2017 NATIONAL GREENLATINOS SUMMIT AGENDA


Asilomar State Beach & Conference Center

Pacific Grove, CA
Tuesday, May 23 – Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 23:

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.        Summit Kickoff (Merrill Hall)

Mark Magaña, President & CEO, GreenLatinos

Eric Abma,  Park Superintendent, Asilomar State Beach

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.        Panel: Our Mission under Attack -
        Looking at our Shared Coalition Work (Merrill Hall)

Moderator: Chris Espinosa, Executive Vice-President & COO, GreenLatinos

Alejandra Nunez , Climate Change Cessation & Mitigation Working Group Co-Chairs
Jorge Madrid, Renewable Energy Proliferation Working Group Co-Chair
Marcela Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, Coastal & Marine Protection and Access Working Group Co-Chair
Michael Casaus, & Jose Gonzalez, Public Lands Designations, Protections, and Access Working Group Co-Chairs
Raul Garcia & Robert Garcia, Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Public Input Working Group Co-Chairs


6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.             Dinner Available (Crocker Hall)
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.          Dinner Seating (Woodlands)

Refugio Mata, Program Director, Resource Media - Introduction

Irma Munoz, President and Founder, Mujeres de la Tierra

Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association - Introduction

John Huerta, Retired, Former General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution

8:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.           GreenLatinos Welcome Reception (Seascape)

Antonio Gonzalez, President, Southwest Voters Registration Education Project

Mark Magaña, President & CEO, GreenLatinos

Wednesday, May 24:

7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.        Breakfast Available (Crocker Hall)
7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.        Breakfast Seating (Woodlands)

Jamie Williams, President, TWS - Introduction

Michael Casaus - New Mexico Director, TWS 

Bryan Parras, Co-Founder, t.e.j.a.s. - Introduction

Leticia Garcia DeCaigny, Community Organizer, Diesel Health Project

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.        The threats we face, the opportunities we chase (Merrill Hall)

Moderator: Andrea Delgado, GreenLatinos Board Member, Earthjustice


Adrianna Quintero, Founder and Director, Voces Verdes
Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice
Angelo Logan, Campaign Director, Moving Forward Network
Virginia Ruiz, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, Farmworker Justice



10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tools of the Trade: What resources are available and how to use them to accomplish more (Merrill Hall)

Moderator: Laura Esquivel, Director of National Advocacy, Hispanic Federation

Fernando Cazares, Senior Program Manager of Climate Smart Cities, Trust for Public Land 

Irene Vilar, Founder, Americas for Conservation + Arts (AFC+A)

Carina Barnett-Loro, Outreach Coordinator, Climate Advocacy Lab 

Charles Rocha, Founder & President, Solidarity Strategies  

Maria Estrada, Associate Director of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) & Heather Wishik, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)


12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.        Lunch Available (Crocker Hall)
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.         Lunch Seating (Woodlands)

Regina Romero, Director of Latino Engagement, Center for Biological Diversity - Introduction

Kierán Suckling, Executive Director, Center for Biological Diversity

1:00 P.M.  3:45 P.M.        Kayaking Excursion
(Buses parked on
 Circle behind Social Hall/Registration)
Sponsored by: Monterey Bay Aquarium & AZUL

3:45 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.        Breakout Sessions & One-on-Ones (Merrill, Triton, Surf & Sand, Marlin)

Place-Based Social Justice Work (Marlin)
        
Pedro Cruz & Adriana Gonzalez (Sierra Club) With Tony DeFalco (Verde)

Expanding Solar Access for Latino and Low/Moderate-Income Communities (Surf & Sand)
        
Paula Garcia (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Positive Opportunities for Sustainable Communities (Triton)
        
Betsy Lopez-Wagner (Chispa) With David Nunez (EcoTipping Points)

Combating Trump’s Dangerous Environmental and Trade Agenda (Merrill)
        
Anthony Torres (Sierra Club) With Melissa Vargas (Environmental Defense Fund)


5:00 P.M. – 6:15 P.M.        States and Localities: The Frontlines for action (Merrill Hall)

