Join Strikers & supporters from across the country for  #ClimateStrike School.

#ClimateStrike Semester 2 is a six week long climate justice program where you can learn valuable activist skills from experts, meet others standing up for climate justice and talk about the things that matter. 


In a time of unprecedented change we need to come together, share lessons, ideas, skills and start to #BuildaBetterFuture together. That's why we are running 2 online classes a week and one recess space as part of strike school. 


Each Monday we will go back to basics and cover topics such as climate science 101 & climate justice On Wednesday's will be a recess space, to meet others, connect & share skills. Thursday will go deeper into organising, movements and the moment we are in in collaboration with the trainers from Organising in a Pandemic.


Register below for Strike School & we will send you the links to each class and keep you in the loop.

* This class will run for 30min longer until 7:00pm AEST so we have time to get to know you 

Monday Classes

 Welcome & Climate justice & COVID 19  Monday 18th May 5:00 - 7:00pm AEST

With Edie & Dwyane from Original power

The first class will run for half an hour longer to give us a chance to get to know each other, connect & start strike school with a bang!  Then we will discuss how COVID & Climate Justice connected? How is the fight for climate justice linked to other justice struggles? Hear about some of the ways climate change and COVID-19 are impacting upon First Nations peoples here and elsewhere. 


 Connecting in a crisis   Monday 25th May5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

In this class, we’ll discuss techniques to reach out to new people and build connections around common values in a time of physical distancing.


 Climate change & the science 101  Monday 1st June 5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

During this class we will briefly go over a basic overview of climate science, how we got to where we are, why climate change is happening & the latest state of play.


First Nations Justice   Monday 8th June 5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

With Edie & Karina from Original power

Learn about the history of resistance in so called ‘Australia’, the diversity of cultures and nations, alongside different histories and lived experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We’ll also discuss what self-determination means and why it’s important.

Unions 101  Monday 15th June 5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

What are Unions and why are they so important? Together we will learn about the vital role unions play in society & why we must stand with workers when campaigning for climate justice.

Economic Justice  Monday 22nd June 5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

What is economic justice? In this class, we’ll discuss how to campaign on climate during times of economic stress, learning from the past, and planning for the future.

Wednesday RECESS

The recess space will be a 1 hour session where you can share skills, discuss content from previous classes, meet other climate activists and share ideas. Because movements are built on community.


Each recess space we will start with 30min check-in & get to know you then we will spend 30min sharings skills, discussing topics and hanging out.

Thursday Classes

 Public Narrative  Thursday  21st May 5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

With Marc Stears, Sydney Policy Lab

Learn how to lead and inspire others through storytelling. Together we will discuss how sharing stories about ourselves can bring people closer, how stories of mission and purpose can build power and how stories of now can shift a movement into one of hope, challenge, action or solution. 


Understanding people power   Thursday 28th may  5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

Amanda Tattersall, ChangeMakers 

How do we build mass movements and what are the different strategies we can use to do this? This session unpacks 5 forms of people power, using stories and then creates space to apply these ideas. 

Democracy, Strategy and Power  Thursday 4th June  5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

Amanda Tattersall, ChangeMakers Niahm, Castlemaine student striker and Joe Chrastil, Industrial Areas Foundation

Democracy is constantly changing, contested. It’s threatened by power over and opened up by power with. What challenges and opportunities does the COVID moment present?

Australian Politics 101  Thursday 11th June  5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

Amanda Tattersall, ChangeMakers

How does the Australian political system work? How can we engage with it and what is the role for civil society and social movements?

Qualities of Leaders  Thursday 18th June  5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

Amanda Tattersall, ChangeMakers and Joe Chrastil, Industrial Areas Foundation

How and who do we support to become leaders of social change? Together we will discuss what qualities we should be looking for and nurturing to support people to become leaders working for change. 

Organising Cycle  Thursday 25th june  5:00 - 6:30pm AEST

With Marc Stears, Sydney Policy Lab

Together we will learn how to lead with listening and relationships and build a plan of action that is then evaluated -  to get us where we need to be, without leaving people behind. The session also runs through the art of ‘table talks’ (also called kitchen table conversations or house meetings) as strategies for mass engagement of new people in movements.

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