As the consequences of inaction begin to mount, the human impacts of the climate crisis become more clear. We must ground ourselves in how our policymaking helps — or harms — people and communities as we forge the path toward a climate-safe future in California and around the world.
This webinar will focus on how climate solutions can improve human health, social and economic well-being, and quality of life. Speakers include: Senator Monique Limón; Marisol Cantú, Richmond Listening Project; Kobi Naseck, VISIÓN; and Cesar Aguirre, Central California Environmental Justice Network.
Senator Monique Limón, a lead author of the historic oil and gas setbacks bill SB 1137, was elected to the Senate in November 2020 and represents the 19th Senate district that includes all of Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County. Born and raised in the 19th district, Monique has worked continuously to serve her community as an educator, leader, and an advocate for causes advancing the quality of life in her community.
Marisol Cantú is a proud Xicana and 3rd generation Richmond resident. She is an educator, activist and community organizer whose recent local involvement includes serving as English as a Second Language (ESL) Professor at a local community college, a Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force member and a lead organizer in Reimagine Richmond.
Kobi Naseck (he/him) serves as the coalition coordinator for VISIÓN (Voices in Solidarity Against Oil in Neighborhoods), the coalition of environmental justice, frontline, and public health organizations dedicated to setbacks and ending oil and gas extraction in neighborhoods.
Community Organizer, Kern County, Central California Environmental Justice Network
As a child in a family of migrant farm workers who turned into community organizers, Cesar was exposed to community organizing and advocacy at an early age. Since starting with CCEJN, Cesar works in rural communities in Kern County helping fenceline communities affected by oil and gas and pesticides understand how to protect themselves from these sources of pollution and how to advocate for systemic changes that prioritize their health.
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