|Our November 350 Madison meeting will be a community workshop called “Challenges for Change: Working for Climate Justice” with Indigenous Environmental Network’s executive director Tom Goldtooth!
Wednesday, November 7th, 7:30pm, at Union South’s Fifth Quarter Studio (on 2nd floor)
Topic: the challenges we face when confronting the false solutions currently being promoted to move away from a fossil fuel economy; the need for a paradigm shift, focusing on new solutions that require systemic change at the local, state, national, and global levels
Tom has been involved with environmental related issues and programs working within tribal governments in developing indigenous-based environmental protection infrastructures. Tom works with indigenous peoples worldwide. Tom is known as one of the environmental justice movement grassroots leaders in North America addressing toxics and health, mining, energy, climate, water, globalization, sustainable development and indigenous rights issues.
Tom is one of the founders of the Durban Group for Climate Justice; co-founder of Climate Justice NOW!; a co-founder of the U.S. based Environmental Justice Climate Change initiative and a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change that operates as the indigenous caucus within the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tom is a policy advisor to indigenous communities on environmental protection and more recently on climate policy focusing on mitigation, adaptation and concerns of false solutions.