In April, Commissioner Terry introduced a resolution to create a resident-led DeKalb Environmental Justice Commission to provide for collaboration, transparency and ensure accountability to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all of DeKalb County. This event will provide an update on that resolution as well as seeks to connect the progress of the Civil Rights movement with today’s call for environmental justice and sustainability for all communities. This event is a part of the DeKalb Green New Deal movement.

Featured Speakers and Panelists:

Daniel Blackman – Former President Biden appointee  serving as the Regional Administrator for EPA’s Southeast Region

Rev. Marlin Harris – Pastor, New Life Church

Joanna Kobylivker – Adamah ATL Director

Codi Norred – Executive Director, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light

Lavonya Jones – Director, Just Energy Portfolio Partnership for Southern Equity

Pastor Lee May – Pastor, Transforming Faith Church and Former DeKalb County CEO

Attorney Gerald Griggs – President, Georgia NAACP

Commissioner Ted Terry – DeKalb County Super District 6 Commissioner

Moderated by Djuan Coleon – FUSE Fellow