Conference Agenda

Friday Evening: May 8th: Reception   7-9 p.m.  5th Floor     (Appetizers / Drinks)
            
- Welcome from Rev. Lennox Yearwood and  Andrea Miller 
                               Mustafa Ali, EPA
                      

    
Saturday, May 9th: 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                       Registration (Coffee)    
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.                       Plenaries and Breakouts                                     
9 a.m. -9:15 a.m.                                Opening;  Andrea Miller and Rev. Yearwood 
 
            -Welcome:  Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action 
            -Invocation:  Minister Terrence Muhammad, Hip Hop Caucus

Section 1:  What is the problem? 
  
9:15 – 9:40 a.m.       Bill McKibben, 350.org

9:40 – 10:00 a.m:    Dr. Michael Dorsey, Joint Center for Political and Economic Study  
                                                                           
10:00-10:30 a.m:    Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute
                                    
10:30- 11:00 a.m.   Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
 
11:00 a.m. -12:00  Panel 1:  What hinders a more inclusive movement?  
 
Moderator:  Rev. Glencie Rhedrick
Panelists 
1. Leslie Fields, Sierra Club
2. Jacquelyn Patterson, NAACP                 
3. Gabriela Lemus, Progressive Congress
4. Mark Magana, Green Latinos
5. Joel Segal 
Q&A    Audience 
 
PERFORMANCE  5 mins
 
12:00 Lunch   

12:30 – 12: 45 p.m.            Mustafa Ali, EPA Environmental Justice
 
12: 45 – 1:00 p.m.              Prof. Phil Harvey

1:00-1:30 p.m.                    Prof. Mark Jacobson: The Green “No Combustion” Economy  


1:30-2:30 Panel 2:  Breaking Down the Institutions
                                (
structural flaws, creating people power, institutional racism, who are we fighting)
                        
Moderator:  Andrea Miller 
                        Panelists:   
                        1. Jeffrey  Wolfe, SEIA
                        2. Mike Ewall, Energy Justice
                        3. Dr. Michael Dorsey, Joint Center for Political and Economic Study  
                        4. Barbara Anrwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law                    
                        5. Anise Jenkins, Stand Up for Democracy DC
                        5. Nakasia Glover
                       
Q&A  Audience            


2:45-3:45  Panel  3:  Mapping out the Enemy       

Moderator:  Dr. Gabriela Lemus      
                        Panelists: 
                        1. Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
                        2. Rev. Glencie Rhedrick, UMBA
                        3. Chuck Rocha, Solidarity Solutions
                        4. Joel Rogers, SIX
    
 Q&A Audience
 
3:45 -4:00      Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

4:00- 4:10     Andrea Miller - The Desegregation of a Movement (Separate is not Equal)

4:00 - 5:00   Panel 5:  What does winning look like?   
    
Moderator:  Joel Segal 
Panelists: 
1.      Ted Glick, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
2.      Andrea Miller, People Demanding Action
3.      Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
4.      Joe Uehlein 
Q&A from Audience 
 
5:00-5:30        Dinner Buffet
 
5:30 – 6:30     Dinner Presentations 
 
5:30 – 6:00      Reverend Rodney Sadler  - Creating a moral justice climate movement – Moral Monday and Beyond
 
6:00 – 6:15     Jay Nightwolf  - Respecting Mother Earth: Creating an all inclusive, racially diverse, and unified climate/social justice movement that can change America."                     
 
6:15 – 6:30     Crystal Williams - Mass Criminalization
                       

6:30- 9:00   Section 3: Creating Power or “All Hands on Deck”

 6:30- 6:45:  Introduction and Framing by Senator Ben Ptashnik    

 Breakout  Session 1:    7:00- 8:15 p.m. 

 Breakout Group 1: Building Power through Democracy and Election Integrity
            Facilitator:  Victoria Collier 
                 Room:    506
 
Breakout Group 2: Building Power through Legislation  
            Facilitator: Senator Ben Ptashnik and Jeanne Dauray
                 Room:  507
 
Breakout Group 3: Building Power through Coalition 
            Facilitator:   Rodney Sadler and Corey Lanham
            Room:          508
Breakout Group 4: Building Power through Media
            Facilitator:   Andrea Miller and Emilianne Slaydon
            Room:        509
Report  8:30 -9:00 p.m.  (Report Back Facilitator Sen. Ben Ptashnik )
 
 
9:00 p.m.     Wrap Up / Reception / Music Bar               

Sunday, May 10th
 
Doors open:  8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. -Noon  Mother Earth Day   (Breakfast  / Coffee), 5th Floor
            
9:00 a.m.     Opening Altar for Mother Earth on Mother’s Day    Room 516
(If you wish to bring something to add to the altar, you may contribute something that represents your connection to Earth, our Common Ground)
 
10:30 a.m.  Recap and Moving Forward
 
Section 3:  Bring Your Gifts and Talents to the Table (Bringing the Conference Home)
            
Review and discussion of “Action Toolkit”
 
Facilitated by: Andrea Miller, Rev. Yearwood, Russell Greene, Senator Ben Ptashnik 
 
Regular Communication (Calls, Webinars, Video Conference, PDA Radio)
            -sustained communication 
            -integration of shared priorities     
            -shared knowledge
            -issue training / update
            
Conferences
            -replicating this conference 
                        -future cities / states 
 
Petitions 
            -building strength through petition partnerships 
 
Campaigns and Actions
            -building strength through shared actions
Legislation  
           -exceptional organizing tool / establishes goal
Training
            -determining needs and best methodology (what do people need to know and how do we teach them)
 
Guiding Questions: Conference Moderators / Panelists 
How do we reach political 'critical mass' to stop climate chaos, and simultaneously tackle poverty and its accompanying social inequities? 
 
The social ills that create poverty and accompanying social inequalities are created by the same mechanisms that thwart the proper response to climate change.   How do we change them all together?” 
 
Our objective is to build a movement of solidarity, which includes climate crisis action and the reestablishment of justice.