Amazon Watch 20th Anniversary Gala
- October 7, 2016
Thank you to all our friends and supporters who joined us at our 20th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday in San Francisco, where we shared food, music, dancing, and inspiring words about our last 20 years and our vision for the years to come supporting indigenous peoples and protecting the Amazon.
"Your solidarity is necessary; there is so much more to do to build a just world," Brazilian indigenous leader Sônia Bone Guajajara told us in her speech at the gala. Executive Director Leila Salazar-López and our founder Atossa Soltani discussed our recent work and future plans for partnering with indigenous communities to protect the Amazon and promote solutions to the global climate crisis. And Francesca Fiorentini, AJ+ host and stand-up comedian, made us laugh and kept us in line as Gala emcee.
Couldn't make it? See below for some photo highlights, download a digital copy of the brand new Amazon in Focus, and support our courageous partners in the Amazon by donating to help us take this work even further. We truly couldn't do this without you and we are immensely grateful for your continued support!