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MG’s Race, Class & Ecology Series: Black Liberation and Ecology
January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for Part Two of MG’s Race Class and Ecology Series:
Heal the Planet, Heal the People
Black Liberation and Ecology
Thursday, January 22nd
@ Ile Omode School (8924 Holly Street, Oakland)
2014 was an amazing year for Movement Generation as well as the larger movement for Justice and Liberation of our people and our planet. We come into 2015 inspired, motivated, and excited by the bold and beautiful actions taking place across the country to say that #BlackLivesMatter. We are especially proud of Oakland based groups -like the BlackOut Collective – that have engaged in powerful actions such as shutting down BART on #BlackFriday and disrupting privilege as usual with #BlackBrunch demonstrations.
As ecological justice organizers we’re clear that the chaos of Climate Change- from Hurricane Katrina to Super-storm Sandy to severe drought in East Africa – has hit Black and Brown communities first and worst. Therefore, we believe that the global liberation of black people is essential to the preservation of life on earth in the face of Climate chaos*.
Join us on Thursday, January 22 at Ile Omode school to discuss Black Liberation and Ecology during “Heal the People, Heal the Planet” our next event in the Race, Class, and Ecology series where we will explore the dynamics of capitalism, climate change, eco-justice, and Black liberation.
- Nene Igietseme – Community organizer from Boston and the Climate Justice Fellow at the Center for Story-Based Strategy.
Nehanda Imara – Oakland resident, dedicated activist, organizer, educator and adjunct teacher for African American and Environmental Studies at Merritt College.
- Ile Omode’s West African Drum and Dance Corp
- Jazz Hudson-an international Poet, Artist, & Educator who serves a host of communities seeking transformation through art. With a holistic approach to content & development, her interdisciplinary work engages audiences in dialogue and activism that extend beyond the page and stage. She is a recent recipient of the 2013 Oakland Indie Social Changemaker Award.
- Chef, educator, and award-winning author Bryant Terry offering signed copies of his new cook book Afro Vegan. Afro Vegan was named by Amazon.com as one of the best cookbooks of 2014.
**Free Catered dinner from Soul’s Restaurant served on first come basis**
*Check out this great article written by our friend Naomi Klein on “Why #BlackLivesMatter should transform the climate change debate”