The Eco-Social Justice Leadership program empowers students with the knowledge and skills to advance both sustainability and social justice efforts. The purpose of this program is to illuminate the direct correlation of sustainability and social justice work which, in turn, creates an opportunity for student leadership and action surrounding this work on CU campus and beyond. The program builds a community of change agents, explores questions of identity and place, heritage and inheritance, root causes of the global unravelling, and create community solutions. We examine individual actions and identities as well as global institutions and world views, and different approaches to ecological systems and design. We will also meet with and learn from practitioners in the field.
Spring 2020 Training Retreat- Sat Feb 29th 11-3 Williams Village
We will dive into the connections between sustainability and social justice, the history of the environmental justice movement, engage in interactive exercises, and explore next steps for engagement.
We'll meet from 11-3 and the training includes lunch at the dining hall (please pre-register).
We will be piloting this as a new model for the Eco-Social Justice Leadership Program with this training retreat the 29th, possible online Canvas modules, and then a possible final retreat, tentatively Sat April 4th. The Environmental Center and partners will also have several events throughout the semester that will address these topics that we hope you can join.
Register now: https://forms.gle/CpkVMgyboGnFr2uE8
Facilitator: Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, Assistant Director for Energy & Climate Justice & Founder of Eco-Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program