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The Human Side of Climate Change: Connecting to Civics and Social Justice is a Course

The Human Side of Climate Change: Connecting to Civics and Social Justice

Aug 14 - Aug 14, 2018
3.0 credits

$50 Enroll

Full course description

The deadly heat wave that hit Chicago in July of 1995 impacted the entire city. However, it was particularly deadly for community members who were poor, isolated & sick. The hurricanes that struck in 2017 impacted whole regions, but it is the communities of color with the least economic & political capital that, in many cases, still struggle for basic resources. Climate change will impact every community, as we all share the same atmosphere. However, while the poorest members of the global community did little to drive climate change, they will be hardest hit. This workshop will provide a clear and concise overview of the causes & impacts of climate change & outline the political, economic & social issues of our warming planet. It will also outline how the response to climate change is intertwined with political will, community action & the pursuit of equity. There will be a particular emphasis on local efforts to intertwine social justice & climate justice. This offering addresses the CPS Framework for Teaching Components 1a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, & 4d.


Instructor: Mark Mesle

Course Date: 8/14/2018

Course Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: CTUF Quest Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
Free Parking Available

Registering with Quest Center Online for the first time? 
Please register with a non-cps email address. You will also need your IEIN number. 

Below is the link to obtain your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN#), which is now required by ISBE to award any professional development hours to any individual taking professional development for recertification credits.

Type this link in your browser. http://www.isbe.net Then click on Teacher then click on Log into ELIS then click on Educator Access and login to obtain your IEIN#.  

In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.