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NC Climate Justice Summit
November 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - November 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
What is the NC Climate Justice Summit?
The NC Climate Justice Summit (NCCJS) is the first statewide gathering of youth and adult community leaders focused on connecting the dots between social justice issues and climate change.
But NCCJS is not a conference. It is an opportunity to bring our heads, hands and hearts to the biggest challenge of our times. It is a gathering that harnesses the strength of our diversity. We are all thought leaders with a crucial contribution to make toward answering these questions: How do we manifest climate justice in North Carolina? How can we make all of our communities more resilient?
We will explore how climate change impacts our food, water, energy, housing, transportation, health and economy in NC. Together, we will name the problems and identify emerging solutions. Together, we will build new community connections and skills that will support us to do the work of building the world we want to live in.
It is time to Re-imagine. Resist. Reform. Re-Create. It is time for the NC Climate Justice Summit!
The Summit’s at the Summit:
The NCCJS will take place at the Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, NC. The Haw River State Park is a beautiful environmental education conference center about 20 minutes north of Greensboro. The Park will provide all of our meals, lodging and meeting facilities during the NCCJS. Lodging includes hotel-style accommodations for adults and cabins for youth; there is no camping.
NCCJS Agenda Highlights:
- Racial Equity Basecamp (8am-5pm, 11/21): addressing the legacy of racism within the environmental movement
- Re-imagining: generate our collective vision of climate justice in NC
- Intergenerational breakout groups: identify core problems, emerging solutions and possible actions
- Campaign Fair: organizations share their work and recruit new volunteers
- Outer Resilience Workshops: develop concrete skills in the 7 Summit issue areas (such as an energy workshop on low budget weatherizing or a food workshop on drought resistant gardening)
- Inner Resilience Workshops: hone cultural skills that support us to collaborate over the long haul (such as mindfulness practices, working in diverse groups and creative self-care)
- Open Space Session: participants lead their own workshops or discussions
- Cultural extravaganza: poetry slam, film showings and dance party!
- Regional breakout groups: learn about how to create Resilience Hubs to build on the learning from the Summit when we return home
The NCCJS Leadership Team is a grassroots group of 13 teenage youth leaders and 8 adults from across NC.
If you would like to make a donation or become a sponsor to support the NCCJS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.