Our 2019 Congreso brought almost 200 powerful EJ leaders to the Capitol on August 14th to build and learn together over a full day of inspiring workshops, skill-building trainings, advocating for EJ priorities, and celebrating our EJ Leadership Awardees! We thank all of the community leaders and our member and partner organizations who made our 2019 Congreso a success. Check out all the highlights from throughout the day! Read More
This year, CEJA has been redefining environmental justice in California. One of our legislative priorities, AB 1628 by Assemblymember Robert Rivas, enhances the state’s definition of environmental justice to include the “meaningful involvement” of all people in environmental or land use decisions. AB 1628 would recognize the health, dignity and agency of all people, promoting the environmental health and quality of life that everyone deserves.
CEJA partnered with PODER to lead a Green Zones Community Tour of the Mission and Excelsior districts of San Francisco. Led by staff, youth leaders, and residents, this powerful tour united over 60 community leaders from across the state to share stories of struggle and resilience, envision a healthy and just future, and develop solutions for transforming their neighborhoods. The tours animate our imagination and help us strategize for policy solutions to build healthy, community-led transformation in our neighborhoods. After an incredible day showing the power of Green Zones, we are so excited to bring together community leaders at our Congreso!