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Collective Liberation

Youth and the THRIVE Agenda

Sierra Student Coalition

Recording/Webinar | All Ages

This is an educational session about the THRIVE agenda (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy), put forth by the Green New Deal Network - a network of grassroots organizations, labor, and climate and environmental justice organizations. We provide some basic education on the pillars of the THRIVE agenda, lead a discussion on how the THRIVE agenda impacts youth and their communities, and discuss how to advance the THRIVE agenda to fight for environmental, economic, and social justice from grassroots community solutions to the federal policy level.

The THRIVE agenda provides a platform to call for solutions that address interlocking crises of climate change, racial injustice, public health, and economic inequity. Many of the pillars of the THRIVE agenda are informed by and building off of the organizing and liberation work across movements led by Black, Indigenous, and Communities of color - from ensuring all people have access to clean air and water to strengthening tribal sovereignty and enforcing treaty rights, to prioritizing resources like healthy food, quality education and health care for Black and Brown communities. We will use the pillars of the THRIVE agenda as an educational tool to discuss how systems like racism, colonialism, and capitalism are interconnected and have led to the injustices we face today - climate change, economic inequality, worker exploitation and so much more.