Media Advisory for: June 1, 2018
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On the 1 Year Anniversary of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Agreement Environmental Justice Groups Launch the It Takes Roots Action Camp: From Roots to Resilience to Forge Solutions
It Takes Roots and Ruckus Society hold intensive action camp to train frontline communities and those hardest hit by climate change on June 1st
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the one year anniversary of Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the It Takes Roots Alliance, representing 150 organizations nationwide, will join together with the Ruckus Society in Millerton, New York who will train nearly one hundred leaders, organizers and community members- many from disaster impacted areas such as Puerto Rico, Houston and Northern California- in direct action, climate disaster survival skills, and community resilience. The action camp is part of preparations for the It Takes Roots Solidarity and Solutions Summit (Sol to Sol) and week of action being held from September 8-14 in San Francisco as a counterpoint to California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). While GCAS promotes corporate and market-based approaches to climate change that have historically devastated communities of color and the poor, Sol to Sol prioritizes community-based and environmentally-sound solutions that take into account the interconnected nature of the economic, democratic and climate crises that our communities currently face.
What: Action Camp on Direct Action and Resilience
When: June 1-5, 2018
Where: Wildseed Farm, Millerton, New York (Wassaic stop on the Metro-North)
Who: Environmental Justice community leaders
- Angela Adrar, Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance
- Jaron Brown, Global Wellbeing Organizer, Grassroots Global Justice
- Kandi Mossett, Lead Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
- Maya Bhardwaj, National Coordinator, It Takes Roots
- Davin Cardenas, Co-Director, North Bay Organizing Project
- Sharon Lungo, Executive Director, Ruckus Society
*Speakers are available for interviews at the action camp or by phone upon request. Photo opportunities and high resolution photos will be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces, territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, people of color, and Indigenous Peoples.
The Ruckus Society is a multi-racial network of trainers dedicated to providing the necessary tools, preparation, and support to build direct action capacity for ecological justice and social change movements. We work with Indigenous communities and other communities of color working to preserve their homes and environments and for climate justice.