7. Intersectional Enviromentalism: Why Inclusivity is Key to Solving Environmental Problems
Please join us on Monday November 2nd 2020 at 2 PM AST (10AM PST) for our upcoming national call.
We will be discussing the question: What does racism have to do with habitat destruction?
Some may believe that environmentalism has little to do with social justice issues, when in fact the two are in fact an essential part of advocating for our planet and the people inhabiting our planet. Talking about racism in conservation is the first step towards advocating for the environment. Kindly note that this presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Judith is a content creator, a community activist who resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
Through adventures and travel, Judith highlights her experience as a black woman that skis, hikes, camps, climbs, and explores. A former refugee from the The Democratic Republic of Congo, she was raised in South Africa, Australia, The United States, and Canada. Judith’s unique upbringing allows her to draw from diverse experiences and cultures.
Judith’s active participation in the outdoors brings to light the importance of representation. Through conversation and grace, her work draws attention to underrepresented minorities by changing the narrative that people of colour are not active participants in the outdoors. Judith is a fellow at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She is the founder of Colour the Trails, a community group that focuses on getting Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour out in nature. Judith believes nature is for everyone.
To find out more about Judy and her work:
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