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Youth: Feeding the Fire of the Future

Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2022-2023

Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land - Virtual Forum Event Series
Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023

Part 3: Youth - Feeding the Fire of the Future

November 30, 2022 from 6:45 - 9pm

The Feeding the Fire discussion will challenge youth panelists and the audience to think about the future of stewardship, how they imagine what our mother earth will look like in the near future, and what innovative solutions we can take to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. Youth panelists will be asked to discuss and explore the current work they are involved in and how that contributes to a bigger picture and vision.

Since youth work hard to advocate for future generations, the panel will provide an opportunity to listen to them, learn from them, and address their needs. The panelists will share the support that youth movements need most from organizations and allies to sustain their movements and get more youth committed to and engaging with environmental issues.

We need to invest in youth creativity and power - they have valuable experience, ideas and knowledge that we can all learn from, including peaceful and efficient methods of activism, and finding innovative ways to advocate when faced will challenges.

There is a lot we can learn from youth movements, and a lot we can do to help them grow. Join us as we celebrate, learn from, and learn how we can support our panelists, their projects, and the movements they represent.

Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.

  1. Meet the Speakers
  2. Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
  3. Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
  4. What is Intersectionality? (Kimberlé Crenshaw, Applying it to Environmentalism, + the Start of IE) - YouTube
    Background on “Intersectionality”
  5. Environmental Racism in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Dr Waldron's work on Environmental Racism in Canadian context

Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement

Deeping the practice of truth, reconciliation and healing means we acknowledge the historical and present-day impact that colonization has had on the Indigenous people of this land, from genocidal policies and actions to ongoing systemic racism to the relentless eradication of native habitat, flora and fauna across the landscape. In solidarity with Indigenous people, we are accountable in our activities, we have built and prioritized relationships with First Nations communities and organizations, Carolinian Canada has provided in-kind and financial resources to Indigenous-led projects most recently through the Conservation Impact Bond and have helped build capacity for stewardship. By listening and integrating Indigenous leadership into our organizational structures, we continue to deepen our understanding of these impacts. We are working together in the true practice of reconciliation to dismantle colonial policies and practices and create a just and equitable future for all living beings of this land.