[This is an external training not run by 350PDX]
Stop the Money Pipeline: Broadening our Ideas of Climate Justice
These workshops are being organized by the STMP JEDI Team: Aki Chatterji, Positive Money; Arunima Sen, Earth Guardians; Emily Park, 350 Wisconsin; Jason Schwartz, Sunrise Project; Kerrina Williams, Public Citizen; Leigh Evans, THIS! Is what we did; Mary Gutierrez, Earth Guardians; Shemona Moreno, 350 Seattle; Jackie Fielder & Alec Connon, STMP
Session 3, The Prison Industrial Complex and Climate Justice
- When: Tuesday, October 10th, 4-530PT / 7-830ET
- What: In this workshop, we’ll discuss how the forces of exploitation and abuse that fuel the climate crisis are also driving the prison industrial complex. Prisons are often strategically located in marginalized communities or near toxic dumping grounds, compounding and deepening the existing environmental burdens and inequities these already vulnerable communities face. Prisoners are also often required to provide severely undercompensated labor, with little to no training, to combat climate-related disasters such as wildfires. We’ll hear from the speakers, engage in an open discussion and unpack the intersections between the climate crisis and the prison industrial complex.
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Session 4, Worker Power, the Labor Movement and Climate Justice
- When: Tuesday, November, 14th, 4-530PT / 7-830ET
What: In this workshop, we’ll dive into why we need a powerful low-carbon labor movement to successfully take on the massive challenge that fossil capital poses to achieving climate justice. Since the 1970’s, the Right’s strategy has been to pit labor against the environment, threatening that any action on climate or the environment would mean lost jobs. At the same time, worker rights, protections and organizing power have been bludgeoned. We can’t have climate justice without labor justice. Partnering with leaders in the labor and climate movements, together we’ll learn how to build solidarity between our movements to win a carbon-free world where we can all lead good, dignified lives.