CYACA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
General Assembly meetings occur Thursdays at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the first Saturday of every month at public libraries throughout the city. Hear updates from our two project teams (Political Action Team, School Sustainability Board), sign up for member opportunities, and learn from our Speaker Series presentations!
*Free snacks at GA Meetings*
NEXT GA MEETING:
2020 March Meeting!
Join us for the next 2020 meeting! This is your best chance to meet fellow youth climate activists and see exactly how you can get involved in the youth environmental movement. Come for the snacks, stay for the action!
420 E. Superior Street
Bluhm Legal Clinic
Caroline Wooten- Organizing Workshop - Thursday, December 6th
Wooten will lead an Organizing Workshop: Organizing and Campaigning for Political Change, in which we'll learn about strategies for creating legislative change within our communities and our schools, as well as gain insight into our political philosophies and campaigning preferences.
Ted C. Fishman - Writing Workshop - Thursday, March 14th
His recently published work in Chicago Magazine, entitled "Shape of Water," is a topical discussion of what climate change means for our city and what policy measures we should take to prepare ourselves for the worst.
Fishman will direct a Writing Workshop in early 2019: Talking and Writing about the Environment, in which we will learn about the best strategies for communicating what climate change means to us and how to address it.
Rebecca Ratliff - Effective Politics Workshop - Thursday, February 28th
Wooten is a conservation organizer with the Illinois Branch of the Sierra Club. Wooten works with Illinois Sierra Club members, groups, and partners throughout the state to build grassroots power to win on clean energy and climate issues. She helps plan and lead trainings on issue and electoral organizing, and works with members and volunteers to help build and strengthen relationships and shared work with groups working on social justice campaigns.
Fishman is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of China, Inc. and Shock of Gray, with work featured in the The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Chicago magazine, and Bloomberg Business Week. Fishman has been a fellow at the think tank for the US Chamber of Commerce and a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Longevity.
Rebecca Ratliff is a volunteer co-leader of the Citizens' Climate Lobby chapter. Passionate about empowering volunteers to make personal breakthroughs in exercising political power, her experience includes climate policy, grassroots organizing, and lobbying on the local and national level.
Working hard to find amazing speakers!