For Immediate Release
The Climate Justice Alliance hosts People's Tribunal on Global Leaders convening Tuesday
NEW YORK - The Climate Justice Alliance will hold a People's Tribunal on Tuesday, September 23rd at the UN Church Center, directly across the street from the UN Building where global leaders will gather for a summit on climate change. This summit represents yet another step towards the corporate takeover of the UN climate negotiations and the privatization of land, water, and air resources under the guise of a global climate compact.
Tribunal Judges will be:
• Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University
• Lisa Garcia, Friends of the Earth
• Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability
• Rex Varona, Global Coalition on Migration
• Rosa Guillen, World March of Women
• Julia Olson, Our Children’s Trust
The People's Tribunal will present hard-hitting testimonies from climate affected peoples around the globe, indicting world leaders and corporate polluters for their failure to protect our health, communities and planet. We will hear from those living with the real and immediate impacts of climate change.
**IMPORTANT: Press Pass Required.
In order to enter the UN Church Center building for the People's Tribunal, we will need to send you a Press Pass (a letter allowing you entry through the UN security point). To receive a Press Pass, please reply to this email with "Press Pass" in the subject line.
LOCATION:UN Church Center, 777 1st Ave. at E. 44th St.
Subway access: Grand Central Station
The Tribunal is part of a two-day "People's Climate Justice Summit" happening at the UN Church Center and The New School, that will focus on the climate crisis as a symptom of a deeper problem: an economy based on extraction and exploitation of resources and people. This economy benefits a few at the expense of communities and the planet, and that will explore community centered solutions based on clean community energy, zero waste, public transit, local food systems and housing for all. For more information about People's Climate Justice Summit, go to: http://www.ourpowercampaign.org/peoples-climate-justice-summit/
The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) is a collaborative of over 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable, and socio-economically just transition away from unsustainable energy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change.