If you believe climate justice has quite a lot to do with queer liberation and the other way around and you strive towards both in your work, activism or everyday life, you should mark 16th of July on your calendar! Ljubljana Pride will be hosting GenderCC, a global network based in Berlin that advocates for gender and climate justice, who will implement a workshop on the topic.
The workshop will be happening on Saturday, July 16th between 10.00 and 14.30 at Dunajska 10.
In the workshop, we will address the different ways in which people are affected by the consequences of climate change and by climate policy. Using practical examples, we will show how climate justice is connected to LGBTIQ+ and gender justice – and how queer activism can further climate justice. You will be empowered and equipped with new knowledge which you can apply directly to your life, work and activism.
More about GenderCC, their work and values:
“GenderCC is a global network based in Berlin that advocates for gender and climate justice and for gender equality to be a central aspect and outcome of climate action. Throughout our history, we have developed common positions with other feminist and climate justice movements, organisations and individuals. All our work is based on the principles of gender and climate justice from an intersectional perspective. Since the formal formation of the GenderCC network in 2008, the gender and climate change community has been growing steadily. GenderCC remains one of the largest membership-based organisations working in this field.
The climate crisis concerns us all, but we do not all contribute equally to it. And we are not all equally affected by its impacts. In most cases, women*/ WLINTA* (women, lesbians, inter-, non-binary, trans-, inter-persons) and people with lower incomes as well as people from the political global south behave in a less climate-damaging way, but already suffer more from the consequences of the climate crisis. The same applies to climate change mitigation measures – these also have an unequal impact on people from different backgrounds. Experience also shows that certain climate protection measures are critical for LGBTIQ* people and can have a negative impact on them. The international network ‘GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice’ therefore calls for climate protection measures to be socially and gender-just and designed worldwide.”
The event will be in English, however there will be Slovene speaking people present who can help with some translations if needed. The location is wheelchair accessible. There will be vegan lunch and soft drinks available. We also ask you to stay at home if you are experiencing any flu or Covid simptoms.