April 4th: Feat. Fossil Free UC
Fossil Free UC: Grassroots Organizing for System Change not Climate Change
Fossil Free UCSC will be hosting a workshop that explores the avenues of grassroots campaigning in it’s leadership development, political work, and activism through art while discussing engaging and fighting against current systems and infrastructures. Join us in redefining and reshaping the way we currently think about energy and climate activism.
April 25th: Christopher Otte
Learn about the environmental impact of the different foods you eat, and get some helpful tips on how to make a bigger difference.
May 16th: SEC's Waste Prevention Campaign
Zero Waste: Life Hacks
Turn trash into treasure. Explore different ways to reduce and reuse waste in your daily life!
April 11th: SEC's Green Building Campaign
UCSC Expansion. How does it affect the environment and us?
Did you know that UCSC is planning to expand our campus? UCSC has created a comprehensive guideline called the Long-Range Development Plan that describes the potential developments and expansion on campus by 2020. Cultural places, such as Porter Meadows and Upper Campus are being targeted to be developed soon. I invite you to analyze and identify how the development plans not only negatively affects the natural environment of Santa Cruz, but also how it affects other aspects, such as education, safety, financially, and more.
May 2nd: Banana Slugs for Animals
The Ethics of What We Eat
The ethical and environmental impacts of our food choices. Using visual and interactive activities we will learn about the experience of farmed animals in the industrial food system and what we can do to help them! We will also learn about making more sustainable and environmentally friendly food choices.
April 18th Breeze Harper
Uprooting White Fragility and Systemic Racism: A Starter Toolkit For Planting the Seeds of Anti-Racism in the Ethical Foodscape
Dr. Harper’s work focuses on how systems of oppression- namely racism and normative whiteness- operate within the USA. She uses food and ethical consumptions cultures, within North America, to explore these systems. Her favorite tools of analysis are critical whiteness studies, decolonial world systems theory, Black feminisms, critical race feminism, critical animal studies, and critical food studies.
May 9th: FoCAN
Traditional Medicine and You
Connecting the goals of ecological literacy and social justice for economically poor
communities and womxn, we will learn how using plant-based medicines function as anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist lifeways and what you can do to take ahold of your health!