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SUSTAINING ALL LIFE at COP25 in Madrid, Spain

 

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After our experiences at the COPs (Conference of the Parties, United Nations talks on climate change) in Paris, Marrakech, Bonn, and Katowice in the last four years, Sustaining All Life will be present at COP25 in Santiago, Chile (now Madrid, Spain) in December. Our goals are to share our theory and practice with those directly involved in decision-making and agitating for climate action now. We will work to help people see the connection between climate change and capitalism, racism, sexism, classism, and the oppression of indigenous peoples and young people. We want to make a space where people from the different oppressed groups who are often denied a voice in the mainstream climate movement and in the media, can share their experiences, their activism, their hopes and struggles, while being listened to with respect.

With the change of the COP from Chile to Spain, we will also be holding an event each day highlighting Latin American experiences of climate change and the connection with social justice issues. 

Our activities will be in the Green Zone (civil society).  The specific events we will host are workshops on: Ending Racism in the Environmental Movement, Indigenous People and the Fight for the Environment, Young People Leading in the Climate Movement, Expressing Climate Grief, Climate Change and Institutional Violence, Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers, Women and Climate Justice, Parents Taking Action for Climate Justice, The Environment and Health, Catholics and Catholic-heritage People Thinking about Care of the Environment.  We will offer forums highlighting the voices of indigenous people, Latin Americans, young people, frontline communities impacted by climate change, and climate activists. We will also hold caucuses and support groups.  

 

The key issues to be discussed by governments are the necessity of increased efforts by every country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increased financial aid from the wealthy nations to those who cannot make the needed changes without assistance.  

Follow us on Facebook: Sustaining All Life, on Twitter at #SustainAllLife, and on Instagram at sustaining_all_life.

Workshops

Our workshops communicate our perspectives about topics related to climate change. They offer tools of active listening that we can use to free ourselves and others from emotional hurts that interfere with our thinking and engagement in the climate emergency. Our workshops are interactive, giving everyone the opportunity to share our experiences and listen to each other. 

After each workshop we will offer a support group for one hour. 

A flyer listing the schedule of these events will be available soon.

Indigenous People and the Fight for the Environment

Thu. Dec. 5 @ 12:00pm

Ending Racism in the Environmental Movement

Fri. Dec. 6 @ 2:00pm

Climate Change and Institutional Violence 

Fri. Dec. 6 @ 12:00pm

Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers

Fri. Dec. 6 @ 6:00pm

Women and
Climate Justice

Fri. Dec. 6 @ 4:00pm

Young People Leading in the Climate Movement

Thu. Dec. 5 @ 4:00pm

Parents
Take Action for Climate Justice

 

Tue. Dec. 3 @ 2:00pm

Expressing Climate Grief

 

Thu. Dec. 5 @ 6:00pm

The Environment and Health

 

Tue. Dec. 3 @ 10:00am

Catholics and Catholic-Heritage People Thinking about Care of the Environment

Tue. Dec. 3 @ 12:00pm

Forums

Sustaining All Life forums offer activists 3-5 minutes to speak about the impact of climate change on their people, share important moments in their activism, and more.  Periodically the flow of speakers is paused for the opportunity for the audience to exchange listening with one another in pairs.

We will also be leading a daily introductory class on the tools of Sustaining All Life.

Climate Emergency: Impact on Frontline Communities

Wed. Dec. 4 @ 10:00am
Fri. Dec. 6 @ 10:00am

Indigenous Voices

Wed. Dec. 4 @ 12:00pm
Thu. Dec. 5 @ 10:00am

Young Activists

Wed. Dec. 4 @ 2:00pm
Thu. Dec. 5 @ 2:00pm

Many young...

Voices from Latin America

Mon. Dec. 2 @ 4:00pm
Tues. Dec. 3 @ 4:00pm
Wed. Dec. 4 @ 4:00pm
Sat. Dec. 7 @12:00pm

People from Latin America will speak from...

Classes

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Introduction

to the Tools of Sustaining All Life​

Wed. Dec. 4 @ 4:00pm
Thu. Dec. 5 @ 4:00pm
Fri. Dec. 6 @ 4:00pm

SAL Daily Schedule

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sustaining All Life Booth, Green Zone, COP25

12:00 pm   Youth Caucus

1:30 pm     Catholic Caucus

3:00 pm     Indigenous Caucus

4:00 pm     Forum: Voices from Latin America

4:30 pm     Women's Caucus

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sustaining All Life Booth, Green Zone, COP25

10:00 am      Workshop: The Environment and Health

12:00 pm      Workshop: Catholics and Catholic-heritage People Thinking about Care of the Environment

2:00 pm        Workshop: Parents Taking Action for Climate Justice

4:00 pm        Youth Caucus

4:00 pm        Forum: Voices from Latin America

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Green Zone, COP25

10:00 am      Forum: The Impact of Climate Change on Frontline Communities and Nations

12:00 pm      Forum: Indigenous Voices

2:00 pm        Forum: Young Activists

4:00 pm        Class: Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life (Sustaining All Life Booth)

4:00 pm        Forum: Voices from Latin America

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Green Zone Conference Room, COP25

10:00 am      Forum: Indigenous Voices

12:00 pm      Workshop: Indigenous Peoples and the Fight for the Environment in Latin America

2:00 pm        Forum: Young Activists

4:00 pm        Workshop: Young People Leading in the Climate Movement

4:00 pm        Class: Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life (Sustaining All Life Booth)

6:00 pm        Workshop: Expressing Our Climate Grief

Friday, December 6, 2019

Green Zone Conference Room, COP25

10:00 am      Forum: The Impact of Climate Change on Frontline Communities and Nations

12:00 pm      Workshop: Climate Change and Institutional Violence

2:00 pm        Workshop: Ending Racism in the Environmental Movement

4:00 pm        Workshop: Women and Climate Justice

4:00 pm        Class: Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life (Sustaining All Life Booth)

6:00 pm        Workshop: Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sustaining All Life Booth, Green Zone, COP25

12:00 pm        Forum: Voices from Latin America

Our Delegation at COP25

Our international delegation consists of 32 people representing Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the US.  Diane Shisk (U.S.) and Iliria Unzueta (Mexico) will lead the delegation. 

Handouts

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

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

 

Supporting Young People's Activism in the Climate Emergency (español)

 

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

 

Supporting Indigenous Leadership

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

Building a Strong, Resilient Climate Justice Movement

Working Together for Unity among Unions, the Environmental Movements, and All People  (español)

Healing Our Climate Grief (español)

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

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

The Impact of the Climate Emergency on Women (español)

 

The Climate Crisis and War (español)

Including Disabled People in the Environmental Movement

Catholics and Climate Change

Jews and the Climate Emergency: Building a United Front
 

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

Central and Eastern Europeans and Climate Change (français)

Climate Change: What Can We Do?

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

The Climate Crisis and Mental Health Oppression (español)

Re-evaluation Counseling Tools (español)

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