Meeting the Needs of People Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change
This Event Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns!
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00-9:00 pm, Registration and Resource Tables open at 6:30 pm
The American environmental justice movement began in Afton, North Carolina, a small town in Warren County, in 1982 to fight disposal of PCB’s. Since that time, environmental justice advocates have proven that all too often, environmental policies disproportionately impact communities of color and few means. In a warming climate, these same communities are at greatest risk.
Join Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle and Campaign for Nonviolence NC as we explore environmental justice in the age of climate change: who is at risk, what are the risks, and what can individuals of faith do to minimize the impacts of climate change to communities most at risk.
Our special guest, Ryan Emanuel is an Associate Professor at NC State’s College of Natural Resources and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Ryan has studied climate change impact in Indigenous communities and has worked with communities most at risk from the effects of climate change during his career. Ryan’s unique perspective on climate change and the impact to disproportionately impacted communities is not to be missed.
Plan to leave the meeting with a renewed urgency in the work to reverse climate change, a deeper understanding of the impacts on humans from climate change, and equipped with immediate actions you can take to help alleviate the impact of climate change on disproportionately impacted communities.
Here’s the agenda:
- 6:30 pm – Registration and resource tables open
- 7:00 pm – Welcome– Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
- 7:05 pm – Danny Bell – Land Acknowledgement
- 7:15 pm – Ryan Emanuel – “Environmental Justice: Meeting the Needs of Individuals and Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change”
- 8:00 pm – Q & A
- 8:30 pm – Closing