Let’s come together online to align understanding and action in support of effective, collective responses to the moment we are living in.
We’ve been through a global pandemic. Soaring prices for housing and food make it increasingly difficult to secure our basic needs. Wildfire smoke and damaging storms are commonplace. Our entrenched political divides are laced with conflict and create a sense of insecurity. How do we make sense of these realities? Where can we glimpse the kind of possibility worth coming together to work for? This workshop provides an opportunity to connect, explore a shared vision of Just Transition, and consider the question: What will it take to build systems centered on care for each other and our shared home? What would it mean for many of us in the Mahicantuck (Hudson) Valley to be focused on social and ecological well-being? Join us online, in community, to deepen your understanding of the Just Transition framework, principles and practices. Through video, reflection, story sharing, and small group discussion, you will:
- See people from across the country describing aspects of Just Transition
- Hear how other participants respond to the framework
- Connect your own experience to extractive and regenerative economic paradigms
- Gain a sense of the framework, principles and practices, and where they come from
- Discuss ways you are drawn toward weaving one or more Just Transition principles and practices into your Good Work
This offering will be co-facilitated by a combination of these GWI Workers, whose fuller bios are available here.
Aja (she/her) is an Afro-Latina raising 3 daughters with her partner of 20+ years, growing food and medicine, creating art, loving hard and strengthening connections in her beloved communities throughout the Mahicantuck River Valley. The Just Transition is central to her work, both personally and professionally, because she strongly believes that a successful community is made up of individuals working collaboratively on all fronts to create avenues to build a healthier, thriving, more sustainable environment.
Micah (he/him) is of mixed race (black and white) and mixed religion, and grew up in two different socio-economic homes. He is a cisgendered, working/middle class parent of two living on Munsee/Lenape land in the Mahicantuck Valley, commonly referred today as Kingston, NY, working to prove possibility and to liberate the imagination in order to see a Just Transition.
Susan (she/her) is a white, working/middle class, cisgendered parent who strives to express callings and longings to facilitate learning, support collaboration, organize information, engage conflict, connect across difference, create lasting conditions for greater equity, and contribute toward justice in her communities based in Poughkeepsie, NY (Wappinger-Munsee-Lenape land) and the wider Mahicantuck Valley.
Fee: In lieu of a set registration fee, we are requesting $25 to help underwrite the cost of offering this workshop. GWI does not want your current access to financial resources to impede your participation. We don’t know whether your current access to financial resources is ample or limited. We are grateful to receive an offering aligned with what you can give, which may be more or less than $25.