Webinar: Addressing Environmental Racism in Your Community - The Role of Youth in Shaping Our Future

Join the Webinar July 28, 7:00 – 8:15 pm EDT

Webinar: Addressing Environmental Racism in Your Community - The Role of Youth in Shaping Our Future

Please join the Office of Economic and Environmental Justice of United Methodist Women on July 28 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm EDT for a special young people-led webinar on “How to address environmental racism in your community: The role of youth in shaping our future.” This is a great opportunity for younger people - and others - to hear from young people who are involved in environmental justice work.

Register here!

As people of faith, we are called by God to stand up against racial injustice and to be stewards of God’s creation. However, because of environmental racism, low income communities of color are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards. The current pandemic is an urgent reminder that environmental racism has deadly consequences: Communities of color are more likely to live in counties that violate air pollution standards, which is directly connected to higher rates of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. This webinar will be led by and include a panel of young people who are actively addressing climate justice in their communities. Whether you are 15 or 85, this webinar will give you tips as people of faith on how to start the conversation, support communities of color, and participate in steps to dismantle environmental racism in your own community.

Speakers:

  • Ilka Vega: UMW Racial Justice Charter Support Team Member, United Methodist Women
  • Michael MacMiller Jr.: Just Energy Student and Youth Organizer, Partnership for Southern Equity

Please RSVP through this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-GrrT0jH92XzE8M-m_eLt3ee79t4pod. Please share this invitation.

The webinar will be focused on how youth can organize their community and others can support youth who are doing so. Please send any inquiries to: climatejustice@unitedmethodistwomen.org

Take Action: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb across the country, disproportionately impacting communities of color, we ask that you sign this letter urging Congress to put a moratorium on utility shutoffs and provide people-focused federal relief and stimulus packages.

Posted or updated: 7/23/2020 12:00:00 AM