Alabama Water Rally
April 9 - April 11$50
This Moment of Possibility: Reimagining Together
This decade is a pivotal moment for our planet, our nation, and our state. Will we make the necessary shifts to address the challenges of climate change, injustice, inequity and inequality? The disruptions of 2020 provided the momentum we need to come together in ways like we’ve never seen before to create a common vision for our shared environmental future in Alabama.
Join us virtually at Alabama Water Rally 2021 and be a critical part of reimagining where we can go in Alabama and how we can get there. Together we can create the change that is needed for a just, regenerative, healthy and resilient Alabama where access to clean water, clean energy, and clean jobs are equitably shared by all!
Only $50 for a weekend PACKED
with information, discussion and planning.
SLIDING SCALE OPTIONS + FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
*NOTE: You do NOT need to have a computer, webcam, microphone, or other to participate in Alabama Water Rally. You can also call in from your landline or cell phone. You may miss out on some of the more interactive features of the conference, but you can still listen and learn!
FRIDAY KICK OFF CONVERSATION
From Mike Kensler (Director of the Office of Sustainability at Auburn University). Click here to read about Mike.
THIS MOMENT OF POSSIBILITY
We have the ability to create the future we want. The creativity we need to perceive new possibilities, innovate, and transform already exists and is at work all around us. Over the last several years crosscurrents of interrelated environmental, social, and economic issues have caused increasing disruption and disturbance. The global pandemic has only exacerbated the upheaval we are experiencing. If there is good news it is that disturbance shakes loose the structure of the rigid status quo and creates opportunities for change. Taking stock of where we are at the moment, are we ready to see with fresh eyes, seize the opportunities that present themselves, and boldly take the first next step toward bringing the future we want into being? This powerful conversation will inspire and energize us to begin to envision and act on the Alabama we want. Join us as we take the first steps to new possibilities together.
with Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice). Click here to read about Catherine.
REIMAGINING A JUST & INCLUSIVE FUTURE
THE REST OF THE WEEKEND
The rest of the weekend will include interactive training sessions featuring the on the ground work of local community activists and environmental groups across Alabama. These sessions will provide you with tools you can take home to your community and the information needed to get engaged in moving Alabama toward the future we want and deserve. You will also have the opportunity to share your experience in advocating for your local river or justice for the people and places you care about.
Together we can help each other succeed!
Session topics include:
- Achieving change through legislative advocacy
- Planning a successful advocacy campaign
- Building the coalition you need to succeed
- Sharing your message through poetry and storytelling
- Garnering public support through outdoor recreation and education
ABOUT ALABAMA WATER RALLY
Water Rally is Alabama’s clean water conference and celebration that unites citizens, connects conservation groups, shares ideas and educates attendees to strengthen the voices for advocates for clean water throughout our state.