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Katrina 15: Black Climate Feminist Leadership Roundtable for the Future - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:01:06
Welcome to everyone just joining! We’ll get started in just a few minutes.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:01:55
Hashtags for today: #GulfSouth4GND #Katrina15. #NeverForgetWhatHappenedHere
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:02:15
More info: gcclp.org/GCCLP-Events
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:05:45
Welcome again, everyone! We invite y’all to share out what you hear today on social media, using hashtags: #GulfSouth4GND, #Katrina15, and #NeverForgetWhatHappenedHere.
Colette Pichon Battle
01:08:19
Sure would be good to see some faces out there... so we know who's out there.
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:10:25
Get it!!
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:10:34
Black research matters!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:14:33
“Don’t be afraid to fall in love. This is long work. We’re taught to be martyrs, we make the sacrifice, we do the hard thing. We know that role. But we don’t get to learn how to make time for joy and love. Those things are as important a driver as anything else in this work.” - Colette Pichon Battle, ED at Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:14:47
www.gcclp.org
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:19:18
“Feminism is not easy. People will come for you at every level. They’ll weaponize your identity against your own witness and experience. All of your identity is important to your leadership.” - Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, JD, North America Director for 350.org
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:22:24
Mysogny is not gendered
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:25:13
“It’s important for us to be in this space because traditionally we have been undervalued, not recognized for the value we provide, and largely ignored… The environmental and climate justice spaces have been a male-dominated space, but Black women are the ones with the solutions.” - Adrienne Hollis, PhD, JD, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Tiffany T
01:25:50
Tamara is so quotable! I love it!
Bette (she/her) GCCLP
01:27:28
+++
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:28:08
“We have always been in Environmental & Climate Justice spaces. What we’re demanding now is to be in the room where the /strategy/ occurs. We’re no longer interested in just being the people who you go to only when you need information from us. We have many layers of expertise that come from experience and data - the original form of data, storytelling. We’re asking for visibility, autonomy, and money” - Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, JD, North America Director for 350.org
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:29:43
“My goal is to make sure I talk to every Black womxn about climate change, if I don’t talk about anything else. This gets us to talking about water. And food. And housing… What wisdom can we [as Black womxn] bring to this climate movement that no one knows about?” - Colette Pichon Battle, ED at Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:29:50
#GulfSouth4GND
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:33:09
EJ advocates have been in this work for 50 years at least!
Katherine Egland
01:33:41
👍🏽👏🏾
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:35:06
“There is a flaw in the way we talk about environment as a thing that we get to enjoy, as opposed to an ecosystem which we are all apart of and play a role in.” - Colette Pichon Battle
Ashley@PublicLab
01:36:55
YES
Jessica Dandridge
01:36:56
This! ++++
Keiosha Kennedy
01:37:06
Come on, Colette!!
Andrea Vega Troncoso
01:37:15
+++ yes
Ashley@PublicLab
01:39:24
Yes, wordsmithing.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:40:33
“You /can’t talk/ about climate justice without talking about Black people.“ - Adrienne Hollis, PhD, JD, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Keiosha Kennedy
01:41:37
Dr. Hollis, you better come on with it!
Fatemeh Shafiei
01:41:51
Yes, Adrienne! EJ is a broader! Climate justice falls under EJ!
Fatemeh Shafiei
01:44:01
Thank you Tamara!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:46:26
“We must recognize the difference and relatedness between Environmental & Climate Justice - and connect the people doing this work across generations. Because energy and wisdom meet each other. We cannot have one without the other.” Tamara Toles O’Laughlin
Frances Roberts-Gregory
01:47:27
I think its helpful, from a historical perspective, to think of the environmental justice movement as an extension of the civil rights and anti-toxics and workers rights movement, and climate justice as an extension of the environmental justice movement. Really, these are all tributaries of the overall movement for justice and human rights. The EJ movement is often thought of in narrow terms, like fenceline communities and refineries, but it actually encompasses climate, energy, food, transportation, gender, greenspaces, prisons, reproductive, indigenous land rights, workers rights, and other forms of justice in the built and natural environment. Anywhere we live, work, play, and pray. And long-term EJ advocates and activists have always looked at these issues using an intersectional lens. And really this is about environmental racism, which is disproportionate siting of hazardous waste facilities in BIPOC communities, lack of diversity in the environmental movement, and the lax enforcement of env policies.
Ashley@PublicLab
01:50:51
^^^ +++++
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:50:51
Or emotions like we are a mood ring for community
Frances Roberts-Gregory
01:52:53
The new generation of critical EJ/CJ scholars are also focused on climate disasters, gender and sexuality, and a multitude of other issues. Even interspecies violence and colonization of other planets. And we can't forget housing has always been a core issue and many activists came out of faith based organizing and housing organizing. That's why the principles of climate justice were inspired by the principles of environmental justice. We have to make sure that we teach these herstories in an inclusive manner.
