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Join Annie Leonard, June Diane Raphael, Catherine Flowers, Yvette Arellano, Kerene Tayloe, and Von Hernandez to talk about the link between Environmental Justice and Climate.

We’re Live! This week, we will be talking about environmental justice. June Diane Raphael, Jane’s “daughter” on Grace and Frankie, and Annie Leonard from Greenpeace USA will be our hosts. Join Kerene N. Tayloe with WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Yvette Arellano with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service, Von Hernandez with Break Free From Plastic, and Catherine Coleman Flowers from Equal Justice Initiative to talk about the link between environmental justice and the climate catastrophe. #firedrillfriday

Posted by Fire Drill Fridays on Thursday, November 14, 2019

In this Thursday Teach-In, our focus will be Environmental Justice. The devastating impacts of fossil fuels and climate change are not shared equally around the country or around the world. Both nationally and globally, the communities most impacted by pollution from fossil fuel extraction and production, as well as most harmed by a changing climate and extreme weather events, benefited the least from the development which fossil fuels enabled. And historically, these disproportionately impacted communities – which are predominantly low income and communities of color – have been shut out from decision making processes affecting their communities, leading to the rally cry “Nothing About Us, Without Us!” Any real solution to climate change must have a strong commitment to environmental and racial justice at its core, centering the most impacted communities, respecting indigenous rights, and ensuring that no one is excluded or left behind in the transition to a clean, renewable energy economy.

We are so excited to have Annie Leonard, June Diane Raphael, Yvette Arellano, Catherine Flowers, Kerene Tayloe, and Von Hernandez join us to talk about the link between Environmental Justice and Climate.

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