MEJC 2022 Summit: Fighting False Solutions, Healing For Our Future!
When: September 17, 2022. 8:30am-4:00pm
Where: Garage Cultural, 4670 Junction, Detroit, MI.
Summit attendance is FREE and open to everyone. Breakfast and lunch provided.
For any additional questions needs please contact Gabriela Alcazar: email@example.com
For the safety of all attendants, we encourage all in person participants to wear masks outdoors and require them indoors while at the Summit. We will have rapid test kits and masks available on site and encourage attendants to utilize them. We encourage attendees to participate in COVID-19 testing prior to the event. During the Summit, please practice physical distancing when feasible. We advise that any person who is symptomatic, in quarantine or isolation, or has tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days prior to the event not attend.
About the Summit
The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition hosts the Statewide EJ Summit every two years bringing together hundreds of frontline and fenceline activists, allies and accomplices to share stories and strategies for achieving a safer, cleaner, more vibrant future.
The pandemic has highlighted a new sense of urgency for our movement. As the new IPCC report confirmed, it is now or never when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. That means it's GO Time! It's time for us to cement the bonds we've been building with each other and our allies as well as time to welcome new leaders, organizers, and activists into our work. In order to be successful, we chose to center joy and healing in our lives, our movement, and at this summit. We reject false solutions to the climate emergency our planet faces. We reject false solutions to the environmental racism our communities suffer from. We already have solutions that work - ones that center people, not profits. We must now come together to build an intersectional movement muscle strong enough to take on the corporate greed holding us all back.
One of the main goals for this year's MEJC environmental justice summit is to deepen the relationships we've spent over a decade cultivating with each other and to grow our base so we are prepared to fight and prepared to win. We hope to see you there!