Join the Green Leadership Trust for a conversation about unions, environmental nonprofits, and boards of directors. Our panel of experts will explore and contextualize recent events (and longstanding conditions) in the environmental movement that have led to an upward trend of organized workers in green groups. They will also discuss the impact that the allegiance between labor movements and conservation movements has had on public health, especially in collective bargaining contexts.
Webinar panelists and moderator, clockwise from top left: Bill Fletcher Jr., Susana Reyes, Tykee James, Emira Woods (moderator), Dr. Silpa Satheesh, Jay Monteverde
Banner image: Protesters gather around the world to urge the United States not to initiate the Iraq War due to environmental and humanitarian concerns on February 15, 2003, exactly 20 years prior to the date of our webinar (Imperial War Museum, London, UK).
Bill Fletcher Jr. is author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty other myths about unions,” and has served as senior staff at the national AFL-CIO.
Susana Reyes is Commissioner for the City of L.A. Board of Public Works, and previously served as Commissioner for the L.A. Department of Water & Power.
Tykee James is the co-founder of Amplify the Future, co-chair of the Earth Day to May Day Coalition, and previously helped organize the Bird Union at the National Audubon Society.
Jay Monteverde is the president of The Breach Collective and previously handled environmental justice as an Assistant Attorney General in Illinois.
Dr. Silpa Satheesh is professor of social sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University and author of “Fighting in the Name of Workers: Exploring the Dynamics of Labour-Environmental Conflicts in Kerala.”
Emira Woods is the Executive Director of GLT and a trustee of the Wallace Global Fund. She is also a founding member and Ambassador for Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, & Dignity.
The event will take place on zoom, the link for which will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions via chat throughout the event, some of which will be shared with the panelists. Please direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to sharing this phenomenal conversation with you!
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