Urban and rural communities across the country struggling with under-employment, rapid gentrification and/or environmental injustices are experimenting with creative strategies for development that can create jobs, protect creation, and build peace. Through organizing, advocacy, and self-determination, communities of color and low-income communities are transforming systems to ensure healthy food, sustainable housing, worker-owned co-ops, clean energy, and a healthy environment to play and pray. Hear about both the challenges and successes of just transition initiatives in Washington, D.C. Learn how your faith community could start or partner with a similar effort in your own community.
Brandy Brooks, Dreaming Out Loud; Kari Fulton, Empower DC; Representative from Cooperation D.C.
Moderator: Marianne Comfort, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.