Did you miss the the last Just Transition Webinar? See the recap and recording below.
Divesting from sources that continue to fuel the extractive economy and exploit our communities requires bold leadership, and commitment from those who support us to follow frontline leadership.
On our last webinar, we heard from Jamie Trinkle, a Senior Campaign and Research Coordinator at Enlace working against transnational corporations and building capacity at partner organizations to divest from prisons through their National Prison Divestment Campaign. Jamie shared how Enlace is utilizing divestment as a tactic to impact multiple targets that profit from locking our community members behind bars. We have the right to choose where our money is invested, and it should be invested to help our communities succeed. Jaime also spoke on the importance of having impacted communities in the decision making process of how money divested should be reinvested in our communities.
Ananda Lee Tan, Campaigns Director of the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) spoke towards the importance of moving money that has historically fueled how decisions or policies get made. Ananda spoke about the work of the Climate Justice Alliance in their campaign Invest in Our Power, in particular with a focus on philanthropy to address three critical conditions. First, the resource disparity between environmental justice groups and environmental groups. Second, the capacity difference between environmental justice groups and traditional environmentalists, and compensating the time of environmental justice groups in order to join the conversation. Third, the recognition of the diverse theories of change of environmental justice groups.
The whole conversation is worth listening to. Watch the webinar here.
Resources mentioned in the webinar:
For more info on how to get connected email: JustTransition@opalpdx.org and follow us on social media:
Oregon Just Transition Alliance (@OregonJTA)
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon (@OPALEJOR)
Enlace (@enlace98 )