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Building a Green New Deal: Community, Coalition, and Organizing for Environmental Justice

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion and public forum about the need for transformational thought and action in response to the challenges of climate change. The event will highlight the coalitional work of the Central Coast Climate Justice Network (C3JN) to move our region toward a more equitable and resilient environmental future. For complete event information, visit:

A buffet dinner will be available beginning at 5:45 PM.

Opening remarks by Alice O’Connor, Professor of History and Director, UCSB Blum Center and David Pellow, Chair and Dehlson Professor, UCSB Environmental Studies Program

MARICELA MORALES, Executive Director, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
(CAUSE); Co-convener, C3JN

SIGRID WRIGHT, Executive Director, Community Environmental Council; Co-convener, C3JN

CAMERON GRAY, Transportation and Climate Manager, Community Environmental Council

ANA ROSA RIZO-CENTINO, Senior Central Coast Organizer, Food and Water Watch

VANESSA TERAN, Policy and Communications Associate, Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)

Cosponsored by the Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality,
and Democracy; the Environmental Studies Program; the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Critical Mass series; the Fund for Santa Barbara; and the Central Coast Climate Justice Network


McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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