ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM.
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OPEN SOURCE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESOURCES.
YoR is developing an environmental justice educational curriculum created by and for California youth and available to all in print and through our online platform. Our curriculum and toolkit of educational resources will include informational documents, videos, and simulation activities and projects on environmental justice topics such as art as activism, public comment, and policy engagement. By directly addressing the resource gaps for youth in environmental communities and providing access to youth-oriented and culturally responsive educational materials, we will work to amplify the voices of California youth as environmental justice activists through empowering and inclusive storylines, narrators, characters, and themes.
YoR recognizes that this important work cannot be done alone. In the spirit of the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, YoR will collaborate with experts from community-based organizations across California through a curriculum working group composed of adult and youth leaders from each participating organization. We hope to both learn from their expertise and “extend their reach” beyond their immediate service areas.
Each of these organizations represent communities that have championed environmental justice for decades. We hope to share their rich history while ensuring they “speak for themselves” through direct participation in the curriculum’s creation.