Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 8, 2020

Discussion on Justice, Race, Solidarity and the Environment

From Center for Biological Diversity

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others have sparked a long-needed reckoning with personal and systemic racism, police violence and inequality in America.

Our next Saving Life on Earth webinar will discuss justice, police brutality, diversity and biodiversity, and the importance of aligning the environmental movement with the struggle against racism and police violence.

Join us for this important discussion on Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET.

The presentation will include Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, and Jean Su, director of our Energy Justice program.

The racist ideologies that underlie systemic brutality are the same ones that fuel inequalities in income and healthcare, poorer housing and education, mistreatment of workers, and air and water pollution in our most vulnerable communities. They also hold back the environmental movement — the fight to save species, wild places and the planet — by suppressing critical voices.

These are not problems for someone else to solve. We have a responsibility, personally and institutionally, to help create lasting change.

Sign up to join our webinar on Thursday.

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