Reprise: A Forum on Race, Climate and Community Health
From: Scott Jackson (
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]

*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

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:

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
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