Earth Week 2019 Recap
Thank you to everyone that came out and participated in our Earth Week events last week! We hope you learned a lot and found them engaging. For those of you that were unable to attend, here is a quick recap (and videos where applicable!) of the Tishman Center's activities:
We held two panels on Indigenous Resistance and Paths to Climate Justice.If you were not able to attend, you can see day one here and day two here.The panels made it clear that indigenous communities both play immensely important and unrecognized roles in the fight against climate change both locally and globally. It is important to remember that as this fight progresses, indigenous communities are still threatened by systemic injustices including hate crimes and land dispossession. The conversation gave particular mention to the current threats against indigenous communities in Brazil. As they fight to protect the Amazonian rain forests, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is rolling back protections for indigenous lands and committing explicit acts of violence against indigenous peoples. These events go widely unmentioned in popular coverage on climate change. A path to climate justice will certainly require acknowledging these front line fights, and addressing the institutional injustices these front line communities continue to face as climate change evolves.
Tishman Center Assistant Director Mike Harrington moderated an alumni panel featuring graduates of Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program on diversity, equity and inclusion in the sustainability field. With an engaged audience and passionate speakers, the panel was a great opportunity to hear about the inspiring work that Milano alumni were doing in the environmental field and how they deal with the challenges they face as women of color.
And lastly we held a film screening of the Human Element. For those of you who were not able to make it, here is a link where you can find the film: https://thehumanelementmovie.com/#about.Thank you again and we look forward to Earth Week 2020!