Random Acts of Green Presents: Intersectional Environmentalism 101
This webinar invites attendees for an introductory presentation about the intersections between race, culture, and the environment.
Together we will be exploring some of the barriers faced by Black, Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2+ community, Eco-Ableism and socio-economic factors within the context of the contemporary western environmental movement.
The event is intended to educate and raise awareness about the need for a diverse and inclusive approach to climate action to ensure that all voices are welcomed, honoured, and involved in the call for more sustainable lifestyles.
Random Acts of Green would like to start the conversation with members in our community about the need to create space in the environmental movement for minority groups. We recognize that minority groups are often disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards – yet are often left out of important discussions.
· Become familiar with the term Intersectional Environmentalism and its importance in tackling environmental problems
· Be able to identify flaws and barriers in communications that make sustainable action difficult for some groups
· Be able to recognize and seek out opportunities for the design of more inclusive messaging and approaches for encouraging climate action through ally-ship
· How can we create a more diverse and inclusive approach to encouraging collective climate action?
· How can we create space for minority groups in the climate action landscape by amplifying their voices?
· How can we truly be allies to minority groups?
· How can we have more meaningful discussions about the intersections between race, culture and the environment that bring about real change?