Climate Justice + Organized Labor
This webinar will be an introduction on labor organizing and how it interacts with many aspects of the environmental justice movement, such as how right-to-work legislation and other union busting efforts or hampering work affect the climate justice movement. Panelists will also be discussing the connections between the current labor organizers and mutual aid organizers in the youth environmental movement.
When: February 11, 2021 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
Saren Glenn, Power Shift Network
Joshua Dedmond, Labor Network for Sustainability
Kayla Soren, International Student Environmental Coalition
White Nationalism + Climate Justice
White Nationalism has been the cornerstone of the U.S.' dangerous agenda to continue minoritizing non-white folks. The current U.S> administration has spent the last 4 years centering white nationalism as the centerpiece of their policy choices and rhetoric. Our movement for climate justice becomes that much more difficult and essential to hold U.S. sanctioned systems accountable for their racists "patriotism" and ensure global solidarity. Out last discussion in our fall webinar series will dive into white nationalism and its impact on our movement for climate justice and collective liberation.
When: December 10, 2020 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
Eriqah Vincent, Power Shift Network
Dylan Plummer, Cascadia Wildlands Grassroots Organizer
Spencer Sunshine PhD, Researcher, Writer, Speaker, Activist, and Political Consultant
Immigration + Climate Justice
We are witnessing modern day low-intensity war zones in areas like the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. treats migrants and immigrants as enemies by blurring the line between security, policing, and war-making. The U.S.’ emissions of greenhouse gases forces many to migrate from home to more stable environments. With the climate crisis worsening, the more militarized borders and climate related protests become. Our next discussion for our fall webinar series will dive into the U.S. immigration system and its impact on our movement for climate justice and collective liberation.
When: Thursday, November 19th at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
Nathalie Peña, Power Shift Network
Giuliani Alvarenga, Public Health Researcher, Activist, and Law Student
Nahomi Matos Rondón, Florida Immigration Coalition
Dante Gonzales, Youth Activist
U.S. Militarism + Climate Justice
This fall 2020, Power Shift Network is launching a series of critical conversations that will strengthen the collective power and impact of the climate movement. Aiming to unravel the realities of state violence and how those systems impact our movement for climate justice, each conversation will examine the intractable links between systems of U.S. sanctioned state violence, such as U.S. Militarism, Immigration Systems, White Nationalism, and their impacts on our movement for climate justice.
Join us for our inaugural conversations for a conversation about the ways that U.S. Militarism emboldens the climate crisis and reduces our ability to build resilient communities capable of weathering the impacts of climate catastrophes.
When: Thursday, October 29th at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET
Dany Sigwalt, Power Shift Network
Lorah Steichen, National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies
Elsa Mengistu, Generation Green