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Friday, October 19 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Taking It To Court: Legal Strategies for the Environment and Human Rights
We’re in the midst of a sea change in how we use the law and legal strategies to stand up for the rights of nature and human communities. Bold innovative approaches are managing to simultaneously create and ride a wave of progressive action. Courageous attorneys are mounting legal challenges against the U.S. government on behalf of young people. Municipalities, counties and states are filing suits against fossil fuel companies. Stalwart legal advocacy organizations continue their missions of defending communities and natural systems whose voices would otherwise go unheard. Hosted by Jason Mark, Editor of Sierra Magazine. With: Kate Sears, Marin County Supervisor; Abigail Dillen, Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy at Earthjustice; Coreal Riday-White, J.D., Community Engagement Manager for Our Children’s Trust.

Workshop Speakers
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Abigail Dillen

Abigail Dillen, an attorney, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy at Earthjustice, the U.S’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, leads its litigation and legal advocacy efforts to achieve the shift from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy. Formerly... Read More →
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Jason Mark

Jason Mark, the Editor-in-Chief of Sierra (the national magazine of the Sierra Club), has written for many leading publications including: The NY Times, The Nation, and ScientificAmerican.com, and is author of the book, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the... Read More →
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Coreal Riday-White

Coreal Riday-White, J.D., the Community Engagement Manager for Our Children’s Trust (OCT), a non-profit dedicated to “leading the game-changing, youth-driven, global climate recovery campaign to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere,” manages OCT’s... Read More →
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Kate Sears

Kate Sears, the Supervisor representing southern Marin on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, also chairs the board of Marin Clean Energy, California’s first Community Choice Aggregation program. Kate has energetically sought to implement innovative, collaborative action to address... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room