Environmental Justice: Protecting the Commons From Industry Exploitation

California Progressive 3rd Annual Alliance Convention
March 6th 12:30- 2:00 pacific
Environmental Justice: Protecting the Commons From Industry Exploitation

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Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief

Caleen Sisk is the Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe who practice their traditional culture and ceremonies in their territory along the McCloud River watershed in Northern California. Since 2016, Caleen and other indigenous women have led the annual Run4Salmon, a 300-mile trek that follows the historical spawning journey of the salmon from the California Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening the state’s waters, fish, and indigenous lifeways. Caleen is also a leading voice in raising awareness of the poor human rights conditions suffered by federally unrecognized tribes and unrepresented indigenous peoples around the world. She is a regular participant at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Caleen received her B.A. from Chico State University, CA in 1975 and received her teaching credential from CSU, Chico in 1976.

Aditi Anand, Sunrise Silicon Valley, Justice, Equity, and Anti-oppression Team Leader

Aditi Anand is a high school climate organizer with Sunrise Silicon Valley and a justice, equity, and anti-oppression (JEAO) team lead for the hub. She is passionate about climate action, especially as it relates to intersectionality, colonialism and imperialism. Sunrise Silicon Valley, a local hub of the Sunrise Movement, is comprised of many young activists and some of their recent actions include a Wide Awake action at San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s house to pressure him to advance progressive policies, assisting in a wildfire banner drop at Brisa De Año Ranch in Pescadero, several targeted email storms, endorsements of local progressive candidates in the 2020 elections, and much more. You can find them at @siliconvalleysunrise on Instagram.

Zoe Berg, Americans for Responsible Technology/5G Crisis, Project Director

Zoe Berg is the Project Director of Americans for Responsible Technology, or ART, for short. ART is a project of Grassroots Communications, a non-profit organization headquartered in Port Washington, New York, established in August of 2018. Within a period of just two and a half years, ART has blossomed into a national coalition of more than 150 local safe tech action groups across 43 states with a monthly reach of over 500,000 individuals. The organization’s mission is to equip local activists and legislators with the tools and guidance to effectively raise awareness of wireless radiation health risks and to safeguard communities from unnecessary 4G/5G wireless infrastructure deployments, particularly in residential areas.

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