Youth at the Forefront of the Climate Movement

15nov7:00 pm9:00 pmYouth at the Forefront of the Climate Movement7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event TypeWebinar & Talks,Workshop & Training

Event Details

Young people and young adults are a revolutionary force and have been at the forefront of many important social movements. Youth are playing a vital role in the climate movement today. The lack of respect for younger people’s thinking and leadership abilities can mean that the important abilities we have to offer are underutilized. We can internalize the lack of respect and fail to take ourselves seriously, despite our many accomplishments. Racism also interferes in our building strong relationships. In this workshop, we will:

★ Communicate our understandings of young people and young adult’s oppression and internalized oppression

★ Communicate our vision for youth leadership in the climate movement and how allies can support us

★ Share tools for addressing racism that we can use in our relationships and movements

★ Learn the approaches used by Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism 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.

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(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm