COP28 Photo Gallery

Welcome to Sustaining All Life / United to End Racism at COP28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Our events occur 4 - 10 December.  Here are photos of some of our events and highlights.

Barbara Love, Chioma Okonkwo present at our first workshop: Healing the Trauma of the Climate Crisis. Iman Awadh interpreting into Arabic.  All our events are interpreted into Arabic.

Barbara speaking, Anas Raghib interpreting into Arabic.

Listening circle at Healing Trauma workshop.  Each hour and a half workshop is followed by an optional hour long listening circle, what we are calling support groups. 

Listening circles at Healing Trauma workshop.  More and more people are staying for the listening circles.

Demonstration of what we do at Healing Trauma workshop.  People are using the opportunity well. 

Most of the SAL/UER delegation to COP28.

Good attention at an informal introduction to RC in the Green Zone.  We don't have any allocated space in the Green Zone, but this space is nice!  We are calling it our office.

Our second workshop: Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Climate Activism, led by Janet Kabue and Chioma Okonkwo. 

Another view of the Racism workshop. 

Everyone attends the listening circles afterwards. 

We have excellent materials and people take note. 

Entrance to the COP28 venue. 

Climate art at the COP.

Leaders of the Forum on Colonization & Racism in Africa: Relevance to the Climate Emergency, led by Onii Nwangwu-Stevenson and Urbain Bamana.

Forum: Colonization & Racism in Africa: Relevance to the Climate Emergency

Speaker from the Caribbean at the forum.  We had three panelists.

Listening circle in the Colonization Forum.

Listening exchanges at the Colonization forum.  People are very engaged.  There was no "in and out" at this event!

Stretching in the Blue Zone....

Engaging passers-by. 

Workshop: Listening Circles: A Powerful Tool for Climate Activists.

Listening with great attention. 

We held listening circles daily, apart from our events, for anyone interested.  This woman promises to bring her whole organization tomorrow.

And indeed she did.  We held a special class on the impact of colonization for this  network of people across Brasil addressing climate change, with a comprehensive agenda.

Saturday Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life, led by Laila Gadd and Johanna Ghattas.

Listening exchanges at the Introduction to the Tools of SAL on Saturday. 

War and Climate Justice workshop, led by Azi Khalili, Nazish Riaz, and Iman Awadh.

Listening exchanges at the war workshop.

This COP was unusually restrictive about what activities would be sanctioned.  This very careful listening project on the next to the last day is approved after several interviews with security. 

Quite a few workers were interested.  We did short classes and listening exchanges.

The first listening project for Sara Ghanem of Egypt.  She listens well.

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