We are developing toolkits, which will be practical ‘how-to’ guides and bodies of research, with tried-and-tested resources and tools for those working for social and ecological justice and positive change.
GEN Toolkit #1: ‘Weaving Grief, the Body and Transformative Justice’ is an 18-month collaboration between GEN (Nessie Reid) and Camille Barton – founder of The Collective Liberation Project. The Research and Development Phase of this toolkit began in February 2020 – which is currently in process – of which Camille has been writing regular journal entries sharing her insights and lived experience. To read these entries and find out more about Toolkit #1, click here.
We are currently in the process of designing, and fundraising for more Toolkits; to start in late 2021, exploring the themes of communicating and truth-telling in times of polarity and overcoming oppression and working with race, gender and difference. Please get in touch if you would like to know more and get involved.
This includes reading and resource lists from previous GEN events, as well as content shared by our members and networks of support and collaboration. The library is an ongoing work in progress, and is ordered by either a GEN event cohort i.e. GESA 2018, or a themed reading list i.e. ‘Black History Month Library’ or ‘Climate change adaptation’. We are always looking to expand our pedagogical breadth and depth, and challenge and explore alternative worldviews and approaches, so we welcome new entries.
To foster learning, mutual support and collaboration among our members, we intensified outreach by increasing the circulation of our GEN in Action newsletters to share calls for action and collaboration. Whilst the GEN in Action newsletters are exclusive to members, we also celebrate members’ achievements through periodic public GEN Community Newsletters, which we share here.
Here, we share publications co-authored by GEN members, who connect through the commonalities in their reasonings and beliefs.
The growing importance of shrinking wetlands: a tale of three cities
Three GEN members, Piyush Dhawan, Montserrat Lara and Sana Mezoughi, who connected as participants during the Global Environments Summer Academy 2018, co-authored this article, which featured in Biodiversity – a Journal of Life on Earth, Volume 19, 2018.