Webinar on Race and Environmental Justice

 

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Join the conversation about climate change and racial justice. It’s called “intersectionality!”

You’re invited to an interactive webinar about Environmental Justice (EJ) work, Black Lives Matter, and other racial justice activism.

The presenters and facilitators are:

Christopher Sims, a spoken-word artist and member of DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries)

 Rev. Karen Brammer of the Green Sanctuary EJ Practitioner’s Network.

No RSVP necessary.  Please share broadly.


How to join the webinar 

May 3, 7:30 PM EST
(Best viewed via computer, with audio via phone link)
From PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Androidhttps://zoom.us/j/972501432
ΩOr iPhone one-tap:  1-646-558-8656, 972501432#
Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) — Meeting ID: 972 501 432

International numbers available:  https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=RE2vJNlstloyWKiCJVgA-FhsGBHdaMym


Christopher and Karen have provided an creative introduction to the topic through their poetry.

Sims, Christopher

Christopher Sims, Spoken Word artist, Unitarian Universalist, member of DRUUMM (Diverse, Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries) and Green Sanctuary Advisory Board member. wrote this poem recently.

 

While Unitarian Universalists philosophize
and work to figure things out, the highest
waters in history are pushing people of color
out of their house.

This is immediate, we can connect and intervene.
We’ll have that opportunity heading to New Orleans
in 2017. Working as one across the country,
we’ll be able to do some new and amazing things. 

Brammer_Karen

Rev Karen Brammer, UUA Green Sanctuary Program Manager, coordinator of a five-UU congregation anti-racism effort in Westchester County, NY.

Standing with people of color in support of anti-racism, whether or not that looks like environmental issues, is part of what it means to be trust-worthy allies.

Besides, I think we are hard pressed to find an issue impacting people of color that does not also impact the environment, and vice versa.

 As climate devastation unfolds, if I keep myself willing and present to non-traditional leadership such as in Black Lives Matter,

I think I will be better able to hear and see the anti-racist leadership for sustainable life that emerges in the midst of chaos and breakdown.

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