What: UBCO Teach-in on Climate and Justice
Who: Panel presentations by students and faculty on climate justice research
When: Monday, March 13, 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: UBC’s Okanagan Campus, Administration Building, Sunshine Café Sunroom
Explore the intersection between climate and justice at the second annual UBC Okanagan Teach-In set for Monday on the Kelowna campus.
The free, in-person event will feature a series of climate-related research presentations, campus climate action discussion panels and a performance. A dinner of climate-friendly food is also on offer.
The event is organized by the UBC Okanagan Sustainability Office and supported by the UBC Okanagan Climate Action Plan Engagement working group, which is a team of students, faculty and staff that meets regularly to identify engagement opportunities that support UBCO’s Climate Action Plan 2030.
The event aims to raise awareness and inspire action among the UBCO community and beyond. It will also showcase some of the initiatives and projects that are happening on campus and in the region to address the climate emergency.
Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a human rights and social justice issue. The impacts of climate change disproportionately affect low-income countries and poor people in high-income countries, as well as marginalized groups such as Indigenous peoples, women, children, the elderly, those with mobility challenges and racialized communities.
Climate justice calls for solutions that are specific to local contexts and inclusive of all communities. It also requires addressing the root causes of social injustice such as poverty, inequality, discrimination and oppression.
The UBCO Teach-in on Climate and Justice will take place from 6:30 to 8 pm on March 13 in the Sunshine Café Sunroom, room ADM121.
For more information about the event, visit: sustain.ok.ubc.ca/policies/cap/teach-in