Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 10 through Friday, November 12 for a series of presentations, discussions, and strategy sessions with the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition. Check back for updates to the daily schedule, including speakers and workshops.

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We’re preparing to:

  • Define the state of equity in our movement,
  • Reflect on the negative outcomes to climate justice that will emerge unless and until we equitably decarbonize,
  • Highlight how we can collaborate for an equitable future,
  • Develop a set of recommendations on how to proceed. 
Wednesday, November 10
8:45am Central 9:45am EasternMindfulness Meditation

Eric Fowler
Midwest BDC
9am Central 10am EasternOpening Session
Equitable Building Decarbonization Strategies and Working with Utilities

Speaker: Jacqui Patterson
Founder and Executive Director at Chisholm Legacy Project. Former NAACP Senior Director, Environmental and CLimate Justice Program

Speaker: Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome
Founder and CEO at Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC. Professional Lecturer in Environmental and OCcupational Health. Former Senior Program Officer at Kresge Foundation. 

Moderator: Jamie Simmons 
Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN)
10am Central 11am EasternWorkshop 1
Defining our Coalition

Dallas Conyers 
Southeast Energy Network, USCAN Board, Black Green New Network Member,Certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Certified Beekeeper
11:30am Central  12:30pm EasternBreak
12:30pm Central 1:30pm EasternWorkshop 2
Million Dollar Question: Can we do Equitable Decarbonization and work with Utilities? And How?

Panelists:
Teresa Haley
Illinois NAACP State Conference President

Shimekia Nicols 
Soulardarity Executive Director

Yesenia Rivera
Solar United Neighbors Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion
1:45pm Central 2:45pm EasternBreak
2pm Central3pm EasternClosing Session
Undoing White Supremacy Culture in our Space

LaTisha Harris 
Mothers Out Front, Fresno Climate Justice Organizer 

Stephanie Bowman
Mothers Out Front, Manager of Movements and Campaigns
3:30pm Central 4:30pm EasternHealing Justice

Dallas Conyers 
Southeast Energy Network, USCAN Board, Black Green New Network Member, Certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Certified Beekeeper
4pm Central 5pm EasternEnd
Thursday, November 11
8:45am Central 9:45am EasternMindfulness Meditation

Eric Fowler
Midwest BDC
9am Central 10am EasternOpening Session
10am Central 11am EasternWorkshop 1
Net Zero vs. Zero Emissions in Building Decarbonization

Basev Sen 
Institute for Policy Studies, Climate Justice Project Director

Susannah Tuttle 
North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light, Director  
US Fair Share Community Liaison
11:30am Central  12:30pm EasternBreak
12:30pm Central 1:30pm EasternWorkshop 2
State Policy Strategy: Passing the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in Illinois

Gregory Norris
Aces for Youth 
Carbondale NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Chairperson

Brian Imus 
Illinois Green Alliance, Executive Director
1:45pm Central 2:45pm EasternBreak
2pm Central3pm EasternClosing Session
Undoing White Supremacy Culture: Sense of Urgency 

Bishop Marcia Dinkins
Women of Sustainable Change
3:30pm Central 4:30pm EasternHealing Justice

Dallas Conyers 
Southeast Energy Network, USCAN Board, Black Green New Network Member, Certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Certified Beekeeper
4pm Central 5pm EasternEnd
Friday, November 12
8:45am Central 9:45am EasternMindfulness Meditation

Eric Fowler
Midwest BDC
9am Central 10am EasternOpening Session
10am Central 11am EasternWorkshop 1
11:30am Central  12:30pm EasternBreak
12:30pm Central 1:30pm EasternWorkshop 2
Aligning Equity and our Technical Workstreams

Jacob Serfling
Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
1:45pm Central 2:45pm EasternBreak
2pm Central3pm EasternClosing Session
What does Collective Liberation look like?

Rev. Michael Malcom 
People’s Justice Council
3:30pm Central 4:30pm EasternHealing Justice

Dallas Conyers 
Southeast Energy Network, USCAN Board, Black Green New Network Member, Certified Sustainable Agriculturalist, Certified Beekeeper
4pm Central 5pm EasternEnd
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