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On Friday, January 11, the Climate Speakers Network, a program of The Climate Reality Project, is excited to join the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise, the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, and a number of state and local partners to conduct an immersive climate justice training at Duke University. The event will consist of conversations about the complex relationship between the environmental and justice movements, education on the local impacts of climate change, a climate communications training, and interactive workshops and skills-based training sessions on the steps we can take to address the climate crisis.

This event is open to all interested students, and registration is required.  Register here to attend the Climate Justice Workshop.

Students who attend any of the sessions will be welcomed at a networking reception with local organizations at 4:45 PM.  

Climate Justice Workshop Agenda
January 11, 2019

**This is a draft agenda and changes may still be made prior to the event.**

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Welcome

1:40 PM – 2:25 PM Inclusion for a Just Transition
For too long, the most vulnerable among us have been the most impacted by environmental injustice. The day will begin with a discussion about the disproportionate burden borne low income and communities of color.

2:25 PM – 3:10 PM Using Stories to Change the World
The traditional narrative around climate change has been dominated by facts and figures, fueling the perception of climate change as a scientific and environmental issue. This workshop will focus on the power of storytelling and personal narratives to create a diverse chorus of voices calling for action.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM Student Action
What role can students play in taking climate action? How can students be more involved in the local community and the local communities environmental and climate justice efforts?

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM Move into Breakouts

3:50 PM – 4:40 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions (choose 1 to attend)

Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier
Climate change is often described as a threat multiplier. This breakout will look at hog farming, coal ash, and other environmental justice issues in North Carolina that are made even worse by the impacts of climate change, and discuss what can be done to help mitigate the issues.

Priced for the Privileged: The Challenge of Energy Efficiency
Ensuring a more just and sustainable world for all will require a more efficient use of our energy resources. Tragically, low income and communities of color frequently live in homes which have not been upgraded with energy efficient technologies and are left behind by programs which try and promote them. This breakout will focus on the unjust burden placed on certain communities’ due to the homes they live in and provide students with practical solutions they can implement in their apartments, homes, and communities.

Feed the City, Green the City
There are few personal steps one can take to improve their own health as well that of our planet, including choosing to consume a healthier and more sustainable diet. Tragically, low income and communities of color frequently lack access to these foods. This breakout will focus on food deserts in low-income communities and how community gardens are helping tackle the problem.

4:40 PM – 5:30 PM Networking Reception
Enjoy light refreshments while mingling with fellow organizations, community leaders and organizers who are working on various projects to further social, environmental, and economic justice in North Carolina.

Details

Date:
January 11
Time:
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Field Auditorium, Environment Hall