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Just Transition Primer
July 18, 2021
Just Transition Primer

Let’s come together online to align understanding and action in support of effective, collective responses to the moment we are living in.


A global pandemic has altered the fabric of our daily lives with so many threads of uncertainty woven in. A strong uprising and awakening to the necessity of overcoming racial injustice has been initiated and needs to be sustained. These – and other – realities of our current context only heighten the importance of connecting to explore a shared vision of Just Transition. What will it take to build systems centered on care for each other and our shared home? This core GWI workshop helps us align our focus on this in the Mahicantuck (Hudson) Valley. Join us online, in community, to deepen your understanding of the Just Transition framework and principles. 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 and principles, and where they come from
  • Discuss how you are drawn toward weaving one or more Just Transition principles into your Good Work

This offering will be co-facilitated by a combination of these GWI Workers, whose fuller bios are available here.

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.

Terri (she/her) is a black, cisgendered, working/middle class mother of two, living in Rhinebeck, NY (Sepasco land). Through her work, she focuses on relationship and community building, and contributing to greater shared understanding of the Just Transition framework throughout the Hudson (Mahicantuck) Valley.

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.


We will close registration on July 17th. Register early to save your spot!

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.

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