Building an Inclusive Climate Movement


May 8-10, 2015

Hip Hop Caucus Founder Reverend Lennox Yearwood and 350.org Founder Bill McKibben (via Skype) at the UDC Conference, "Building an Inclusive Climate Movement"

The Justice Action Mobilization Network (JAMN) was born out of a historic gathering of over 100 environmental justice activists, civil rights advocates, educators, scientists, grassroots social justice organizers, faith ministers, entrepreneurs, legislators, and government officials. 

We came together for three days to sow the seeds of a diverse climate and social justice network capable of challenging the politically powerful fossil fuel industrial complex; a cabal that is currently winning the battle on climate.

Our organizing committee recognized that to defeat the Koch brothers and their climate change denier politicians, we need to build a diverse and powerful, multi-issued fusion climate and social justice political network. Only then will we develop the critical mass needed to turn the political tide, for the sake of our planet, and for our children.


We wish to thank key note speaker Reverend Lennox Yearwood, and our organizers, speakers, and moderators: 

Mustafa Ali, EPA, office of Environmental Justice

Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute. Founder, World Watch Institute

Victoria Collier, National Election Integrity Coalition

Dr. Michael Dorsey, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network

Harriet Fulbright, Harriet Fulbright College

Nakisa Glover, Community organizer, Charlotte NC

Professor Philip Harvey, Rutgers University, National Jobs for All Coalition

Leslie Fields, Sierra Club National Environmental Director

Ted Glick, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Russell Greene, Progressive Democrats of America,  People Demanding Action

Professor Marc Jacobson, Stanford University Center for Atmosphere and Energy

Anise Jenkins, Stand Up! for Democracy DC

Alex Lawson, Social Security Works

Dr Gabriela Lemus, Progressive Congress Foundation

Joe Libertelli, University of DC Law School

Marc Magana, Green Latinos

Bill McKibben, 350. org

Andrea Miller, People Demanding Action

Rev  Terrence Muhammad, Hip Hop Caucus

Bintou Njie, Exodus Foundation, Senate Judiciary Committee Staffer

Jay Winter Nightwolf, Echota Cherokee Nations of Alabama

Jacquelyn Patterson, NAACP

Senator Ben Ptashnik, National Election Integrity Coalition

Reverend Glencie Rhedrick, People Demanding Action 

Chuck Rocha, Solidarity Strategies

Professor Joel Rogers, University of Wisconsin

Reverend Dr Rodney Sadler, Moral Mondays, NAACP NC

Joel Segal, JAM Network

Jeffery Wolfe, Solar Energy Industry Association

Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus