Second Intergenerational Justice Summit

Start: Saturday, November 19, 202212:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Saturday, November 19, 2022 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

Host Contact Info: Mike Huntington, mchuntington@gmail.com; Chuck Pennacchio, cpennacchio@gmail.com

Created and curated again by younger and older social justice organizers and leaders, the 19 November 2nd Intergenerational Justice Summit's goals include building and amplifying on our 8/27 connections across age, class, race, gender, identity, and geographical lines -- through music, story, and conversation; embracing our shared vision and values in the form of the “Intergenerational Unity Statement”; and providing strategy-driven training tools and action steps to win Transformative Justice for All.

Endorsement and welcoming comments by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal. Rep. Jayapal has been the representative from Washington's 7th congressional district since 2017. She has been a long-time advocate for universal health care.  In February 2019, Rep. Jayapal sponsored and introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 with more than 100 co-sponsors. She reintroduced the bill in May, 2021 as H.R. 1976.

Moderated by Alex Deitrich-Cortez. Alex is  a White, neurodivergent, queer woman of 20th-century, working-class immigrant descent. She got her start in social justice and equity in her high school years. She later expanded into electoral politics with the Bernie 2016 campaign. Now a civil service worker and union member, she aims to bridge the generational gap in healthcare reform dialogues. Her primary interests in working with OPS are in consolidating power across voting blocs and promoting policies that integrate multiple dimensions of wellness in public health administration

Returning panelist: Egberto Willies. Egberto (He, him) is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Progressive that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is “political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship”. He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while the rest are left out because it is mathematically impossible to catch up. [LinkedIn profile]

New panelist: Russell Greene. Russell Greene is a Climate Emergency Activist, Poet, Strategist, Sustainability Consultant. He is Senior Advisor on Strategy and Climate Policy for the Progressive Democrats of America and an advisory board member of The Climate Mobilization and iMatter.  Russell was Executive Vice President of Operations Services and Sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants and left the company in 2016 to bring his full focus to the climate emergency.


The 2nd Summit will include break-out sessions to practice intergenerational conversation and actions.

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