Starting Date: 07-20-2006
Starting Time: 9:00am
Ending Date: 07-23-2006
560 Allen Street
Syracuse, New York 13210
315-472-5478This event will provide young activists with the skills we need to connect and provide a multi-faceted approach to fighting environmental and social injustices. SEAC is a student and youth run national network of progressive grassroots organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economic, political and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure that threatens these environmental conditions, SEAC works to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels. Through this united effort, thousands of us have translated our concern into action by sharing resources, working in solidarity with numerous social justice organizations, and challenging the limited mainstream definitions of environmental issues.
Our goals for the ATC are simple, but bold:
„h Creating a space where activists are challenged to relate others¡¦ efforts to their own while acknowledging how multiple forms of oppression can potentially inhibit true solidarity.
„h Training sessions both by and for youth activists in which we share and learn the skills we need to become better organizers and leaders at national and local levels
„h Making visible the connections between all social justice movements.
„h Having fun with music, stories, parties, games, & more! And a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with student leaders from all over the country
We are currently seeking workshop presenters/ participants. So, please invite everyone you know to attend the ATC not only to hear your workshop(s), but to see how activists around the country interact.
*Food and housing will be provided for everyone. Everyone is invited to be either a workshop presenter or a participant. If you feel comfortable giving a workshop on an issue you are comfortable with your registration fee will be waived. If you would just like to be a participant the cost is $60 to cover food and housing for the 4 days.
Please contact one of the following organizers with your contact info, possible workshop you would like to present, dietary needs, and if you need or have a ride:
Maren: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (609)510-3223
Kandace: Midwest Organizer, email@example.com
Graham: West Virginia and South organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other: SEAC OFFICE: (215) 222-4711
Geographical Scope: National