If you have an interest in environmental, low-income or social justice issues, there is an important conversation taking place this Tuesday that you should be part of. The Convening on Climate Change will provide a great deal of information about the many ways that climate change and related legislation will impact low-income communities. The convening – which will take place at the Minneapolis Urban League this Tuesday, August 18, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – will give you the chance to learn from the diverse perspectives of our speakers:
- Consumer Relief, Minnesota Budget Project
- Weatherization of Homes, Minnesota Community Action Partnership (CAP)
- A Labor Perspective, Minnesota American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Workers (AFL-CIO)
- Climate Justice and Green Jobs, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM)
- A Faith Perspective, Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota (LCPP)
With climate change legislation already moving in Congress, there will also be time to connect with other local organizations to talk about priorities, common interests and easy ways to get involved. If you have a particular interest in consumer relief, green jobs or weatherization there will be an opportunity to learn more about one of these issues in detail during break-out sessions. The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are requested. If you have questions, you can contact me at 651-757-3063 or email@example.com.
I hope to see you there!
Want more background on this issue? Read some of our previous blog posts:
- Important climate change legislation clears first hurdle in Congress
- Climate change and low-income communities
- Worried about low-income families? Start paying attention to climate change!