July 28, 2020: Environmental Racism and the Role of Youth

The Office of Economic and Environmental Justice of United Methodist Women invite you to a special young people led webinar on “How to address environmental racism in your community; The role of youth in shaping our future.”

July 28, 2020
4-5:15pm PDT (7 – 8:15 pm EDT)

This is a great opportunity for you and young people to hear from other young people who are involved in environmental justice work. Please help in spreading this invitation widely!

Register for Webinar

As people of faith, we are called by God to stand up against racial injustice and to be stewards of God’s creation. However, because of environmental racism, low income communities of color are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards. The current pandemic is an urgent reminder that environmental racism has deadly consequences: communities of color are more likely to live in counties that violate air pollution standards, which is directly connected to higher rates of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

This webinar will be led by and include a panel of young people who are actively addressing climate justice in their communities. Whether you are 15 or 85, this webinar will give you tips as people of faith on how to start the conversation, support communities of color, and participate in steps to dismantle environmental racism in your own community. 

Speakers:

  • Ilka Vega: UMW Racial Justice Charter Support Team Member, UMW
  • Michael MacMiller Jr: Just Energy Student and Youth Organizer, Partnership for Southern Equity

Environmental Racism Webinar

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