Moderator: Jennifer Allen, Senior Vice President, Community & Civic Engagement at League of Conservation Voters

Tony DeFalco, Deputy Director, Verde

Maricela Morales, Executive Director, Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

Robert Garcia, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project
Johana Vicente, Community Organizer, Chispa Maryland
Juan Parras, Director, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services

6:15 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.              GreenLatinos Group Picture

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.        Dinner available (Crocker Hall)
6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.        Dinner Seating (Woodlands)

Jorge Madrid, CA Clean Energy Manager, EDF - Introduction

Angelo Logan, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College - Moving Forward Network Policy Director

8:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.        Movie Night (Chappel)
        Sponsored by Earthjustice & Hispanic Access Foundation

Thursday, May 25:

7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.        Breakfast Available (Crocker Hall)
7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.        Breakfast Seating (Woodlands)

Andrea Delgado, Senior Legislative Representative, Earthjustice - Introduction

Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)

Linda Escalante, Policy Advocate, NRDC - Introduction

Susana Reyes, Sierra Club, Board of Directors; Sustainability Team Senior Analyst at Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.        Workshop: Thriving in the Chaos: How to manage the emotional, physical, societal, and organizational pressures in times of uncertainty and attack.


Maria Meier, Founder, VidaLife - Facilitator

10:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.        Outdoor Interpretive Hike (Meet at Merrill Hall)

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.        Lunch Available (Crocker Hall)

12:30 P.M.  – 2:00 P.M.        Intersectionality Lunch Seating (Woodlands)


Moderator: Midy Aponte, Vice President, Spitfire Strategies

Rudy Arredondo, President, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
Brent Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Karina Castillo, Florida Field Consultant & Latino Outreach Organizer, Moms Clean Air Force
Neddy Astudillo, Latin American Director, GreenFaith

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.           Breakout Sessions & one-on-ones (Merrill, Triton, Surf & Sand, Marlin)

Working Effectively Across Differences - (Surf and Sand Room)
        
Heather Wishik & Maria Estrada (The Nature Conservancy)

Engaging with Indigenous Communities (Merrill Room)
        
Juanita Cabrera-Lopez (The International Mayan League) With Niria Garcia (Honor the Earth)

Power Plants and EJ Communities: co-pollutant burdens and policy implications for the Latino community (Triton Room)
Juan Declet-Barreto (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Wielding the Power of the Law & Partnerships to Protect our Communities from
        Toxics
 (Marlin Room)
        
Sasha George (Earthjustice)

4:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.        Workshop - Expanding Justice, Equity and Intersectionality within the GreenLatino Community - We Start at Home [Part 1] (Merrill Hall)

Angela Park, Economic, Racial, and Social Justice Consultant, AP Consulting - Facilitator

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.        Dinner Available (Crocker Hall)
6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.        Dinner Seating (Woodlands)

Melissa Vargas, Project Manager, Political Affairs, EDF - Introduction

Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Irene Vilar, Founder, Americas for Conservation + Arts (AFC+A) - Introduction

Juanita Cabrera Lopez, Executive Director, International Mayan League

8:30 P.M.  –  10:30 P.M.        Conversations and Music Around the BonFire (BBQ Firepit)
        Sponsored by Sierra Club

Music by Nick Williams Trio

Friday, May 26:

7:30 A.M. -- 9:00 A.M.         Breakfast Available (Crocker Hall)

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.        Workshop - Seeking Justice, Equity and Intersectionality among the Broader Environmental Organizational Community - We will lead the change we seek [Part 2] (Merrill Hall)

Angela Park, Economic, Racial, and Social Justice Consultant, AP Consulting - Facilitator

11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.        Crafting the 2017-2018 GreenLatinos Agenda: GreenLatinos Full Members Only Presentations, Voting & Lunch (Merrill Hall)

To guide GreenLatinos’ work for the remainder of 2017-2018, following established guidelines, GreenLatinos will propose options for consideration as official national policy priorities of our membership.

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.        Box Lunches Served (Merrill Hall)

Enjoy the rest of your time at Asilomar!