Sustainable and Healthy Cities
July 24, 2020
9:00 am
1:00 pm
Online Conference

Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future

This Month's Topic is: Sustainable & Healthy Cities

Summit Schedule:

8:00  –  9:00  – Music/videos/introductions/discussion/chatting

9:00 – 9:45 – Plenary session

  -Land Acknowledgement  – Corinna Gould

  -Introduction to the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force  – Cheryl Davila, Berkeley City Council

  -Logistics for the day – moderator  –  panels, breakouts, workshop goals

  -Panel presentation for six workshops

9:45 – 11:30  –  Workshops (see below for topics and speakers)

11:30 – 12:00  – Report backs and conclusions from the summit; Announcement of Summit #2, August 28, on the theme:  Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area

12:00 – 12:30  – Visit virtual tables of sponsoring groups  

Summit Topic Areas:

1. City & Regional Planning/Housing

  • Planning for transit oriented, affordable housing without displacement
  • Ending homelessness
  • Public transit, biking, and walking

Dave Vautin, MTC; Cristal Little, Urban Habitat, Robert Raburn, BART; Chris Peeples, AC Transit; Yesica Prado, Friends on Wheels;  Dignity on Wheels 

2.  Ecological Protection  

  • Protection of land and water
  • Defend Rights of Nature
  • AB3030 and other environmental legislations

Shannon Biggs & Pennie Opal Plant, Movement Rights; Karym Sanchez, North Bay Organizing Project, Assemblymember Ash Kalra,  and more

3.  Green New Deal/Just Recovery and Social Justice

  • National and California Green New Deal
  • Healthcare as a right for all
  • Racial and economic justice

Terilyn Chen, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Dr. Robert Gould, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Dr. Henry Abrons, Physicians for a National Health Plan; Gershon Bialer, Sunrise Movement; Carrie Ramirez, Youth vs. Apocalypse

4. Resiliency

  • Building model sites for permaculture and resilience and building solidarity across divides of race, class, sector and region

Susan Silber, Nor Cal Resilience Network, Colin Miller - Oakland Climate Action Coalition
, Dr. Aisha Mays - Roots Community Clinic
, Brianna Schaefer - Daily Acts

5. Funding and Public Finance

  • Public banking and other ideas to provide funding for racial and climate justice.

Jackie Fielder, Public Bank San Francisco, Sushil Jacob, Esq, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sylvia Chi, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Warren Linney, Health & Climate Resilience- City Tax Measure Campaign 2020

6. Defund the Police

  • Half of our cities budgets are going to police.  How can that money be better spent to serve our communities? 

Nell Myhand, The Poor People's Campaign, Bay Area Chapter, Nelsy Baptista, Fmr. Bernie Sanders for President East Bay Regional Campaign Manager, Kristina Molina, Latino Program Coord., Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

This is the first in the CEMTF Summit Series

Please plan to join us on the following dates as well

1) Sustainable & Healthy Cities – July 24, 2020
2) Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area – August 28, 2020
3) Green Infrastructure – September 25, 2020
4) Sustainable Production and Consumption of Resources – October 23, 2020
5) Summation and Next Steps – November 20, 2020

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