Education for Climate Justice Workshops

 
Education is a vital force in the fight for climate justice. With such an immense task in front of us, we might find ourselves wondering where to begin.
 
The Third Generation Project are inviting educators, students/pupils, practitioners and policymakers to join us in exploring some of the key themes of educating for climate justice. 
 
The 3 online workshops in February, March, and April 2021 will feature a wide variety of fantastic speakers. 
They are all FREE to attend and online. 
Register on Eventbrite today! (see links below.)

Workshops

Workshop 1: February 20th – Unlearning the narratives: centering anti-racist education in a climate justice curriculum

There remains a lack of recognition that the climate crisis is founded on racism, whether manifested in the colonialism that resulted in communities being stripped of their lands and resources, or in the present-day policies that see people of colour marginalised in climate change narratives or overlooked in climate change policymaking. In climate education, not only do the voices and narratives of frontline communities need to be foregrounded, but the racism that has created these inequalities needs to be unpacked. In this event participants will hear from a range of speakers and be invited to participate in online activities and dialogues around these themes.

Schedule: 

10:00 – 10:20 – Introduction

10:20 – 11:10 – Keynote: Yvette Williams, MBE (Justice for Grenfell)

11:10 – 11:20 – Break

11:20 – 11:30 – Recap and Welcome to Newcomers

11:30 – 12:15 – Panel 1: Community Conversations on anti-Racism and Climate (In)Justice with members of SCOREscotland

12:15 – 12:45 – Yoga Session with Annelise Piers

12:45 – 13:15 – Lunch

13:15 – 13:30 – Recap and Welcome to Newcomers

13:30 – 14:00 – Storytelling with Mara Menzies

14:00 – 15:00 – Panel 2: ‘Decolonizing’ Climate Education with Deborah McGregor (York University, Toronto), Jolly Oluka (SCOREscotland), Fope Olaleye

15:00 – 15:30 – Closing

Register on Eventbrite now – spaces limited!

Workshop 2: March 13thBuilding back greener and fairer: education and action for a just transition

The concept of a ‘just transition’ is a pathway for social justice involving different groups, including frontline communities, trade unions and governments, concerned with the impact a move away from a high-carbon economy will have on jobs and the economic opportunities of future generations. The coronavirus pandemic has brought this issue to the forefront through a desire to ‘build back better’ rather than returning to business as usual. The dual impact of the climate crisis and the pandemic is not felt equally, as BAME communities, the poorest and most vulnerable bear the brunt, in Scotland and in the Global South. In this event, participants will hear from experts on the most recent discussions emerging on just transitions and education, and then be invited to engage in online activities to begin a practical discussion around the role of education in making a just transition happen.

More information to follow. 

Register on Eventbrite now – spaces limited! 

Workshop 3: April 17th – Moving from Despair to Hope: the Importance of Addressing Climate Anxiety

What do recent initiatives to ‘decolonise’ education really mean? What will this mean for climate education and how can we confront and address structural injustices? Learning about injustices – in schools, in communities and through activism – means that we make space to explore the range of emotional responses that might help or hinder our learning. People may get angry, they might grasp for positive emotions, or they might simply close down if they feel as though they can’t to do anything. This event will provide space to participants to critically reflect on and discuss the need for critical emotional literacy in education for climate justice.

More information to follow.

Register on Eventbrite now – spaces limited! 

Our Partners

The workshops have been organised by a wide-ranging coalition of Scottish universities, youth activists, and community partners. 

TGP Team

Ali Watson

Bennett Collins