The Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC, formerly CUE) and the Environmental Center are pleased to continue this innovative student training program.
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 will build a community of change agents, explore questions of identity and place, heritage and inheritance, root causes of the global unravelling, and create community solutions. We will 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.
This program was sparked by the weekend-long Innovation Lab held in January of 2014 with Fight for Light, which was also a partnership between CISC (previously SORCE, CUE) and and the Environmental Center.
- Increase their understanding of social, environmental and economic issues
- Including the history of Environmental Justice, Sustainable development, Permaculture, Eco-feminism & more
- Increase their sense of purpose and self-efficacy
- Learn facilitation skills and tools
- Increase communication and cross-collaboration among various on-campus groups
- Meet and learn from practitioners in the field
- Explore social identities
- Develop creative solutions and practical plans for actions engaging the community
- Learn to make a self-published 'zine & work as a team to develop one
- Build community and share food together
- Meet nationally renowned artivists
- Earn a Leadership Certificate
Spring 2020 Program Application Now Open
The program details are still in development. The semester involves participation in a full day training and a series of events and networking opportunities. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate. Applications for spring 2020 are due January 17.
Applications for the Spring 2020 cohort is January 17th, 2020.
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, Energy & Climate Justice Manager, CU Environmental Center. Founder of Eco-Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program