Climate Conversations S2E11: Intersectionality and Climate Justice

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The Climate Conversations team sits down with Jacqui Patterson, the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. They discuss intersectionality within the climate justice movement, and how global warming disproportionately impacts women of color. Looking at impacts on reproductive rights and poverty, the Climate Conversations team and Patterson analyze how local movements are utilized to combat environmental and racial injustice.

The conversation then looks at capitalism’s role in injustice, and how prioritizing amassing wealth for elites disregards the earth’s well-being and human rights. Finally, the team examines mobilization strategies that take into account the interconnectivity of justice issues across individuals and institutions.

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Jasmine Neosh's picture

Fantastic episode (and always

Fantastic episode (and always proud to see fellow Chicagoans and fellow women of color represented).

Social justice has long been one of the most important unhad conversations in mainstream climate change conversation even while it was obvious to many folks outside of ivory tower research. Thanks for doing your part to turn that particular tide by amplifying these important voices. 

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