The Racial Justice Learning Collective (RJLC) is a monthly 2 hour in-person discussion space, which each centres around a pre-reading. Each session has a new topic, and content is written and facilitated by People of Colour (POC). Group discussion is key in these sessions– sharing our own thoughts and opinions, and taking time to listen to others’, is how we learn.
The Climate Jobs Guarantee must be determined by diverse communities everywhere. If the groups we engage with to come up with the local vision for a CJG are not representative of their communities, then the solutions will not serve to create a better tomorrow for all. To ensure this happens, Tomorrow Movement local teams need to be representative of our communities.
To safely and responsibly enable this, we must ongoingly do the work of making our spaces safer and more knowledgeable about racial justice, and intersectional justice as a whole. The RJLC is an idea that came from a group of POC from the Tomorrow Movement Naarm (Melbourne) team to both help us address this issue, and for the sake of our own leadership development. It was started by us at the end of 2022 and has run continuously since then. The RJLC currently only exists in Naarm, but we are working to start RJLCs in at least 2 more local teams by mid 2024.