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Title: OccupyForum -- The People's Climate Curriculum
START DATE: Monday July 21
TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 94110
Event Type: Teach-In
OccupyForum presents…



Monday, July 21st from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near the 16th and Mission Street BART



Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!



The People’s Climate Curriculum

with Laurie Baumgarten & Anne Donjacour



Are you interested in helping people understand why climate change is occurring and what can be done about it? If so, come to our workshop and learn how the People’s Climate Curriculum is the tool you have been waiting for. It is easy to use and helps each of us become learners and teachers of basic climate literacy.



Every mass movement for change begins with a change in consciousness. It involves a leap forward into a consciousness that says, “I am a subject, not an object. I can act, I can do, I can create.” Educational tools which promote the development of this proactive stance are crucial

to the work of popular education.



Our People’s Climate Curriculum educates through a method of teaching developed by Paulo Freire called dialogic pedagogy. The teacher/animator mingles among the participants. Together, through reflection, they critically examine social reality. Unlike traditional educational models in which participants are treated as objects to be taught, this interactive model attempts to counteract passivity and promote action.



Climate change is part of everyone’s social reality. Being literate in climate language helps us become empowered and thus, more able to solve the present crisis. Join us to learn more about our popular education campaign and how to use the People’s Climate Curriculum.



Laurie Baumgarten has been an activist since she was a freshman at Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement. She was active in the anti-war movement, the women's movement and The Abalone Alliance. She was also a classroom teacher for 35 years in the Berkeley Unified School District. Laurie joined the climate movement about 2 years ago and helped develop the People's Climate Curriculum. She now works with The Sunflower Alliance. Anne Donjacour, mother of three bad-ass daughters, was introduced to activism by Occupy SF and is now a regular at Occupy Forum. She is also active in 350SF and freelances with other environmental groups and issues, helping to create the People's Climate Curriculum. When she is not protesting or lobbying or playing with the dog she is teaching or doing research at UCSF.



Q&A and Announcements to follow. Donations to OccupyForum gladly accepted; no one turned away!



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