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People’s Congress

April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It Takes Roots People’s Congress –
Solutions for the People by the People on the Frontlines!

The People’s Congress, Emcee’d by Kymone Freeman from WeACT Radio and Elizabeth Yeampierre from Uprose in NYC comes into session to put forth Just Transition solutions that move us away from an extractive economy and political system that is destructive. In its place people put forth solutions for expanded sanctuaries that are informed by people-led budgets and community controlled energy, housing, food, land, and water that are regenerative and value life.

Come join speakers from DC and around the world as we come together and frame visionary opposition to an administration that wants to sacrifice those most impacted by injustice and climate change in exchange for militarization and corporate interests. The People have spoken from DC to Brazil, we are tired of False Solutions. We are standing up with a vision to reinvest in community and we are doing it together!

Join local community leaders and the It Takes Roots Frontline Delegation at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC on Thursday April 27th prior to the People’s Climate March to listen and engage in thoughtful dialogue about how we can move forward and grow in the greedy face of injustice.

Topic & Speaker List: 
Emcee’s Kymone Freeman WeACT Radio-DC
and Elizabeth Yampierre UPROSE- NYC

Reinvest in DC – Jordan Marie Daniels, Rising Hearts Coalition
  • Environmental Justice & Housing – Kari Fulton, Empower-DC
Peoples Budget – Aiyanah Ford, Future Foundations
Native Treaties – Indigenous Environmental Network Delegate
Labor & Just Transition – Michael Guerrero Labor Network for Sustainability
Food Sovereignty – Xavier Brown, Soilful City & Black Dirt Farm Collective
Feminism and Militarization – Maggie Martin, Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Light food and refreshments provided at 6pm and music compliments of DJ Cavem from Denver.

Please contact Yuki Kidokoro for more information or to get involved: [email protected] or call 202-439-7724

*** It Takes Roots is a collaboration between Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), the Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ), the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and Right to the City Alliance (RTC), with support from the Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS) and the Ruckus Society.

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April 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St NW
Washington D.C., 20009 United States
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