Are You Ready for Power Shift Convergence 2016?
Are you ready for Power Shift Convergence?
Power Shift Convergence is the first ever confluence of the Power Shift Network and the California Student Sustainability Coalition. This event stands out from your typical Power Shift or CSSC Convergence by bringing together both entities of student and community organizing in the West around the nexus of climate, environmental and social justice. We seek to empower, recharge, and uplift the voices of young activists and blooming change-makers. Gathered together, we will unite, redefine, and push forward our movement.
We are honored to announce this year’s Powershift Convergence theme: “Reclaim Today, Transform Tomorrow.” This theme is a declaration of the need for change in the environmental movement. The face of the environmental movement often does not represent those who are most disproportionately affected by environmental degradation. Thus, we will uplift the voices of those who have been pushed aside and recenter this movement around issues of systemic oppression that have previously been ignored. By Reclaiming Today, we take back what has been taken from marginalized communities by environmental degradation and the environmental movement itself. By Transforming Tomorrow, we reform our futures with a movement that engages and is led by those most impacted by today’s environmental crisis.
Since 2003, California Student Sustainability Coalition convergences bring together hundreds of students twice a year to network, build community, share resources, attend workshops, and celebrate. This semester California Student Sustainability Coalition will be teaming up with Power Shift to unite, connect, support, and empower students from across California to transform their educational institutions and communities into models of ecological, economic, and social sustainability.
Attendees will gain from the weekend newfound community, inspiration, and tools to engage in the most pressing issues of our time. Attendees will also experience firsthand the ability to transform today’s environmental movement into what they, together, envision it to be.
Please join us at UC Berkeley for a weekend to remember! In collaboration with Power Shift, a globally recognized environmental justice organization, we will, Reclaim Today, Transform Tomorrow.
You won’t want to miss this Power Shift Convergence!
UC Berkeley Chapter of
California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC)
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