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CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #5
October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #5: The intersection of climate, health & our economy
Join a diverse panel of experts for the 5th in a 5-part web series to discuss the connection between the climate and health crisis, addressing inequalities, and how we can stand together to fight for change. Throughout the online discussion, we’ll be answering questions and using interactive audience polls.
Each upcoming webinar will include a discussion on how the climate and health crisis intersect with social justice issues including education, immigration, elections, and the economy.
- Date: October 20, 2020
- Time: 6:30PM
- Join on Facebook Live: TBA
- Join on Zoom: TBA
- Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/892963344532918/
Symposium #5: The intersection of climate, health & our economy
The state of Colorado will be coping with a multi-billion dollar statewide budget shortfall next year, in 2021, following the economic downturn from the COVID pandemic.
How will the state close this budget gap? Will critical social programs be cut? Will funding for education, healthcare, infrastructure and other critical services suffer? How will these cuts impact our most vulnerable, marginalized communities and communities of color?
What are the states biggest economic contributors, how can we leverage that revenue most effectively, and which are the industries that put the state budget further at risk? How do we fix a system that favors handouts for giant corporations while failing to support small businesses?
Budget cuts resulting in decreased funding for healthcare, education, and clean air and water will disproportionately impact communities of color, underserved populations and rural communities.
How do we build a resilient and sustainable economy that supports equitable education, healthcare, elections and immigration solutions as we enter an age of pandemics and increasing climate change?
THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS:
American Indian Academy of Denver
First Tuesday Action Group
Healthcare for All Colorado Foundation
Herbal Gardens Wellness
System Change Not Climate Change – Colorado
The Climate Mobilization – Colorado
Our Revolution Denver