In Metro Vancouver and around the world, climate change doesn't impact everyone equally. Differences in race, identity, sexuality, nationality, and income can amplify its challenges, which is why a climate justice approach is so important. But what is climate justice?
If this topic interests you, you might be also wondering:
Why is climate justice essential for Metro Vancouver?
How can we, as community members, champion daily acts that lead to broader climate equity?
What role does each of us play in building a resilient community amidst these changes?
To find these answers, join us on Saturday, September 23 for an enlightening workshop in Downtown Vancouver on climate justice!
Here's what you can expect:
Expert insights: Amazing speakers will unravel the ties between climate action and justice, sharing deep insights and practical steps for community involvement.
Tools for action: Strategies acquired can be implemented for meaningful changes in your daily life, contributing to a resilient and equitable community.
Connections and collaborations: There are opportunities to mingle with other climate passionate attendees, exchange sparkling ideas, and form lasting connections.
Complimentary food and beverages on offer. We encourage you to bring your own containers and utensils for sustainable purposes.
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned activist, there's a space for you in our mission to shape a resilient and equitable community. Together, let’s take meaningful steps towards a brighter, more just climate future!
Here’re the fantastic speakers we will invite:
Michelle Xie (she/her) is a community organizer, musician, and sociology undergraduate at the University of British Columbia. Her work weaves together climate & disability justice by nurturing community care and building upon traditions of popular & political education. Michelle is a facilitator with the Climate Justice Organizing HUB, creator of the Water Damaged Paper Anthology, coordinator with Climate Justice UBC, and Climate Resilience Lead at the UBC Climate Hub. Through and beyond these roles, she is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive spaces for personal and systemic transformation!
Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky
Sabrina (she/her) is a climate justice advocate, artist, researcher and youth consultant. Over the past two years, she has worked with Youth Climate Lab, the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, and the Emerging Youth Consultancy on a range of projects related to climate policy, green jobs, just transition, and youth leadership. Currently, she is a full-time graduate student in Political Ecology and a part-time Teaching Assistant at the University of Victoria. She is especially passionate about connecting young people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to contribute to climate justice.