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Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

September 23, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perspectives on Climate Justice: From D.C. to Durban

PACJA logoCommunities of color and people living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by climate change across the world. Droughts have pushed parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somaliland near the point of collapse, threatening the lives and livelihoods of more than 10 million people. In the US, nearly 350 people died in unprecedented tornadoes with hundreds more affected by floods along the Mississippi River, and droughts across the South.

In November, world leaders will meet in Durban, South Africa, for a major summit on climate change. The Durban summit presents a new opportunity to make progress towards addressing the climate crisis, but communities also must work together across borders to fight climate change head-on.

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion with delegates of the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance North American tour and local leaders of the U.S. climate justice movement about what we as communities must do and demand of our leaders to ensure a socially and economically just world and ecologically sane future.


  • Mithika Mwenda – Coordinator, Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance, Kenya
  • Michele Maynard – Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance, South Africa
  • Rev. Dr. Tolbert Jallah, Jr. – Secretary General, Fellowship of Christian Councils & Churches in West Africa, Togo
  • Chris Bradshaw – Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud, Washington, DC

Moderator: Leslie Fields, Director, National Environmental Justice and Community Partnership Program of the Sierra Club and member of the Joint Center’s Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change.

Co-Sponsored by ActionAid USA, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, Institute for Policy Studies, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, NAACP, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Oxfam America, and Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance.


September 23, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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