Sunday November 15 Jews and Climate Justice: Building a United Front (5 – 7 pm GMT)) (interpreted into Spanish and Hebrew) Jews have a long history of bold action for justice.
Sunday November 15
Jews and Climate Justice: Building a United Front (5 – 7 pm GMT)) (interpreted into Spanish and Hebrew)
Jews have a long history of bold action for justice. To help to create a sustainable future, we Jews must build alliances with all people. However, the long history of anti-Semitism, racism, and genocides against many peoples has damaged and divided us. We need to understand and heal from the damage to build the relationships we need for a powerful, united movement to sustain all life. In this workshop, we will invite you to:
★ Gain perspective about the particular role that anti-Semitism has played in dividing progressive movements
★ Share your story as a Jew working for climate justice
★ Practice paired listening tools for alliance building with all peoples
★ 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.
(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm