AAPIs for Environmental Justice
Start: Tuesday, April 13, 2021• 5:30 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
End: Tuesday, April 13, 2021• 7:00 PM • Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)
This is a virtual event
Earth Day is just around the corner, which means it is once again time for mega-corporations to capitalize on “greenwashing” their image, while they continue to protect their profits over people and our planet.
Climate crisis is happening now. The recent extreme winter storm ravaged Texas, the Midwest, and Southeast, leaving hundreds of thousands of families without power, water, and heat for weeks. In California, we continue to face extreme heat waves, wildfires, and power outages year after year. None of these are “natural disasters” when we know climate change is a product of people’s actions driven by capitalism.
From Wallstreet to Big Oil to corporations that privatize public resources, pollute our air and land, and develop unsustainable models of business, low-income communities, communities of color, and indigenous peoples continue to bear the brunt of harm most intensely. Many Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have historically faced environmental destructions and injustices, struggled living near toxic sites and polluting power plants, and organized at the intersections of land, housing, workplace safety, etc.
Now more than ever, we feel the urgency to build towards an alternative and protect our future. What work can we do to promote environmental justice in our local communities? How do we hold corporations accountable in the larger fight against rapid climate change? Join AAPI FORCE-EF and our expert panel of activists and organizers on the ground as we delve into AAPI organizing environmental justice issues, and how folks can contribute concretely to progressive efforts and calls to action!
The panel will be hosted as a webinar on Zoom and broadcasted on Facebook live on April 13th at 5:30PM PT. We will also be hosting a 15 minute Q&A with the panelists that you won’t want to miss!