A special program on feminist climate action, a grassroots climate justice summit, and the launch of a UC Center for Climate Justice.
WHO CARES? A CONVERSATION ON FEMINIST CLIMATE ACTION, APRIL 21
Women’s Earth Alliance and Sierra Club’s Gender, Equity and Environment Program will host a conversation with leaders from the U.S. Grassroots Accelerator for Women Environmental Leaders, Julia Jackson of Grounded, A.Tianna Scozzaro of Sierra Club, and Kahea Pacheco of WEA. They will discuss what CARE—Collective Action, Agency, Resilience, Equity—looks like in their communities and in the climate justice movement as a whole, and how you can take action for our communities and climate this Earth Day.
“For millennia, women have been the bedrock of the ‘care economy’—nurturing our families, laboring to better our societies, and stewarding the Earth and its precious resources. As the climate emergency intensifies, so does the burden on our world’s women. Yet from these frontlines, women leaders are designing solutions from the ground up.”
Wednesday, April 21, 10:30 AM
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join.
CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE, APRIL 21
The Biden administration is hosting a climate summit with world leaders on Earth Day. The day before, grassroots climate justice leaders will hold their own summit. Learn about the vision and demands coming from the grassroots, and how you can take action to advance the THRIVE Act.
This conversation will be led by Cindy Wiesner of Grassroots Global Justice & Rising Majority. Featured speakers will include Tom Goldtooth, founder of Indigenous Environmental Network, Miya Yoshitani, director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Monica Lewis Patrick of We the People of Detroit, and Silas, a 13 year old Anishinaabe who is active in the fight to stop the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota.
Hosted by The Frontline, a coalition led by the Movement for Black Lives Electoral Project, the Working Families Party, and other progressive organizations.
Wednesday, April 21, 5 PM PDT
LAUNCH OF UC CENTER FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE, APRIL 22, 23
A special program will celebrate Earth Day and launch a system-wide University of California Center for Climate Justice, an initiative to address climate change as a social justice and equity issue. “The UC Center for Climate Justice seeks solutions that address the root causes of climate change and, in doing so, simultaneously address a broad range of social, racial, and environmental injustices.”
The Center for Climate Justice launch event will be held over two days, April 22-23, 2021, beginning on Earth Day. It will feature:
* Keynote presentations by food sovereignty scholar-activist Vandana Shiva and DOE Deputy Director for Energy Justice Shalanda Baker.
* A fireside chat with Green New Deal architect Rhiana Gunn-Wright (https://lnkd.in/geyGH83) and the director of the new center, Tracey Osborne.
* Panel discussions featuring California climate justice leaders, scholars and activists.
* A music and spoken-word celebration on the second day.
Thursday, April 22, 9 AM – 1:30 PM
Friday, April 23, 9 AM – 3:30 PM
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE.