People's Climate Action Summit
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2017•12:00 PM
Join the People’s Climate Movement Saturday, April 29 for a day of workshops, skill-building, and art-making at the People's Climate Action Summit: Resistance from Earth Day to May Day!
The People's Climate Action Summit is the culminating event in a week of action between Earth Day to May Day. These events build our understanding of what it means to fight climate change from a perspective of justice and offer tools for taking action.
Climate change affects everyone, sometimes in ways we might not think about…
What foods are becoming more scarce or more expensive? What happens when outdoor worksites are hotter? What happens to people forced to move because their homes are destroyed by natural disasters? How does climate compound with existing inequalities to impact some people more than others? How can we work together to build a just future for all people and the planet?
We’ll tackle these questions and more as we:
-Build and deepen relationships between individuals, organizations, and movements engaged in the hands-on work of building a more just future for people and the planet
-Learn about the connections between climate change and systems of oppression, especially from the perspectives of communities hardest hit by the effects of climate change
-Provide skill-sharing and skill-building opportunities to be better and stronger advocates for change
Over 35 community and environmental organizations will offer 20 workshops throughout the day on themes including:
-food and climate change: from farmworker rights to a panel on permaculture
-worker’s rights, labor and green job
-environmental justice in Southeast Seattle
-gender, race and climate change
-youth and voter power for climate change
-solar power, railroads, and transit solutions to climate change
-over 15 short trainings on advocacy and community organizing skills!
- campaigns from pipeline resistance, divestment, to carbon pricing and community reinvestment policy
-banner-making, song-writing for protest and puppetry
Workshop presenter organizations include: Latino Community Fund, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, Washington Women CAN, Sierra Club, Got Green?, NW SEED, Backbone Campaign, Transit Riders Union, United Auto Workers, 350 Seattle, Rising Tide Seattle, Blue Green Alliance, and more!
Together, we can build stronger movements and a shared vision for a fair, sustainable future. See you at the Summit!
--Excited to build the movement for a just future? Join us on May Day (May 1st) to march in the Climate Justice Contingent of the Immigrants and Workers Rights March in Seattle!--