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Climate Justice: Radioactive And Toxic Waste, Racism, And Rising Oceans
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At the recent Global Training in July 2020, former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project continued their call to prioritize and center the environmental justice work of communities of color and indigenous communities. In this spirit, we invite you to learn about and engage with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice's "We Can't Breathe" campaign in San Francisco's Bayview and Hunters Point (BVHP) neighborhoods, a low-income community of color (33.7 percent African American, 30.7 percent Asian, and 24.9 percent Latinx per the 2010 Census) where residents suffer from high rates of asthma and cancer and where radioactive waste and toxic contamination at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site and multiple other contaminated sites are located.

As one of the lowest-lying points in San Francisco, BVHP will also be first impacted by rising oceans, which have already risen by almost 8 inches as of 2016 and which threaten to create flooding of hazardous and radioactive waste of neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure, and the entire San Francisco Bay, while several hundred new luxury homes have been built next to and possibly on top of radioactive contamination, and 10,000 more homes are planned at the contaminated Shipyard Superfund Site where critics complain that radioactive and toxic cleanup has been marred by fraud and lax standards. Speakers will also discuss the August 25 Car Caravan Protest to San Francisco City Hall for the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice "We Can't Breathe" Campaign.

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Co-presented by The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter


THU, OCT 1 / 12:00 PM PDT
SPEAKERS

Dalila Adofo
Community Organizer, Policy Advocate, and Coordinator, Bayview Hunters Point Community Air Monitoring Project with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Bradley Angel
Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Sabrina Hall
Community Activist; Volunteer; Member, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee; Member, Student Site Council and African American Parent Advisory Council, Paul Revere Elementary School; Member, California Environmental Justice Coalition; Vice Chair, Southeast Community Council; Community Organizer, Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice

Ahimsa Sumchai
M.D., P.D., Emergency Medicine Physician; President and Medical Director, Golden State MD Health & Wellness; Principal Investigator, Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program; Member, UCSF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alma Soongi Beck
Climate Justice Co-Chair, Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter—Moderator

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EarthSayers Dalila Adofo; Bradley Angel; Ahimsa Sumchai
Date 10/5/2020 Format Webinar (Zoom+)
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Real Talk Racism and Climate
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The national uprising ignited by the murder of George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the country’s embedded, institutional racism, including the fraught relationship between environmentalism and communities of color. Air pollution, severe weather and the economic upheaval brought on by climate change impacts black and minority communities first and worst, yet their voices are often left out of policy responses and market solutions.

How can we amplify and advocate for leaders of color in the fight against climate change? What can allies do to create a green movement that is inclusive and actively anti-racist? Join us for a conversation with Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation, Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and winner of the 2019 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, and Glynda Carr, president and CEO of Higher Heights for America.

Speakers:
Mustafa Santiago Ali
Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation

Robert Bullard
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University

Glynda Carr
CEO and Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America

Greg Dalton
Host, Climate One

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EarthSayers Mustafa Santiago Ali; Robert Bullard; Glynda Carr
Date 6/14/2020 Format Webinar (Zoom+)
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Communities of Color for Climate Justice
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Published on Nov 13, 2015

Washington State leaders of color describe Climate Justice. Dionne Foster, Mauricio Ayon, Jill Magaliman and Edgar Xolotl Franks lend their voices to this message.
EarthSayers Mauricio Agon; Dionne Foster; Edgar Franks
Date unknown Format Documentary
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Climate Justice: An Overview of the Situation by Jacqueline Patterson
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Introduction and Overview of the present situation for a gathering of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. 

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Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women’s Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid where she integrated a women’s rights lens for the issues of food rights, macroeconomics, and climate change as well as the intersection of violence against women and HIV&AIDS. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice-President of HIV/AIDS Programs for IMA World Health providing management and technical assistance to medical facilities and programs in 23 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Patterson served as the Outreach Project Associate for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Research Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, West Indies.

EarthSayer Jacqueline Patterson
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What Is Climate Justice by Linda Haydock
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Published on Jun 17, 2016
What is Climate Justice? Learn how climate change is affecting our world, our home, and what we can do to change it. Produced by Linda Haydock of the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.
EarthSayer Linda Haydock
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Securing the Legal Right to a Stable Climate with Julia Olson
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Published on Aug 30, 2016
Julia Olson, Executive Director for Our Children's Trust in a sit down interview with 350 Eugene's Megan Kemple on August 24, 2016
EarthSayers Megan Kemple; Julie Olson
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The Earth's Lawyer by Garz and Higgins
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Our world knows four international crimes: war crimes, genocide, torture and crimes against humanity. Spanish examining magistrate Baltasar Garz and Scottish lawyer Polly Higgins believe that this list of serious violations of international law should be expanded with a fifth: ecocide. Will Higgins and Garz eventually succeed in gaining enough support to get recognition for ecocide, truly putting the large-scale destruction of our ecosystems high on the international political agenda once and for all? Published on Nov 30, 2015 by VPRO Backlight.

EarthSayers Baltasar Garz; Polly Higgins
Date unknown Format Documentary
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Marcelo Bonta of the Center for Diversity & the Environment
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Portlander Marcelo Bonta is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Diversity & the Environment. He was interviewed at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) by Andrea Huggins of AASHE in Portland, Oregon on October 28, 2014. Produced by Portlanders Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv with Barry Heidt of Geospirit.tv.

EarthSayer Marcelo Bonta
Date unknown Format Interview
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As Executive Director of Greenpeace by Annie Leonard
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Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of Greenpeace U.S.A. and creator and board member of the Story of Stuff Project.

In this video Annie Leonard emphasis the commitment of Greenpeace USA to environmental and social justice: "Our core values are reflected in our environmental campaign work: We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries. We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests. We seek solutions to environmental dilemmas and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices."

She was interviewed at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Portland, Oregon on October 28, 2014. Produced by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv with Barry Heidt of GeoSpirit.tv.

EarthSayer Annie Leonard
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The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
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In an industrial strip of land in Louisiana known as Bayou Corne, a 25-acre sinkhole has formed. As earth sinks into the ground, toxic pollutants are being released into the air. Watch as trees disappear into a swamp and meet residents in the area, known as Cancer Alley, who say the place is no longer safe to live.Published on Jan 7, 2014

Producers: Ben Depp
Location: Bayou Corne, USA
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EarthSayer Ben Depp
Date unknown Format Documentary
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