Climate Justice – Addressing the Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change
Climate change – the number one existential threat to humanity and the planet – is often described as an environmental problem with scientific solutions, but it’s more than that. Where does social justice and climate change overlap? How does identity (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.) influence the way a person will be impacted by climate change? And how can we, as concerned community members, fight climate change in a way that is just and equitable for all?
Join Nia Keith, social justice educator and climate activist, as we examine the connection between societal inequities and climate impacts. Then we’ll discuss ways to support the most dynamic climate justice initiatives today, led by youth and People of Color around the world.
Nia Keith is a Social Justice Educator & Consultant with more than 15 years’ experience working in nonprofits, schools, and cultural institutions. She is also Mass Audubon’s first Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice. Dedicated to cultivating equity and justice in all environments, Nia has spent her career motivating people to address environmental, social, and economic issues. As an educator, she designs and delivers interactive lessons for all ages, to help people understand and take action to fight climate change. Nia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.
This program is in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.
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