This week we go to “communiversity” in the deep south. Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice pioneer and movement matriarch, joins The Coolest Show to share her infinite wisdom on how we create equitable climate solutions and her perspective on how COVID-19 has impacted New Orleans worse than Hurricane Katrina. In addition to being a scholar, advocate, author, civic leader, and professor of sociology, she is the founding Executive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, which addresses environmental and health inequities along the Louisiana Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and the Gulf Coast Region. You may even hear Dr. Wright tell a childhood story or two about Rev Yearwood in this episode! You don’t want to miss this.
Returning from a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, Season 2 of The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back with weekly episodes. We could not return with a more insightful interview than this week’s conversation with Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s, oldest Latino community-based organization. UPROSE is an intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally recognized community organization, which promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Rev Yearwood and Elizabeth discuss the mutual pain and mutual hope in movement building and the work of aligning climate solutions and racial justice as one mission. If you need to feel some love today, listen to this episode.
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