I've been in Cochabama, Bolivia now for the People's World Conference for Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth for maybe 15 hours but I feel like its been much longer than that. There has been no time to acclimatize to the altitude. There has been no time to sleep after the red eye journey from IAD that started out yesterday afternoon. There is much work to be done and only a few days to do it and so we have all jumped right in.
The delegation that I am traveling with is a phenomenal group of folks of color from the US who want to make a difference on this front and I am clear that the conversations that we are having among ourselves and others will make that vision a reality. Folks are passionate, hungry for change and gifted.
Earlier today a question came from the twitterverse asking me what we were doing in Bolivia, why we were here. I asked eight of my colleagues who I happened to be eating with at the moment and their answers were as follows- see below and welcome to Bolivia. (I will be posting some video soon.)