It is with great excitement that we invite you to join together in a convening on Sunday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 23 called Climate Justice and Jobs: Building the Beloved Community. For the past couple years POWER has been asked by many groups to take a bolder step into climate justice work and we are glad to be able to respond. We’re eager to learn from you and to share our newly created Climate Justice resources, especially our new Black Work Matters: Green Jobs Report.
Please join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, open to all, at Chestnut Hill United (8812 Germantown Ave) for worship and for an inspiring talk by nationally acclaimed Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the U.S. Human Rights Network. She will be speaking about energy as a human right.
Our program migrates to St. Vincent’s Church (109 East Price Street) in Germantown at 1PM – 6PM for lunch and participatory workshops on building a climate justice movement that is multi-racial, cross class and includes urban-suburban-rural coalitions. We will be focusing on building a collective vision and strategy to achieve our goals.
On Monday, we gather at Community College of Philadelphia at the Center for Business and Industry (C-2-5) at 12PM – 5PM for lunch and a fireside chat that includes the perspectives of Faith, Labor, and Community followed by questions and discussion, co-sponsored by CCP, AFT Local 2026.
There is no cost for the Climate Justice and Jobs convening; free will offerings will be welcome. Each session will be a free-standing, worthwhile session so come to whatever parts of the convening that you can. Childcare reservations are available when you register. Please check with us for disability accommodations. For more information or childcare needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special appreciation to Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), AFT Local 2026 which is generously co-sponsoring the Monday program.
Please register for the entire convening by Oct. 15, 2017.