Do you want to learn how you can help create inclusive, safe spaces in the environmental movement? Are you interested in furthering your understanding of intersectional environmentalism? Do you want to participate in activities and discussions that allow you to reflect on your connection and ties to nature? If you answered yes to any of these questions then, this training is for you!
Who is hosting this training?
In partnership with the University of Guelph Sustainability Office and Future Ancestor Services, two current undergraduate students of the University of Guelph, Nidhi and Stephanie, are leading an environmental justice training to create a platform for our campus community to learn collectively about environmental justice.
The event will be led by Chúk Odenigbo (He/Him), a Founding Director at Future Ancestor Services.
This environmental justice training is made possible through funding from the University of Guelph's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Enhancement Fund.
What is the goal and format of the training?
This training workshop is free to attend and is spread across three days, where each day, we will uncover different topics and try to better the environment and our relation with the green spaces.
Throughout the training, we intend to bring together students, staff and faculty from our University of Guelph community to learn, reflect and discuss environmental justice. This training will further participants understanding of identity as it relates the environment to the learning of anti-oppression and integration of decolonization practices with ecological sustainability.
When is this training, and what content will be covered?
Tuesday, July 13th, 5 - 7 pm EST (virtual event): Participants will be led through a guided discussion where we examine how one’s identity impacts one’s health, one’s connection with nature, and the way one is treated in society.
Wednesday, July 14th (asynchronous): This portion of the training will feature a self-guided reflection in an asynchronous format where the participants will reach a deeper understanding of their own connection with the land and ties to it.
Thursday, July 15th, 5 - 7 pm EDT (virtual event): This virtual guided event will have participants focus on visioning and ideation activities in an effort to better understand the world, our society, and their place in it.
After completing this multi-day training, participants will gain a better understanding of intersectional environmentalism and have been introduced to viewing the environmental/climate movement through multiple lenses.