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Climate+ Social Movements/ Cambio Climático y Los Movimientos Sociales

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The Alliance Center

1536 Wynkoop Street

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Denver, CO 80202

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Diversity is one of our strongest attributes! Diversidad el nuestro atributo mas importante!

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The opportunity to act on climate change offers unique challenges to overcome. It's time we all unify and harness our collective power. Creating social justice frameworks will offer us the chance to challenge racism, inequality and injustice while working towards a goal we all care about - protecting our planet.

Please join us at The Alliance Center on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00-8:30pm for a casual and open discussion at the intersection of the environmental, social justice and civil rights movements. We will discuss the unintended consequences of privilege and its effects on work to combat climate change. As we gather from various backgrounds, let's paint a vision for the future and produce tangible steps for our communities!

The Alliance Center is excited to feature the following speakers:

Ash-lee Woodard-Henderson is the Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center. She is an activist focusing on issues of mountaintop removal mining and environmental racism in central and southern Appalachia. Ash-lee is an active participant in the Movement for Black Lives and is on the governance council of the Southern Movement Assembly.

Alma Urbano is the Program Manager at Project VOYCE. She is a Mexican immigrant, current DACA-holder and an alumna of the Project VOYCE summer academy where she learned to value her own narrative while addressing issues of health and immigration in her community. Growing up in Denver as a young immigrant and woman of color is what sparked Alma's interest in youth organizing. Now, and in the future, she hopes to continue her work empowering and partnering with the younger voices of Denver, Colorado to create lasting change.

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre is a Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. The focus of Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre’s academic pursuit is social ethics within the contemporary U.S. thought, specifically how religion affects race, class, and gender oppression. He has authored over a hundred articles and published 33 book and recently wrote the screenplay to a documentary on immigration, Trails of Hope and Terror the Movie.

Noe Orgaz, Protégete Community Organizer for the Protégete program of Conservation Colorado, previously worked at YouthBuild Charter School of California and YouthBuild USA. His goal is to empower others to stand up against injustice and be leaders for poor communities. As a facilitator, Noe strives to “not only train the young people, but actually get them to mobilize.”

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La oportunidad de encontrar soluciones al cambio climático ofrece desafíos únicos. Crear marcos de justicia social nos da la oportunidad de desafiar el racismo, la desigualdad y la injusticia mientras trabajamos hacia el objetivo el que nos concierne a todos: proteger nuestro planeta. Es hora que nos unamos y juntos luchemos.

Ven a The Alliance Center el martes 1 de octubre de 6: 00-8: 30pm para una discusión informal y abierta acerca de la intersección de los movimientos ambiental, de justicia social y de derechos civiles. Discutiremos las consecuencias no deseadas del privilegio y sus efectos en el trabajo dirigido a combatir el cambio climático. ¡Juntos, con nuestros diversos orígenes e historias únicas, dibujaremos una visión del futuro y nos comprometeremos a tomar pasos tangibles para nuestras comunidades!

The Alliance Center se complace en presentar los siguientes panelistas:

Ash-lee Woodard-Henderson, codirectora ejecutiva del Highlander Research and Education Center

Alma Urbano, Gerente de Programas de Proyect VOYCE

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, profesor de ética social y estudios latinx en la Iliff School of Theology en Denver

Noe Orgaz, organizador comunitario de Protégete en Conservation Colorado

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