Detroit, MI

East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) hosted the Detroit Just Transition Assembly (JTA) in April 2016, bringing together 100 people from the region, plus allies from other organizations that are hosting assemblies in other regions.

Event Goals:

1.  Align Just Transition framework with key Fronts of Struggle in Detroit (Water Justice, Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Education Justice, Black Lives Matter/Black Liberation)

2. Build Intergenerational relationships in Detroit, around Michigan and around Midwest Region

3. Agreement on coordinated action in 2016, 2017 and beyond

4. Building our capacity for community self-determination

Long-term Goals:

1. Building one self-determined grassroots system that can respond to external threats and provide quality of life for Detroit residents

2. Engaging the grassroots community in an extended planning process for building power to improve quality of life

3. Connecting to national Just Transition framework to situate the story of Detroit’s working-class women-led movement for quality of life in the national climate justice movement

Check out photos from the event, here

Video produced by Vermont Workers Center about the Detroit Just Transition Assembly: