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Our Power Campaign National Gathering

CEED sponsored a delegation of four women of color organizers to the Climate Justice Alliance Our Power Campaign National Gathering in Richmond, California in August 2014.

Richmond is a working class, and predominantly people of color community in the San Francisco Bay Area impacted by decades of environmental blight and economic divestment as well as home to a 3,000 acre Chevron Oil Refinery. The National Gathering is part of the Climate Justice Alliance campaign to bring frontline communities from across the country together to share and plan for just transition strategies. In addition to the CEED delegation, the Twin Cities was also represented by board members from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and Afro-Eco. Our three groups held a joint report back in September at the Living Room in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The networks strengthened and built during this gathering are continuing into the work back home.

CEED sits on the Steering Committee of the Climate Justice Alliance, along with environmental justice advocates from around the country. For more information about the Climate Justice Alliance and the national campaign contact Cecilia Martinez at cmartinez@ceed.org