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Divest for Justice, Invest for Impact - Community Forum & Workshop

Join the Green Party of Santa Clara County as we host a Divest for Justice, Invest for Impact Community Forum and Workshop. Speakers will include representatives from local and national groups focused on intersectional divestment campaigns and community investment. The discussion will focus on successes, lessons learned and outreach strategies and tactics by various on-going campaigns. We will address the importance and challenges of collaboration across divestment movements and how to focus as a community on our mutual goals for social and environmental justice. This event is inspired by Code Pink's newest campaign to Divest from the War Machine

A workshop will walk-through divestment options, offer a context for local community investment and provide an opportunity for both short and long-term local campaigns to discuss options at the municipal, State, National and Corporate levels.
The Green Party built on Eco-Socialism, is a key advocate for divestment as a tool for justice and individual empowerment through community engagement in progressive causes locally and nationally. We invite you to join us in our Divest for Justice work.
Co-sponsors include: CodePink, De Anza College's Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action,
San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Rise Up For Justice, and more. 
Panelists will cover topics related to organizations fighting to divest from Fossil Fuels, Illegal Occupations, Private Prisons and Immigrant Detention Centers and military contractors. Investment focused speakers will discuss local community investment needs, public banking options and personal divestment/investment strategies as well as focus on foreign development investment as a way to tackle post-war stability. 


6:30 - opening remarks, welcome intro

6:40- speaker intro 4min each*6 (25 min) 

7:05 -  open panelist discussion  (50 min)

7:55 - breakout session, table discussions, group organizing (personal options, public banking/ microfinance investing, university and city divestment campaigns etc ) 6-8 tables one per panelist/organization. 

8:40 - closing questions and comments from the audience 6*3 min (20min) 

9:00 promote scheduled meeting for further collaboration - end event 




De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Campus Center Conference Room B, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States,

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Tim Reese

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