Student Environmental Action Coalition National Convergence
Posted by on December 10, 2004
THE STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COALITION(SEAC)WINTER NATIONAL CONVERGENCE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6- MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2005
REGISTER NOW!!! http://www.seac.org/nationalconvergence
For More Information: email@example.com; 215-222-4711 (SEAC Office); 513-236-9731 (Kate’s cell phone)
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Register Today! http://seac.org/nationalconvergence/register.shtml
SEAC doesn’t tell local groups what to do–we are the local groups, coming together, learning, teaching, networking, and strategizing. So join us for the National Convergence and make this movement yours!
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL CONVERGENCE?
This meeting will be an exciting time for SEAC. By continuing to bring new people into our National Council and improving communications between local group members and SEAC National, our strategies and campaigns remain fresh, our community strengthens, and our network grows. As SEAC’s National Council becomes more truly NATIONAL, our National Convergences become excellent opportunities to network and share experiences with some of the most awesome youth activists in this nation, inspiring us all towards greater heights!
BUILD YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND ACTIONS
by learning about campaigns that your group can take on to fight for the environment and social justice….
* Youth Powershift: Global Warming and Clean Energy
* Militarism and the Environment: Anti-recruitment, divestment from military ties, and fighting military toxics
* Tampaction: Menstrual Health and Environmental Sexism
* Fighting Genetically Engineered Food on Campuses and in our Communities
* Banks Campaign: Stopping Corporate Globalization
BUILD OUR COLLECTIVE POWER
by strengthening networking around the country with other progressive student groups….
Wish you knew what other groups were up to in your area so you could share resources and coordinate events, actions, and campaigns? Come to this gathering to help build a solid, sustainable network through which we can build our collective power as youth activists.
STRENGTHEN THE MOVEMENT
by confronting racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and all forms of oppression….
The environmental movement draws on all of the movements of the 20th century for strength. It is this history of activism on various issues that gives the environmental movement much of its ability to press for change. However, there is also a legacy from these movements that burdens our movement today. Each movement has been burdened by internal divisions-be it race, class or gender. If we want to succeed in protecting the environment, we need to build on our historical strengths and confront and work on the historic divisions.
Two days of the National Convergence will be spent in an Undoing Racism Training, with professional facilitators who have worked with activists and organizers to confront the barriers that prevent us from making this a truly effective movement. We will also have forums for discussing and planning anti-oppression work in our activism, through caucuses and working groups.
TAKE PART IN DEMOCRACY
This is your movement! The Student Environmental Action Coalition is looking for leaders. Twice a year, SEAC brings together representatives of environmental and social justice groups to make key decisions that will guide both the organization and the youth movement as a whole. SEAC’s National Convergence is a chance for you to witness democracy in action–young people coming together to build the movement that belongs to them.
Representatives from local groups will vote on organizational priorities, participate in working groups, and elect SEAC National Leaders. SEAC strives to create a democratic, transparent, and accountable organization driven by the needs and priorities of the grassroots membership. The National Convergence is where this all comes together.
SEAC is a coalition of youth organizers for environmental and social justice formed so that we can share resources, materials and organizing advice and coordinate events, actions and campaigns.
We define the environment to include the social, cultural, political and economic conditions around us and are dedicated to addressing oppression of all forms both both within society and within movements for environmental and social justice. We hold regular regional trainings that focus on building skills, connecting people with strong campaigns and forming connections between individuals groups around the country.
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