CJA organized a series of programs building the relationships and capacity of the frontline pilot sites. We initiated multiple Just Transition Fellowships, placing 10 fellows in each of the anchor organizations, as well as an Indigenous and a Gulf South fellow.
Just Transition fellows included Laiseng Saechao (APEN), Darrell Marks (BMWC), Otheree Christian (CBE), Andrew Campbell (Coop Jxn), Shabrin Salam (EMEAC), Jessie Skaggs (KFTC), Marilyn Duran (PODER), Arturo Trejo (SWU), Dallas Goldtooth (IEN) and Eric Harrison (GCCLP).
CJA also coordinated a Collective Quilt Community Relay Beginning Three Tributaries beginning from Bellingham, WA; Fort Berthold, ND; and New York City, NY. Members created their own quilt square and delivered it to the next community along their tributary, all culminating in New Orleans for the 10-year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. This was an opportunity for members to exchange stories and strengthen relationships. Their powerful stories of resistance and resilience were relationally and physically woven together represented by a beautiful collective quilt.