YPJTP Tumblr

YPJTP Tumblr

Young People’s Just Transition Project participants maintained a tumblr during the summer to document events, share lessons, and post resources. Check it out!

Lessons Learned from the Young People’s Just Transition Project

Lessons Learned from the Young People’s Just Transition Project

Heschel’s words were at the forefront of my mind as we sat in our final closing circle of the Young People’s Just Transition Project (YPJTP) on August 16. Reflecting back on the twelve weeks we spent building together- the six more »

Reflecting Before the Project

Reflecting Before the Project

What is that community wisdom that teaches us how to stay together in times of hardship? That teaches us to heal and to thrive when we’ve suffered and struggled? How do we share this long-held wisdom with young people, as more »

Hot off the Press! "Reflections from the Young People's Just Transition Project" Zine

Hot off the Press! “Reflections from the Young People’s Just Transition Project” Zine

This time last year we were hard at work laying the foundation for a summer of community building and political growth among young people in Philly through the Young People’s Just Transition Project. That experience of bringing together eight college more »

Ferguson National Visionary Platform and Demands

Ferguson National Visionary Platform and Demands

In 2014, we saw rage and resistance sweep across the country and we’re humbled to step into 2015 with a resolution to continue fighting for racial justice and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We want to begin by honoring the black queer more »

Philadelphia should resist Marcellus 'energy hub' vision (NewsWorks)

Philadelphia should resist Marcellus ‘energy hub’ vision (NewsWorks)

Commentary by Alexa Ross via NewsWorks December 31, 2014 In the near-freezing temperatures of a recent Friday morning, a group of over 100 Philadelphians gathered outside of the Drexel University student center. A sea of black-and-yellow warning signs trumpeted messages more »

Taking Time to Reflect and Reorient

Taking Time to Reflect and Reorient

“We have exactly enough time – starting now.” – Dana Meadows After a year of working together, we’re taking Oct-Nov 2014 to reflect on the past year and plan for the years ahead. As our summer program came to a close, more »

Philly Has Roots to Weather the Storm

Philly Has Roots to Weather the Storm

Philadelphia frontlines on climate and economic justice at People’s Climate March and beyond By Alexa Ross and Zein Nakhoda On September 21, we joined hundreds of thousands in the streets of NYC for the People’s Climate March (PCM). Billed as more »

HIGHLIGHTS: SUN 9/21 - TUES 9/23

HIGHLIGHTS: SUN 9/21 – TUES 9/23

SUNDAY 7:30AM: Will, Alexa, and Zein greet the dozens of buses arriving from frontline communities the Climate Justice Alliance supported to get to New York. Welcoming folks to the city on a bus’s intercom and giving them directions to their more »

HIGHLIGHTS: THUR 9/18 - SAT 9/20

HIGHLIGHTS: THUR 9/18 – SAT 9/20

THURSDAY Naomi Klein’s Book Launch Event at the New School with an incredible panel of Clayton Thomas-Muller of Indigenous Environmental Network; Estela Vasquez, Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 1199; Michael Leon Guerrero from Climate Justice Alliance; and Esperanza Martinez more »