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Saturday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Flexing Our Power: Creating an Economy For Life

The Climate Justice Alliance seeks to address the root causes of climate disruption and eco-social devastation through creative solutions that both address the failure of the economy to care for people and planet and build a new kind of power rooted in deep democracy, cooperation, and clean energy. Led by front-line communities from Black Mesa, Arizona to Richmond, California, from Chile to the Arctic, this movement is leading Just Transition strategies and scaling up to radically transform the global economy. With: Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network; Angela Adrar, Executive Director, Our Power Campaign and the Climate Justice Alliance; Jihan Gearon, Black Mesa Water Coalition; Antonio Diaz, PODER, San Francisco.

Workshop Speakers
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Angela Adrar

Angela Adrar, the new Executive Director of the Our Power Campaign and the Climate Justice Alliance, has long worked to advance the role of the grassroots sector, empower local communities, and influence national and international agendas. She has worked with many organizations, including: La Via Campesina North America, US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), the Building Equity and Alignment for Impact Initiative (BEAI), the Rural Coalition... Read More →
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Antonio Diaz

Antonio Díaz is the Organizational Director for PODER (People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights), a San-Francisco-based grassroots environmental justice organization, which works on locally based, community led solutions with Latino immigrant families and youth to build a movement for environmental justice and transformative social change. PODER also works with San Francisco Rising, the California Environmental... Read More →
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Jihan Gearon

Jihan Gearon, of Diné (Navajo) and African American ancestry, is Executive Director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition, a board member of the Center for Story-based Strategy and on the Steering Committee of the Climate Justice Alliance. In these roles Jihan leads broad coalitions of communities and organizations in connecting the issues of energy development in Indigenous communities to larger social justice movements and common... Read More →
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Miya Yoshitani

Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), which works to empower low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant and refugee communities, has an extensive background in community organizing and in Environmental Justice. Miya has helped build a statewide Asian Pacific American Climate Coalition in California as well as many key local, state, and national alliances to find solutions to our... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room