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CLIMATE JUSTICE
COMMUNITY SCHOOL

The mission of our Climate Justice Community School (CJCS) is to host accessible educational programming, workshops, teach-ins, skill-shares, webinars, classes, and more — led and curated by grassroots interlocutors in collaboration with Start:Empowerment to build community, raise political consciousness, and connect popular movements fighting for justice in NYC and beyond. 

Since it's conception in 2022, the Climate Justice Community School has developed mass political education events to redefine justice and intersectionality in the climate movement and fostered a culture of learning rooted in the struggles of the poor and dispossessed. 

We have proudly hosted 26 events, 61 speakers, and 38+ workshops and helped over 4,800 individuals have deepen their political education knowledge. 

Through our public, political education, events, skill-shares, and trainings, we seek to foster intergenerational relationships, build sustainable community infrastructure, and learn from activists, organizers, and other community leaders in order to connect various camps fighting for justice and liberation, as none of our collective work will be realized without a planet to call home. 

Event Spotlight: 
Summer School

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.

 

This six week long series is aught 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.

This Is What Environmental Justice Leadership Looks Like

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Grassroots organizers, EJ elders, Political Prisoners, activist-scholars, and Indigenous folx were teachers. 

4,800+

Individuals deepened their political and environmental knowledge, skills, and learnt how to build community infrastructure to protect from climate disasters. 

$11,900

Was  fundraised to compensate these leaders and for Mutual Aid Organisation and Youth  working on community-based projects in NYC and around the world. 

The Climate Justice Community School has become a space for the general public to be able converse with and grapple with environmental and social justice concepts and trainings in an accessible environment. In addition to creating a regenerative space that seeks to build sustainable community infrastructure and develop mindsets to combat the climate crisis.

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