Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium
(Entrance via South Quaker Lane and then to Burgoyne Street)
- Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice.
- Anne L. Hendrixson is the Director of Population and Development Programs at Hampshire College. In her Critical Social Inquiry course “Beyond the Population Bomb,” Hendrixson critically examines the gendered and racialized ways that environmental thinkers have framed population in relation to resource scarcity, food insecurity, conflict and violence, environmental degradation and climate change.
- Sean Sweeney is the director of the International Program on Labor, Climate & Environment at the Murphy Institute, City University of New York. He also coordinates Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) a global network of 42 unions from 16 countries. TUED advocates for democratic control and social ownership of energy resources.
- Martha Klein is the Chapter Chair of the Sierra Club of Connecticut and a leader in the fight to stop the use and transport by pipeline of climate -wrecking fracked gas in our state. With a background in public heath nursing, Klein is well-positioned to explain the ways that regulators, government, and industry have used a false narrative about fossil fuels to pit social justice and environmental activists against each other.
- Alexis Rodriquez is the Fairfield Representative of the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda and an advocate of decolonization. He has been deeply involved with hurricane relief efforts, the campaign against coal ash dumping in Penuelas, and educating about the relationship of PROMESA and sovereignty to environmental justice.
- Cynthia Jennings is an environmental and civil rights attorney who is currently serving as a Councilwoman in the City of Hartford. She is recognized as bringing the issue of environmental justice in Hartford, to national attention, through her opposition, clean-up and closure of a polluting land ll located in North Hartford.
Workshops To Include:
- Become a Citizen Lobbyist for the Spring 2018 Legislative Session
- What Would an Independent Mass Action Strategy Look Like?
- The Fight for a Green, De-Colonized Puerto Rico
- Fight for Green Affordable Mass Transit
- Nuclear Power is NOT Renewable!
- Get Your Town to Commit to 100% Renewable This Year!
- One Town’s Fight Against Coal, Gas, and Burning Trash
- Developing a Grass Roots Environmental Justice Agenda
- Winning Your Union to the Fight for Climate Justice
- Promise to Protect: Join the National Fight Against the Nebraska Pipeline
- What’s Wrong with the state Comprehensive Energy Strategy?
Sponsors List in Formation:
350 CT; Sierra Club of Connecticut; and UConn PIRG
For More Information:
350 CT at 203 350-3508 or write to [email protected]
Sierra Club of CT 860-542-5225 or [email protected]