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Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition: Nick Mullins
June 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nick Mullins, a former underground coal miner and an advocate for just transition, will speak about his perspectives on just transition:
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: California Nurses Association building at 155 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.
There is no charge to attend, but there will be a collection to support Nick’s work.
Note that there is no parking available at Oakland event. There is some street parking, and public transportation by bus or BART is encouraged. The conference room is on the first floor.
If possible, please RSVP for this event by Monday, June 17. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your RSVP. Our hosts have requested this to help them set up the room.
The Oakland presentation is co-sponsored by No Coal in Oakland, the California Nurses Association, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP), East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Climate and Environmental Justice Caucus, Sunflower Alliance, No Coal in Richmond, Bay Area System Change not Climate Change, the No Coal Alliance, and Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter.
Nick is also speaking on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Richmond, at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Avenue. These are two stops on his national tour, “Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.”
Nick will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it. He considers the best and most important means of lessening this cultural disconnect lies within a just energy transition that provides immediate job alternatives to those who need them.
Using his own story and experiences, Mullins asks what a “just” transition truly means and seeks to help audiences understand the issues working-class communities face. By illustrating the need to rethink traditional environmental communication methods and work harder to establish common ground, he builds hope to achieve a sustainable future for generations to come.
You can read more about Nick at https://www.breakclean.com/ and https://thoughtsofacoalminer.com/about-the-author/