Solutionary Rail organizing call Wed. January 24th - featuring Baltimore Just Transition Organizers

Solutionary Rail's regular video-calls with stakeholder interviews and organizer update Wednesday, January 24th at 5 pm (Pacific)  RSVP BELOW.  

We are honored to be joined by Rodette Jones, Jennifer Kunze and Taylor Smith-Hams, three activists who are making a difference in environmental justice in Baltimore. Rodette, Jennifer and Taylor are local leaders working for a Just Transition for Baltimore. (Bios below)

We are eager to learn from Rodette, Jennifer and Taylor and explore how the Solutionary Rail approach might compliment their work for a just transition Baltimore.  Click on image below to view a video our guests created in their campaign to stop crude oil terminal and bomb trains. 

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Solutionary Rail Organizing Update:
We'll spend the last part of the call with a legislative update and learn about recent organizing victory in Whatcom County. (Congratulations Debbie Cantrell and team!)

RSVP BELOW to receive the call-in instructions, including how to join our Zoom video conference from your smartphone or computer.

We are thrilled to add this conversation to our growing collection of diverse insights about the intersections of Solutionary Rail with the great work allies new and old are engaged in across the country.  Check out the Solutionary Perspectives video series HERE

Forward Together!

Bill, Diane and the Solutionary Rail Team

PS - Pitch-in with a tax deductible donation to decarbonize our energy and transportation infrastructure HERE! 


Guest bios:

RodetteJones2.jpgRodette Jones

Rodette Jones Outreach Coordinator of Baltimore County WIC Program, specializing in Social Action and Community Change and is well integrated into Baltimore City health and wellness opportunities. She has a strong passion for empowering individuals to change life styles through healthy eating habits in a farm to table program at the Filbert Street Garden where she serves as Garden Manager. The food desert community drove her to implement the Baltimore Virtual Supermarket Program enabling the community access to groceries at a local Shop Rite Supermarket. Her joy and passion is teaching children and adults
the benefits of composting and gardening through workshops. She is a strong participant and board member of the following organizations: Curtis Bay Community Association, Baltimore Green Space, Greater Bay Brook Alliance, SB7, United Workers, CANN (Chesapeake Climate Action Network), Baltimore Healthy Babies, and Enoch Pratt Library Brooklyn Branch.

 

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Taylor Smith-Hams
is a Baltimore-based artist and organizer committed to advancing environmental and social justice. She works as a community organizer with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network where she focuses on fighting dangerous crude oil trains and advancing community solar projects that increase access to affordable solar power.

 

JenniferKunze.jpgJennifer Kunze is a lifelong Maryland resident who grew up next to the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick, graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland on the beautiful St. Mary's River, and moved to Baltimore City nearly four years ago.  Before joining Clean Water Action, Jennifer worked as the Environmental Programs Organizer at the Center for Grace-Full Living in East Baltimore, where she coordinated community gardens, taught environmental education, and organized rain garden and other stormwater remediation projects.  Jennifer has also been active in a wide variety of environmental and human rights campaigns in Baltimore, and as Maryland Program Organizer, she works to build networks and power in communities throughout Maryland to protect our health and environment.

 

WHEN
January 24, 2018 at 5pm - 6pm
WHERE
Zoom video conference call
CONTACT
Bill Moyer ·
18 RSVPS

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