Summit Recording
Sustainable & Healthy Cities Summit
The first of a five-part community-built online education and collaboration series.

Ecological Protection Workshop

Topics:

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

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

Defund the Police Workshop

Topic:

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

Speakers: 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)

Green New Deal Workshop

Topics:

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

Speakers: 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

Resiliency Workshop

Topic:

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

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

Public Banking and Finance Workshop

Topic: 

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

Speakers: 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

City Planning and Housing Workshop

Topics

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

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