This September, Rebekah, Claire, and Katie joined a cohort of 30 local leaders from Buffalo’s Crossroads Collective for a 3-day Justice & Ecology Retreat with trainers from Movement Generation (MG), a national organization based in the Bay Area, California.
Held at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, an intentional community and craft center located on a 350-acre farm in the Finger Lakes, participants were truly able to retreat from their day-to-day responsibilities in Buffalo.
The retreat focused on nurturing our region's ecological justice movement by exploring connections between ecological, economic, and social crises. Movement Generation and Crossroads Collective trainers encouraged an exploration of the Just Transition framework through interactive and popular education lessons, and dialogue.
In addition to the participation of several MAP staff as trainees, our organization's Youth Education Director Rebekah Williams, partnered with MG staff to co-facilitate some of the lessons and helped develop the relationship with the Folk Art Guild.
The Crossroads Collective hopes that through the retreat experience, its members can bring knowledge about the Just Transition framework to more people and organizations in Buffalo.
To learn more about the Crossroads Collective, visit Facebook here.