Date(s) - August 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecting the Dots: Planet, People, Power
Saturday, August 7th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register at http://bit.ly/environmentaljusticeppp
Zoom event sponsored by UUMFE and UUJO
Our Faith calls us to protect the planet. We work on this in our UU congregations regularly with Green Sanctuary initiatives, gardens, and other conscious choices. Many of us are simultaneously working on anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy. What if we could combine those two efforts into one called Environmental Justice? How much easier would it be if you had connections with organizations around your local area and the state who are already doing this work? Let’s connect the dots between protecting our planet, honoring the worth and dignity of all human beings and actively tearing down power structures that keep white supremacy in place.
Saturday, August 7th at 10am, three expert panelists will share their thoughts on Environmental Justice, how that relates to Racial Justice and what we can do about it here in Ohio. The panelist discussion will be followed by an opportunity for connection between Unitarian Universalists, other like-minded faith communities and Environmental Justice advocates.
Gather in community and expand your connections so we can all work together for a healthier, more inclusive Ohio. Register at http://bit.ly/environmentaljusticeppp.
About the expert panelists:
Jocelyn Travis – Central Region Organizing Manager of the Sierra Club, connecting Racial Justice and Environmental Justice.
Sandra Steingraber – Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, writing about climate change, and ecology, connecting human health and Environmental Justice.
Annette McCoy – President of Trumbull County NAACP, connecting legislation/policy and Environmental Justice.