|Fwd: Web Workshop: Labor Unions, Climate Change & the Fight for a Just Transition||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:52:37 -0800 (PST)|
This may be of interest. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Cat Jaffee - GoFossilFree.org <350 [at] 350.org> Date: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM Subject: Web Workshop: Labor Unions, Climate Change & the Fight for a Just Transition To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com> Hi friends, Economic justice and workers' rights are deeply entwined with the movement for climate justice, and labor unions can be powerful allies for divestment campaigners. That's why I'm so excited for this week's web workshop. Check it out: *WHAT:* Labor Unions, Climate Change, and the Fight for a Just Transition *WHEN:* Wednesday, November 5th, 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET *WHERE:* Online! We'll send you the link when you sign up. *Click here to RSVP. <http://act.350.org/signup/webinars_labor/?t=1&akid=5509.1105958.0EyDzx>* After taking a short break, the Wednesday Web Workshop series is back with a really amazing panel: *Brooke Anderson* is a staff member at Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project and a former union organizer. Previously, she coordinated the release of a letter from 60+ environmental and climate justice organizations to the AFL-CIO <http://act.350.org/go/6321?t=2&akid=5509.1105958.0EyDzx> (an excellent resource to reference before the event, if you have time). *Jeremy Brecher* is a historian, winner of five regional Emmy awards for his documentary movie work, activist, and author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements. His book *Strike!* was described by Prof. Richard Flacks, UC Santa Barbara, as “the single most important book about the history of the American labor movement published in our time.” *XiuMin Li *is a Union Representative at SEIU 2021, a union representing over 54,000 city, county, and nonprofit workers in San Francisco. She writes about social justice and the environment at blueechoes.org and the Huffington Post. Our panel will talk about how climate disruption impacts union members, how unions and climate activists can work together, and how to get started building union alliances as part of your own organizing work. *This one is not to be missed. Click here to register. <http://act.350.org/signup/webinars_labor/?t=3&akid=5509.1105958.0EyDzx>* On we go, Cat P.S. There's a fantastic New York Times op-ed on fossil fuel divestment that just came out, and we want to spread it far and wide. Will you help? *Click here to read "The Missing Climate Campus Debate" <http://act.350.org/go/6322?t=4&akid=5509.1105958.0EyDzx>* (then use the NYT's share buttons to email it to all your friends who care about divestment -- if it gets emailed enough, the NYT will feature it more prominently). ------------------------------ Fossil Free <http://gofossilfree.org> is an international network of campuses and communities that are divesting from the fossil fuel companies that are causing the climate crisis. Connect with us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/FossilFree> and Twitter <https://twitter.com/GoFossilFree>, and sign up for email updates on our homepage <http://www.gofossilfree.org>. * You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time. <http://act.350.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/?akid=5509.1105958.0EyDzx> *
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