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January 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PSTFree
The Building Bridges online series is co-hosted by the Transition US Social Justice Working Group and Inner Resilience Network. It is intended to build a foundation for healthy collaborations and regenerative culture in our work around climate justice.
Building Bridges takes place on Zoom every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
During this series, we will deepen our understanding of ourselves and others as we cultivate relationships across cultural differences. We also aspire to strengthen the justice culture that we need for this time of climate emergency. One of the core beliefs underlying this series is that we all hold an essential piece of the collective wisdom that is needed by the whole. With the intention of weaving together a more diverse, inclusive, and influential movement for social change, we will explore successful models for building resilience in disadvantaged and marginalized communities.
By exploring the issues, stories, and histories within climate justice, we gain tools and practices that will assist us in reaching outside our familiar circles. In this way, we can work together in solidarity with frontline communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, widening economic inequality, and systemic oppression. To do this does require healing, reconciliation, and evolving our cultural understandings. We are committed to this.
Our series seeks to shine a light on the significant connection between climate change and social justice. Our intention is to open our hearts together to explore the ways our own lives are embedded in the issues and to learn to bear witness to how others are affected in ways beyond that with which we are already familiar.
One of the attitudes we hold during our discussions is the importance of creating space for the “messiness” of human emotions when we awaken our shared histories and traumas, our questions and reflections will evolve towards the direction of a clearer lens, but sometimes it will feel like we aren’t sure where we are going–that is one of the signs of evolution!
We believe that a safe and respectful space to explore these sensitive topics together will help catalyze the connection and mutual understanding we need to truly co-create a world of social and ecological justice. We are doing the change-making necessary for a more positive future.