UCU Decarbonise and Decolonise24 January 2024, 14:00 - 15:30
UCU CPD Decarbonise and Decolonise Wednesday 24 January 2:00pm-3:30pm
What to expect
Decarbonise and decolonise is the third in a series of our workshops on the climate crisis, and how we can play our part in resisting it. Building on existing CPD workshops ‘Introduction to climate education’ and ‘Embedding climate education in the curriculum’, SOS-UK have developed for UCU a ‘ Decarbonise and decolonise‘ workshop to introduce members to the interconnectivity of these two agendas and identify opportunities to take action.
To take part in this workshop you do not need to have completed the previous sessions. This workshop will give an overview of climate justice, and how this links to the concepts of “decolonising” and “decarbonising” as the structural and systemic roots of the human-induced climate crisis. We will explore examples of climate injustice, and how this often intersects with issues like race, gender, class and indigeneity. We will also look at examples of when sustainability actions and initiatives have not taken an intersectional approach, with discussions on how we can avoid this in education to create sustainability activities that recognise and work to challenge the harmful legacies of colonialism and imperialism.
The full aims of the interactive workshop are to:
- provide an introductory understanding of climate justice and its connection with decolonising and decarbonising
- support participants to identify opportunities to apply decolonising and decarbonising for climate justice to the education sector
- encourage participants to develop their own practice to consider climate justice and intersectionality
- explore the role of UCU branches and members in mobilising action for decolonising and decarbonising.
How UCU CPD workshops work
The taught session will last for about 75 minutes, after which time we take 15-20 minutes to discuss the issues raised. The total time commitment will be around an hour and a half.
You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email!), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.
Once registered you will be sent a meeting number and password for the webinar using zoom. You will be able to join the session from about 10 minutes before the stated start time. I would also recommend that you do join 5 to 10 minutes early as you will need to be admitted to the session, and of course there can be technical problems.
Live transcription will be available. We are passionately committed to ensuring that everyone can fully participate in UCU CPD sessions so if you need us to make any additional facilities available to you please get in touch as soon as you can. We will do everything possible to help.
Glen Pickard and Tracy Walsh
Learning and Development Coordinators