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Our Climate Justice Community School

We host accessible educational programming that contributes to building, strengthening, and connecting popular movements in New York City and beyond to the current climate crisis in order to not only imagine but connect and empower collective agency in continuing the work of elders who came before us in implementing revolutionary solutions to age-old environmental issues. 

The Climate Justice Community School (CJCS)’s mission is to provide a collaborative space for members of the community to host workshops, teach-ins, classes, and more in partnership with Start:Empowerment to foster a culture of learning with a non-sectarian left intellectual culture rooted in the struggles of the poor and dispossessed.

Through education, we aim to build community, to raise political consciousness, and to learn from activists, organizers, and other community leaders in order to connect various camps fighting for justice as none of our collective work will be realized without a planet to call home.

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Public Events

Our Public Education & Events Programming

Click on each image below or click here to visit our Eventbrite page to view all of our events past and present.

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Event Spotlight: Our Summer School Series

What makes this series unique is that it is a foundational course curated by BIPOC organizers consisting of lectures, workshops, and an adjoining resource hub providing readings, calls to action,  and other resources to help community members get involved locally.


Even more specifically, it is taught by mostly QBIPOC organizers and scholar-activists who have organized at the grassroots level and remaining ticket sales that are not used to pay for operations and speakership fees are given to mutual aid causes.

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Thus, the Summer School becomes a space for the general public (and Vanguards) to be able converse with and grapple with environmental and social justice concepts in an entry-level and accessible environment. In addition to creating a regenerative space that seeks to benefit the community by giving back to the community.

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