Sustaining All Life/United to End Racism at the New York Climate Summit

September 19-27, 2019

A large delegation for Sustaining All Life/United to End Racism will be attending the New York Climate Summit, September 2019.  The New York Climate Summit is 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.

Our goal is to bring our tools of listening and discharge to groups and individuals attending the NY Climate Summit and to make clear the connection between climate change and capitalism, racism, sexism, classism, and oppression of indigenous peoples and young people.  We will also be urging the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement and fulfill our commitment to the future.  

We are working with local activist groups to plan and schedule events during the week, starting with a Student Strike and march on Friday, September 20.  On the weekend (September 21 and 22) SAL/UER will hold 6 days of workshops and forums (36 total, 1.5 hours each, followed by an hour long support group) and daily introductions to RC from 10 am to 6:30 pm at several locations in Manhattan. Some of our events are sponsored as part of Climate Week and the Nature4Climate Hub, some are in partnership with the New Economy Project, and some are ours alone. We are also planning a "Families Fighting the Climate Emergency" day in Central Park on Saturday, September 21.

Below is a detailed description of the activities we are planning.  

 

 

SAL/UER Plans for UN Climate Action Week

 

THURSDAY (9/19)—RC WORKSHOP

6 pm    Welcome:  RC workshop begins led by Barbara Love, Teresa Enrico, and Diane Shisk

9 pm    Home

 

FRIDAY (9/20)—GLOBAL STUDENT STRIKE AND MARCH FOR CLIMATE AND RC WORKSHOP CONTINUES

LISTENING PROJECTS NEAR THE UNITED NATIONS

9 am    Gather and continue our workshop until time to head to strike locations and listening projects

The majority of the delegation will attend the strike and march, do listening projects, take cool signs, do short workshops and forums on supporting youth, ending racism, and tools for activists. Probably gathering at Times Square at 2 pm and then marching to Washington Square Park.  

Some people will head to the United Nations in the morning to do listening projects with those heading toward the Climate Summit, and informing them about our workshops and forums. 

Return to workshop

9 pm    Home 

 

SATURDAY (9/21)—1st DAY OF SAL/UER WORKSHOPS; CENTRAL PARK FAMILY AND YOUNG PEOPLE EVENT; LISTENING PROJECTS AT UN

9 am    Meet at workshop location (4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd St, between 5th and 6th Avenues). Divide into teams to support workshops and those preparing for Central Park event.

SIX WORKSHOPS (2 at a time), each followed by a one-hour support group.  Also, Introduction to RC.  Location of all: 4 West 43rd St.

Building United, Resilient Movements to End the Climate Emergency 10 – 11:30 am Green Room

War and Climate Change 10 – 11:30 am Aqua Room

Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life 1 – 2:30 pm Green Room

Bringing Labor and Climate Justice Movements Together for a Sustainable Future 1 – 2:30 pm Aqua Room

Sustaining Ourselves as Organizers and Activists 4 – 5:30 pm Green Room

Mental Health and Climate Justice 4 – 5:30 pm Aqua Room

Introductory Class to the Tools of Sustaining All Life 5:30 – 6:30 pm Aqua Room

LISTENING PROJECTS AT UNITED NATIONS

Listening projects with those heading toward the Climate Summit, informing them about our workshops and forums. 

CENTRAL PARK EVENT

1 pm to 5 pm.  Engaging young people in games and art, offering young people's listening circles, parent groups, listening projects.  

5-7 pm Gather at BRC for sessions, dinner, and evening meeting

9 pm    Home 

 

SUNDAY (9/22)—2nd DAY OF SAL/UER WORKSHOPS

9 am    Meet at workshop location (4 West 43rd St.)

TEN WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS, each followed by a one-hour support group. All workshops and forums at 4 West 43rd Street except the one at the New School.

Women and Climate Justice 10 – 11:30 am Green Room

Jews and Climate Justice: Building a United Front 10 – 11:30 am Aqua Room

Forum: The Impact of the Climate Emergency on New York State 10 - 11:30 am Blue Room

Sustaining Indigenous Life 1 – 2:30 pm Green Room

Supporting Young People of Color in the Climate Movement 1 – 2:30 pm Aqua Room

Forum: Personal Stories of Activism to Communicate Hope and Courage, 1 - 2:30 pm Blue Room

Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life 3:30 - 5:00 pm (New School)

Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement 4 – 5:30 pm Green Room

Parents Take Action for Climate Justice 4 – 5:30 pm Aqua Room

Forum: Climate Emergency: Impact on Frontline Communities 4 - 5:30 pm Blue Room

Introductory Class to the Tools of Sustaining All Life 5:30 – 6:30 pm Aqua Room

LISTENING PROJECTS AT UNITED NATIONS

Listening projects with those heading toward the Climate Summit, informing them about our workshops and forums. 

