New York District Council of Carpenters

Event Wrap-up


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Public Forum

Event Wrap-up and Photos from a Public Forum on February 2, 2009 to Discuss the New Apollo Plan, the economic stimulus and New York City

February 2, 2009

Labor, green, environmental justice and business advocates came together in a public forum hosted by the New York City District Council of Carpenters, convened by Urban Agenda and moderated by Nancy Anderson of the Sallan Foundation. The Federal Economic Stimulus Package was examined from five different perspectives to show how stimulus funds can move the country towards energy independence, create good jobs and green New York City.

We have an opportunity now in this community in this room to change America like it has never been changed since the Civil Rights Movement — Jerome Ringo, President of the National Apollo Alliance.

Moderator:
  • Nancy Anderson, Executive Director, the Sallan Foundation
Panelists:
  • Mijin Cha, Director of Campaign Research at Urban Agenda — convener of NYC Apollo
  • Jerome Ringo, President of the National Apollo Alliance
  • Stephen McInnis, Political Director at New York City District Council of Carpenters
  • Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Executive Managing Director of THE POINT
  • Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the New York Industrial Retention Network
Resources:

Cha, J. Mijin. "Using This Crisis to Prevent the Next One." Gotham Gazette, Urban Agenda, Convener of the Apollo Alliance, 20 Jan. 2009, www.gothamgazette.com/economy/4138-using-this-crisis-to-prevent-the-next-one.

Rahim, Saqib. "Energy Savers Try to Rebuild Their 'Brands' With Government Contracts." The New York Times, The New York Times, 20 Aug. 2009, archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/08/20/20climatewire-energy-savers-try-to-rebuild-their-brands-wit-8900.html.

Event Audio Segments

Audio Clips

Apollo Summit — Nancy Anderson, Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation talks about City Programs and Job Creation on behalf of Ed Ott, Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council


Apollo Summit — breakout session with Don Gilligan the president of NAESCO, the National Association of Energy Service Companies



February 2, 2009

The New York City Apollo Alliance
Event: The New York City Apollo Alliance