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April 11 Activist Assembly will focus on Climate Justic

Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamour MagazineIf you are concerned about environmental justice and want to be part of a conversation on how we can collectively promote and practice Climate Justice, then you might consider participating in a free community forum on April 11.
Change U, a social justice program offered through the LGBT Resource Center at GVSU is hosting its fourth Activist Assembly this year. This activist assembly will investigate the gravity of the current climate crisis, with an emphasis on looking at the causes through an intersectional lens and the need for systemic change. The content presented will expose the fallacies of green capitalism and the push for individual lifestyle choices. Climate Justice is an international movement that recognizes that we need system change, especially an end to neoliberal capitalism. This assembly will provide skill shares and opportunities to learn from people & groups fighting tar sands, fracking, militarism, food apartheid and market-based solutions to Climate Change.
There will be breakout session that looking at the climate crisis on West Michigan, Animal Liberation, Food Justice, how to organize against the tar sands pipeline in Michigan and climate justice from a Native American perspective.
The activist assembly is free and will include lunch. For more information and how to register, go to http://gvsu.edu/socialjustice/collective-climate-justice-32.htm. The Activist Assembly involves students, faculty and community members and is a great way for people to make connections and build relationships with those wanting systemic change and social justice.

Last opportunity to apply for Change U Social Justice Project is this Friday

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If you have come to help me, then you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

                                                                                    Australian aboriginal woman

The LGBT Resource Center at GVSU is still accepting applications for the social justice trainings they offer in a program called Change U.

Change U has two levels of trainings and the Change 1.0 applications are due this Friday for anyone interested in participating in these social justice training sessions.

Change U 1.0 involves 8 weeks of 3 hour sessions that present social justice information from an intersectional perspective – looking at how race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability rights, the environment, war and all forms of oppression intersect.

There are guest speakers for each 8 week session and this year one of those speakers will be anti-racists author and activist Tim Wise.

Change U 1.0 also provides an opportunity to discuss these critical issues with other participants, to make connections and to find out more about social justice is being practiced here in West Michigan and around the world.

This project is open to GVSU students, faculty, staff and anyone from the greater Grand Rapids area.

Change U 1.0 sessions begin On January 10. You can check out the entire scheduledownload the application and read more about this project online at http://www.gvsu.edu/socialjustice/.