The Sierra Club's gender program holds a bi-annual weekend of workshops and training for activists and advocates to gain information and skills that about gender equity, climate change, renewable energy, and the environment. Participants will learn about issues of local and global significance from advocates in the field. We invite Sierra Club activists and leaders in communities, on campuses, and from Sierra Club chapters around the U.S. to join us. Activists of all ages are encouraged to apply. For more information, please read below:
WHEN: June 3-5, 2017
WHERE: Sierra Club Legislative Office, Washington, D.C.
Youth attendees (under 25) have the opportunity to also apply to the Gender Equity & Environment Fellowship program, and will receive a stipend to implement their own campaigns to advance environmental issues on their campuses.
Workshop participants will receive technical support, guidance, materials and information from Sierra Club staff, and will be encouraged to participate in activities (anything from a blog post to hosting a community event) in the year following the Activist Workshop.
Participants will receive training in leadership and advocacy skills, including:
+ Tips and tools for grassroots engagement on campus and in communities
+ Influencing key policymakers, officials, and other stakeholders
+ Communication strategies, messaging tools, and media training
Food and hotel expenses will be covered for all participants. Travel expenses will be covered upon request - please see details below.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BELOW BY: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 9:00pm EST.
Questions can be directed to Jessica Olson, Associate Campaign Representative (firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information on the program, please visit http://www.sierraclub.org/gender/get-involved.