On October 14, Got Green marched in the People’s Climate March with a contingent of womxn and young workers of color. There were over 1,000 people marching to demand climate justice at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, and challenging systems that perpetuate the oppression of our communities and Mother Earth. In order to address climate change, we must view the health of the community and the environment as interlinked and address the injustices happening to communities of color both locally, nationally, and in the Global South—food insecurity, criminalization, privatization, and displacement.
Building off the momentum from this action, Got Green’s Climate Justice Committee is putting together a Town Hall on Gentrification and Climate.
The Climate Justice Committee is made up of young leaders of color doing grassroots work to challenge systems of oppression. In May of 2015, the committee surveyed 150 people from south Seattle on what climate change meant to them and what they’d like Got Green to focus on. This Town Hall is a continuation of those conversations.
Join us on November 12, 2015 at the New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave South Seattle WA ) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Food and childcare will be provided. For questions about this event, please contact me at [email protected].
Climate Justice Organizer, Got Green