Power Shift 2016 - West


Power Shift is coming to Berkeley on November 11-13!

The Power Shift Network is partnering with the California Student Sustainability Coalition for Power Shift West Convergence 2016. Join young climate and social justice leaders from all over the West for a weekend of workshops, trainings, speakers, and movement-building.

Power Shift 2016 West
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Reclaim Today, Transform Tomorrow

The Power Shift Network is excited to be partnering with the California Student Sustainability Coalition for our convergence in Berkeley!

The theme of the weekend: "Reclaim Today, Transform Tomorrow." This theme is a declaration of the need for change in the climate and environmental movement. Too often, the face of our movement often does not represent those who are most disproportionately affected by environmental degradation. Yet, much community work and environmental practice involves diverse perspectives and cultures, people who come together sharing a common goal—the wellness of our planet and people. Thus, we will uplift the voices of those who have been pushed aside and recenter this movement around issues of systemic oppression that have previously been ignored. By Reclaiming Today, we take back what has been taken from marginalized communities by environmental degradation and the environmental movement itself. By Transforming Tomorrow, we reform our futures with a movement that engages and is led by those most impacted by today’s environmental crisis.

Location & Registration

Online pre-registration is now closed, but on-site registration will be available:

  • Friday check-in and registration will take place from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Lower Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley .
  • Saturday check in and registration will start at 8:00 am at Valley Life Sciences Lawn, UC Berkeley, or at our information desk if you are checking in after 11:00 am.
  • Sunday check in and registration will be at the information desk at the Valley Life Sciences Lawn.

Here is a map of where the convergence will be taking place. Programming will occur in buildings highlighted in yellow.

UC Berkeley Campus Map


Other Important Information

  • Schedule & Program: Check out the awesome sessions, workshops, and speakers happening in Berkeley!

  • Speaker bios: Read more about the amazing social and environmental justice leaders who will be presenting at the convergence.

  • Transportation: Need a ride to the convergence? Connect with other people who are coming from the same area.

  • Housing: Need a place to stay? Check out our notes on housing. Important: we cannot guarantee housing support to anyone who registers for the convergence after November 5, 2016.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Check out our general Power Shift 2016 FAQ!

Stay in the loop:

Once you’ve registered for Power Shift Convergence West, make sure you’re plugged in to our SMS loop to get key information during the weekend.

Text WEST to 228466 now for important updates about Power Shift in Berkeley!

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Contact Us

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Thanks to our Sponsors

Carolyn FoundationDefend Our FutureEnvironmental Defense Fund
Friends of the EarthGamechanger LabsKendeda Fund
US Climate PlanNRDCRockefeller Brothers Fund
GreenpeaceSierra Student CoalitionUniversity of San Francisco Energy Systems Management
SERCCommunities for a Better Environment