The Global Climate Convergence is sponsoring a workshop at the Left Forum exploring the upcoming Climate Strike. It will take place during Session 3 from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 at 540 West 59 Street.
The workshop A People’s Climate Strike: Transformative Justice through Collaborative Strike Action will focus on addressing and combating the economic, political and cultural inequalities that are the root causes of the climate crisis through the revolutionary action of a collaborative strike. Topics will include building a foundation for strike action through the U.S. Social Forum Climate Strike People’s Movement Assembly, diversifying outreach, and redefining the current understanding of collaborative strike action to create a broader base of participation and support. We will be exploring possible outcomes of the first wave of strike action leading up to the opening of the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, as well as organizing into 2016 and beyond.
Register online for the Left Forum before May 27 for a discount. Low income as well as youth and student registration is available.
Learn more about the importance of food cooperatives – bringing food access to low income communities & helping fix a broken food system – from the Cooperative Development Institute. Starting a food cooperative is an example of a People’s Climate Strike action that educates about the current problems with our food system while creating the community based solution.
A series of mobilizations involving civil disobedience, boycotts and creative community alternatives are being planned to lay the groundwork for the People’s Global Climate Strike in December 2015 to coincide with the Paris UN Climate conference. The stated objective is to halt the engines of ‘economic and ecological destruction’ and replace them with ‘community-based solutions that put people and the planet over profit’. The success of such non-violent social movements depends on broadening consciousness and social engagement including moral and financial support from greater segments of the world’s population.