In lieu of Spring Summit, and to bridge the social distance during the COVID-19 outbreak, KSEC will be hosting a series of trainings drawn from our summit curriculum.
Register for all of our trainings here.
We're disappointed to cancel the in-person Spring Summit this year, but following consultation from our members, we have decided to bring the training sessions online. For the next several weekends, we'll host calls over Zoom to give our Spring Summit curriculum. Every training will begin at 2 PM ET. We hope to give you some of the experience of the summit while we together weather this time of social isolation.
The workshops offered will be:
March 28: Anti-Oppression 101/201/301 (Event Page)
April 4: Self Care for Activists (Event Page)
April 11: Building Solidarity through Radical Imagination (Event Page)
April 18: Non-Violent Direct Action (Event Page)
April 25: Framework for a Just Transition (Event Page)
May 2: Transforming Climate Grief, Part 1 (Event Page)
May 9: Transforming Climate Grief, Part 2 (Event Page)
For more information about KSEC's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit our website. There you will find our statement on in-person events, the announcement of our Mutual Aid Fund partnership with The STAY Project (donate here), and other mutual aid resources for young Kentuckians.
UPDATE AS OF MARCH 16:
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, KSEC will be canceling this event. You can read our full statement and learn about the alternative plan and find mutual aid resources here.
The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition's annual Spring Summit is coming to Southwestern Kentucky this year. Register today to secure your spot and get all the information you'll need to attend!
The Spring Summit is a chance to come together with fellow student activists from across the state to learn about the environmental issues that Kentucky faces and how we can organize our campuses to influence legislation and create effective change. Join us for a weekend of building grassroots power through workshops, trainings, planning for the coming year, good food and good company.
Who: KSEC members, allies, and alum. The space will be led by young people, both student and nonstudent, aged 15-30.
What: A 3-day Summit with workshops, social time, and community building.
When: April 3-5, 2020. We usually convene Friday evening and break Sunday afternoon, with optional programming before/after.
Where: Bowling Green, Kentucky. We'll be staying together in an AirBnB and have a venue for daytime workshops in the city.
Why: To build strong resilient community in the face of climate change and injustice. To learn from each other how we can protect and empower our communities. To plug into organizing across the state. To process our feelings about climate change and imagine a radically just future.
Accessibility Statement: KSEC does everything in our power to make our events as safe and accessible as possible. All of our venues will be ADA accessible and climate controlled. Whenever possible we offer gender neutral bathrooms and metal frame, armless chairs. For the latest information about our venue, please check in with us directly.
We can help set up a carpool, offer a small scholarship, and provide food and housing. We don't turn anyone away for a lack of funds. We also encourage participants to take care of themselves and provide alternative spaces for folks who need time to rest and decompress. If you have additional needs, please reach out and we'll do our best to meet them.
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