Are you interested in helping people understand why climate change is occurring and what can be done about it? Do you know people who want to get involved but may not know where to start? Our Educational Campaign offers two initiatives that address those questions.
People's Climate Curriculum
Every mass movement for change begins with a change in consciousness. It involves a leap forward into a consciousness that says, “I am a subject, not an object. I can act, I can do, I can create.” Educational tools which promote the development of this pro-active stance are crucial to the work of popular education.
Our People’s Climate Curriculum educates through a method of teaching developed by Paulo Freire called dialogic pedagogy. The teacher/animator mingles among the participants. Together, through reflection, they critically examine social reality. Unlike traditional educational models in which participants are treated as objects to be taught, this interactive model attempts to counteract passivity and promote action.
Climate change is part of everyone’s social reality. Being literate in climate language helps us become empowered and thus, more able to solve the present crisis. Join us to learn more about The People’s Climate Curriculum and our educational campaign.
Download Climate Workshop brochure (PDF)
Who We Are (PDF)
Facilitator’s Guide (PDF)
Community presentations of People's Climate Curriculum
(person who set it up)
|Number of People
|Nov, 2013||Strawberry Creek Lodge||Laurie, (Laurie)||About 50|
|Jan, 2014||Strawberry Creek Lodge||Laurie, (Laurie)||45|
|Feb. 2014||Jewish Family Services||Laurie, (Margaret R.)||About 10|
|March, 2014||Dirty Energy, Clean Solutions||Laurie||About 20 - 30|
|Summer, 2014||House Party:Larry Shoup||Laurie, (Larry)||6-8|
|Nov, 2014||Teachers for Social Justice Conf.||Heather, (Heather)||About 20|
|Dec., 2014||Tri-Valley Democratic Club||Colin, Heather, (Sharon)||12|
|Feb, 2015||Teachers in San Lorenzo||Heather, (Diana)||8|
|March, 2015||Unitarian Universalist Church
|Laurie, Sharon , Lisa, (Laurie)||40|
|April, 2015||SF Educators Conference||Laurie, Anne D., Ann O., Michael B., (Laurie)||5|
|June, 2015||Piedmont Gardens||Heather, Sharon, David, (David)||40|
|July, 2015||St. Paul Towers||Laurie, David, Kit, Sharon, (David)||37|
|East Oakland Senior Center||Laurie, David> Sharon, Heather, (Kit)||14|
|Sept. 2015||Bay Technology Middle School||Laurie, David, Sudi||2 classes of about 20 students each|
|Nov. 2015||West Oakland Senior Center||Laurie, David, Sharon, Heather||about 9-10 people|
|Feb. 2016||North Oakland Community Charter School Parent Organization||Laurie, David, Sharon, Heather||about 7 people|
Climate Courage Forums
For many, climate activities seem way too complex, technical, and hopeless. Here's a great opportunity to grow the circle of climate action. Participants will meet others who share their concerns, learn what’s up locally, and clarify how they might want to use their skills and interests to contribute in humanity’s biggest effort.