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September 2014

Eco-Justice for Kids

When: Sunday, September 28 2014 @ 11:00 am - - 12:00am
Event Type: Sponsored Events
Contact: Dan Harper (danharper@uucpa.org)
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church (Room 6)
505 E. Charleston
Palo Alto 94306
Description: Led by Associate Minister Rev. Dan Harper. How do we teach kids about economic justice, ecological justice, and peacemaking? This relentlessly useful workshop will present the concept of eco-justice, which connects the dots between economic justice, ecological justice, and peacemaking. Eco-justice turns out to be an incredibly useful concept for teachers, parents, etc., who want to weave environmentalism, justice work, and/or peacemaking into young people’s lives. At a young person’s level, eco-justice is all about fairness – fairness to other human beings and fairness to all beings. Eco-justice is also about personal growth and transformation, in which personal peacefulness is combined with appreciation for non-human beings. In this workshop, we’ll try out some short activities – short enough to be easily integrated into any class, or be done at home – designed to raise environmental awareness, educate about economic injustice, and provide personal experiences of peace. We’ll talk about how to use teachable moments to educate young people about all aspects of eco-justice. This workshop is offered as part of the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice week-long Campaign Nonviolence, September 21-28, for “nonviolent action connecting the dots between peace, economic justice, and the environment.