Fighting for the Future: Youth Organizing for Climate Justice Session 1 – Power Analysis: The Truth about Youth
This February, join youth leaders in conversation with Dogwood staff about their organizing successes, along with hard-hitting political analysis on what it takes to win a better world.
Youth are last to be considered, their input isn’t invited, and their consent is neither requested nor respected by the decision-makers who shape their lives. And yet, youth have always been at the forefront of movements for social change. The key to success is keen, unflinching analysis of what we’re up against – while appreciating the unique points of leverage available to young people. This session will provide a ‘real talk’ perspective on the world as it is in 2022, with reflections from youth organizers in B.C. on how they develop theories of change and design campaigns that meet this moment.
- Kai Nagata (host)
- Alison Gu
- Mira Blakely
About the Series: For more than two decades, Dogwood has organized people-powered campaigns to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights, and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C. Since 2016, Dogwood has devoted special attention to supporting youth-led campaigns for climate justice and voting rights.
This February, join youth leaders in conversation with Dogwood staff about their organizing successes, along with hard-hitting political analysis on what it takes to win a better world for and as young people. These sessions are geared toward Canadian youth who want to organize for climate justice in their communities; and non-profit organizations that are looking to deepen their work with youth organizers. Each session will include critical analysis, real-world examples of success and failure, and time for Q&A.