From ‘Front-Lines of Climate Crisis,’ Gathering Calls for New Economy

Rise Up Times

At intersections of social and economic justice, hundreds gather in Richmond California to build strategy for a ‘just transition’ away from an economy that is ‘crashing planet.’

Opening Plenary to kick off the National Convening picturing Antonio Diaz, PODER; Pam Tau Lee; Jose Bravo, JTA; Lipo Chanthanasak, APEN; Torm Nompraseurt–interpretor; Cindy Weisener, GGJ; Jihan Gearon, BMWC. (Photo courtesy of People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

“Power without pollution. Communities united for a just transition.”

That is the theme of an international gathering that kicked off Wednesday in Richmond, California, bringing together hundreds of people on the front-lines in the fight against environmental destruction and social inequality to tackle the ambitious question: how do we build an economy that works for people and the planet?

Our growth-driven, global economy is about to crash the planet… Now we are…

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