Our monthly SOCAN meeting guests – see below – are Asma Mahdi and Cecilia Estolano. They will be featured on the
Jefferson Exchange in the 8:30 – 9:00 segment. This can be heard live on the News and Information Service from 8:00 – 10:00 am and recorded from
8:00 – 10:00 pm via KSJK 1230 AM Talent; KAGI 930 AM Grants Pass; KTBR 950 AM Roseburg; KRVM 1280 AM Eugene; KSYC 1490 AM Yreka; KMJC 620 AM Mt. Shasta; KPMA 1300 AM Mendocino; KJPR 1330 AM Shasta Lake City, Redding and 90.5 FM 91.9 FM Klamath Falls; 102.3 FM Medford/Ashland; 97.9 FM Yreka; 97.9 FM Grants Pass; 93.1 FM Mt. Shasta; 96.9 FM Redding. and streamed via:https://www.ijpr.org/streaming-mobile-listening-guide.
While we all face the looming threats of climate change, communities of color, tribal communities and rural Oregonians are on the frontlines of this existential threat. The Almeda and South Obenchain fires were vivid examples of this reality, as many of the hardest hit residents were from historically marginalized and disadvantaged communities. To compound the devastating impacts of the fires, there are very-real risks that these residents will be unable to stay as our communities rebuild. At the same time, Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04, the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP) is shining a spotlight on climate and environmental justice and new legislation has been introduced to incorporate an “equity lens” into multiple levels of state climate policy.
What does “climate equity” mean? Does an equity focus detract from or strengthen climate advocacy? Does it make a difference? What is meant by the phrase “just transition”? How can we infuse social equity into the fabric of our climate policy advocacy? Please join SOCAN at our March General Meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday March 30th to explore these issues. The program will be conducted via ZOOM. Participation is free but we ask attendees please to register on the calendar event at: https://socan.eco/events/.
Our guests will be: Cecilia Estolano, CEO and Founder of Estolano Advisors, and Asma Mahdi, Policy Director of Better World Group, authors of the December 2020 “State of Oregon Climate Equity Blueprint” will join us by zoom to help us work to achieve a more equitable, climate-adapted future.