The Green New Deal is a 10 year mobilization plan to completely transform society and the economy to reach carbon neutrality, create millions of high-paying green jobs, and ensure racial and social equity for all.
Who stands to benefit from the Green New Deal? What's at stake? Join us at this Town Hall to hear leaders in our community share about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.
We strongly encourage carpooling, biking/walking, and public transportation. You can take Route 6 and get off at Lake Dr & Fuller - Stop 2476 (http://connect.ridetherapid.org/InfoPoint). For those driving, there is a free public parking lot at the corner of Lake Dr SE and Calkins Ave SE.
Speakers include: Joel Campbell is a writer and organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America. He helped start the Grand Rapids DSA’s ecosocialist caucus. As an organizer, he is currently campaigning for expanded, and democratically managed, bus routes and for a tenants union. Housing and transit comprise nearly half of Michigan’s carbon emissions. Empowering tenants and commuters is vital to combating climate change. More information on the DSA is available at grdsa.us.
Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.
David Benac is a community organizer and educator focused on issues of clean water, climate change, and environmental justice. He is also a professor of environmental history specializing in the history of grassroots, environmental organizations. He is co-creator and co-chair of the Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival, an organizer with Extinction Rebellion SWMI, and on the executive committee of the SWMI Group of the Sierra Club, he is also the recent, past vice-chair for the environmental caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party.
LPUGR - LOVE, PEACE, UNITY Grand Rapids is a teen orchestrated movement to promote the original and foundational components of Hip Hop culture that are love, peace, and unity. In a world where conventional media and social media are focused of negativity, division, and conflict, LPUGR.ORG exists to highlight the "love, peace, and unity" that happens each and every day that goes unnoticed, untold, forgotten, or disregarded.
Tablers include Institute for Global Education, Grand River Water Festival, NextGen America, Title Track, Grand Rapids United Democrats and Progressives, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Extinction Rebellion SWMI, and Grand Rapids MI Democratic Socialists of America.
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