The list of attendees scheduled to appear at the University of the District of Columbia Law School are some of the most influential climate leaders in America, such as EPA's Mustafa Ali and 350.0rg's, Bill McKibben. The meeting is however, scheduled to be a little different from past gatherings with the inclusion of faith leaders, Rev. Rodney Sadler and Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.
Rev. Yearwood shared in his article for EcoWatch that the meeting will look at ways to make the climate movement as a whole more inclusive. Rev. Yearwood shared, 'The key to winning public support and political will' is for the climate movement to become 'more inclusive,' by reaching out to segments that previously did not have a voice in environmentalism. Read Rev. Yearwood's article to see what he means and how they intend to remedy this reality.
This upcoming weekend at the University of the District of Columbia Law School, Bill McKibben, Dr. Michael Dorsey, Lester Brown, Professor Mark Jacobson, Mustafa Ali from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Professor Phillip Harvey, Barbara Arnwine, Rev. Rodney Sadler, Jay Nightwolf, Krystal Williams, Joe Uehlein, Ted Glick, Chuck Rocha, Professor Joel Rogers, Nikisha Glover, Mike Ewall, Jeffrey Wolfe, Joel Segal, State Sen. Ben Ptashnik, Jacquelyn Patterson, Terrence Muhammad, Mark Magana, Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Leslie Fields, Andrea Miller and many, many more, will address these two central questions in a convening sponsored by People Demanding Action:
How do we reach the 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 which thwart the proper response to climate change. How can we change them all together?
The objective of this convening is to build a movement of solidarity which includes climate crisis action and reestablishment of justice.