The Our Power Campaign National Convening kicked off with more than 450 frontline community members from across the country joining together in Richmond, CA to “build the bigger we” for a just transition toward local, living economies. Co-hosted by the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition (REJC) and the national Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), we’d like to give our thanks to the many dedicated community members who gave so many hours to the success of our convening on August 6-9.
We kicked off the week with a public vigil commemorating the 2012 Chevron refinery explosion that sent 15,000 Contra Costa county residents to the hospital. We spent three beautiful days together to educate, inspire and strategize with one another, including a powerful plenary on the history of the environmental justice movement, some of which we captured on film. We ended three days later with a vibrant day of action and art on the Richmond Greenway.
Don’t miss the beautiful “storify” created by Ellen Choy at Movement Generation, that tells the story of the Richmond convening using social media, photographs, videos, and press articles.
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For a copy of the Climate Justice Manifesto that was passed out at the convening