Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center
Rep. Nelson moderates a panel of leaders from labor, environment, community sectors
- Rick Bloomingdale
President of AFL-CIO
- Jacqui Bonomo
President & CEO of PennFuture
- Rev. Sandy Strauss
Director of Advocacy & Ecumenical Outreach for PA Council of Churches
- Bishop Marcia Dinkins
Founder of the Black Appalachian Coalition
During the conference, you will have the opportunity to choose between two wonderful panels of two groups of experts discussing facets of our fight against climate change.
2 p.m. Breakout Room 1
Breakout Room 1 will feature a panel on science communication for all you Bill Nye and David Attenborough fans. Panelists will discuss how we can craft compelling narratives that engage any and every one about our planet.
This panel will include the keen insights of ReImagine Appalachia's Local Government Outreach Director Natalia Rudiak, Bonnie McGill, who is an Ecosystem Ecologist with the Climate Rural Systems Partnerships of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, ReImagine Appalachia Campaign Coordinator and PennFuture Senior Program Manager Annie Regan, and Melanie Meade, who is an Environmental Activist from Clairton, PA.
2 p.m. Breakout Room 2
Breakout Room 2 will feature industry leaders discussing how people can advocate for change and sustainability within your own community.
This panel will include expert perspectives from Wojdak Government Relations Senior Associate Shannon Dawson, Pastor Marshal Mitchel of Salem Baptist Church, Local ShopRite store owner Jeff Brown, and Red Cross Senior Director of Sustainability & ESG Programs Ann Bagalà.
3 p.m. Unconference
Select from several pop-up topics related to the conference. Have an idea and want to lead a small group? Email RepNelson@PaHouse.net and let's talk!