We are a 100% volunteer-run collective, we have great plans and need your support to help make them happen.
WoTE' is striving to model the world we would like to see, one that forefronts the experiences and dreams of people hit hard by colonialism, capitalism and sexism, and understands the importance of community and solidarity as the foundations of a long lasting movement for climate justice.
How we are using your donations:
> Building our power event, this includes facilitators fees, transport bursaries, food, venue, and other costs: £3000
> Away day, this includes food, venue, transport and facilitators: £1000
> Welfare and sustenance fund for new members and other organising resources: £500
We believe that any meaningful movement for climate justice must begin with centering the experiences of communities in resistance, especially those in the Global South. Throughout our histories and into the present, the systems responsible for this crisis have hit our communities the hardest - doing violence to our bodies, to our livelihoods, and to the lands we call home. In order to survive, communities in the Global South continue to lead the visioning and building of new worlds free of the violence of capitalism. We must both centre those experiences and recognise those knowledges here.
However, the voices of these communities are often left out of the wider environmental movement, often included only as a tokenistic afterthought. We believe the suppression of our narratives, resistance and visions is precisely what allows the survival of the systems that oppress us and have brought about the crisis of climate change.
As stated in a recent letter we wrote to the environmental movement in the UK, this is a moment of opportunity in which there is both a collective consciousness of the immense danger ahead of us and a collective will to fight it. If we want to use this moment to articulate an honest vision of what climate justice means along with a strategy for getting there then we must collectively draw upon the experiences and struggles of our communities and the communities we are in solidarity with in the global south.
We are developing a carefully facilitated strategy to build our power; we need to raise money to cover the costs:
> Our maintenance group is looking at ways to support members of the group and create a nurturing and healing culture.
> Our event group is organizing an event to build our power which will welcome 150 people and organisations working on climate justice and interested in building our power. Register to attend the event here.
> Our structure group is reflecting on the ways in which we support each other and politically organise. They are drawing from successful movements and experiences from around the world.
> Our task group is organising our next away day where we will be looking at the community we have created and decide our steps in the coming months.
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- Christine Haigh
- Olumide Popoola
- Serena Taylor
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