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 attended the United Nations Climate Action Summit the week of September 23, 2019.  The 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.  

You can see a slideshow of our week here.  

We brought our tools of listening and discharge to groups and individuals attending the Climate Strike, the Summit, and related events. We focused on making clear the connection between climate change and capitalism, racism, sexism, classism, and oppression of indigenous peoples and young people.  We also held events and had materials urging the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement and fulfill our commitment to the future.  

About another 150 local Co-Counselors and friends joined us for the march on Friday the 20th and we were very pleased with our presence: drumming, changing, and with a beautiful assortment of signs and banners. Starting the day after the march we held seven days of workshops and forums (40 total, 1.5 - 2 hours each, most followed by an hour long support group) and daily introductions to RC, all held from 10 am to 6:30 pm at several locations in Manhattan. Attendance was good--many people were connected in some way to the United Nations, others were in New York to attend the Climate Action Summit, and local climate activists also attended.  People are very receptive to our ideas and practice, and many stated for our support groups and introductory class.

Some of our events were sponsored as part of Climate Week and the Nature4Climate Hub, some were in partnership with other organizations, and some were ours alone. 

Here is our comprehensive flyer which you can download and distribute. (Print version folds into pocket-size flyer.) The PDF has live links to all events.  

 

 

SAL/UER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PDF of Full Schedule

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

9am     Listening Projects near the United Nations, 9am

12pm   Global Student Strike and March, 12pm, starting at Foley Square. March to Battery Park and rally at 4PM. GlobalClimateStrike.net for details

 

SATURDAY (9/21)

9am     Listening Projects near the United Nations, 9-10:30am

10am   Workshops and Forum

Building United, Resilient Movements to End the Climate Emergency, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)(Handout)

War and Climate Change, 10–11:30am, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

The Impact of Climate Change on Puerto Rico, 10am–12pm, 4w43rd Blue Room (Spanish Flyer) (English Flyer)

1pm  Making a Climate for Families, 1-5 pm, 10am-6pm for set up and clean up, Central Park (Flyer)

1pm    Workshops

Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life, 1–2:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

Bringing Labor and Climate Justice Movements Together for a Sustainable Future, 1–2:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout)

4pm   Workshops

Mental Health and Climate Justice, 4–5:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers, 4–5:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout) (Handout 2

5:30pm   Introductory Class to the Theory and Tools of Sustaining All Life, 5:30–6:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer)

 

SUNDAY (9/22)

9am     Listening Projects near the United Nations, 9 - 10:30am

10am   Workshops and Forum

Supporting Young People of Color in the Climate Movement, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

Women and Climate Justice, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

Forum: The Impact of the Climate Emergency on New York State, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Blue Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

1pm    Workshops and Forum

Jews and Climate Justice: Building a United Front, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout)

Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

Forum: Climate Emergency: Impact on Frontline Communities, 1-3:00pm, 4w43rd Blue Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

2 pm    Listening Projects near the United Nations, 2 pm

3:30pm Workshop: Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life, 3:30-5:00 pm, (New School, Wollman Hall, Room 500, 65 W 11th St. NYC 10011) (Flyer) (Handout)

4pm   Workshops

Forum: Personal Stories of Activism to Communicate Hope and Courage, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Blue Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

Parents Take Action for Climate Justice, 4–5:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

Sustaining Indigenous Life, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

5:30pm  Introductory Class to the Theory and Tools of Sustaining All Life, 5:30–6:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer)

 

MONDAY (9/23)

9am     Listening Projects near the United Nations, 9 - 10:30am

9am     Workshop: Backing Women & Girls in to Lead in Sustainable Agriculture, 9-10:30am Nature4Climate, Convene, Madison Hub South, 101 Park Avenue (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

10am   Workshop: Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer)  (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

1pm  Workshop: Expressing Climate Grief, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer) (Handout)

4pm   Forum: Young People Leading on the Climate Emergency Now and Into the Future, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

5 pm Workshop: Migration is a Climate Issue, 5-6:30pm, 4w43rd Room 407 (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

