Oregon's Energy Future: an Environmental Justice Symposium

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Join Beyond Toxics for Oregon’s Energy Future: An Environmental Justice Symposium! Hear from speaker Kathleen Dean Moore and distinguished panelists about Oregon’s transition away from dependence on fossil fuels and learn how we can work together to envision solutions grounded in environmental justice frameworks.

The purpose of this symposium is to educate and shed light, and as a community, come together to understand what our collective futures will look like regarding energy sources proposed for our region.

WHAT: Oregon's Energy Future: an Environmental Justice Symposium
Keynote Speaker - Kathleen Dean Moore and a panel
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Doors open @ 5:30, light refreshments served; event: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
WHERE: Venue 252 Eugene: 252 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401 (google map)

There is a recommended donation of $15 for entry to the symposium and refreshments. Donations are not required, but please consider making a donation of any size to help us continue to do this work and share it with others. Registration required, space is limited.


NOTE: you will need to put a name for every ticket you purchase/reserve (donation is requested but not required). If you prefer not to put their name, just add your name for each ticket you desire. Also, tickets are available at the door.


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Keynote Speaker

Kathleen Dean Moore, philosopher, writer, and environmental activist, Philosophy Professor Emerita at Oregon State University. Kathleen is the author of "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" and "Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change." Moore now travels and speaks widely about the moral urgency of climate action.



Jess Grady-Benson, Organizing Director, Rogue Climate (Topic: off-shore wind proposals in Southern Oregon). Jess Grady-Benson builds community power through transformative climate justice campaigns as the Organizing Director at Rogue Climate. With roots in youth climate justice organizing, popular education, and base building, Jess brings over ten years of organizing and facilitation experience to the movement for a just transition. Since joining the team at Rogue Climate, Jess has organized alongside community members and partners across Oregon to win landmark climate legislation and draw down millions of dollars to communities most impacted by climate change. Jess has a BA in Environmental Policy from Pitzer College and is a recipient of the Udall Scholarship and the Brower Youth Award in recognition of her leadership in the youth climate justice movement.



Keith Curl-Dove, Fossil Fuels Manager, Washington Conservation Action (Topic: hydrogen development in the Columbia River Basin). Keith manages Stand Up To Oil, a regional coalition that seeks to protect the Pacific Northwest from the damage done by the fossil fuel industry and to push for a just transition to clean energy. Before joining WCA, Keith was a pastor in North Carolina, leading congregations in environmental stewardship. He holds a master's degree with a concentration in ethics from the Divinity School at Duke University.


Ranfis Giannettino Villatorro, Oregon State Policy Manager, BlueGreen Alliance (Topic: Labor considerations in a new fossil fuel free energy economy)

The son of two Central American immigrants, Ranfis has dedicated the last eight years as a community organizer, workforce development coordinator, and grant writer/development director for immigrant and labor rights organizations. Prior to joining the BlueGreen Alliance, he worked as a consultant for a coalition of community color organizations seeking a Community Benefit Agreement on the Portland Harbor Superfund site and represented a growing minority contractor association aiming to build partnerships with labor and government agencies.



Joel Iboa, Executive Director, Oregon Just Transition Alliance (OJTA). As Founding Executive Director for Oregon Just Transition Alliance, Joel Iboa served as Campaign Director of the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity during the 2021 Legislative Session. Under his leadership, Oregon now has the fastest timeline and best labor standards for 100% clean energy in the country. 


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