The climate crisis and environmental degradation to our ecosystems will have serious implications on the wellbeing of society. However, the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality will make certain communities more vulnerable. From the ways, redlining puts Black and Brown communities at higher risk during heatwaves, to the disproportionate mass incarceration and detention of Black and Latinx queer bodies, and the high rates of queer youth homelessness, we must affirm that any solutions to these problems must center Black and Queer Liberation.
Therefore, in honor and acknowledgment of LGBTQIA2S+ History Month in October, please join BIPOC EARTH for a panel discussion on the intersections of gender and sexuality within the Environmental Justice movement. Our panelists Taylor Morton (they/them), Vic Barret (he/him), and Zuri Arman (he/they) will explore these intersections by discussing their own experiences and work in environmental and climate justice and how these intersections play out in broader movement spaces and struggles. The panel will be moderated by Gabrielle Houston (she/her).