Critically Black Dialogue Series: Climate Justice Now! Presented by CCCADI x UPROSE
The Critically Black Dialogue Series is dedicated to exploring issues and topics that examine the deeply rooted Pan-African vision that has allowed us to survive, despite our struggles, and has kept us interconnected to this day.
Our next Critically Black Dialogue program, Climate Justice Now! presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in collaboration with UPROSE, highlights climate justice through the lens of the sacred traditions of African-based spirituality. Climate Justice Now! is a direct response to the global effect of recent climate changes specifically for Black & Brown nations and communities.
This program features a panel discussion that will focus on: The Historical Context of the Climate Justice Movement; Reclaiming Ancestral Methods for Combatting Climate Injustice; A Call To Action through Cultural Arts; and Preparedness.
Join us in Brooklyn for this powerful roundtable event which includes an interactive community activity.
DATE Saturday, November 4, 2023
TIME 11 AM – 3 PM
LOCATION UPROSE 462 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is requested.
About UPROSE: Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization. An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally recognized community organization, UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood through community organizing, education, indigenous and youth leadership development, and cultural/artistic expression. Central to our work is advocacy to ensure meaningful community engagement, participatory community planning practices, and sustainable development with justice and governmental accountability. As lead advocates of climate justice, UPROSE views the just urban policy—ranging from transportation to open space—as the heart of climate adaptation and community resilience.
Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE
Owolabi Detroit – Co-creator of Bullet*Train
Monica Atkins – Co-Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance
Lumumba Bandele – Organizer at Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Melody Capote – Executive Director of CCCADI
Dr. Sheriden Booker, Director of Beyond Identity Scholar Activist Program at The City College of New York