Strategy space for local & national Climate Justice groups to plan how we can work together and support each other, building towards COP27 and organising beyond. There will be an open forum for groups to share projects and learnings, space to collaborate on planning across the movements, to meet and share a meal and build our collective power. We welcome anyone from across the social movements to join these sessions.
We will hear from campaigners and activists from across the climate justice movement as they discuss the intersections of labour rights, demands for racial and debt justice and why now more than ever we have to keep organising and pushing for structural change. How can we build a movement of movements that delivers for ordinary people up and down the country and across the world?
10:00 - Breakfast & open space
11:00 - Workshop: Who Owns the Land - Sheffield Transformed
12:15 - Panel Discussion: Multiple Crisis / Common Solutions
13:30 - General Assembly: Building Our Collective Power
Laura Smith local Cheshire east councillor former MP for Crewe and Nantwich and working with the political team at CWU
Kirstie Paton is an organiser for Don't Pay Lewisham a growing local organisation, inspired by the national Don't Pay Campaign. Kirstie has been active in the labour movement for over 35 years. She was a member of the NEU's National Executive (2016-22). After 27 years in the classroom, she is currently training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist.
Executive Director Debt Justice
Chantelle Lunt is a writer, presenter, educator, activist and entrepreneur. She is a national BLM campaigner and the Chair of Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality CIC (MARE), a non-profit organisation committed to promoting racial equality, across Merseyside, through grassroots community-led education and engagement work. She presents the ‘Why I’m no Longer Talking to Institutionally Racist Police’ podcast.
Chair of the Stop the War Coalition.
Stop Cambo campaign
A community and labour movement organiser with a background in conservation, researching participatory governance of land.
Safiah is a Climate Justice Organiser for Breathe in Newcastle and also works for Nurses United - a campaign group for nurses
Project Manager at Sheffield Environmental Movement and Inclusion Development Manager at Principles of Success with research experience of inclusive CPD frameworks.
Laurie Macfarlane is the co-author of 'Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing' and 'Land for the Many'.
Organiser with Sheffield Transformed, Unite Environmental Officer in her workplace, and Permaculturist.
Works for various organisations supporting collective and community approaches to housing, planning, and land ownership and management.
Breathe is an organisation dedicated to spotlighting and supporting work that addresses racial and environmental injustice and the impacts of climate change on communities of colour and the world.
A local Transformed Group bringing political education to Sheffield through discussion, debate, arts, and culture.