The NCCJS is a statewide gathering of youth and adults who are ready to use our heads, hands and hearts to create a just world for all. It is a space for deep dialogue, practical learning, creativity and movement building. It is a gathering that harnesses the strength of our diversity.
The NCCJS is rooted in the understanding that all people have a vital contribution to make in dealing with the climate crisis. We also recognize that some people—particularly people of color and poor people--are hit first and worst by the polluting industries that are driving climate change and by the intensifying floods, droughts, hurricanes and sea level rise that result from it.
North Carolina is at a crossroads and we at NCCJS are choosing the path toward a clean energy economy.
It is time toRe-imagine. Resist. Reform. Re-Create. It is time for the NC Climate Justice Summit!
Featured Speaker: Reverend Yearwood at NCCJS 2015!
President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. A national leader and pacemaker within the green movement, Rev. Yearwood has been successfully bridging the gap between communities of color and environmental issue advocacy for the past decade. Rev Yearwood is a national leader in engaging young people in electoral activism, mobilizing tens of thousands of young voters to the polls.
He is a leading voice in the Divest-Invest movement to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, as well as in the fight against the KXL Tar Sands Pipeline. From the historic Forward on Climate 2013 rally, to the 2014 Act On Climate HBCU Tour, to launching Green The Block at the West Wing of the White House in 2009, Rev. Yearwood has led Hip Hop Caucus groundbreaking climate efforts and raises awareness and action in communities that are often overlooked by traditional environmental campaigns.