Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Clara Fang | People of Color and the Climate Movement in Their Own Words | Inclusion Conference

September 18, 2022

People of color have been an important part of the climate movement since its beginning. Today they make up the supporters, volunteers, staff, leadership, and board members of environmental organizations. However, representation is still low—people of color make up 20-30% of the staff at environmental organizations, and much less regarding leadership positions. What barriers do they experience to engaging in the climate movement? Where do they find support and motivation? What do organizations need to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion? What has changed over time? How can we create a movement with more belonging where people can be their authentic selves? Clara Fang asked these questions in her interviews with 17 BIPOC participants as part of her Ph.D. research at Antioch University. This presentation shares the results of that research.

 

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Slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RdqNIp7AM9oN3V3wiS2NCNHWHMP8IBCWWCe3GlzG4wI/edit?usp=sharing

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication: https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/

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