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Looking forward to being there at the UConn School of Law. This event is being sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and will also feature a panel discussion in addition to my keynote. More information is coming soon.
Experts and Activists Exploring Some of the Toughest Questions Facing the Climate Justice Movement
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium
Elmwood Community Center
1106 New Britain Avenue,
West Hartford CT
(Entrance via South Quaker Lane and then to Burgoyne Street)
Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice.
Anne L. Hendrixson is the Director of Population and Development Programs at Hampshire College. In her Critical Social Inquiry course “Beyond the Population Bomb,” Hendrixson critically examines the gendered and racialized ways that environmental thinkers have framed population in relation to resource scarcity, food insecurity, conflict and violence, environmental degradation and climate change.
Sean Sweeney is the director of the International Program on Labor, Climate & Environment at the Murphy Institute, City University of New York. He also coordinates Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) a global network of 42 unions from 16 countries. TUED advocates for democratic control and social ownership of energy resources.
Martha Klein is the Chapter Chair of the Sierra Club of Connecticut and a leader in the fight to stop the use and transport by pipeline of climate -wrecking fracked gas in our state. With a background in public heath nursing, Klein is well-positioned to explain the ways that regulators, government, and industry have used a false narrative about fossil fuels to pit social justice and environmental activists against each other.
Alexis Rodriquez is the Fairfield Representative of the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda and an advocate of decolonization. He has been deeply involved with hurricane relief efforts, the campaign against coal ash dumping in Penuelas, and educating about the relationship of PROMESA and sovereignty to environmental justice.
Cynthia Jennings is an environmental and civil rights attorney who is currently serving as a Councilwoman in the City of Hartford. She is recognized as bringing the issue of environmental justice in Hartford, to national attention, through her opposition, clean-up and closure of a polluting land ll located in North Hartford.
Workshops To Include:
• Become a Citizen Lobbyist for the Spring 2018 Legislative Session
• What Would an Independent Mass Action Strategy Look Like?
• The Fight for a Green, De-Colonized Puerto Rico
• Fight for Green Affordable Mass Transit
• Nuclear Power is NOT Renewable!
• Get Your Town to Commit to 100% Renewable This Year!
• One Town’s Fight Against Coal, Gas, and Burning Trash
• Developing a Grass Roots Environmental Justice Agenda
• Winning Your Union to the Fight for Climate Justice
• Promise to Protect: Join the National Fight Against the Nebraska Pipeline
• What’s Wrong with the state Comprehensive Energy Strategy?
Sponsors List in Formation:
350 CT; Sierra Club of Connecticut
For More Information:
350 CT at 203 350-3508 or write to email@example.com
Sierra Club of CT 860-542-5225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of International Women’s Day and the 2018 theme #PressforProgress and together with Campaign for Paid Family Leave, we’ve chosen to screen a sneak peek of ZERO WEEKS as it explores America’s paid leave crisis. Following workers who are forced to choose between keeping their job or being with a new baby, beating cancer, or tending to an aging parent, the film makes an economic, medical, business and social case for paid family leave.
The film is FREE and open to the public. Light snack and refreshments available starting at 5:30pm and film starts at 6:00pm.
Post-screening discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. The eventis co-sponsored by Maternal and Child Health Coalition and Campaign for Paid Family Leave #PaidLeave4CT