10 Putnam St
What is the 4/15 Climate Justice Teach-in?
Days before May Day, on Saturday, April 29 thousands of people from across the country will take to the streets as part of the People’s Climate Movement (PCM) mobilization happening in Washington, DC, timed right around Trump’s 100th day in office. Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) is a part of a local effort that includes labor unions, environmental groups, as well as faith, youth and community organizations that are sending over 1,000 people from Boston. This is an opportunity for these groups to build relationships, to define what climate justice means to our region, to connect our struggles and to march with our brothers and sisters from across the country.
As part of our work before we leave for DC, ACE, GreenRoots and the Boston Student Advisory Council are working together to host a Climate Justice Teach-in event being planned for Saturday, April 15, 11am-3pm at the First Church of Roxbury, 10 Putnam. This event is for and led by youth and community residents. We will share, learn, build, and develop alternatives and strategy together to create a Just Transition from the extractive economy that is attacking our communities to a living economy that sustains us. There will be as many as nine different workshops and throughout the day, and participants will be invited to share their stories about #WhyIMarch and help prepare artwork and materials for the PCM. We have also scheduled some days to continue to make artwork and materials on April 13 (4-7pm at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street in JP near Stonybrook), April 19 and 26 (both 5-8pm at ACE, 2201 Washington Street, Suite 302). Please RSVP to [email protected]
DRAFT 4/15 Climate Justice Teach-in Agenda
11-11:45am Welcome, Organization Tabling, Artwork
12-12:45pm Workshop #1 (three breakouts) – Boston Ujima Project (description below), Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)
BREAK grab snacks and drinks
1-1:45pm Workshop #2 (three breakouts) – Boston Ujima Project, DS4SI
1:45-2:30pm Workshop #3 (three breakouts)
2:45pm Debrief and Close
The Boston Ujima Project is bringing together community members to pool their resources in a community-controlled investment fund, and through a participatory budgeting process decide how those resources will be allocated as well as the healthy practices they would like businesses to aim for and uphold.
Through role play, this interactive workshop will allow participants to walk through the phases of an economic cycle, investment, production, consumption, then reinvestment, with community members as the decision makers.