Curriculum Tools

Through these curriculum tools MG hopes to expand strategic thinking and action around ecology within the racial, economic and environmental justice movements in the United States.

The goals of these tools are to:

– Highlight the intensifying nature of the ecological crisis faced by our planet and how it’s severely impacting poor communities, indigenous communities, and historically marginalized communities.

– Support the formulation of ‘ecologically just’ solutions to our planet’s problems that are rooted in the voices of impacted communities.

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MG Curriculum Manual:
Ecological Justice: A Call to Action

 

[Download the entire Movement Generation Curriculum]

or the following parts, listed below as stand-alone tools:


Workshop 1: Saliagua: A Story of Ecological Injustice

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This exercise serves as an introductory tool to talk about the interrelationship between race, poverty and the environment in a global context. home. It is an interactive activity – in the form of a play – that outlines the social, political, economic, and ecological impacts of oil extraction in a country in the Global South.

Created by: Movement Generation, updated March 2009

 


Workshop 2: Freedom Fighting While Defending the Earth / Luchando por la Libertad Mientras Defendemos la Tierra

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Click on file below for the latest English version!

Powerpoint from Detroit 03.12.2013 Workshop ]


[ Download Spanish powerpoint presentation Note that this is an older version than the English one]

This curriculum explores how the ecological crisis globally is connected to struggles locally in low-income immigrant communities and communities of color. It also examines the intersections of ecological issues and the disproportionate impacts facing low-income communities – which threaten the well being of all people and the future of our global home.

Created by: Movement Generation, updated March 2009


Workshop 3: Understanding Our Food System

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This workshop explores the roots of our food system, and helps people understand the current crisis within our farming and food system.

Created by: Movement Generation, updated March 2009


Workshop 4: Understanding Control Mythologies

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This workshop includes a brainstorm, discussion & Theater of the Oppressed interactive activity (involving physical movement and some optional contact) that explores United States’ mythologies around ecological problems and environmentalism and allows participants to express their thoughts and emotions about being subject to such mythologies.

Created by: Movement Generation, updated March 2009


Workshop 5: Ecological Crises in Da Hood

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This workshop explores how the Ecological crises play out in urban communities through examining consumption patterns in poor communities of color, how corporations destroy our ecosystem and ways folks can fight back. This workshop will also examine the food, water and climate crises impacting the communities that we live in as well as third world countries where many poor immigrant communities come from.

Created by: AYPAL (Asian Youth Promoting Advocacy & Leadership), updated March 2009


Workshop 6: Local and global fights for healthy land, food, water, and air

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This curriculum explores how the ecological crisis globally is connected to struggles locally in low-income immigrant communities and communities of color. It also examines the intersections of ecological issues and the disproportionate impacts facing low-income communities – which threaten the well being of all people and the future of our global home.

Created by: Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action and Movement Generation, with guidance from our Grassroots Leadership Gathering planning committee including the Chinese Progressive Association, the Center for Political Education, and the Community Justice Network for Youth.


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