Event Details

Climate change is a social issue, a health issue, and one that is deeply intertwined with global patterns of inequity. In communities across the globe, Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change's impacts, in particular through the systems, policies and practices upheld by environmental racism. For example, the serious and negative implications of air and water pollution, soil contamination, and exposure to hazardous chemicals have proven to unequally affect the health and wellbeing of BIPOC communities. Join us for a 90 minute solutions-oriented panel where participants will unpack the inherent inequalities and patterns of injustice that almost always fall along the lines of race, class, ability and gender and propose a way forward for a more just, intersectional and inclusive global climate response.

Panelists include:

  • Manvi Bhalla, Intersectional community organizer, co-founder of Shake Up The Establishment
  • Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University
  • Shirley Williams, Professor Emeritus, Elder, Activist, Nishnaabemowin Language
  • Dr. Marie-Jo Ouimet, médecin conseil à l'Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)

Opening and land acknowledgement from Michele Penney and panel moderation by Future Ancestors Services.