Summer 2013 Update!

Here’s a list of topics discussed below:
 – PowerShift 2013
– UChicago Divestment Report Drafting
– G.R.O.W Chicago
– Future Campaigns

Powershift 2013

An exciting opportunity is fast approaching for UCAN and it’s time to gauge interest.

PowerShift essentially is a biannual (every other year, not twice a year) environmental organizing conference, where youth from all over the country converge for a series of trainings and ‘movement-building-sessions’. This year it will be in Pittsburgh from Oct. 18-21 (the weekend of 3rd week). For more information check it out here.Personally, I think this would be a great opportunity for UCAN and would love to see us go! PLEASE respond here with your thoughts (the sooner we start planning/fundraising the better!)

UChicago Divestment Report Drafting

We have started the process of drafting the report and if you are interested in helping, please shoot Paul an email and he’ll get you looped in.

Any help, research and/or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 
G.R.O.W. (Gather Rise Organize Win) Chicago Divestment Meet-up: Next Week!
For anyone in Chicago next Saturday there’s an exciting event happening at Roosevelt University that is being put together by CYCC. 

What are these meet-ups you ask? They are convergences of student organizers and off-campus environmental justice groups, meant to build strong coalitions that will lay the groundwork for future collaboration. Students will return to campus having built the infrastructure for student-driven national and regional networks for communications and coordination. As both the divestment movement and the movement for climate justice seek escalation on a large scale, G.R.O.W. meet-ups will forge the vital connections needed to create a broad-based movement to confront the fossil fuel industry.

Needless to say, it’ll be a great opportunity to strengthen our SFCC campaign while connecting with students and community members.

Here are the specifics:

Date: Saturday, August 17th 2013
Place: Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Time: 10am-2pm (Event is free of charge)

Will you be there? Register here and check out our Facebook event.
Help us spread the word! 

Future Campaigns
 
With plenty of summer left, it’s always good to start brainstorming early for campaigns we can become involved in as a group for the upcoming year.
Feel free to comment here with ideas for the upcoming year and check-out the responses here.
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