Join us in conversation with U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman and Julian Brave NoiseCat as they discuss: how can cities tie racial and economic justice to climate action?
The challenges facing New York and cities around the world are manyfold: the public health crises of the pandemic, decades of environmental racism, and a widening racial wealth gap in an urgent economic crisis. In addition, Black, brown, and indigenous communities face the brunt of worsening air quality, extreme heat, and flooding. As we plan for life after COVID-19, there is a unique opportunity to rebuild New York’s economy with bold climate and environmental justice goals in mind.
For our seventh Power After the Pandemic dialogue, our panelists will discuss ways to shift the paradigm of economic growth toward racial and economic justice, explore opportunities to invest in local and national climate infrastructure, and shape strategies to direct good green jobs to frontline communities.