NCCJS 2017

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November 17th - 19th
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NC Climate Justice Summit 2017


Friday, November 17th

3:30 pm---Registration

6:00 pm---Dinner

7:00 pm---Opening Session

o Welcoming Ceremony by Vivette Jeffries Logan, a member of the Saponi Band of the Occaneechi nation

o Introductions and Group Agreements

o Creating Our Community Hearth: Standing in Solidarity

o Climate Justice Intersections and Connections: Talk by Ed Whitfield

o Just Transition Giant Puppet Performance

10:00 pm---Fire Circle, Stargazing & Night Hike, Basketball, Music Jam

11:30 pm---End of Evening Activities

Saturday, November 18th

7:00 am—Early morning offerings

8:00 am—Breakfast

9:00 am—Opening

9:15 am---Frontlines of Climate Justice Breakout Sessions

o Facilitated breakout sessions on coal ash, gentrification, hog waste from CAFOs, Atlantic Coast Pipeline and deforestation. Each breakout will include a talking circle with impacted community members, issue briefing from partnering organizations and whole group discussion on the ways that racial justice, economic justice and climate change connect with each issue.

10:30 am---Linking Our Issues and Strategies

o Facilitated discussions and participatory activities to explore organizing strategies to align across our frontlines

12:30 pm—Lunch & Break

o Basketball in the gym

o Guided Nature Walk with Gary Phillips

o Facilitated Caucuses

o Photo Petition with ACE


2:30 pm—NC Clean Path 2025 Presentation by NC WARN


3:15 pm—Outer Resilience Workshops (draft list)

o Spoken word as a path of resistance

o Holding Elected Officials Accountable

o Permaculture and Climate Resiliency

o Green Career Pathways

4:30 pm—Break

4:45 pm—Outer Resilience Workshops (draft list)

o Greater Ease with Difficult Conversations

o Becoming the Leaders We Need

o Community Bill of Rights

o Creating Liberated Zones

6:00 pm—Dinner

7:00 pm—Campaign Fair (tabling and networking) & Campus Organizing Meet-up


8:30 pm—Open Mic

10:30 pm—Dance Party, Music Jam and Film screenings

12:00—End evening activities

Sunday, Nov. 19th

7:00 am—Early morning offerings

8:00 am—Breakfast

9:00 am—Opening

9:15 am--Inner Resilience Workshops

o Care of Creation Homily

o Lift Every Voice and Sing: Movement Song Swap

o Visual Art Playspace

o Meditation and yoga

o Healing with Nature

o Theater Games for Liberation

10:15 am—Planning to Win in 2018

12:30 pm--Closing Ceremony