MONTHLY MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONs
This paper published in March entitled Racism and Climate (In)Justice details the ways in which the climate crisis is linked to colonialism and racism. Thus, it explains why Global South nations and BIPOC are most affected by the crisis as well as how the world must move forward in climate policy by taking historical context into account. Definitely worth a read!
In a video titled “Need For Intersectionality: The Experiences Of People Of Color In The LGBTQ+ Movement” five young people of color who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. discuss three important questions surrounding white supremacy and whitewashing of the movement, importance of Intersectionality and the lack of POC LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. Another major theme explored in the video is heteronormativity being a product of colonialism. But Society Says is an initiative aimed at debunking preposterous societal notions. You can support and check out more content from BSS here.
Go check out this interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum – head of the climate change and health programme at the World Health Organization Headquarters. He provides insight into the link between Covid-19 and the climate crisis as well as issues of inequity.
The Generation Equality Forum, which will be held in Paris from June 30 to July 2, is a multi-actor and intergenerational gathering: it encourages all participation. All these events are digital and broadcasted on the event platform which will be accessible from June 29. The closing date for registration is 27 June 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+2).
The Fridays For Future Digital Voice of the Youth Podcast features episodes about the climate activism community and the lesser discussed dimensions of the climate crisis as well as recent climate news. Make sure to check out some of the latest episodes Toxic Masculinity and Climate Change here and The Big C’s: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Climate Change here. Another highly recommended episode: Impostor Syndrome Among Climate Activists.