Race and Climate Change | March 13

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As we settle into the 21st Century, the conversation with respect to climate change is no longer “if” but rather “where” and “how severe”? Over the last 15 years the United States has seen dozens of spectacular examples of droughts, floods, temperature extremes, and storms which have threatened communities across the nation The most dramatic of events was Hurricane Katrina in 2005 which caused the death of thousands and the displacement of nearly half-a-million across the Gulf Coast.

While people of color have been disproportionately affected by these disasters, they are still often excluded from considerations about the causes and consequences of climate change. This was most recently reflected in the herculean efforts to clear downtown Boston of snow ahead of the Patriots celebration parade while most of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain remained buried and unable to access the most basic public services.

Please join us for a discussion on climate justice and its relationship to the Black Lives Matter movement here in New England and across the nation; and how these movements can work together for a just and equitable world. This first in what we hope will be a series of conversations seeking to re-center the voices of people of color in narratives on climate justice and encourage greater collaboration on critical issues as we strategize solutions in our communities and for our future.


When: Friday, March 13th


Where: Make Shift Boston

549 Columbus Ave, Boston

Cost: There is a suggested donation of $5-$15 for this event, but no one will be turned away.

For more info: visit the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/356509974537236/