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:53:18
!!!!!!
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:53:32
We are not disposable!
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:54:23
“The honest truth - I am in this for Black liberation. I did not know how not free we were until Katrina… There are a lot of people here who experienced not just that storm, but 15 years of waiting for people to come home. It’s a terrible wisdom to hold. This is about liberation, this is about freedom, this is about humanity. I’m on the team for Black liberation.” - Colette Pichon Battle, GCCLP
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:54:33
#Katrina15. #NeverForgetWhatHappenedHere
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
01:54:46
Lifetime learner!!
Katherine Egland
01:56:46
I’m an environmental and climate justice activist who advocates against systemic racism
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
01:56:50
“Traditionally we have not been heard, not given our right to be heard. To speak. To be present. To be a stakeholder. To be an equal partner. But who knows better than those of us who are /living/ this issue?” - Dr. Adrienne Hollis, UCS
Andrea Vega Troncoso
02:02:51
yes! ++
Troy Robertson
02:03:15
Amen
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:03:19
“We need to demystify finance, talk about everything that the climate is changing, re-arrange the agreements that we have made… We need to stop being wedded to this system that has never served us, never delivered - in a system which is giving its last gasp” - Tamara Toles O’Laughlin
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:05:55
We are also people of the GLOBAL majority.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:07:07
“We need to shift from this narrative around ‘vulnerable minorities’ and towards a narrative of the *strongest surviving majorities.* If you take this country and look at the world now - Black & Brown folks are the majority, we are the descendants of people who have survived all colonized oppression. We’re not just here because we’re here, but we’re here because our people survived everything.” - Colette Pichon Battle, GCCLP
Nina Hawkins
02:08:01
Speak TRUTH!!!
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:09:05
Calling for mutual aid!
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:09:11
Not charity
Pato Kelesitse
02:09:26
I'm listening from Botswana, Southern Africa. Collette everything you are saying resonates so much with the environmental movement here. The worst affected region in the world being excluded from the conversation and solutions.
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:11:51
Or the Virgin Islands in the shadow of the United States
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:12:30
Big ups to St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:13:38
4 generations in the struggle, what are we doing together?
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:14:06
“My pet peeve is the word ‘marginalized’ and ‘marginalized communities.’ We’re not marginalized people! We’re in marginalized conditions because you put us there. But as a people - we are survivors, we are people with inherent knowledge that will help us all.” - Dr. Adrienne Hollis, UCS
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:15:03
In English thanks to colonoalism
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:15:30
*colonialism
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:17:48
Equity in climate work must be historically relevant and context specific movement of people and resources to survive the climate crisis.
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:18:43
We invite everyone to share this discussion out on social media with hashtags: #GulfSouth4GND, #Katrina15, and #NeverForgetWhatHappenedHere
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:23:11
“There’s no scenario where we win on climate and continue to be racist. There’s no scenario in which we can win on climate and still invest in systems that extract from our communities, or maintain business as usual.” - Tamara Toles O’Laughlin
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:24:38
#SacredWatersPilgrimage
Andrea Hansen
02:24:42
La Crosse, WI will be watching for you - and ready to welcome you.
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
02:24:46
We KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN IN CALIFORNIA, TOO
Andrea Hansen
02:26:21
The kitchy and contested "Big Indian" statue has been taken down last week at the meetings of the Mississippi and Black Rivers, too. So we are getting ready for this moment.
Emma Collin, GCCLP (she/her)
02:30:03
spirit, imagination, community, love
Matthew Kennedy, GCCLP (He/They)
02:31:53
Register now for the Katrina 15 commemoration at tinyurl.com/RememberKatrina15
Tamara Toles O'LAUGHLIN
02:32:06
Thank you all!
Katy Lackey
02:32:08
Thank you speakers and event organizers! Amazing event.
Natasha DeJarnett
02:32:08
This fed my soul! Thank you to the amazing speakers!
Dargan M Frierson
02:32:10
thank you so much, that was amazing!!!
Andrea Vega Troncoso
02:32:11
thank youuu <3
Andrea Hansen
02:32:12
Thank you !
Katherine (she/her)
02:32:14
thank you wonderful speakers and organizers!!!
Helen Rose Patterson she/her
02:32:15
Thank you all so much!
Emma Collin, GCCLP (she/her)
02:32:15
thanks all
Nana Fofie she/her/nsa
02:32:18
Thank you everyone! This was wonderful.
Caroline Martínez
02:32:18
thank you so much!!
Jessica Dandridge
02:32:19
thank you! so amazing
Kyu Min Huh
02:32:21
Thanks all!!
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
02:32:27
Marvelous!
Shaun Martz
02:32:31
Thank you all.
Celía Burke
02:32:37
Thank you so much! Beautiful
Fatemeh Shafiei
02:32:40
Many thanks for great presentations.
bt werner
02:32:44
Thank you!