“Poetry and Storytelling
at the Intersection of
Climate and Race"
Webinar – Sunday, February 13, 5 pm EST
Follow-up Conversation –
Sunday, February 27, 5 pm EST
The people who contribute the least to environmental crises and high carbon emissions are often the ones who suffer the most from climate catastrophes. It is true in U.S. cities as well as in developing nations worldwide. Racial justice is deeply entangled in climate mitigation issues, from distribution of green zones to availability of subsidies to transition from fossil fuels to electricity in homes and businesses. Learn how racial justice and climate justice intersect, in this intriguing presentation of poetry and storytelling by Ashia Ajani.
Ashia Ajani (they/she) is an environmental justice educator and storyteller hailing from Denver, CO, Queen City of the Plains and the unceded territory of the Cheyenne, Ute, Arapahoe and Comanche peoples. They are an environmental studies doctoral student at University of Oregon and an environmental justice educator with Mycelium Youth Network. Her work seeks to address underlying anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity in contemporary environmental policy and ecology research while working towards bold, Black ecologically justice futures. Her words have been published in Sierra Magazine, Them., Frontier Poetry, Lumiere Review and EcoTheo Review, among others. They are, above all else, a dreamer.
NOTE: Is your congregation addressing climate change? If you want to record a video of what you are doing, contact Susan Oxley.
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Open to people of all faiths and traditions.
This is an online ministry sponsored by the Greater Pacific Northwest USA Mission Center for Community of Christ. The North American Climate Justice Team are the planners, with members from GPNWMC, Canada East, Canada West, IWMC, SPMC, and SPIMC.
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