Thursday November 12 Eliminating the Effects of Racism in Climate Activism (6 – 8 pm GMT) (interpreted into French) Racism has had a deeply damaging and divisive effect on everyone. It
Thursday November 12
Eliminating the Effects of Racism in Climate Activism (6 – 8 pm GMT) (interpreted into French)
Racism has had a deeply damaging and divisive effect on everyone. It shapes and perpetuates the inequities of our society. It has become part of our social institutions. Unless we address racism, it is replicated in any solutions we develop. Understanding and healing the effects of racism on us as individuals is a necessary step in creating a movement that can sustain all life and restore the environment.
In this workshop, we will:
★ Learn about the development and maintenance of racism
★ Examine the effects of historic and systemic racism on individual lives, interpersonal connections, relationships, and the climate movement
★ Examine manifestations of racism in the environmental movement and the global response to the climate emergency
★ Learn the approaches used by Sustaining All Life (SAL) to heal from the damage of oppression, increase our effectiveness in the climate justice movement, and prevent burnout
SAL thinks big changes in society are needed to solve the climate emergency and restore the environment. We believe the environmental crisis cannot be resolved without ending racism, genocide toward Indigenous peoples, classism, sexism, and other oppressions. We think making these changes will require a large, powerful, and inclusive movement, spanning the globe.
We are working to address the barriers to building this movement. We offer tools of mutual support, engaged listening, and a process that frees people from the effects of hurts and oppression. We can also use these tools to remove many of the difficulties of working together. This personal work heals the internal damage from hurts and oppression and, as a result, people are able to think more clearly about the climate crisis, build and strengthen alliances, and fully enjoy working together to set the world right. This healing work also builds courage and stamina, and the confidence that we can create a just, sustainable future for everyone.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm