Favianna Rodriguez

Credo

by Aneesa Khan (Originally posted on The Odyssey Online)

Climate activism burn-out and rediscovering a sense of hope in the movement for food justice.

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Civil Society has the last word on D12 after the final text was released.

Actions Make a Thousand Pictures

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos

For the whole two weeks while in Paris, I was on the outside. Since the beginning of the course, I felt the need to network, communicate, and spread the stories of activists; whether these activists were from the frontline communities or some of the many youth trying to create a platform for the undermined voices that needed to be heard.

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Civil Society has the last word on D12 after the final text was released.

Civil Society Rise On D12

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos

“Do not pour water over your eyes while your head is leaned back.”

“Clench your fist to make room between your wrist and the handcuff.”

Somehow, I found myself in the basement of an alternative space training for civil disobedience. Even the date, D12, sounds like Dooms Day. Why would I even think about being a part of it? Read more…

Photo by Brent Stirton

The Need for Women and Gender Equality in the Text

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos

Men are predominantly seen as the “head of the household,” right? So wouldn’t a lot of the burden of keeping up with the household fall on them? If this is true, why is it that women are more vulnerable throughout the world? At this moment, women are suffering from inequality because they are the ones that provide stability and security not only for themselves but for their families as well. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at some examples that show this in relation to climate change. How are women being affected? What can be done to shift this inequality? Read more…

Action by 2015!

By Kimberly Lopez Castellanos

“0 by 2050!” no “0 by 2030!”

Arguments and discussions on some political messages have arisen within the youth constituency. While drafting an intervention on the Long Term Goal, we discussed whether or not equity, common but differentiated responsibilities, and historical responsibilities should be in the text. Some said the inclusion of those words would diminish the probability of the negotiators listening to what the youth have to say because it is too ambitious. By not engaging as much in the conversation as other people, I was able to get an “observer’s” perspective.

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