‘Climate Justice 101’ event explores social activism

A local climate activist group is hosting a workshop Saturday for people interested in learning about their work and how social movements can create change.

Climate Justice Victoria, which helped to organize a rally on Nov. 29 as part of a day of global action, is putting on Climate Justice 101 at the University of Victoria from 1 to 4 p.m.

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“I think that we’ve had a lot of activity in the last year, but part of building a movement is to develop and deepen the skills and understanding of people who are in the movement,” said organizer Tara Ehrcke.

“We cannot separate the climate crisis from the many social crises we also face — inequality, racism, colonialism. This means our strategies for working to solve the climate crisis must also be strategies to address these issues,” Ehrcke said.

The interactive workshop will explore theories of social change, and organizers will analyze different types of social activism, such as lobbying and protests.

The small group leading the presentation is made up of teachers, UVic students, retirees and members of faith communities.

Climate Justice Victoria is a group of a few dozen people who range in age from teenagers to people in their 70s. A similar event on Wednesday brought out about 30 people and another 40 who watched a livestream.

Today’s workshop has capacity for more than 100 participants. It is being held in UVic’s Human and Social Development building, room A204.

• For more information, go to facebook.com/events/797232647374064/

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