Climate Justice: Climate Change through a Social Justice Lens – Eagle Harbor Congregational Church panel discussion moderated by Running Grass, Executive Director of Three Circles Center.
The presentation, featuring Kim Powe, Dir. of Climate Justice, Puget Sound SAGE; Hodan Hassan, Climate Justice Organizer, Got Green; and Sapna Sopori, Dir. of Youth and Community Education, Islandwood will discuss the urgent intersection of climate change with longstanding social justice concerns related to class, race and gender.
Running-Grass is a long-time environmental justice activist and multicultural environmental educator. He was a delegate to the National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991, which launched the Environmental Justice movement onto the national stage, and maintains a consulting practice in multicultural approaches to environmental learning and culturally authentic community engagement.
The Environmental Justice movement documents the disproportionate impacts of environmental harms on vulnerable populations such children, racial minorities and low income people. Climate impacts are likewise distributed unequally and must be approached within an inclusive social justice context.