Climate Justice Activists / Student Organizers NEEDED!

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Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center

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We are looking to put together an all-day climate justice conference, featuring guest speakers, student panelists, and breakout sessions. We began this conference with the intention of bringing together students, activists, artists, and community members who are concerned about the climate crisis into the same space to share ideas, connect, and organize. Our intention is to have the conference centered around the experience of students.

How do students feel about the climate justice movement?
What can we learn from what we saw in the past year?
What can we do moving forward as a united front of organized activists?
We want to hear from students and have this day be a learning opportunity as well as an organizing/networking opportunity for like-minded activists to connect and establish avenues for further collaboration. There are a number of ways that students and the community can get involved. We're looking for students who are interested in speaking on a panel and leading a workshop or breakout session. We are also seeking students with skill sets in a variety of areas. We're looking to fill roles in outreach, marketing, program planning/logistical support, as well as on the day of the conference itself. We don't want to limit student involvement to only be for speaking roles - we want interested students to be an active part of shaping this conference!

Through this opportunity, students would gain experience in public speaking, political grassroots organizing, marketing/outreach, as well as the non-profit world in general!


The Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center is a non-profit organization that has served the local community since 1969. We hold monthly speaker forums, organize politically around social justice issues, and advocate for marginalized communities in our area.

For the past 7 years, the Peace Center has organized a Social Justice/Education conference that has revolved around critical pedagogy, unlearning prejudice/bias, and creating equity in our classrooms. This is the first year we've done a conference solely focused on climate justice, but due to our ongoing global crisis, in addition to the momentum students have built around this movement, we felt it was natural to move in this direction for 2020.

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About Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center


1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center is a community organization founded in 1969 whose stated goal is to work towards a culture of peace and justice through education, advocacy, and community building. We are an organizing force, providing a peaceful & sustainable way to use the dedication and vision of our community to create a better world. The Peace Center was founded by local teacher & activist, Andy Baltzo. Andy’s vision was to create a "local voice for peace" in the area. Throughout the years, the Center has evolved to address the prevention of violence and promotion of social justice in the local community. To that end, the Center has recently been focusing on organizing on an inter-generational level, bringing together youth and community members of all ages to organize collectively for a more equitable world.


The Center runs a number of programs aimed at addressing our mission. We hold a monthly forums series, bringing together activists, authors, educators, and community members together to not only educate and inspire, but to also collectively come together to problem-solve and take action. We also organize a number of events/opportunities that serve the community!

One of our most successful programs is our Dennis Thomas Art & Writing Challenge, an annual competition that invites local students to address topics related to peace and justice through visual artwork, essay, creative writing, and poetry. The program was conceived and organized by the late Dennis Thomas, a man of peace and long time Peace Center member. Each year, the winners of the challenge are recognized at our Awards Dinner. In 2019, we added a new category to the Art and Writing Challenge, honoring student activists in the community showing exemplary leadership and dedication for social justice, organizing, and human rights.


Mon Jan 20, 2020 - Sat Apr 18, 2020
09:15 AM - 05:00 PM  


1035 Carol LaneLafayetteLafayette, CA 94549



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Media / Blogging





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