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Students of Color Environmental Conference: Root Sprout Blossom

Saturday | February 02, 2019 | 8:00 am — 8:00 pm

The environmental movement can often be an alienating space that fails to prioritize and (re)center dialogue and action around communities of color and other marginalized groups most impacted by environmental degradation.

The Students of Color Environmental Collective at UC Berkeley is hosting a FREE, full day conference on environmental justice February 2, 2019, to foster and support an intersectional environmental movement that inspires and amplifies the voices of underrepresented folx. The aim is to create belonging for and to uplift students of color in environmental spaces on campus and beyond.

This conference will feature representatives, activists, and leaders in various environmental sectors from community groups, nonprofits, academia, and grassroots organizations that will engage with students of color to intentionally redirect the current dominant environmental narrative to one that is inclusive and equitable for long term justice and sustainability.

This year’s conference theme is Root, Sprout, Blossom. The metaphor of plant growth will be reflected in the programming of the day’s events. We will start by establishing strong foundations of history and knowledge, envisioning our ideal futures, and finally progressing into action to bring our visions to fruition.

Bring your experiences, your thirst for knowledge, and your passion for justice as you connect with like-minded students — the thinkers, doers, and future leaders of environmentalism.


*We intend for this conference to be as barrier-free as possible. This conference is free of cost to attend and a light breakfast, full lunch, and dinner will be provided. Limited travel grants are available. To apply for travel grants, indicate your needs on the registration form.

Interested in hosting a workshop at this conference?
Submit your proposal and apply here by January 10:

This event is funded by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

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Cost: Free
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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