RSVP: Peoples Movement Assembly 2020
Join us for a day of speakers, storytelling and music to gain a deeper knowledge about the structures of oppression that divide us and explore solutions. This will be an opportunity for people from different social justice networks to connect and to honor the work of Ed Owens to fight mass incarceration, promote climate justice reparations, and restore the vote to disenfranchised communities. Co-hosted by Native Sun, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, the Just Solar Coalition, and others. Learn more at
Location: 1101 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis MN (Next to Sammy's)
Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Childcare is available
Social movements throughout history have used assemblies to organize and make decisions – this structure and format represents a practice of self-determination and grassroots power. The goal in 2020 is to improve awareness on existing strategies and to gain a better understanding of what eco-justice opportunity means for our communities. We to equip community members with the knowledge and resources for actionable solutions and to have those changes implemented by members of that community.
The new energy revolution has come to Minnesota. Who will benefit from the jobs that will come on line, or the clean energy that is produced? The Just Solar Coalition believes the solar revolution should be accessible to all. That it should be a tool to lift all boats.
Our vision is to:
--Promote access to solar for all, regardless of credit score.
--Strive to close the employment gap breaking down fundamental barriers to an equitable society.
--Reduce carbon and protect the environment.
--Support a new story about how we own and address our energy needs.
The Just Solar Coalition goals are to:
--Build awareness and educate faith and community leaders about the principles of Just Solar and how all can participate and how they can participate in dismantling systemic racism.
--Move policymakers to remove barriers to inclusion and create incentives for equity.
--Move the market by promoting access to financing and creating opportunities for minority-owned businesses, indigenous communities and people of color in the emerging solar industry
--To build model projects in which the Just Solar principals are tested.
9:30 - Registration and Mix and Mingle - Tabling for organizations
10:00 - Plenary
-- Tribute to Ed
-- Native Blessing
-- Raj Setharaju
-- Bob Blake
-- and more
11:30 - Lunch, table talk
12:15 - People's Movement Assembly discussion
1:30 - Full session wrap up with next steps
To save your spot, RSVP below!
Organization or Faith community, if applicable
Number of additional guests you plan to bring
Will you need childcare? If so, please list the names and ages of your children. Childcare will take place on site in the next room.
Which of these issues are you passionate/truly care for? (can select all)
Holistic Health and Healing
Would you like to help create this event? Please answer the following questions below:
I'd like to just participate this time ... Keep me in the loop though.
Yes, I'd like to do a 3 minute lightning talk on a topic that will engage the community. This will include offering the community a way to engage with our work. I will send my topic to Jayda@MNIPL.org
Yes, I would like to bring resources to share at a table. Please email Jayda@MNIPL.org
Yes, I would like to facilitate a small group conversation about a facet equity and renewable energy.
Yes, I would like to help with clean up.
Yes, I would like to help reach out to others in my community. I will forward the invitation and registration form and let them know what's up.
Yes, I have a story or short musical act I'd like to contribute. Please email
with your ideas.
Yes, my organization would like to sponsor this event. Please email
If your organization like to "co-host" the event, please tell us how we should list you in the program.
What is your meal preference?
There is a suggested donation of $15, and we appreciate your support. We'll have a basket at the event and you're also welcome to donate online.
I'll donate online now at:
I plan to make a donation at the event
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