Community Event: Environmental Racism in Canada hosted by UBC Climate Hub and UBC Black Student Union – February 13, 2020 @ 6:00PM @ BC Hydro Theatre, 2260 West Mall (Vancouver)

For more information:  Facebook link  Eventbrite link

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: BC Hydro Theatre, 2260 West Mall (Vancouver)

Cost: Free but register here

Event Description:

As the topics of climate and environmental justice gain traction all over the world, it’s crucial to remember to the historical oppressions faced by marginalized communities. For Black History Month the UBC Climate Hub, UBC Black Student Union and the Center for Community Engaged Learning have collaborated to organize this event that centres the black communities in Canada as they face historical and present day environmental racism.

Our esteemed speaker, Louise Delisle, will be presenting on her work and lived experience in Nova Scotia. Louise will talk about how environmental racism has impacted her community for generations and she’ll talk about what the community is doing to address the issue. Louise is the founder of the award winning organization South End Environmental Injustice Society (SEED). Afterwards, we will be having a broader discussion on anti-blackness, environmental racism, and climate justice. We will have food available!

Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical to a climate just future for all. We encourage participation in this event from members of groups that have been historically, persistently, or systemically marginalized in climate change conversations. We especially seek participation from those who identify as Black or Indigenous ; and those who have experienced marginalization from racialization, disability, political belief, disciplinary training, religion, marital or family status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you would like to attend this event, please register on our Eventbrite link (for free)!We acknowledge that this event is happening on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.

If you have questions about the event please contact:
Adriana Laurent: Project’s Administrator, Climate Hub:
adriana.laurent@ubc.ca

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