Each month we’re featuring a member of the Rose Foundation community. We hope that through these interviews, you get to know a little more about the dynamic people that make the Rose Foundation’s work possible. Laura Fernandez joined the Rose Foundation staff in 2016, and is a program officer managing several of the Rose Foundation’s grantmaking programs.
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Garth Evans and Leila Philip’s collaborative book Water Rising couples poetry and watercolor painting to create dialogue around stewardship of water resources. On Saturday, April 21, join us at an intimate gathering in Oakland to meet the creators of Water Rising, enjoy light fare, and purchase the book. All book sales provide direct support for our New Voices Are Rising youth environmental leadership program.
The Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy (Summer Academy) is an intensive 6-week program for youth and young adults 15-19 in Oakland. Join a community of people who want to make sure that all Oakland residents can survive and thrive in a changing climate.
Yesterday, New Voices Are Rising Intern Coordinator Mykela Patton led a march and rally to protest ongoing maneuvers to bring dirty coal into Oakland. In January, US District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled that developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit challenging Oakland’s ban on shipping coal within the city will receive a trial. Tagami is attempting to overturn the Oakland City Council’s 2014 unanimous adoption of a measure to ban coal shipments within the city.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled that Phil Tagami’s lawsuit challenging the City of Oakland’s ban on coal will head to trial. A youth led and youth organized rally will show Tagami and the City of Oakland that the youth will not stand for coal in their city. The rally will begin at Street Academy 417 29th St, Oakland, CA 94609 to Oakland City Hall down Broadway.