CUPE 389

NVTA Climate Justice Workshop

The NVTA Social Justice Committee is inviting you to join us for the following workshop:

Climate Justice 101
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023
When: 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Where: Sutherland Secondary Library
To register: go to Booking Central, look under “NVTA Climate Justice Workshop” Session Code E501S1L1

(This workshop is only for School District CUPE Staff)

Workshop description: This workshop provides an introduction to the science and politics of climate change, and then explores how we can be agents for change within the education system. The first section of the workshop explores the reality of our changing climate, including modelling for future warming and extreme weather events. Actual impacts on BC teachers are foregrounded, as well as the inequitable distribution of impacts worldwide. This includes how climate disproportionately impacts Indigenous peoples, racialized folks, women and the global south. In the second half of the workshop, teachers examine how school districts have or haven’t addressed carbon emissions and planning for a carbon zero world, and then how teachers and students can advocate to influence this work.

Facilitator: Tara Ehrcke is an educator, teaching secondary math in the Lekwungen speaking territories (Greater Victoria) and facilitating union workshops across the province to colleagues in the BC Teachers’ Federation. Tara is currently a member of the BCTF Committee for Action on Social Justice, as well as the BC Federation of Labour Climate Justice & Jobs Committee. A lifelong trade union activist, Tara is excited to work with others to strengthen relationships between labour and the community so that we can collectively build the power to change the world.

Please know that we are grateful whenever CUPE colleagues are able to join us, and you are always invited to the workshops that the NVTA Social Justice committee books!

Light snacks will be provided.