"Race and Climate Change"The Cal Alumni Association is delighted to invite you to Race and Climate Change, a discussion about how climate change and race intersect nationally and globally, and how this has been happening for generations.Featuring Berkeley professors Dan Kammen and Sarah E. Vaughn, and host Mary Nemerov, this conversation will explain how collisions such as colonialism, racial injustice, the climate, science, and sustainability have collectively resulted in minority populations being pushed to live in the periphery of communities—a periphery consisting of low-income housing, neighborhoods polluted by toxins, and locations that are vulnerable to sea encroachment or severe weather events. In the US, these populations (largely represented by Black, Latino, Asian, and Indigenous peoples) not only pay a social price in terms of property ownership, education, and opportunity but also their health.
Dan and Sarah will share insights into how communities are building a common language beyond technology and economics and influencing policy makers to rethink traditional representation and distribution. We hope this discussion inspires you to make a difference in your community.
Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm