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Designing for Climate Justice – Conversations and Creativity for the Movement

Calling all students, designers, futurists, teachers, policy makers, and healers! Climate justice needs you!

Are you curious about civic engagement? Are you feeling frustrated about the impacts of climate change, but don't know how or where to get involved?

This workshop will be a place to collaborate around the elements of climate justice, and explore the tactics and materials used to inform our communities and government about the unjust impacts of climate change.

FORMAT: We’ll start our workshop with a round-table discussion and grounding exercise. These will be opportunities to share personal experiences in regards to our changing climate, and to address the trauma and frustration people have for the movement.

We then invite people interested in civic participation to utilize their strengths and curiosity to join us in a creative session to explore tactics and create art that addresses frontline needs in the face of a changing climate.

COLLABORATION: We are partnering with OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders), a local organization that amplifies the voices of negatively-impacted individuals and seeks to elevate justice in the climate movement. Their work address inequalities surrounding access to housing, transit, and other basic services.

TAKEAWAYS: This event will provide...

  1. a greater understanding of the people and systems most impacted by climate change,
  2. opportunities to make art and visuals that help drive the message of the climate movement,
  3. an example of how to become a local ally and connect with others via civic engagement, and
  4. a feeling of moving from anger and frustration, to action.

Light snacks and art supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring a smock/apron for painting, and your own journal or laptop.

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Festival Event registration opens on June 1, 2020.

When

This organizer is still confirming dates + details. You will get updates no later than June 1!

Where

TBD

Organizer

350PDX

350PDX is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable, and safe from the effects of climate change. We're an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels, and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. We do this march by march, collaboration by collaboration, paintbrush by paintbrush, in partnership with those impacted the greatest by the changing climate.