A global training and organizing hub that provides a safe space where defenders, campaigners, and lawyers can come together to learn and strategize.
Located in Chang Mai, Thailand, the Mitharsuu Center first opened its doors in 2017, uniting all of EarthRights’ programs for the Mekong Region under one roof. Staff, students, partners, and alumni use the central campus to live, learn, and work, facilitating collaboration and galvanizing the earth rights movement.
They can come here and share their experiences, share their success and failures, and they can learn from each other.–EarthRights Co-founder and Executive Director, Ka Hsaw Wa
The Mitharsuu Center is a place for activists to build networks between global and local communities and challenge the most dominant governments and corporations in the world. Leaders from communities facing earth rights abuses come together here to gain tools and confidence to fight for their rights. Lawyers join together to collaborate and hold powerful actors accountable for human rights and environmental abuses. The Mitharsuu Center is a place where dreams become plans and vision becomes reality.
IN A WORD, FOSTERING COMMUNITY
We designed the Mitharsuu Center with sustainability in mind. The 16,000 square-foot building sits on two acres of land, beautifully restored with native plantings. The center is one of the only buildings in Thailand to receive a Platinum-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest sustainability rating in the world. Every piece of the Mitharsuu Center is designed to create a close-knit community that works together while honoring the earth and our planet’s essential resources.