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Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education
April 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education is a project funded by the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative and the UC Global Climate Leadership Council. This symposium is being co-organized by California State University and University of California Faculty.
Climate justice is both a movement and a way of approaching the climate crisis that foregrounds connections between global warming and social injustice. Climate justice must be imagined and produced from the standpoint of the impactful work of ongoing environmental justice scholarship and activism, which demands that climate justice be achieved through Anti-Racism. Climate justice holds that though U.S. communities of color in the Global North and communities throughout the Global South have contributed less to climate change than communities with more privilege, they are the most likely to experience the worst effects of climate change. Because climate change is an extension of other forms of oppression, these communities’ traditions of resistance must lead the way for identifying climate solutions.
This symposium explores:
- How to integrate climate justice into higher education curriculum (including into medical school curriculum) and how to scale up these efforts;
- Community engagement through climate justice curricula;
- Just and transformative pedagogies; and
- The role of health in the climate crisis dialogue.
This event is free and open to anyone interested in attending. Sessions will be offered in a mix of pre-recorded and live formats.