This is a three day workshop series for young adults committed to building social and environmental justice movements. Come share space with a variety of folks working for more Just communities and join a national network of past participants organizing for social and environmental justice.
Application Deadline: 5 pm February 22nd, 2019
Age Range: 18-32
(Next Up grads of all ages welcome)
Cost*: $80.00 coffee, tea and light snacks included.
This will be a fast paced three sessions. We'll be looking at the science, policy and social aspects of the climate crisis using a justice lens. Learning will be a mixture of lecture, peer discussion, hands on practice, and simulations. Participants will work with theories, frameworks, and practical tools that will help to inspire and support the capacity of people and groups working to take action on climate change.
Campaigning and organizing will not be covered in this set of sessions.
- History of climate change, science landmarks, climate treaties, political economy of climate change
- Belief: denial, narratives, values and engagement
- This changes everything: Justice, intersectionality, decolonization.
- Just Transition: Stories from action leaders.
- There will be mandatory advance homework (about 40 minutes of work)
Time & Locations:
(participants MUST attend all the sessions).
1 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 pm - 9 pm @ Alberta Ecotrust - 100 1711 10 St SW Calgary
2 Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 pm - 9 pm @ Alberta Ecotrust - 100 1711 10 St SW Calgary
3 Saturday March 2, 9 am - 5 pm @ the Women's Center - 39 4th Street NE Calgary. Lunch will be potluck°
*No-judgement sliding scale subsidies are available to anyone who requests one. We will do our best to address any barriers to participation you might experience. Subsides for childcare are available.
*$135 Solidarity Super Tickets are available to purchase for those who would like to subsidize other participants.
° potluck will be planned during the first workshop session.
Note: We encourage registration from people of all genders and sexualities, Two-Spirit people, Indigenous people, people of colour, low-income earners and the unemployed, newcomers, and people with disabilities. We encourage participants with children to register – childcare support is available. We acknowledge that systemic oppression and harsh realities of life may make participation difficult for some, and will do our best to assist those who want to participate.
Next Up Calgary works in Treaty 7 in the place known as Mohkinsstis, Meechispa, and Calgary, on the ancestral lands of the Nitsatapi Confederacy, Îyarhe Nakoda, Danit'ada and Métis Nations.
1711 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0K1
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