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VISION INTO ACTION: AN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM

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Park Day School

360 42nd Street

Oakland, CA 94609

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Vision into Action Environmental Justice Symposium

Saturday March 23, 2019

9:00am - 3:00 pm

Pre-Registration is now open for Park Day families! Register now before tickets go on sale to the public!

Attendance for the day fulfills ALL of the Social Justice Hours required of Park Day School families' SJ volunteer hours commitment.

Park Day School celebrates our inaugural social justice symposium, Vision into Action, focused on environmental justice. The symposium explores the intersections of environmental issues with other social justice and equity concerns, from local to global levels. The intention of the Vision Into Action event is to expand participants’ awareness of current issues and to focus and invigorate their commitment to action. Each activity will include both components -- vision and action -- with the goal of motivating participants with the inspiration and tools to make a meaningful impact in their world.

The symposium is open to older youth and adults, with a workshop track of particular interest to middle school and high school students. The symposium is free to Park Day School families and tickets will be available to the public after the PDS pre-registration period for a suggested contribution on a sliding scale. Middle and high schoolers in attendance are expected to participate fully in the symposium, as no childcare supervision will be provided for them. A light breakfast is included with tickets. Brown bag lunches are welcome, and a hot, sustainably conscious vegetarian lunch is available if ordered in advance.

Childcare, which includes an environmental educational workshop, is available for Park Day School students in grades K-5. Space is limited--register early to secure your child's spot! Park Day Families are asked to pay a $5 materials fee for each child. Childcare is not available to the public. Limited spaces are available for childcare, so register early! Please note that no drop-in childcare will be available.

Schedule of Event:

  • 9:00 AM Light Breakfast & check in
  • Opening welcome
  • Keynote speaker: Corrina Gould - Corrina Gould of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone co-founded the Native women-led Sogorea Te Land Trust.
  • Breakout session I- Break into smaller groups to attend hands-on workshops on various environmental justice topics led by local organizations
  • Breakout session II- A second round of workshops on various environmental justice topics led by local organizations
  • Lunch, networking & sharing
    (A sustainably conscious vegetarian lunch is available for pre-purchase with your ticket, or bring your own)
    Enjoy your lunch while pursuing information tables from local organizations active in the environmental justice movement
  • Keynote Speaker: Miya Yoshitani - Miya Yoshitani is the Executive Director at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network.
  • Closing Activity ending at approximately 3:00 pm

*schedule subject to change

Event features inspiring break-out workshops, panel discussions, and presentations from organizations such as:

  • 350 Bay Area
  • Bike East Bay
  • Climate Mobilization
  • Climate Parents
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Fossil Free California
  • Moana Nui Climate Justice
  • Mothers Out Front
  • Mycelium Youth Network
  • No Coal in Oakland
  • NorCal Resilience Network
  • Radical Monarchs
  • Re-volv
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Vouchers 4 Veggies
  • Youth vs Apocalypse
  • and more!

Contact us at visionintoaction@parkdayschool.org for more information.

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