Young People are a revolutionary force and have been at the forefront of many important social movements. Youth are playing a vital role in the climate movement today. The lack of respect for young people’s thinking and leadership abilities can mean that the important abilities we have to offer are underutilized. We can internalize the lack of respect and fail to take ourselves seriously, despite our many accomplishments. Racism also interferes in our building strong relationships.
In this workshop, we will communicate our understandings of young people’s oppression and internalized oppression, our vision for young leadership in the climate movement and how allies can support us. We will also share tools for addressing racism that we can use in our relationships and movements and learn the approaches used by Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism to heal from the damage of oppression, increase our effectiveness in the climate justice movement, and prevent burnout.
This event is part of the Youth and Climate Activism program of Climate Week NYC.