Add to Calendar   01/06/2021 01:00 PM 01/06/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Why Black Lives Matter in the Climate Movement

 

“Mitigating the climate crisis and healing our Earth requires reparations for Black people because the degradation of the environment is inseparable from the degradation of Black bodies” (Teju Adisa-Farrar). A​s summarised by Cullors and Nguvu of the BLM movement, “Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected by climate change are Black and poor people”.

 

This event will be looking at why, in localised contexts, systemic inequalities have left Black and Brown communities most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis and how this is exacerbated on a global level.

 

Our wonderful panel of speakers includes:

Joycelyn Longdon, a current MRes and PhD student at Cambridge University using AI to address climate change.

Mikaela Loach, a climate justice activist, co-host of The Yikes Podcast, writer and medical student based in Edinburgh.

Samia Dumbuya, a climate justice activist and co-founder of Seize the Vote who believes that environmental justice does not exist without social justice.

Teju Adisa-Farrar, a Jamaican-America writer and geographer whose work centres on climate and environmental justice, adaptive responses, ecological resilience and cultural equity.

 

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Virtual / Online Event 01/06/2021 01:00 PM

Why Black Lives Matter in the Climate Movement

 

“Mitigating the climate crisis and healing our Earth requires reparations for Black people because the degradation of the environment is inseparable from the degradation of Black bodies” (Teju Adisa-Farrar). A​s summarised by Cullors and Nguvu of the BLM movement, “Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected by climate change are Black and poor people”.

 

This event will be looking at why, in localised contexts, systemic inequalities have left Black and Brown communities most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis and how this is exacerbated on a global level.

 

Our wonderful panel of speakers includes:

Joycelyn Longdon, a current MRes and PhD student at Cambridge University using AI to address climate change.

Mikaela Loach, a climate justice activist, co-host of The Yikes Podcast, writer and medical student based in Edinburgh.

Samia Dumbuya, a climate justice activist and co-founder of Seize the Vote who believes that environmental justice does not exist without social justice.

Teju Adisa-Farrar, a Jamaican-America writer and geographer whose work centres on climate and environmental justice, adaptive responses, ecological resilience and cultural equity.

 

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January 06, 2021 at 1pm - 2pm
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Virtual / Online Event

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  • Brittany Montgomery