Building Bridges to Build a Movement; A Training Program to support Cross-Cultural Work for the
Environment in West Michigan
Made possible by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Building Capacity Through Diversity training will bring together 20 participants representing diverse communities and issues from the west Michigan area, to dialogue about the intersection of race and the environment in an overnight training session on June 23-24, 2006 at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, Michigan. Applicants should include people who are active and concerned about the environment, broadly defined. This may include people who are active in environmental issues, such as land, air, water, as well as others who may be working on community development, urban sprawl, public health, housing, and civil rights.
The deadline to apply for the West Michigan training is May 31, 2006. Application packets can be obtained by contacting Jamie Morton of the Alliance of the Great Lakes, (616) 850-0745, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weekend training is part of the greater Building Capacity Through Diversity project, which seeks to promote building a truly multi-ethnic and inclusive movement for environmental protection and social justice.
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