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Join us for the Justice Solidarity Conference
(May 8th through 10th in Washington, DC)

Dear Supporter,

Climate change is the greatest threat to human civilization. It demands the attention of all people, and must be linked to all issues. In order to achieve social and economic justice, we must have a planet! In order to win we must be able to join together and work together.

You are part of a select group of activists, leaders and legislators who have demonstrated your ability to impact your community. We are asking you to share your passion and help us move our collective activism and leadership to the next level, and work with us to build an inclusive and powerful national climate change movement. Whether you are working for voting rights, mass criminalization, democracy or DC Statehood, this is your fight and we need you.

Please join us for a free conference starting on Friday, May 8th and running through Sunday, May 9th at UDC David A Clarke School of Law. We will provide all meals and will work to remove all barriers so that all leaders can attend. We ask that everyone who plans to attend RSVP so that we can order the right amount of food.

We have assembled a powerhouse group of speakers who are coming to listen to you as well as share information with you. This conference is about making things different and working together to win.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS and SPEAKERS

The Organizations and Change Agent leaders that have agreed  to actively participate and actively contribute to a strategic agenda include:

Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus
Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Progressive Congress.org
Tim DeChristopher, Harvard Divinity School
Ted Glick, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Joel Rogers, former Chair, Apollo Alliance
Barbara Arnwine, former Executive Director Lawyers' Committee

Mark Magana, Founder & President, Green Latinos   
Mike Ewall, Energy Justice

Bill McKibben, 350.org
Jacquelyn Patterson, NAACP
Joe Uehlein, former Director AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Campaigns
Patrice Simms, Assistant Professor Howard University
Rev. Glencie Rhedrick, UMBA Exec Committee
Rev. Rodney Sadler, Moral Monday North Carolina
Leslie Fields,
Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Director, Sierra Club


REPRESENTATIVE PANELS and ACTIVE DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Mass criminalization and climate change
  • Not your parent’s climate movement – growing climate student movement
  • Creating a moral justice climate movement – Moral Monday and beyond
  • Green economy and the business sector for a new clean energy economy
  • Climate change is a civil rights issue
  • Green Faith (Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Atheists) new faith agreement
  • What’s happening in Fossil Fuel (Cove Point, FERC, power plant, Paris, Pope)

We have invited you to join us in redefining the climate movement to include all our voices. Will you join us?


Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Board Member
Andrea Miller, Executive Director
Ben Ptashnik, former Vermont State Senator (Board Chair)
Russell Greene, Board President
Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Board Member, President and Executive Director Progressive Congress
Steve Shaff, Board Secretary, Founder Community Vision
Alex Lawson, Board Member, Executive Director, Social Security Works
Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Board Member
Joel Segal, Board Member, former Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. John Conyers
Donald Whitehead, Board Member
Conor Boylan, Advisory Board Member, Executive Director Progressive Democrats of America
Paul Alexander, Advisory Board Member, former Congressional aide
Jeffery Wolfe,
Advisory Board Member, Chair, US Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA)
Rev. Dr. Glencie Rhedrick, Advisory Board Member, UMBA Executive Committee
Rev. Dr. Peter Wherry, Advisory Board Member, Moderator United Missionary Baptist Association
Robert Dawkins, Advisory Board Member
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman, Advisory Board Member

P.S. If you can't attend, please consider providing a scholarship for an activist.

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