Four young women of diverse races are at a protest holding signs about taking action on climate change. There are more protesters and an off-white brick building in the background. The signs read: 'BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT PART OF THE POLLUTION' etc.
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Climate Change's Equity Challenge: Creating a Movement for All of Us

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:00pm

Timezone:

Eastern

Location:

Virtual Event

Fellows:

Climate change affects us all, but historically marginalized populations are worst impacted. In addition, environmental organizations that work on climate change lack racial diversity and therefore the skills to address equity challenges. This presentation by Switzer Fellow Clara Fang will look at where we are in the climate movement in terms of diversity and inclusion and how we can foster a movement with more belonging and justice for all.

This event is open to Switzer Fellows and their colleagues. It will be held on Zoom and will be recorded.

Register here

Bio: Clara Fang has been a climate advocate for 20 years and an equity consultant for the last three years. She is currently senior fellow at Citizens' Climate International, an organization that builds political will for climate solutions around the world. Prior to CCI, she was student engagement director at Citizens' Climate Lobby, where she oversaw programs that helped thousands of young people learn advocacy skills, organize climate action in their communities, and lobby their elected officials for fair and effective climate policies. In addition to climate advocacy, she is working on a PhD on equity and inclusion in the climate movement at Antioch University and helps environmental organizations advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as an equity consultant. Clara serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She holds a BA in English from Smith College and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. Clara is a 2021 Switzer Fellow. For more information about Clara's work, see www.climatediversity.org.

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