Wed, Apr 19|
Expert Topic Webinars - CLIMATE JUSTICE - PBL LAB
Grades 6-12 All Subjects STEM CH via WWU (for two or more Webinars in Series) Work with professionals in Climate Justice to identify curriculum entry points at the intersection of social and environmental justice in context of city and county climate action.
Time & Location
Apr 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
About the Event
Part of an ongoing Wednesday Webinar Series interacting with local experts on sustainable solutions to climate change. STEM Clock Hours can be earned by registering for any two (or more!) webinars. In this webinar we will work with city, county, and community experts who are developing equity action plans and advisory councils to prioritize resource allocation in the communities who have been marginalized in policy making and disenfranchised by the extractive economy. We will analyze the work of Front and Centered, the City of Seattle, King County, Tacoma, Pierce County, and a range of community-based environmental organizations as we explore some of the following lines of inquiry. How can marginalized communities be engaged in local decision making about the issues that most impact their lives? Where are the strongest climate justice policies emerging and how can we amplify them? How can our students have agency and voice in the process? What are the impacts of climate change in our community and how are they experienced by different groups? What if we worked from assets rather than deficits as we build resilient communities? What does an asset map look like in our community? What are the determinants of equity? How do we invest upstream to ensure positive outcomes? Join us!