Free Event: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education
The University of California and California State Universities are partnering to offer the symposium below which will include a focus on health. All are welcome and the event is free.
------Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education A free event open to everyone 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.
During the symposium, we will be exploring:
- 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.