A Listening Series on Climate Justice & Collective Liberation
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
We are bringing together leaders from the climate movement and broader fights for social, economic, and racial justice to be In Conversation about how we can build deep relationships and coalitions across struggle to achieve collective liberation, growth, and transformation. We will be releasing episodes that feature activists and organizers from frontline communities most impacted by climate crises (e.g. womxn, queer and trans communities, black, brown, and indigenous communities, low-income communities, etc.) to talk about how our collective fight for climate justice can help us build and move towards climate resilient communities. We will explore questions including: How are movements for black freedom, queer liberation, immigrant justice, and indigenous sovereignty connected to our fight for climate justice? How do we make sure that communities on the front lines aren’t left out of climate solution-making? How do we ensure that our movements aren’t perpetuating structural systems of oppression? What do we envision when we dream our biggest dreams about a world where we are able to truly thrive?
ABOUT THE EPISODEs
In movements saturated by urgency and calls to action, we are slowing down to hold space for deep vulnerability, honest conversation, and powerful storytelling to foster the deep growth that is necessary to sustain and propel our movements forward. Our current topics include the following in relation to how they connect to climate and environmental justice:
* Queer and trans liberation
* Immigrant justice
* Indigenous sovereignty
* Women and femme liberation
* Race, the police state, and prison abolition
* Disability awareness & access
* Youth leadership
Our first episode will be released in early April. To stay up-to-date about when episodes are released, sign up for our newsletter below.
meet THE HOSTS
Phillip Brown (they/them) is a queer immigrant originally hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, where they spent 18 years of life in deep relationship with the earth for survival, protection, and resilience. They come alive as a fierce organizer, healer, facilitator, writer, and coach committed to powerful storytelling centering QTPOC voices in the struggle to save our planet and communities. They’ve worked with many youth-led organizations, including Sunrise and SustainUS, and now join Our Climate Voices as coordinator and co-host of In Conversation. They reside in Miami where, in their spare time, they love dancing, biking, beach days, and endless conversation.
Aletta Brady (she/they) is a queer & femmefluid writer, organizer, and strategist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked in as an organizer around queer liberation, immigrant justice, labor rights, and environmental justice for over a decade. She is a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group, and a former Fulbright Research Fellow in Jordan. She is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Arabic, and passionate about the power of storytelling. In her free time, she loves boxing, biking, and rowing along the Mississippi River. She is the founder & Executive Director of Our Climate Voices.
OUR project PARTNERS
If you have suggestions for future episodes, or are interested in partnering or collaborating with us on this project, feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.