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Facing dire warnings from climate scientists and “blah blah blah” from global governments who don’t take youth seriously, young people today face a future filled with uncertainty. And yet, youth are leading movements that are transforming the world. Youth organizers will share their own perspectives on climate grief, structural challenges (racism, sexism, ageism), and imposter syndrome – as well as the hope, connection and purpose they’ve gained from being part of organizing communities. Need more context on how to reckon with climate grief while trying to change the world? Want to know what it takes to organize sustainably for the long haul? Join us for a panel and Q&A.
Paige Gorsak (host)
About the series: For more than two decades, Dogwood has organized people-powered campaigns to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights, and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C. Since 2016, Dogwood has devoted special attention to supporting youth-led campaigns for climate justice and voting rights.
This February, join youth leaders in conversation with Dogwood staff about their organizing successes, along with hard-hitting political analysis on what it takes to win a better world for and as young people. These sessions are geared toward Canadian youth who want to organize for climate justice in their communities; and non-profit organizations that are looking to deepen their work with youth organizers. Each session will include critical analysis, real-world examples of success and failure, and time for Q&A.