Tentative plan: workshop at Nature4Climate Hub event on Forests Action, along with listening projects and listening circles in Times Square.  Ten applications submitted.

5-7 pm Gather for sessions, dinner, and evening meeting

9 pm    Home

 

MONDAY (9/23)—SAL/UER WORKSHOPS, FORUMS, AND POP-UP WORKSHOPS AT KEY OCCUPIED LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY

9 am    Gather and prep for the day

CLIMATE WEEK WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS

Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life 10 - 11:30 am Green Room

War and Climate Change 1 - 2:30 pm Green Room

Women and Climate Justice 1 - 2:30 pm 

Forum: Young People Leading on the Climate Emergency Now and Into the Future 4 - 5:30 pm Green Room

Introductory Class to the Tools of Sustaining All Life 5:30 – 6:30 pm Green Room

LISTENING PROJECTS AT UNITED NATIONS

Listening projects with those heading toward the Climate Summit, informing them about our workshops and forums. 

CLIMATE SUMMIT DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND NYC

Tentative plan: break into 5 geographic teams, each prepared to do work on racism, youth and some other subjects.  Leaders of racism work: Barbara, Teresa, Azi, Fela, Nazish.  Leaders of youth work: Amalia, Carlos, Esty, Nina, Rae.  A lead organizer will be assigned to each leader, and the rest of us break up into teams to assist and support the work.  Goal to do: Intros to RC, Racism workshop, Supporting young people workshop, Tools for activists workshop, Forums, Caucuses, Listening projects, Listening circles, Sessions, and whatever else you want to do within spaces being blocked by the activist groups (without our getting arrested).  (We will talk to XR and those organizing the demos in advance.). We expect there to be tens of thousands of people out.). 

Tentative plan: workshop at Nature4Climate Hub event on Agriculture, food, and land, along with listening projects and listening circles in Times Square.  Ten applications submitted

5-7 pm Gather for sessions, dinner, and evening meeting

9 pm    Home

 

TUESDAY (9/24)— SAL/UER ACCEPTED WORKSHOPS

 9 am    Gather and prep for the day

Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Sharing Our Stories to Build, Unite, and Sustain Our Communities Toward Resiliency and Justice 10 - 11:30 am Green Room

U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism 10 - 11:30 am (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Supporting Indigenous Leadership 1 - 2:30 pm (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Expressing Climate Grief 1 - 2:30 pm Green Room

 Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement 4 - 5:30 pm Green Room 

Women, Climate Emergency, and the New Economy 4 - 5:30 pm (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Introductory Class to the Tools of Sustaining All Life 5:30 – 6:30 pm Green Room

5-7 pm Gather for sessions, dinner, and evening meeting

9 pm    Home

 

WEDNESDAY (9/25)— SAL/UER ACCEPTED WORKSHOPS

9 am    Gather and prep for the day

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers 10 - 11:30am Green Room

A New Economy and People of Color in the Forefront of Change 10 - 11:30 am (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Sharing Our Stories to Build, Unite, and Sustain Our Communities Toward Climate Resiliency and Justice 1 - 2:30 pm (Nature4Climate)

Supporting Young People of Color in the Climate Movement 1 - 2:30 pm Green Room

Young People Leading the Way to a Sustainable World 1 - 2:30 pm (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Expressing Climate Grief 4 - 5:30 pm Green Room

Climate Activism 4 - 5:30 pm (in partnership with New Economy Project) 520 8th Ave.

Introductory Class to the Tools of Sustaining All Life 5:30 – 6:30 pm Green Room 

5-7 pm Gather for sessions, dinner, and evening meeting

9 pm    Home 

 

THURSDAY (9/26)—RC DAY LONG WORKSHOP AND DEBRIEF

9 am to 9 pm

 

FRIDAY (9/27)—SAL/UER WORKSHOPS ON WALL STREET (UN will be meeting on Climate Finance)

9 am    Gather and prep for the day

Tentative plan: pop up workshops in park near Wall St. Listening projects and listening circles to give U.S.ers a chance to express our anger and dismay that U.S. government and major corporations are not part of the climate solution.

The Role of the U.S. in the Climate Emergency 10 - 11:30 am NYU

Bringing Labor and Climate Justice Movements Together for a Sustainable Future 1 - 2:30 pm NYU

Climate Emergency: Capitalism’s Failure 4 - 5:30 pm NYU

6 pm Finish with closing circle and go home. 

 

LIST OF ALL WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS 

Stay in touch with us during the Climate Summit on Facebook (sustainingalllife), Twitter (@sustainalllife), and Instagram (sustaining_all_life).

 

   

SAL Handouts

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

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

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

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

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

War and Climate Change
(español/Spanish)

Including Disabled People in the Environmental Movement (español)

The Impact of Climate Change on Women (Spanish/español)

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

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

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

Re-evaluation Counseling Tools (español)

Central And Eastern Europeans and Climate Change (francais)

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