Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 26, 2023, 10:00 AM
Location is TBD
About the Event
In August of 2023, we will host our 5th annual Sol Summit that equips historically marginalized communities with education, training and resources to address injustice specifically in the areas of climate, environmental, and economic impacts. This annual summit is a platform that uses art & culture, workshops, hackerspaces, and makerspaces to empower attendees to return to their communities and institute SOLutions. Join us for our 3-day summit!
We leverage established relationships, engage partners, and Sol Nation membership to increase our engagement with grassroots and frontline communities. We are organizing environmentalists, teachers, preachers, artists, musicians, academics, writers, and individuals of all ages in the same space to develop the innovative ways to restore our environmental justice communities and to keep them on the path to resiliency.
We center black communities, communities of color, and southern communities who are disproportionately harmed by climate injustices otherwise known as environmental justice communities (EJ Communities). We know that it will take everyone to solve the issues so the summit is for city/county officials, organizers, community members, scientists, and anyone else who want to be part of the SOLution for climate change and environmental justice. Our goal is to:
- Increase the summit’s reach,
- Provide training, resources, and a plan for solutions implementation
- Demonstrate how to translate climate justice through the use of art, culture and our strengths
- Connect how Environmental Justice is connected to other social movements
- Provide hands-on makerspace for SOLutions
The summit is being held in Charlotte, NC this year and in alignment with Charlotte turning 250 years old, our goal is to be able to have 250 people attend the summit over the 3 days. Through registration and scholarships with want to have a diverse group of 250 participants who learn or share info about EJ communities and participate in developing the SOLutions.
As a connector, we will increase the amount of opportunities for SOLution based organizing, community owned SOLutions, resources, training, and education.
Featuring:Sole 2 Sol 5k Race/WalkMakerspaceWorkshopsCall for Solutions:Are you actively working on SOLutions? Do you have SOLution ideas? Submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org For the Land, the Air, the Water, and the PEOPLE!