Seattle University, Chardin Hall Room 145 @ 901 12th Avenue, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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Climate-Change-Mind-Set: Why a Critical Racial Justice Mindset Is Essential for Effective Climate Justice
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:30am-4:30pm
@Seattle University, Chardin Hall Room 145 @ 901 12th Avenue, Seattle University, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Trainer: Heather Hackman (www.hackmanconsultinggroup.org) The purpose of this workshop is to clearly demonstrate how the Global North’s longstanding and oppressive mindset regarding Race, Racism and Whiteness* (RRW) has informed the current climate emergency, and how a change in that mindset is essential for effective climate justice work. More specifically, the workshop helps participants begin to identify and then change those same dynamics so they do not continue to scuttle their ongoing climate justice work. Throughout the day, participants will be asked to analyze their own work, or that of their organization, using a series of assessment and action steps from a critical RRW Climate Justice Framework. The core premise of this session is that if we do not fundamentally transform the RRW oppressive mindset of the last 250 years, we are likely to advance solutions that are imbued with these same problematic dynamics that got us here in the first place. As such, utilizing an RRW Climate Justice Framework is vital in our efforts to identify innovative, effective, and long-term climate solutions. This workshop is a mix of lecture/content delivery, participant discussion, and participant application. The work is drawn from over 20 years of teaching and training on social justice content and the last handful of years teaching and training in climate change and climate justice from a social justice framework. * Note: While it is understood that Class and Gender oppression are deeply implicated in the overall mindset that has led to this climate crisis, this workshop isolates RRW in order to dig deeply into the complexity of these issues. CO-SPONSORS 350 Seattle, Climate Solutions, Community Alliance for Global Justice, One America, Puget Sound Sage,SU Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, SU Center for Justice in Society, SU Sustainable Student Action, Sierra Club, Sightline, Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS). Space is limited! Register by sending your name, email and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.