October 30, 2014
Credit: NC Climate Justice Summit
Climate change impacts everyone, so shouldn't everyone be a part of the solution?
The NC Climate Justice Summit, November 21-23 at Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, will be the first statewide gathering of youth and adult community leaders to address the links between climate change and social justice issues. The event, which is free for those under 18, will feature youth-facilitated workshops and activities to promote dialogue around the impacts of climate change on food, water, energy, housing, transportation, health, and economy in NC.
Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, is the event’s keynote presenter and will lead a pre-summit intensive called the Racial Equity Basecamp examining the legacy of racism and barriers to equality within the environmental movement.
The list of presenting organizations includes Alliance for Climate Education, NC WARN, Sierra Club, Organic Transit, Eartheal, Bountiful Backyards, NC Interfaith Power and Light, and Sacrificial Poets, along with more than 20 other groups.