Save the Date: MEJC 2022 Summit featuring Soulardarity
MEJC 2022 Summit: Fighting False Solutions, Healing For Our Future!
The 2022 Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Summit: Fighting False Solutions, Healing For Our Future is right around the corner. Register below to hear Soulardarity staff present in person at Garage Cultural, 4670 Junction Ave, Detroit MI on September 17th! Summit attendance is FREE and open to everyone.
The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, a dedicated and trusted partner of our organization hosts the Statewide EJ Summit every two years bringing together hundreds of frontline and fenceline activists, allies and accomplices to share in stories and strategies for achieving a safer, cleaner, more vibrant future.
Throw on your Soulardarity gear this year and come to this summit to see, learn and/or support:
- SHIMEKIA NICHOLS, Soulardarity Executive Director on the Let Communities Choose, 100% Renewables for MI Panel
This panel will share reflections from recent collaborations between Soulardarity, MEJC, and the Union of Concerned Scientists to analyze different aspects of 100% clean energy for the community of Highland Park and the state of Michigan. What made for effective partnerships in these projects? What did the analyses find and how are they being used? We’ll discuss these questions and more, focusing on the benefits of combining community knowledge and expertise with technical analysis to move our shared vision forward.
Session Format: Interactive Panel Discussion | Duration: 60 minutes
-Bridget Vial, MEJC
-James Gignac, Union of Concerned Scientists
-Edyta Sitko, Union of Concerned Scientists
- DE'ANGELUS GARCIA, Soulardarity Communications Specialist presenting Judging Ourselves by Jemez: How Not to Take The Jemez Principles for Granted
The Jemez Principles has made so much possible in the EJ community that it has become a staple for organizational structure across our collective interactions with various business structures, community stakeholders, and those who stand with/identify as members of vulnerable populations. The Jemez Principles being the foundation and framework to so much of our practice burdens us with the responsibility of constantly refining ourselves for a deeper understanding of these principles that are meant to be a starting point, guide, and reprimand to the work we do.
This workshop will invite participants to collectively reflect through a series of group conversations and writing prompts on our personal relationships to the Jemez Principles, so that we can continue to refresh ourselves in the organizing space and spirit.
Interested in presenting at the Summit? We are currently accepting proposals! Click here to learn more.
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