Register Now! February 22 YBCL Virtual Dream Lab

Feb 14
Register by February 15!

Greetings Community!

There is still time to register for our first Young Black Climate Leaders (YBCL) Virtual Dream Lab of 2024! Join us on February 22 for We are Each Other's Harvest: Connecting Black Environmental Pasts to Black Environmental Futures.

About this Dream Lab:
Stories reveal what is important, what our values are, what is worthy of preservation. Storytelling, similar to diasporic environmental knowledges, has been a cornerstone of the Black tradition since before the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It was (and still is) a way to harbor memory, pass on tradition from generation to generation, and honor the histories that make up Black life.

Turning to Black ancestors and contemporary thinkers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Frantz Fanon, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, we will discuss how our lineage of environmental knowledge, care and stewardship can influence our Black environmental futures. Participants will be encouraged to draw upon their own experiences and engagements with the natural world to generate shared knowledge about Black/nature relationships. At the end of this workshop, participants will leave with a drafted vision of their Black Environmental Future and possible stepping stones (both individual and community based) towards that vision.  

Special Note: This is an inclusive, all-Black space. Registration for this event is capped at 75 attendees so please register by next Thursday, February 15 and join the liberation!

About our Guest Presenter: 

Ashia Ajani is an environmental writer and storyteller based in the Bay Area (unceded Ohlone land). A lecturer in the AfAm Department at UC Berkeley and a climate justice educator with Mycelium Youth Network, Ajani has received fellowships from Just Buffalo Literary Center, Tin House, The Watering Hole and others. Her words have appeared in Sierra, Atmos, World Literature Today, Lithub, and elsewhere. Their writing is a kaleidoscope of their work as an eco-griot and abolitionist. Ajani is the author of one collection of poetry, Heirloom (Write Bloody Publishing 2023). You can learn more about them a their website


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