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