Monday, August 4, 2014

NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit Schedule of Events


Day 1

1:00 - 1:45 - Registration

- Sign up and check out the amazing organizations and programs awaiting you!

1:45 – 2:00 - Welcome/Promo Video(s)

- Why are we here? Why is this time period crucial? Why a People’s Climate March?


2:00 – 2:30 – Intergenerational Leadership and Experiences in Environmental Justice/Climate Justice

- Understanding environmental justice and climate justice and its impact on low-income communities of color.

2:30 - 2:45 – Keynote Speaker, TBA

2:45 - 3:15 – Direct Action!

- Every campaign requires a tailored solution. Sometimes, the desired solution is direct action. In this exciting segment, participants will learn how to strategically organize non-violent demonstrations against policies and institutions that perpetuate climate injustice.

3:15 - 3:30 – Getting to Know Each Other

3:30 - 4:00 - Connection with Our Power Conference in Richmond, CA

- Climate Justice and Community Resilience work is being done all over the US. Thanks to technology, we’ll be chatting with sisters and brothers in Richmond, CA!


4:00 - 6:00 - First Round of Learning Circles (60 minutes each)

· Frontline Resiliency/ Local Solutions

- What can we do on the ground in our hood as a movement? We are the experts. We know what mitigation, adaptation and resilience is. Nosotros somos la soluciĆ³n!


· Waterfront Justice

- New York City is primarily a waterfront city. Who lives on the waterfront? What does your waterfront look like? In the event of a storm surge or catastrophe, will your waterfront work with you or against you? How can we reclaim this space and make it safe?


· Dig Burn and Dump Economy

- Coal, oil and natural gas extraction disproportionally affects low-income communities of color. Fossil fuel companies are also the largest contributors to climate change. Learn about the rising movement to challenge fossil fuel industries and stop the climate crisis.


6:00 – End – Dinner/Open Mic

All-Day Activities

· Art and Climate Change


- Contribute to a large banner or create your own for People’s Climate March.


· Wellness and Food Justice


- Let’s learn how to relieve stress through various practices like aromatherapy and yoga. We also have an amazing break down on what really goes on inside our bodies.

Day 2

1:00 - 1:30 – Welcome Back, Recap, and Briefing of the day’s events


1:30 - 3:30 – 2nd Round of Learning Circle (60 minutes each)


· Zero Waste


- In nature, everything is reused and recycled; our consumerist society can take a few notes from Mother Earth’s book. Let’s listen to Mother Earth and follow her ways. Her lifestyle is sexy! She doesn’t tweet but she’s talking to us, let’s tune in!

· 2nd Round of Dig Burn and Dump Economy

· Policing/Militarism and Climate Change


- The government has begun to plan methods of controlling large numbers of people in preparation for a climate catastrophe. Global warming is on the rise – what will enforcement in our communities look like?

3:30-5:15 – Justice Concert

- Don’t miss out on this amazing line up!

5:15 - 6:15 - Plan your own Direct Action!

- Put what you learned to the test! Plan a banner drop, staged hanging, staged performance and more. This is like a show and tell but you’re going to show without telling.

6:15 - 7:00 - Working Dinner

- Let’s take this to our community. Lets bring our community to the Peoples Climate March.

All Day Activities

· Art and Climate Change

· Wellness and Food Justice