Climate vs. Capitalism: Writing Retreat Invitation

Posted by Zinn Education Project on August 18, 2014

Climate vs. Capitalism: Writing Retreat Invitation

Please consider applying to join Rethinking Schools editor and Oregon Writing Project Director Linda Christensen and me for a weekend writing retreat at Menucha, near Portland, Oregon, to write teaching articles and curriculum on the climate crisis.

The Zinn Education Project is teaming with our friends at This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (a forthcoming book by Naomi Klein, film by Avi Lewis, and public engagement project) to produce teaching materials that will help students grapple with the root causes of the climate crisis and imagine the audacious social changes that will be required to address it. As Naomi Klein writes, this is the “fight of our lives.” As educators, this is the curriculum work of our lives.

Participants must be able to attend the full retreat, which begins on Friday afternoon, Dec. 12, at 2 pm and runs to noon on Dec. 14.

September 8 Applications are due by 11pm EST
October 15 Notices sent out to applicants about selection decision
December 12-14 Retreat dates


We are able to accommodate only a small group of teachers (about 20). We will cover meals and lodging. Accepted participants will be responsible for their own transportation, although we do have limited funds to support those unable to afford airfare to Portland.

Interested? Do you have friends and colleagues who should know about this opportunity? Please see the Zinn Education Project page on this collaboration for more details and an application.

Thanks for your support for Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project and for your work to make the world a better place.


Bill Bigelow
Curriculum editor, Rethinking Schools
Co-director, Zinn Education Project

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