By Jae Sledge, Catalyst Trainer
Two of our trainers are getting ready to facilitate great conversations around how to use the skills they learned throughout the week.
The group does an activity where we share one continuous string together and
in the end, it holds up a balloon. This is to represent community, and many communities coming together to accomplish a common goal;
Something we felt like we did that week.
Participants like Sophia lead conversations and learn from each other. Not only that but they learn about each other, creating understanding friendships.
Allison, one of the participants, worries about the safety of the baby toads. While others are on their way to the theater, she works on making sure people don’t step on them.
Eboni Cochran came to speak about environmental racism. It affects her community in Louisville, called Rubbertown. This stresses the importance of intersectionality and inclusivity within the environmental movement.
Participants put their skills to use in making an actionable plan for a campaign. They blew it out of the water with the limited time they were given!
During downtimes, we tried to enjoy the environment and/or the company of those around us. Emma, Grace, and Libby look out over the pond.
Flowers are cute and so are we!
Friends taking selfies with some more flowers sprinkled in it.
A big ol’ cinnamon roll hug at the end of the week with everyone who wanted to join in.
Just what the heart needed.