Climate Justice: A Critical Frontier in the Movement to Advance Human and Civil Rights with Jacqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Tuesday, September 19
Valley Green Inn
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Climate injustices disproportionately affect communities of color and low-income neighborhoods, whose members suffer compromised health, economic well-being, and educational outcomes, as well as displacement, cultural erosion, criminalization, and political disenfranchisement. The solution: a movement that shifts power from corporations to communities through decentralized systems for food production, energy generation, zero waste, transportation, and manufacturing. Join Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, as she discusses how to help these communities build local self-reliance, cooperation, and interdependence, while uplifting human rights for all. Since 2007 she has served as coordinator/cofounder of Women of Color United. She has worked for ActionAid, IMA World Health, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including GRID Alternatives, the Institute of the Black World, and the US Climate Action Network.
Lectures are free for FOW members (check your e-mail for your registration link or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register) and $10 for non-members. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. Complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered.