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Workshop: Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Change Resilience

  • CUNY 25 Broadway New York, NY, 10004 United States (map)

Would you like to learn about and discuss issues pertaining to climate resiliency that are not being addressed by the UN Climate Summit?

We welcome you to the 2014 Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Change Resilience convening and workshop, in support of the People's Climate March, and hosted by Harriet Communications in association with CUNY, Afrobeat Radio, the AfroLatin@ Project, Braata Productions, Afropresencia, and El Puente.

Date: Friday, Sep 19, 9 am - 1 pm.

Venue: CUNY, 25 Broadway, New York, NY

Introductory Remarks - 9 am - 10 am

Moderator, Jaqui Patterson (NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice)
Ravi Ragbir (People's Climate March)
Tenya Steele (Center for Environmental Health)
Garvin Perry (Commonwealth Climate Change Youth Summit)
Ravi Karkhara (UNDP My World Campaign)
Denver Cayetano (Caribbean Youth Environmental Network, Belize)

Workshop Topics: Imagining 2030: Shaping Climate Narratives Towards Policy Reform, Off the Grid: Mapping Creative Technologies for Resilience,  Storytelling, Intergenerational Knowledge and Climate Resilience 

Additional Presenters:
Nyasha Laing (Harriet Communications)
Amilcar Priestley (AfroLatin@ Project)
Dr. Claire Nelson (Institute of Caribbean Studies)
Monica Carillo (Afropresencia/LUNDU)
Karl O'Brien (Braata Productions)

Special Guests: Climbing Poetree! 

In recent years, Small Island States and the circum-Caribbean region have become central focal point in discussions around climate change vulnerability. How can Diaspora populations develop collaborative advocacy strategies and build climate resilience in their communities and back home? The Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Change Resilience will engage Caribbean Diaspora youth in a dialogue around tools and advocacy strategies to address climate change.

    The workshop is geared to:

  • Enable youth participation in local and international sustainability movements
  • Facilitate the exchange of information on common climate change resilience issues
  • Engage community leaders in collective processes to promote movement building

Click here to reserve your seat.  Email to register for online participation. To join in by Google Hangout:

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Breakfast provided for early registrants.

Also join the People's Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014! Register your interest and receive updates:


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