Women’s History Month
The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.
March is Women’s History Month the Women and Girls Advocacy Team will be featuring women who have provided healing and hope through their environmental work and advocacy. JoAnn Tall is one of those women. Learn about her work below.
Watch for more stories of women environmentalists during the month of March on UUCC’s Facebook page.
Keeping Sacred Lands Safe
JoAnn Tall, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, led successful protests against uranium mining and nuclear weapons testing on the sacred lands of her people. She also convince her tribe to reject a lucrative offer to use reservation land for a 5000 acre landfill and incinerator and worked to ensure that the people have a voice in approval of major energy development projects in her state. She is the 1993 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize.
To learn more about JoAnn Tall’s life and her environmental work, check out this short (4-minute) video: