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Sunday, October 23 • 11:09am - 11:34am
Creating An Equitable Environmental Movement

Introduction by Steve Phillips, Bestselling author of Brown is the New White, Chairman, PowerPac+ and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Vien Truong, director of Green For All, has worked tirelessly to bring equity, social justice   and climate justice to the frontlines of the environmental movement and public policy. She   has been a central force in putting environmental justice at the center of California’s   groundbreaking climate policy, legislation and cap-and-trade funding. Vien will share her   wise perspectives on how to build a new clean-energy economy that brings prosperity and   justice to low-income communities and communities of color.

Workshop Speakers
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Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and co-founder of PowerPAC.org, a highly effective social justice/voter mobilization organization, has been a prominent national political leader and civil rights lawyer for 30+ years. The youngest person ever elected to public office in San Francisco, he is the author of: Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority.

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Vien Truong

Green For All
Vien Truong, Director of Green For All, a longstanding, highly effective environmental and social justice activist, helped lead a coalition to pass California's landmark SB 535 (de Leon) law, which reinvests hundreds of millions dollars in disadvantaged communities and offers a national model for making polluters pay. Vien has received many prestigious state, regional and local awards for her work advocating on behalf of those most vulnerable... Read More →

Sunday October 23, 2016 11:09am - 11:34am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)