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08 July, 2021
11:00 am
Online Event, 11 AM - 12:15 PM PT 2 PM - 3:15 PM ET

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As the rich get richer and the global economy continues to deplete nature, the effects of climate change and pollution fall disproportionately on communities of color and people living in poverty.

We need to understand the systemic nature of inequality and re-envision the policies that have led us to this moment of crisis. Changes are sorely needed at the global and national scales, but communities and neighborhoods also have the power to act right now in ways that improve environmental conditions and provide economic opportunities for all.

This event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider making a donation—any size gift will help.


Speakers

Kumi Naidoo is recognized internationally as a forceful advocate for human rights, gender equity, economic justice, and environmental justice. A seasoned activist in South Africa during its struggle against apartheid, his long career of deep commitment to people and the planet has included serving as Executive Director of Greenpeace International and as Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Kumi’s current roles include Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University; Global Ambassador, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity; Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, and Honorary Fellow, Magdalen College.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. As a national leader and pacemaker within the Green Movement, he works to bridge the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy.

He is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, increasing diversity in the climate movement, ensuring everyone has clean water and air, and international efforts to address climate change. In 2018, he helped launch Think 100%, Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate communications and activism platform.

Lynn Benander is the Co-Manager of the People’s Solar Energy Fund (PSEF), a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative operating within a regional network of Community Energy Cooperatives to create a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future.

PSEF is working for a Just Transition from an unjust, polluting, extractive energy economy to a just, clean, regenerative energy economy. The founders include the NAACP, Emerald Cities, Climate Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, Cooperative Energy Futures, Co-op Power, Local Clean Energy Alliance, People Power Solar Co-op, and The Working World.


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