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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KSEC's Annual Planning Meeting will be January 17-19, 2020. KSEC Leader will gather to set plans for the upcoming year and establish lines of communication and collaboration among our many programs.
Our meeting's location will be announced soon, but all candidate cities are in the Central Kentucky region.
We'll be offering food and lodging for all attendees free of cost, and we will offer travel scholarships as needed.
Register online at this page.
Accessibility Statement: KSEC does everything in our power to make our events as safe and accessible as possible. All of our venues are fully ADA accessible and climate controlled. Whenever possible we offer gender neutral bathrooms and metal frame, armless chairs. 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.
KSEC is launching a new Mutual Aid Working Group! This new group will convene for the first time on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2 PM - 6 PM. We'll meet on UK's Campus in Lexington, Kentucky in the Whitehall Classroom Building. After the meeting, KSEC will provide dinner for everyone. Light snacks will be provided during the meeting.
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During this meeting, we'll set the foundation for a strong, radical working group. We'll talk about this WGs mission and purpose, what mutual aid is, and how to do this right. We'll set a vision and make plans together. You don't have to make a commitment to the working group to attend, but keep in mind we will be making plans and laying the ground work for a team.
If you have questions, please reach out to Caci Gibson at 1-606-231-6803 or cacigibson94@gmail DOT com. We would be happy to help you set up a carpool or provide a gas scholarship so you can attend.
Parking is available nearby in the Student Center parking lot, off Avenue of Champions. Parking is free on Sundays and you do not need a parking pass. There are accessible spots. The Whitehall building is a 0.30 mile walk from the Student Center. You can choose to enter the Student Center, take the elevator, and then walk over the pedestrian bridge to get there or you can walk up hill from the parking lot using the ramp or the stairs. Please refer to the UK Campus Parking Map for more info.
Accessibility Statement: KSEC is committed to making all of our events and programs as accessible as possible. If you are interested in coming but concerned about accessibility please reach out. White Hall Classroom Building is an older, but accessible building with accessible restrooms. There are armless, metal framed chairs. Please reach out if you have other questions or need help getting there.
Our Central Kentucky Book Club is having it's first meeting Sunday, November 24, 1 - 3 PM EST. We'll be meeting in the Lexington Public Library, Central Library, Room B. This meeting is free and open to everyone - no RSVP required. Come as you are. Light snacks will be provided.
If you are interesting the book club, even if you aren't sure about your availability, feel free to drop in. You don't have to read anything or make any commitments. We'll talk about the kinds of things we want to read together, pick our first book, and plan our next meeting.
Please reach out to Caci @ 1-606-231-6803 or cacigibson94@gmail DOT com with questions.
Accessibility Statement: KSEC is committed to making all of our events and programs as accessible as possible. If you are interested in coming but concerned that accessing books will be an issue for you, please reach out. We are committed to helping you find audiobooks, large print, or non-English versions of our readings. We have scholarships available if you are unable to access the book otherwise. Our meeting will be held in an accessible venue.