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Susan Theberge
Susan Theberge, concerned about the climate catastrophe and the injustices we face, left her academic position to return to grassroots organizing with a focus on race, class and climate justice. Her primary focus is to help build a powerful, inclusive mass movement to respond to the climate emergency and to the injustices of the capitalist system. Co-founder and steering committee member of Climate Action Now, Susan works with Springfield Climate Justice Coalition and in collaboration with organizations locally and statewide. Life experience has taught her that, 1) relationships are at the heart of organizing; 2) white supremacy and abuse of power are weaponized to divide us and must be addressed wherever they arise; and 3) taking care of each other and healing from trauma are key to building the world we yearn for.