Environmental Justice in DeKalb: Connecting people, planet, and the Green New Deal

Start: Saturday, June 29, 2024 9:00 AM

End: Saturday, June 29, 202412:00 PM

Location:New Life Church and Community Center3592 Flat Shoals Rd, Decatur, GA 30034 US

Join Commissioner Terry and the D6 Team for an Environmental Justice panel discussion featuring leaders in DeKalb County and Georgia.

In April, Commissioner Terry introduced a resolution to create a resident-led DeKalb Environmental Justice Commission to provide for collaboration, transparency and ensure accountability to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all of DeKalb County. This event will provide an update on that resolution as well as seeks to connect the progress of the Civil Rights movement with today’s call for environmental justice and sustainability for all communities.

This event is a part of the DeKalb Green New Deal movement

Featured Speakers and Panelists:

Rev. Marlin Harris - Pastor, New Life Church

Joanna Kobylivker - Adamah ATL Director

Codi Norred - Executive Director, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light

Lavonya Jones - Director, Just Energy Portfolio Partnership for Southern Equity

Pastor Lee May - Pastor, Transforming Faith Church and Former DeKalb County CEO

Attorney Gerald Griggs - President, Georgia NAACP

Commissioner Ted Terry - DeKalb County Super District 6 Commissioner

Moderated by Djuan Coleon - FUSE Fellow

Event Agenda:

9:00 am Doors open for mingling and refreshments

10 am Program Begins

12:00 pm Event ends

If you are unable to attend in person, please click here to fill out our DeKalb Green New Deal interest form. This will add you to Commissioner Terry's DeKalb Green New Deal newsletter list where you can stay up to date.

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