LUNCH & SNACKS PROVIDED
PPS student climate activists supported by Sierra Club, Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC), High School Environmental Leadership Project (HELP), and other partner groups.
This will be a 3-day day camp for students to build a foundational understanding of organizing principles in the climate and environmental justice movement. Students will build connections with one another and other activists from across the PPS district. Designed by students, this camp will be facilitated by environmental and social justice organizers. Students will be introduced to the Jemez Principles, and learn campaign strategies and organizing skills and develop the connections involved to initiate successful grassroots movements.
In the past year, there has been a rise in youth activism around the world in response to climate change and climate justice. PPS students, in solidarity with the youth-led climate strikes and the Julianna v. US federal case, organized several successful demonstrations. These actions led students to look at how to build on this movement, making it more equitable to students across district, race, class, age, and identities.
The vision of this camp is to bring - Focus on climate justice with skills that can be applied to any social justice campaign- Create continuity, unity and community among student activists- Connect with current environmental issues along the river and around the city.
August 10, 11, & 12th 9:00-3:00 pm Water Pollution Control Lab, 6543 N. Burlington Ave.& Cathedral Park, St. Johns