Climate Justice: A Better Future for Us All
May 18 | 10am-4pm
FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 MOUNT CURVE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403
The onslaught of the 21st century has brought enormous development, globalization and economic expansion to our world. Unfortunately, that rapid development has come with a massive environmental cost: rising temperatures and sea levels, water shortages, increased severity of storms, exposure to toxins, lack of affordable nutritious food in every community, and so much more. Global environmental degradation affects everyone, but it affects people of color, the global poor, Indigenous citizens and other marginalized groups most acutely. These disenfranchised populations are often hit the hardest by climate injustice, as they lack the resources and political power to combat its grave consequences.
Climate Justice: A Better Future for Us All will build a narrative on the human right to a safe and habitable environment, and the challenges posed by over consumption and a rapidly industrializing world. Panel members will share stories and creative solutions to address the degradation of our environment and the inequalities within our communities.
Schedule of events:
10am – 12:30pm: Keynote Speakers (details below)
12:30pm – 2pm: Lunch (cash donations appreciated at the door)
2pm – 3pm: Q&A with Keynote Speakers
3pm – 4pm: Young climate activists panel with representatives from iMatter Youth and Climate Generation
This event will be videotaped and available online.