The Cultural Unity & Engagement Center (CUE, formerly SORCE) and the Environmental Center are pleased to continue this innovative student training program in Spring of 2018.
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 SORCE (now CUE) and the Environmental Center.
The program details are still in development. We will meet weekly starting in Feb though April except school holidays (Spring Break). Sessions will be about an hour and a half with an extended retreat at the beginning.
Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, Energy & Climate Justice Manager, CU Environmental Center. Founder of Eco-Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program
Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish, Naropa University Instructor in Food Justice, Environmental Justice, and Contemplative Practice and Social Action, etc.