Climate Justice Teach-ins: Boston PCM!

April 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Boston People's Climate Movement

Original Facebook event here


On April 29, people from across MA will converge on the Boston Common to RALLY FOR JOBS, JUSTICE, AND CLIMATE (12-1pm) and participate in CLIMATE JUSTICE TEACH-INS (1:30-4:00pm) to learn more about the intersection between climate change and a range of other social justice issues as part of a national day of action for the #PeoplesClimate March.

All teach-ins will happen at an indoor space near the Common between 1:30-4:00pm, divided into two 1-hour sessions (1:45-2:45pm and 3:00-4:00pm), so you’ll be able to choose 2 workshops to attend. A final schedule of when and where each teach-in will be held will be released one week before the event. At the moment all spaces are wheelchair accessible, most sessions will offer language interpretation services, and childcare will be provided. Snacks will also be provided.

For questions about accessibility at these events, please contact Hannah Klein: [email protected]

-What is Climate Change & How Does it Affect Me? (Mass Energy Consumers Alliance & SEIU 32BJ) –> If you are new to the topic of climate change, this is for you! **Bilingual session in Spanish/English**

-A Conversation with Young People about Climate Change (Boston Community Leadership Academy) –> Led by BPS students, the impact of climate change on their futures and how they’re taking action

-Climate Justice Education for All (Boston Student Advisory Council & Boston Teachers Union) –> Led by BPS students and teachers, the K-12 “Climate Curriculum” they developed and the importance of climate justice education

-Public Health Consequences of Climate Change (MA Nurses Association & 1199 SEIU) –> Led by healthcare workers, the various ways that climate change is having an impact on our health

-Agricultural Justice: From Farm to Table (Labor Guild) –> Led by local farmers, where our food comes from and how workers and the environment are treated along the way

-Drowned Out: The Water Apartheid of Flint and Communities of Color (Black Lives Matter Cambridge) –> Led by DiDi Delgado, environmental racism in Flint, Baton Rouge, Haiti, and more

-How to be a White Ally for Climate Justice –> Led by Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, for white people, how to get started to be a good ally with communities of color **WILL TAKE UP THE FULL 2 SESSIONS, 1:00-3:30**

-Another Economy is Possible: PART 1, INTRO (Boston Ujima Project) –> Learn about growing a new economy in Boston based on democracy, sustainability and justice

-Another Economy is Possible: PART 2, ACTION (Boston Ujima Project) –> Learn more about steps you can take to make concepts learned in Part 1 a reality

-Raising Up Massachusetts for Economic Justice (Raise Up Mass) –> Learn about Fight for $15 and other campaigns to build an economy in MA that works for ALL people and the planet

-Climate Change, Race, & Capitalism (Freedom Road, Boston Climate Action Network, & Corporate Accountability International) –> Learn about the root causes of climate change, from systemic racism to capitalism

-Three Bridges From Ancient Wisdom to Climate Activism (Organic Torah Institute) –> Learn about how confronting climate change involves not just technical solutions, but deeply shifting how we see our place in the world, and how faith traditions play a role

-War vs. Climate –> Led by Nazish Riaz, how war is accelerating climate change in communities of color globally and what is needed to end war and climate change

-Muslim Justice & Climate Change (Muslim Justice League) –> Learn about what’s really happening in the Muslim community, how these issues are connected to global climate change, and how allies can support **SUNDAY, 11am-1:30pm**

-Marshal Training for May 1 immigrant justice marches (May 1 Coalition) –> Learn how to do basic marshaling for direct actions and the important role that marshals play **SATURDAY, 4-5pm**

-Marshal Training for May 1 immigrant justice marches (May 1 Coalition) Learn how to do basic marshaling for direct actions and the important role that marshals play **SUNDAY, 10-11am**

More information on the Boston People’s Climate Mobilization day of action on April 29 and RSVP for the rally: