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Sat, Dec 16




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Time & Location

Dec 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Nashville, 81 Claiborne St, Nashville, TN 37210, USA


About the Event

Join us for a Climate Justice Town Hall Meeting in South Nashville, where we will bring together community members, organizations, and key stakeholders to address the pressing issues facing our neighborhood. 

This event, featuring breakout sessions, insightful guest speakers, and networking opportunities, aims to foster collaboration among like-minded organizations and individuals, to enhance the diversity of perspectives and expertise present at the event. Together, we can work towards achieving climate justice for all.

During our breakout sessions, we will delve into specific topics that directly impact our community. Our two exceptional guest speakers will share their insights on these crucial issues, shedding light on the path towards a more just and sustainable future.

In addition to creating a platform for knowledge-sharing and networking, this event provides an invaluable opportunity to gather preliminary data for the Mayor's office, allowing us to better understand the current state of climate justice initiatives in our community. By collecting this information, we can advocate for change and prioritize the necessary actions to address these challenges effectively.

The South Nashville community faces a range of pressing issues that deserve our immediate attention. From air and noise pollution to food deserts and lead pipes, these concerns impact the well-being of our residents on a daily basis. We will explore the challenges posed by gas stoves, bugs, redlining, infrastructure concerns, and gentrification, seeking to understand the extent to which these issues affect our community.

Furthermore, we are particularly interested in understanding the impact of high utility bills on the lives of our community members. To facilitate this discussion, we will provide prompt cards to encourage attendees to share their experiences and insights on this important topic.

Lastly, as part of our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our community, we will investigate health code violations regarding gas stoves and rodent infestation in the community's apartments. By shining a light on these issues, we can hold responsible parties accountable and work together to find appropriate solutions.

We invite key stakeholders, such as the Mayor, city council members, county commissioners, legislators, and school board representatives, to join us at this Climate Justice Town Hall Meeting. Your presence and contributions will be invaluable in driving change and ensuring a more just and sustainable future for the South Nashville community.

Together, let's address these pressing climate justice issues and work towards a more inclusive and resilient community. Join us for this transformative event, where we can collectively make a difference. 

Climate Justice Town Hall Meeting Agenda

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Welcome and Introductions - ( Recycle and Reinvest)

- Opening remarks by event organizer

- Introduction of guest speakers

- Brief overview of event agenda and purpose

10:15 am - 10:45 am: Guest Speaker Presentations - (SOWING JUSTICE)

- Guest speaker 1: Topic - The Impact of Climate Change on Local Communities

- Guest speaker 2: Topic - Strategies for Climate Justice Advocacy

10:45 am - 11:15 am: Breakout Sessions - ( GROUP ACTIVITY) 

- Breakout session 1: Climate Justice Advocacy Strategies

- Breakout session 2: Community Resilience and Climate Change

- Draw Your Community activity

11:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Virtual Panel Discussion -  ( TBD )

- Panel discussion with guest speakers and breakout session facilitators

- Q&A with audience members

  • Building Green

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Next Steps and Call to Action - ( GROUP ACTIVITY) 

- Summary of key takeaways from breakout sessions and panel discussion

- Next steps for community action on climate justice

- Call to action for attendees to get involved with local advocacy efforts

  • Tapping into Justice 40
  • A place to Rest, Reflect, Recharge,and  Recreatation

Preliminary Data for Mayor's Office

- Statistical data on local climate change impacts

- Data on community vulnerability to climate change

- Information on existing local climate justice initiatives

- Survey results on community concerns and priorities for climate action

- Case studies of successful climate justice initiatives in other communities

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