|Reprise: A Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:17:56 -0800 (PST)|
I posted this event on December 24, but this is a complete description from the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy website. It's a long bus ride from my south Minneapolis apartment to the Wellstone Center south of downtown St. Paul, so if anyone else in Minneapolis or points west plans to attend, I'd really appreciate a ride. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com *Setting a New Compass for Climate Justice: A Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health * January 25, 2014, 12:30 – 5:00 Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul Featuring Chicana Activist Kimberly Wasserman, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Recipient for North America; and the Twin Cities Environmental Justice Mapping Tool. Interpretation in Español/Inglés. Register for free at http://jan-2014-ceed.eventbrite.com/.<http://jan-2014-ceed.eventbrite.com/> Kim received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award for her environmental health and justice work. After successfully organizing to shut down two of the country’s oldest and dirtiest coal plants in her Chicago neighborhood, Kim is now turning to organizing for climate and energy policies that work to build vibrant and healthy communities. A strong Chicana leader, Kim will present on reclaiming our future and our environment. See more of her story: www.goldmanprize.org/recipients/current. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) will present the Twin Cities Environmental Justice Mapping Tool. The tool enables community access to information about environmental health hazards, especially in Native and low-income communities and communities of color. A demonstration of the tool will be presented and community members will be able to engage foundation, state, and city officials about their strategies for achieving environmental and climate justice in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Also hear from community and governmental leaders on the future of justice in environmental and climate policy in Minnesota: John L. Stine, Commissioner, MN Pollution Control Agency; Alondra Cano, Mpls City Council; Elizabeth Glidden, Mpls City Council, Chair – Committee on Regulatory, Energy and Environment; David Nicholson, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice; Carlos Mariani, MN House of Representatives; David Pellow, Professor and Don Martindale Endowed Chair, Univ of MN; Veronica Burt, Public Policy Advocate/Cultural Organizer, Just Equity (invited); Jeff Matson and Neeraj Mehta, CURA; Shalini Gupta and Cecilia Martinez, CEED. Co-sponsors of the event are Headwaters Foundation for Justice, CURA, Proyecto Zenteotl, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, Afro-Eco, and West Side Community Organization.
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