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Video excerpt from SAL/UER workshop on racism at the Global Climate Action Summit

Draft Program on Climate Change, for your comments (updated March 5, 2019) (short version now available)


Sustaining All Life at COP25 in Madrid, Spain

December 2 - December 8, 2019 (español)

Sustaining All Life (SAL) is attending COP25 in Madrid, Spain (moved from Santiago, Chile) with a 30 person delegation. Our goal is to bring our tools of listening and emotional healing to the COP and to make clear the connection between climate change and capitalism, racism, sexism, classism and oppression of indigenous peoples and young people.

With the move of COP25 to Madrid, we will also be holding daily forums highlighting the voices of Latin Americans on issues of climate change and the intersection with social justice.

At COP25 SAL will offer a series of events where we share our understandings, and our tools of listening and healing. We hope to have our own exhibit booth.  We will offer workshops on the following themes: Eliminating the Effects of Racism in Our Work, Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement, Indigenous People and the Fight for the Environment, Climate Change and Institutional Violence, Women and Climate Justice, Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers, Parents Take Action for Climate Justice, Expressing Climate Grief, and The Environment and Health.

We will also do forums (inviting people to come speak from their own experiences) for young people, Indigenous people, Latin Americans, and addressing the impact of climate change in Latin America.

Daily we will hold an Introductory Class on the Tools of Sustaining All Live and a support group for young people and well as meetings for different constituencies.  

SAL Schedule of events (flyer here)


Monday, December 2, 2019

12:00-1:00pm   Catholic Gathering (Green Zone)

2:30-3:30pm  Youth Gathering (Green Zone)

3:00-4:00pm  Workshop:  Expressing Our Climate Grief (Youth Zone 2 COP25)

4:00-6:00pm  Forum:  Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement (Green Zone) (Livestream, Facebook: Sustaining All Life)

5:30-6:30pm  Women's Gathering (Green Zone)

Tuesday, December 3

1:00-3:00pm   Forum: Voices of Latin America (Youth Zone 1 COP25) (Livestream on Facebook:  Sustaining All Life)

4:00-5:30pm  Workshop: Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers (Convergence, Calle Hortaleza, 88)

5:00-6:30pm  Workshop: Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers (Novotel, Room Calathea 1)

Wednesday, December 4

12:00-1:30pm  Workshop: Ending Racism in the Environmental  Movement

2:30-4:00pm  Workshop:  Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement (Green Zone) (Livestream Facebook: Sustaining All Life)

4:00-5:30pm Workshop: Ending Racism in the Environmental  Movement (Convergence, 88 Hortaleza St.)

5:00-6:00pm  Forum:  Indigenous Voices (Green Zone)

6:30-8:00pm  Side Event:  Reclaiming A Sacred Earth:  Women & Youth Fostering Restoration and Healing (Room 6)

Thursday, December 5

1:00-2:30pm  Workshop: Indigenous Peoples and the Fight for  the Environment in Latin America (Indigenous Peoples Pavilion, Green Zone)

2:30-4:00pm  Workshop: Climate Change and Institutional        Violence (Green Zone)

2:30-3:30pm  Youth Gathering (Green Zone)

4:00-5:00pm  Class: Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life (Green Zone)

4:00-5:30pm Workshops: Expressing our Climate Grief (Convergence, 88 Hortaleza Calle)

5:00-7:00pm  Forum: The Impact of Climate Change on          Frontline Communities and Nations (Green Zone

Friday, December 6

10:00-11:00am Workshop: Parents Taking Action for Climate Justice (Green Zone)

12:00-1:00pm Workshop: Catholics and Catholic-heritage People Thinking about Care of the Environment (Green Zone)

13:00 - `14:00   Workshops: Voices of Latin America in the COP (Blue Zone)

12:00-1:00pm Workshop: Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers (Convergence, 88 Hortaleza St.)

2:00-3:00pm  Youth Gathering (Green Zone)

2:00-3:30pm  Workshop: Women and Climate Justice (Green Zone)

4:00-5:00pm  Workshop: The Environment and Health (Green Zone)

Saturday, December 7

12:00-1:45pm Workshop: Expressing our Climate Grief (Social Movement for the Climate)

3:30-5:00pm Workshop: Ending Racism in the Environmental (Social Movement for the Climate)

5:00-6:45pm   Forum: Voices of Latin America (Social Movement for the Climate)



SAL Handouts (Folletos)

Tools for Ending Racism in the Environmental Movement (Spanish/español) (Deutsch) (français)

Young People and the Climate Emergency (español) (Deutsch) (français)

Supporting Young People in Climate Activism (español)

Indigenous People and the Environment  (español) (Deutsch) (français)

Supporting Indigenous Leadership (español)

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers (español(Deutsch) (français)

Building United, Resilient Movements to End the Climate Emergency

Working Together for Unity Among Unions, the Environmental Movements, and All People (español/Spanish)

The Climate Crisis and War

Climate Change: What Can We Do?

Healing our "Climate Grief" (español)

Including Disabled People in the Environmental Movement (español)

The Impact of the Climate Emergency on Women (Spanish/español)

Addressing Classism in the Environmental Movement (Deutsch) (français) (español)

South, Central, and West Asians and Climate Change (Deutsch) (français)

The Role of the U.S. in the Global Climate Emergency

Jews and the Climate Emergency: Building a United Front

Catholics and Climate Change (español)

Parents and Climate Change: Building Support and Unleashing Our Power (español)

The Climate Crisis and Mental Health Oppression (español)

The Work of Sustaining All Life (Arabic) (Chinese) (Korean) (Tagalog) (español)

Re-evaluation Counseling Tools (español)

Central And Eastern Europeans and Climate Change (francais)



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