Intersectional Environmentalism: The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change
February 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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Communities of color and low-income communities have carried the heaviest burden of environmental injustice, but the environmental movement has excluded these communities from the conversation—from science policy to outdoor recreation.
Environmentalism is white and some of the outcomes have been white supremacist in nature and symptomatic to the greater root cause. To combat the racism embedded within the environmental movement as well as have more impactful solutions to the planet, we must involve highly impacted communities in ALL parts of decision making, from beginning to the end, early and often.
Emily Pinckney grew up along the Salish Sea in Tacoma, Wash., on Puyallup Tribal land where she spent 26 years of her life. She knew since she was 3-years-old that she wanted to serve her community. Emily attended Humboldt State University and Duke University and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and Conservation, and a minor degree in Dance Science and Wildlife Management. In her academic career, she has done research at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Fordham University: Louis Calder Ecological Institute, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Bocas Del Toro. Her areas of study included local extinction events, biodiversity loss from climate change, human impacts on marine environments, systems of subjugation (racism, sexism, etc) on climate change, and sensory physiology of marine animals, and using empathy as a tool of conservation behavior change.