5:30pm   Introductory Class to the Theory and Tools of Sustaining All Life, 5:30–6:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer)

 

TUESDAY (9/24)

10am   Workshops

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout)

1pm   Workshops

Supporting Young People of Color in the Climate Movement, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

Supporting Indigenous Leadership, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer)  (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Sharing Our Stories to Build, Unite, and Sustain Our Communities Toward Resiliency and Justice, 1-2:30pm, Convene, Madison Hub South, 101 Park Ave (Flyer)

4pm   Workshops

Young People at the Forefront of the Climate Movement, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

Women, Climate Emergency, and the New Economy, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

5:30pm  Introductory Class to the Theory and Tools of Sustaining All Life, 5:30–6:30pm, Green Room (Flyer)

 

WEDNESDAY (9/25)

10am   Workshops

War and Climate Change, 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout)

A New Economy and People of Color in the Forefront of Change 10-11:30am, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout)

1pm   Workshops

Pakikinigang Magkapwa: Sharing Our Stories to Build, Unite, and Sustain Our Communities Toward Climate Resiliency and Justice, 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)

Young People Leading the Way to a Sustainable World 1-2:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer) (Handout 1) (Handout 2)

4pm   Workshops

Expressing Climate Grief, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer) (Handout)

Climate Activism, 4-5:30pm, 4w43rd Aqua Room (Flyer) (Handout  1) (Handout 2)

5:30pm  Introductory Class to the Theory and Tools of Sustaining All Life, 5:30–6:30pm, 4w43rd Green Room (Flyer)

 

THURSDAY (9/26)

RC workshop and debrief, all day 

 

FRIDAY (9/27)

10am Workshop: Bringing Labor and Climate Justice Movements Together for a Sustainable Future, 10-11:30am, 1st Floor Kimball Hall (NYU), 246 Greene Street (Flyer) (Handout)

1pm   Workshop: Climate Emergency: Capitalism’s Failure, 1-2:30 pm, 1st Floor Kimball Hall (NYU), 246 Greene Street (Flyer) (Handout)

2:30 Workshop: Tools for Climate Activists, Sunset Park (45 minutes)

3:15 Workshop: Eliminating Racism in the Climate Movement, Sunset Park (45 minutes)

4pm  Workshop: The Role of the U.S. in the Climate Emergency,  4-5:30pm, 1st Floor Kimball Hall (NYU), 246 Greene Street (Flyer) (Handout)

 PDF of Full Schedule

Some of our events were live-streamed on Facebook (sustainingalllife), live-tweeted on Twitter (@sustainalllife), and Instagram (sustaining_all_life) has many photos and notes.

   

SAL Handouts

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

Working Together for Unity Among Unions, the Environmental Movements, and All People

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

The Climate Crisis and Mental Health Oppression

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

Moving Beyond Capitalism to Sustaining All Life

Building United, Resilient Movements to End the Climate Emergency

Catholics and Climate Change

Including Disabled People in the Environmental Movement (español)

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

Supporting Indigenous Leadership

Jews and the Climate Emergency: Building a United Front

Moving Beyond Capitalism to Sustaining All Life

Parents and Climate Change: Building Support and Unleashing our Power

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

Supporting Young People’s Activism in the Climate Emergency

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

The Role of the US in the Global Climate Emergency

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

Healing Our "Climate Grief"

Climate Change: What Can We Do?

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

Re-evaluation Counseling Tools (español)

Central And Eastern Europeans and Climate Change (francais)

UER HANDOUTS

United to End Racism

Intro to The Work of United to End Racism

Internalized Racism

The Role of White People in Ending Racism

SAL PAMPHLET IN MANY LANGUAGES

English, Español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), 日本語 (Japanese), עברית (Hebrew), العربية (Arabic), Nederlands (Dutch), Norsk (Norwegian), FarsiHindiFrançais (French), Suomea (Finnish), Polski (Polish), Deutsch  (German), русский (Russian)

 


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