Racial justice is the bedrock of climate justice, but for decades, the climate movement has failed to highlight stories from Black communities, Indigenous communities and communities of color—communities who are often on the frontlines of climate change as a result of environmental racism.
In this episode of "Tell Me Everything," Editor-at-Large, Jessie Blaeser, speaks with four different activists, each with their own perspective on the crisis at hand and how to recast the narrative of climate justice. Their testimonies weave together to paint an image of the relationship between racial justice and climate justice.
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For more on RISE St. James, the grassroots organization founded by Sharon Lavigne, check out the group's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/risestjames/
And follow along with each of our guests on Instagram: @thisiszerohour, @itsecogal, @yolian_ogbu, and @kaylahbrathwaite
For additional materials, check out Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D.,'s findings in the report, "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations." https://www.diversegreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ExecutiveSummary_Green2.0_FINAL.pdf