Info Sessions

Interested in learning more about Citizens' Assemblies?

Climate Assembly Washington has held four public information sessions about the Washington State Climate Assembly project.

 

Check out one of the info sessions to learn about the Citizens' Assembly process.

This Fall, Washington State will host the country’s first online Citizen’s Assembly on Climate.

 

Climate Assembly Washington's info sessions introduce the Washington State Climate Citizens’ Assembly, a deliberative democracy event, in which a representative group of residents of Washington State, randomly selected, will learn, connect, deliberate on, and finally recommend policies to lawmakers on climate mitigation. 

A legislative package to address climate change will require a mandate from all residents of Washington. Organizers will discuss how effective a Citizens’ Assembly in Washington can be in breaking through political deadlock and creating political momentum for climate policy in Washington State.

 

Planning for the Assembly is advancing.  Watch the most recent information session to learn about specific opportunities for your organization to participate in shaping this process and influencing the 2021 legislative agenda in Washington State. We’d like your input.

Past Info Sessions:

 

August 4, 2020


Info Session on NGO Roles: 

This session focused on specific ways for your organization to get involved in the Assembly development process. 


SPEAKERS: 
Johanna Lundahl is a volunteer member of the Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team, living on traditional Duwamish Land in Seattle. She has a bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Washington and is committed to supporting the expansion of democratic methods to address climate mitigation.

Michael Foster is a Seattle climate activist who has been at the forefront of the advocacy for a Citizen’s Assembly on Climate in Washington State and co-launched the Climate Assembly Washington network.   

Ed Chadd is a volunteer member of the Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team. He is the Chair of Olympic Climate Action, a climate education/action group on the North Olympic Peninsula; a former local President and State Board member of the League of Women Voters of Washington; and a retired environmental scientist and educator. He has a lifetime commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability, and democratic processes.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

July 13, 2020
General Info Session:

 

This session introduced the Washington State Climate Assembly Project and discussed the next steps in it's organizing. 


SPEAKERS: 
Zuzanna Nowak, is a researcher at the Center for Climate Assemblies. She has a degree in International Relations, with a specialty in diplomacy and consular relations. She has been professionally involved in non-formal education for youth in intercultural communication, global citizenship, activism, and human rights for several years.
Marcin Gerwin, Ph.D. is an author and a specialist in sustainable development and deliberative democracy. He has designed and coordinated citizens’ assemblies for the Center for Climate Assemblies across Europe for many years.
Johanna Lundahl is a volunteer member of the Climate Assembly Washington Initiating Team, living on traditional Duwamish Land in Seattle. She has a bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Washington and is committed to supporting the expansion of democratic methods to address climate mitigation.
 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING 

 

July 9, 2020

General Info Session:

This session introduced the Washington State Climate Assembly Project and discussed the next steps in it's organizing. 

SPEAKERS: 

Marcin Gerwin, Ph.D. is an author and a specialist in sustainable development and deliberative democracy. He has designed and coordinated citizens’ assemblies for the Center for Climate Assemblies across Europe for many years.

Rebecca Willis, Ph.D. is an expert in environment and sustainability policy and practice, at the international, national, and local levels. She is a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre and an Expert Lead for Climate Assembly UK.

Michael Foster is a Seattle climate activist who has been at the forefront of the advocacy for a Citizen’s Assembly on Climate in Washington State and co-launched the Climate Assembly Washington network.   

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

June 26, 2020

General Info Session:

This session introduced the Washington State Climate Assembly Project and discussed the next steps in it's organizing. 

SPEAKERS:

Marcin Gerwin, Ph.D. is an author and a specialist in sustainable development and deliberative democracy. He has designed and coordinated citizens’ assemblies for the Center for Climate Assemblies across Europe for many years.

Rebecca Willis, Ph.D. is an expert in environment and sustainability policy and practice, at the international, national, and local levels. She is a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre and an Expert Lead for Climate Assembly UK.

Michael Foster is a Seattle climate activist who has been at the forefront of the advocacy for a Citizen’s Assembly on Climate in Washington State and co-launched the Climate Assembly Washington network.   

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING

 

Watch a Climate Assembly Washington Info Session to learn more. 

Still have questions?  Send an email to info@climateassembly.us if you wish to attend a future info session. We’re happy to set up individual info sessions if our scheduled dates don’t work for anyone. 

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