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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
New York Renews: Uniting Climate With Social and Economic Justice to Build Power and Win a Renewable & Equitable Energy Economy for All

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Winning transformational change requires diverse coalitions, tactics, capacities, and communities. NYRenews connects 50+ community, labor, environmental justice, environmental, and social justice groups. We will look at how we have tried to balance diverse theories of change and constituency - as we set out to make NY State act boldly on climate, create tens of thousands of good jobs, and build a more equitable society. We will discuss the challenges and benefits of bringing together diverse partners and navigating differences.


Brittny Baxter

Brittny Baxter is the Upstate Legislative Organizer for New York Working Families, where she is working on environmental justice legislative policies with NY Renews, an unprecedented statewide coalition responsible for the Climate and Community Protection Act. A Graduate of Buffalo... Read More →
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Annel Hernandez

Resiliency Planner, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Annel Hernandez is the Resiliency Planner with the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance. Previously, as Research Assistant with the Urban Climate Change Research Network at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, she collaborated with scholars, experts, and advocates on pushing forward... Read More →

Isaac Silberman-Gorn

Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York
Isaac has been organizing against fracking for over 4 years, first as a student, and over 2 with Citizen Action of New York. He lives in Binghamton – a unique community, both on the front lines for climate change and in the bullseye of the gas industry. When not organizing, Isaac... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Bulger Communication Center West 2