Climate Justice: Viewing Climate Change Through a Lens of Social Justice

Event Details

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Montessori School of Northampton, South Campus, 42 Bates Street, Northampton

Most of us are familiar with the environmental effects of climate change, but have you thought about what a changing climate will do to people? Van Jones, a social justice champion and news commentator says it best: “In order to trash the planet, you have to trash people.” In this workshop, participants will learn how climate change disproportionately affects people of color, women, people living in poverty, and immigrants. Participants will learn about what is called “the people side of the environment,” how climate change amplifies inequality and violence – and what you can do to influence positive change. All are most welcome; come listen, learn, and share.

Trainer: Annika Johnson, a high school junior who lives in Northampton, and is always looking for ways to make a positive difference in the world.