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Just Recovery Workshop: Another World is Possible

By various - California Environmental Justice Alliance, August 25, 2020

Environmental justice communities - including Latinx, Black, AAPI, and Indigenous communities - have long suffered from the cumulative impacts of environmental racism, white supremacy, and economic inequality. Now, they are also being hit the first and worst by COVID-19 and are suffering the impacts of the collapsing global economy, health system, and social safety net due to the pandemic. With all this, it has become painfully clear that our system is failing us. Yet, as the Zapatistas have urged, another world is possible. We have the power to build it together.

In this workshop, we explore how to rebuild and pursue a truly Just Recovery for our communities. We provide a brief overview of the Just Recovery framework, its guiding principles, and how to use it as a tool for local organizing and advocacy. Then we dive into an engaging panel discussion, featuring representatives from CEJA’s member and ally organizations, to explore how to use Just Recovery in our local and statewide work.

Through this session, participants gain an understanding of how to use the Just Recovery framework as a tool for organizing, advocating, and advancing environmental justice in their communities. Participants gain more knowledge about the opportunities to pursue a Just Recovery in California and feel empowered to take action.

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