This virtual workshop builds on the book One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet to celebrate Black, Indigenous and people of colour who are environmental defenders. Join One Earth author Anuradha Rao and guests for a conversation about the intersections between race, culture and environment, including systemic racism and white supremacy within the mainstream western environmental movement.
This event is intended to provide a space for Black, Indigenous and people of colour to hear from environmental role models of colour, and share their own stories about their environmental work and passions.
It is open to everyone but is particularly intended for teenagers and young adults who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
Anuradha Rao is a marine conservation biologist, writer and facilitator. She has worked on research, conservation, restoration, planning and stewardship projects with communities and organizations on the coasts of Canada and in 12 other countries.
Carleen Thomas is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and works on building relationships with communities and various government entities encompassed within the homelands and waters of the nation.
Colin Samuels grew up on the farm where he has been developing Jambican Studio Gardens dedicated to sustaining the availability of fresh, healthy produce and practising proper land stewardship.
Janelle Lapointe is an Afro-Indigenous climate justice and Indigenous rights activist from Stellat’en First Nation currently working at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Willi Nolan-Campbell is an activist and ecopreneur, a mixed-blood descendant of Africans, Mi’kmaq First People and Anglo-Celtic settlers. Her life’s work is to prevent destruction of ecosystem and human health using citizen action and education as key tools.