Racism, Climate Change, Detroit and You
April 22, 2017 10am
The earth has been crying out for our attention for a long time, but the cries have rarely been louder than they are today. We need to pay attention. We need to give our time and energy. This Earth Day Workshop begins with an open community forum led by a panel of environmental leaders. We will learn more about their organizations and what they are doing here in the Detroit metro area, before exploring what we can all do to be a part of this work. Attendees will be introduced to organizations working on issues
of environmental justice and wellbeing in the metro Detroit area.
Workshop participants will attend and participate in the earth day forum at ETS. Panelists have been asked to introduce their organizations and the work that they are doing. They also have been asked to contextualize this in terms of our immediate political, social, economic, and environmental situation. The forum will then offer opportunity for small group conversations on the topics introduced, before returning to the plenary for final discussion and sending forth.
Panel Environmental Leaders:
Shane Bernardo, Earthworks Urban Farm
Kido Pielack, Keep Growing Detroit
Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
Michael Garfield, Ecology Center Ann Arbor
Will Copeland, East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Dr. Ventra Asana, WUE/Workshop in Urban Ecology