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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)

 

Fundraising for
Sustaining All Life

 

at the United Nations Climate talks, Glasgow, Scotland
November 9 - 20, 2020

 

While humanity today is faced with a big task, we are also given an important opportunity….

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $60,000 

Sustaining All Life at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9 - 20, 2020

Sustaining All Life will be attending COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland with a large international delegation. Our goal is to bring our tools of listening and discharge to the COP and to make clear the connection between climate change and racism, sexism, classism and oppression of indigenous peoples and young people.

More about our program will be announced shortly. 

Sustaining All Life 2019 Activities

Sustaining All Life attended both COP25 in Madrid, Spain (December 2019) and the New York Climate Summit (September 2019). 

In Madrid, our 30 person delegation secured a prominent location near the entrance of the Green Zone (civil society/non-governmental space) to greet people, display our materials, and hold small workshops, support groups, and forums throughout the day. Our delegation was primarily from Latin America and we focused on bring the voices of Latin America to the COP (which was moved in the last month from Santiago, Chile to Madrid).  We also held workshops throughout the week at a "people's summit."  More information can be found here.

The New York Climate Summit was scheduled during the week of the United Nations General Assembly to bring the parties to the Paris Agreement together to increase the level of national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to temper climate change. With a delegation of 100 RC leaders, we rented space in a building a few blocks from the United Nations and held more than 40 workshops over the week, in addition to "pop-up" workshops, forums, listening projects, and listening circles at demonstrations that occurred that week. We were successful in reaching many people, both from the United Nations Community as well as the local climate activist community, with our work.  More information can be found here.   

Sustaining All Life 

Oppression in our societies interferes with organizing efforts. It wears down and burns out activists. And oppression excludes and marginalizes many communities and nations from both important resources and from the efforts to end the destruction of our environment. Discouragement, hopelessness, and powerlessness also slow the building and sustaining of our efforts.

The Re-evaluation Counseling Communities and Re-evaluation Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)(3)), through our care of the environment project Sustaining All Life, is sending a delegation to these climate talks. We will be active in the "civil society" section: bringing our work on ending racism and other forms of oppression, providing activists with tools for addressing discouragement and burn-out, holding forums where all can hear the voices of Indigenous people, young people, people from parts of the globe already impacted greatly by climate change.   

The Re-evaluation Counseling Community is a grassroots peer-counseling organization (also called co-counseling) that trains people of all backgrounds to assist one another in healing from the emotional scars of oppression and other hurts. By taking turns listening to each other and encouraging emotional release, we heal old wounds. We then become better able to think, to speak out, to be part of, to organize, and to lead others in building a world in which all life forms are valued and the environment is restored and preserved.

Sustaining All Life first sent a delegation to the COPs at COP21 in Paris in 2015, and then to Marrakech, Morocco (COP22) in 2016, Bonn, Germany (COP23) in 2017, Katowice, Poland (COP24) in 2018. We also attended two major climate change conferences in the United States: the Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, California in September 2018 and the United Nations Climate Action Week in New York City, September 2019. Through our workshops, forums, support groups, listening projects, and introductory classes we have reached thousands of people with our perspective and our tools.  Each event builds upon the work done before, as we reconnect with people we worked and build new relationships to further our efforts to halt the climate emergency.  

Sustaining All Life became a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the United Nations (through our parent organization, the Re-evaluation Foundation) in 2016.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us communicate personal healing tools that are important in efforts to replace the current system with one that meets the real needs of humans and other life forms and that protects and restores our environment.

The Work of Sustaining All Life 

 

With decades of experience in working on issues of oppression, our Sustaining All Life delegates, through our workshops, forums, listening projects and conference participation, will

  • Share our understandings of the connections between racism and other oppressions and the current environmental crisis,
  • Emphasize that the work to end oppression must be central in the environmental movement in order for us to build the massive movement now needed to turn the climate crisis around,
  • Give voice to communities and nations already impacted by climate change,
  • Bring activists together to share the hopeful and courageous initiatives they are engaged in,
  • Show how our tools can help support the work of other organizations/activists by effectively freeing ourselves from widespread feelings of hopelessness, discouragement, and powerlessness, and
  • Show how our tools can be used to strengthen relationships and build supportive networks for activists. 

You can see the story of our work at COP21 in Paris at this narrated slide show

Your tax-deductible donation will help to fund our delegates who need financial assistance to attend (many are paying their own expenses). We are raising $30,000 through a variety of fundraising efforts.  These funds will cover flights, accommodations, meals, and conference participation at the COP. It will also support new RCers who came to us through the COPs in their efforts to build RC Communities in their home countries. For more information about our work, see our website: www.rc.org/sustainingalllife

You may also donate by sending a check PAYABLE TO THE RE-EVALUATION FOUNDATION to:

Re-evaluation Foundation
719 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109

More information on the Re-evaluation Foundation is available here.


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