Online – We Will Not Drown, We Will Fight: Teaching Climate Change, Island Solidarity and Indigenous Rights

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This workshop will demonstrate activities for teaching about climate justice with the resistance of indigenous Pacific Island peoples at the forefront. Participants will explore both historical and recent experiences of different island territories and nations through engaging in role play and in connecting with the Pacific Climate Warriors movement through poetry.

We will also imagine a more just world where island peoples could come across together across language and national barriers to organize in solidarity and collectively support each other’s indigenous rights.

During this workshop, participants will:
– Engage in a role play to learn about the impact of climate change on island territories and nations across regions in the Pacific and immerse in the activism.
– Write an interior monologue writing and interacting in a role play mixer that highlights actual people currently in the fight for climate justice through their words and stories.
– Develop a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during the session.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Instructor: Moé Yonamine

Cost: $125 by 2/3. $150 after. Includes 5 PDUs. Alumni, Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors, and Adjunct Faculty save 20%.

About the Instructor
Moé Yonamine is a teacher at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. She is a Rethinking Schools editor and co-editor of the third edition of The New Teacher Book as well as numerous articles.

March 06 2021


Date: March 6
Time: 9:00 am
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