People in environmental organizations that are composed primarily of white folks (like Drawdown NYC) often struggle with how to participate more effectively in environmental justice efforts led by people of color. This event, facilitated by two local NAACP leaders, will address the assumptions and biases that white allies sometimes bring to multi-racial endeavors, and will share helpful information about what people of color in the environmental and EJ movements want white people to know and to do. The format is not a lecture and Q&A, but an interactive dialogue that will take this timely and important conversation in whatever direction the participants mutually guide it.
Our speakers will be:
Marcus Sibley, Chair: NJ NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee; Chair: NJ NAACP Communications, Press and Publicity Committee; President: Southern Burlington County-NJ NAACP; Chair: NJ Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition.
Stuart Grady, Secretary, Metuchen-Edison-Piscataway, NJ Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); he is an emerging leader actively involved in the Branch's community support programs.
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