As the South Goes: Climate Justice and a Just Transition in the Black Belt South

Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 – 11:30

This panel/workshop session will provide some basic education, and give a context to the struggle some organizations have been engaged in from the black belt south from an extractive economy, to one that’s sustainable for people and the planet. We will also discuss Cooperation Jackson’s role as a pilot site for the Climate Justice Alliance working as an entity aimed at making Jackson Mississippi a zero waste city by the year 2025. Our presenters, facilitators and handouts will be centered around creating a space for open discussion and dialogue on these topics. Just Transition is a sustainable shift from an extractive economy with extractive industries (such as timber, industrial agriculture, mining, petroleum, mountain-top removal, and industrial fishing) towards community control and power. A just transition includes re-localized economies that will be ecologically grounded, produce community well being, democratize decision-making, and promote local control of resources (including land, water and food systems). healthy, viable communities with a sustainable economy.

Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson
brandon king, Cooperation Jackson
Discussion workshop
Aug 10 2016  9:00 – 11:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-1875)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
Simultaneous translation
French, English, Spanish, LSQ (Langage des signes du Québec), ASL (American Sign Language)
Target audiences
General, Indigenous, Racialized people
Activities extended on the Internet
Last Modified
31 May 2016
As the South Goes: Climate Justice and a Just Transition in the Black Belt South
Activity Lead Organization
Cooperation Jackson
Group Admins
brandon king
Programming theme
Economic, Social and Solidarity Alternatives facing the Capitalist Crisis
To inform / To make aware of
Networking / To meet
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
Partner development / alliances constitution
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