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Prioritize Justice: People’s Climate & Equity Plan for Minneapolis

Minneapolis faith groups are coming together to create community and to put our hope into action by supporting the People’s Climate and Equity Plan. This is a plan that sets bold goals for a just transition to a renewable energy future and creates a robust fund to address our climate and racial equity crises simultaneously.

Come uncover methods for how you can participate in this important work and network with others who are exploring avenues of change. We will have time to break into small groups for discussion as well as take immediate action by calling our respective city council members to encourage their support of the People’s Climate & Equity Plan.

Co-leading this session is Ulla Nilsen, senior organizer with MN350. Joining her is the Rev. Martha Bardwell, lead pastor at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis. For the last several months, Martha has been involved in organizing for the People’s Climate and Equity Plan in Ward 5 of North Minneapolis where she lives with her family. Also co-leading is Brooke Roper, M.Ed., a community partnership and social impact consultant with Thrive Ed and a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

This event is co-sponsored by MNIPL, MN350, and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.


This is the first of a 2-part evening of prioritizing justice for climate and energy. We encourage you to stay for the 8 pm session on Xcel Energy’s proposed 21% rate hike for residential electricity customers.

Energy is at the heart of neighborhood economic health and well-being. Come learn more about this rate hike and take immediate action by sending a public comment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Help us ensure Xcel does not raise everyone’s rates just to increase its profits. Instead, encourage investments to protect our most vulnerable communities and increase access to affordable, renewable energy resources.

Leading this session is Joshua Lewis, MNIPL climate justice organizer.

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Mon, December 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Joshua Lewis