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[Online] We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting: Teaching Climate Change, Island Solidarity and Indigenous Rights

Date: 9:00am PST March 6, 2021 Location: Online


This workshop will demonstrate activities for teaching about climate justice with the resistance of indigenous Pacific Island peoples at the forefront. Participants will explore both historical and recent experiences of different island territories and nations through engaging in role play and in connecting with the Pacific Climate Warriors movement through poetry. We will also imagine a more just world where island peoples could come across together across language and national barriers to organize in solidarity and collectively support each other’s indigenous rights.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Engage in a role play to learn about the impact of climate change on island territories and nations across regions in the Pacific and immerse in the activism.
  • Write an interior monologue writing and interacting in a role play mixer that highlights actual people currently in the fight for climate justice through their words and stories.
  • Develop a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during the session.
  • The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers. 

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Moé Yonamine 

Cost: $125 by 2/3. $150 after. Includes 5 PDUs. Alumni, Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors, and Adjunct Faculty save 20%. 

Online registration for this workshop will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th

Register now

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)


About the Instructor

Moé Yonamine is a teacher at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. She is a Rethinking Schools editor and co-editor of the third edition of The New Teacher Book as well as numerous articles.

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