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Setting a New Compass for Climate Justice: A Forum on Race, Climate, Health and our Communities

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

St. Paul, MN

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Join us in welcoming Kimberly Wasserman, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for North America.  Kim received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award for her work in environmental justice.  Successfully organizing to shut down two of the country's oldest and dirtiest coal plants in her neighborhood in Chicago – Kim is now turning to how to organize for building justice in climate and energy policies.  A strong Chicana leader, Kim will present on re-claiming our future and our environment. For more of her story visit www.goldmanprize.org/recipients/current.

CEED, in partnership with University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), will also present the Twin Cities Environmental Justice Mapping Tool -  a community organizing and planning tool for community use.  The tool enables community access to information about environmental health hazards, especially with respect to Native, low-income and communities of color. A demonstration of the tool will be presented and community members will be able to engage state and city officials about their strategies for achieving environmental justice in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Panelists joining Kim in building community and ensuring justice in environmental and climate policy are:

  • John L. Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council Member-Elect
  • Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council, Chair – Committee on Regulatory, Energy and Environment
  • David Nicholson, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
  • Carlos Mariani, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • David Pellow, Professor and Don Martindale Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota
  • Veronica Burt, Just Equity (invited)
  • Jeff Matson and Neeraj Mehta, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Shalini Gupta and Cecilia Martinez, Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

The event is FREE and open to the public.  Interpretation in Español/Inglés. Snacks will be provided.

Follow updates on the event at www.ceed.org and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Center.Earth.Energy.Democracy. Event Contact: Liza (Guerra) O’Reilly at the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, loreilly@ceed.org, (612) 276-5660.

Current Co-Sponsors: Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Proyecto Zenteotl, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, and West Side Community Organization (WSCO)

Event made possible with funding by: Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, US Climate Action Network, Kresge Foundation


Have questions about Setting a New Compass for Climate Justice: A Forum on Race, Climate, Health and our Communities? Contact Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

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The Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)


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Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy’s mission is to work at the intersection of energy, environment and community development to develop solutions that are democratic, sustainable and socially just. Working in collaboration with grassroots communities, policy makers and researchers, CEED conducts research and provides community education on important energy, environment, and development issues – so that all members of society may effectively participate in public decision-making.

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