Uplift 2015

Calling Young Leaders!

Originally published March 19 2015 at http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/calling-young-leaders

By Claire Martini, Uplift Coordinator

Want to be the next Ed Abbey, Winona LaDuke, or Terry Tempest Williams? Come to Uplift and get the tools to make it happen!

This April 17-19 in Flagstaff, Arizona, meet fellow movers-and-shakers, network with other young leaders, and learn tools to be more effective activists. The jam-packed weekend is tailored for conservation-minded young activists, Native youth, writers, scientists, and others. Together at Uplift, we will forge a network to enable change in communities across the region. See the full schedule  ›

We believe conservation must include young voices and encompass social, racial, and environmental justice. Be one of 100 young leaders gathering this spring to make the conservation conversation bigger. Geologically speaking, Uplift defines the Colorado Plateau; let’s organize and lift up a movement to protect wild places, preserve cultural traditions, and support responsible economies.

Have an idea like Wangaari Maathai, Bill McKibben, or Vandana Shiva? Let’s bring it home to the Colorado Plateau.

Learn from passionate Black Mesa activist Nicole Horseherder, hone your advocacy writing in workshops with desert poet/writer Seth Mueller, and grow into a guerrilla gardener with Flagstaff’s own TerraBIRDS. Check out our schedule of workshops, ranging from ecofeminism and traditional knowledge to climate science for activists!