Reconnect Earth would like to respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the traditional, sovereign territory of the Swinomish and other Indigenous nations. We challenge ourselves and others to seek out ways to help rectify past and present-day injustices against Indigenous peoples and work to dismantle systems that perpetuate colonialism.
Join Reconnect Earth for the weekend of January 25-26th at Bay View State Park on the edge of Padilla Bay, getting to know this estuary ecosystem and discussing Indigenous history, social justice in outdoor spaces, and how to take local action on environmental issues! We’ll spend Saturday night in the park’s cozy cabins and the days exploring the park and surrounding area, networking with peers, and learning from each other. Along the way we’ll take time to enjoy being immersed in a biologically diverse coastal ecosystem rich with animal and plant life. If you like, stay an additional night Sunday and participate Monday morning in an optional visit the offices of our members of Congress, where we’ll deliver a message in favor of socially just solutions to climate change
This event is open to students and other self-identified young people, and is oriented especially toward college-age folks (you don’t have to be currently in school to participate, though). We’ll meet at 11:00am Saturday, January 25th at Bay View State Park near Burlington, with organized carpools from Bellingham and possibly points south. The main summit will finish up by 4:00pm Sunday, January 26th, with the option to stay through Monday morning and participate in the visit to offices of Washington’s Congressional delegation.
Specific topics we’ll explore during our time together include:
–Grassroots event planning and outreach
–Local Indigenous history
–Fighting oppression in outdoor spaces
–Communicating with elected officials
Register here to participate! Sliding-scale registration fees help cover the cost of the event, with meals and overnight lodging provided to participants.
If you have any questions about this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.