Climate Emergency Campaign Organizer Training

The Sacramento Climate Coalition with a generous grant from the Rose Foundation is able to offer the following training this September. We hope you can make it!

Climate Mobilization Project's four-session Climate Emergency Campaign organizer training will take place online September 10 - Oct. 1, 2020.

The training offers tools for building a broad and powerful campaign that engages large numbers of individuals and organizations, building power to push your local government to respond to the Climate Emergency and end greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. Taught by lead trainers Nailah Pope-Harden and Chris Brown,

Each session will weave in three key elements (Claiming Power, The Urgency of Now, and Skills and Tactics) and focus on specific material including: Elements of Power, One-on-One Conversations, Climate Emergency Response, Environmental and Climate Justice, Developing a Powerful Narrative, Base Building, Power Mapping, and Meetings with Decision Makers.

This training is offered on a sliding scale basis, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Please select the ticket price level that corresponds to what you are able to pay.

In addition to your sliding scale registration fee, we also encourage anyone who can to fundraise toward the cost of putting on this training. A kickoff orientation webinar and fundraising training will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27th from 1-2pm Pacific / 4-5pm Eastern. Then, the training itself will run from 1pm-3:30pm Pacific Time (4pm-6:30pm Eastern Time) every Thursday for four weeks, beginning on Sept. 10.

Your Trainers

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Nailah Pope-Harden

Nailah Pope-Harden is a community organizer in south Sacramento and Policy Advocate for ClimatePlan. Over that last 10 years, she has participated in over 30 social justice campaigns locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. For the last 5 years she has enjoyed training people in organizing basics, environmental justice principles and inclusion. Nailah believes that people are moved to action by building relationships and creating a shared vision. She enjoys meeting one on one with people in hopes to find commonalities. Nailah believes in the power of community. Her desire is to change the dominant narrative around which communities receive investments. She advocates for equity, inclusion, and authenticity in all spaces.

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown began his career as a civil rights organizer, and over the years has worked in the nuclear Freeze movement, for environmental justice, water conservation and rain and greywater harvesting. Since 2014 he has been working on climate focused advocacy with a number of different groups. He and his spouse, and occasionally their adult sons, enjoy maintaining a relationship with the land they occupy with a permaculture garden. He has offered a number of types of training over the past 20 years, and is focused on building strong community and coalition based organizations. He is active in Mobilize CA, Sacramento Climate Coalition, and the NorCal Poor People’s Campaign.