Lippitt House Museum, the Providence League of Women Voters, and SCLT are partnering on a free, two-part community conversation series, “Climate change, social justice and local resiliency.”
In response to the growing threat of climate change, how can urban land support sustainable food availability for diverse communities? Land, Food, and Climate Change is the topic of the first conversation. Three panelists will discuss efforts underway to empower communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental and public health risks and have limited access to natural places.
During the virtual programs, community leaders will address how building resilient communities, and creating health equity for residents help counter the effects of climate change. Speakers, including SCLT’s Jake Stanton, Julius Kolawole of the African Alliance of RI, and Chris Gaynor from RI Department of Environmental Management, will share ideas for attendees to bring about local change. Time will be allocated during this virtual conversation for questions from the audience.
The second part in the series, Public Health and Environmental Justice, will take place on Tuesday, March 21.
Click here for more information and to register for either event.
This program will be facilitated by the Providence League of Women Voters, and is supported in part by a grant from the League’s Rhode Island Education Fund. Media Sponsor is ecoRI News.