The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating pre-existing inequities, especially among Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. It’s critical that we build power now to confront these inequities – which are now determining who lives and who dies.
As part of 350.org’s 3-year strategic plan, we’re building a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) base of frontline communities hit hardest by climate change.
The program is being led by Black organizers at 350.org. Our goal is to equip organizers with the tools they need to tackle systems of climate injustice and racial injustice in 2020 and beyond.
Here are the dates of the four training modules, which will all take place at 10am-1pm PT/ 1-4pm ET:
- Module 1: Saturday, May 23rd
- Module 2: Saturday, June 27th
- Module 3: Saturday, July 11th
- Module 4: Saturday, August 8th
For too long, Black, Indigenous, communities of color have dealt with the nefarious effects of climate change and have been largely left out of the climate movement. It’s time for climate action against the fossil fuel industry and structural systems of oppression to be powered by people who have a stake in this work due to their lived experience.
That’s why we’re piloting the new BIPOC Climate Leadership Program.
Feel free to forward this email to BIPOC leaders, organizations, or personal networks. We look forward to reading everyone’s applications!