Classroom Climate Justice Forum

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Classroom Climate ForumUniversity of Pittsburgh Spring 2015

Climate Forum Guidelines for participants

General Resources

  • Doodle Scheduler Here's a tool to help your groups coordinate meetings.
  • Jemez Principles for democratic organizing Build upon the lessons from experience: These principles emerge from the vast knowledge of diverse leaders from many different communities in the U.S. who are working to find ways to help people work together to fight injustice. Most "solutionaries" have realized that changing our relationship with the Earth requires that we begin by changing our relationships with one another.

And the People Shall Lead: Centralizing Frontline Community Leadership in the Movement Towards a Sustainable Planet-- This report from the NAACP helps guide work to overcome the racial inequities that have enabled environmental destruction to continue and that complicate alliance-building for environmental justice.

Here you'll find a document drafted by groups involved in the World Social Forum. Over a number of years, activists pulled together some of the best thinking about how to deal with the climate change dilemma, and the report is organized in sections that correspond with some of our group topics. There are specific proposals as well as arguments about the kinds of policy and cultural changes needed to prevent massive disruptions from climate change.

Action Plan Building Bridges Collective's Analysis and Critique of the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change. This pamphlet, written by autonomous activists from Europe who attended the WPCCC, offers an insightful reflection on the conference, its political significance, its lessons for whether and how social movements should engage with states, and ideas about transnational solidarity.

Group Resources