May 8, 2018 3:00 am / 5:00 am

UCLA Carnesale Commons DATE AND TIME Tue, May 8, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT LOCATION UCLA Carnesale Commons: Palisades Room 251 Charles E. Young Drive West Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Environmentalists of Color Collective invites you to a night of fun! Join us at our kick-off event: an evening of critical dialogue about environmental racism and justice issues at UCLA and beyond.

The event will feature a speaking panel, keynote address, and workshop activities from environmental activists from both the UCLA campus and broader LA community. Our panelists will talk about their work and life paths, which we will connect to the larger movement for environmental justice.

***FREE DINNER IS PROVIDED*** All-vegetarian meal, vegan options available. Please contact the organizer about dietary preferences/restrictions.

This event is free and open to the UCLA community and general public. Please RSVP on the Eventbrite link to secure your spot. Parking is available at the Sunset Village Parking Lot.

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Join us for the ECC at UCLA’s kick-off event: an evening of critical dialogue about environmental racism and justice issues at UCLA and beyond.

By hosting a Climate Justice Forum, the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hopes to accomplish three things:

1) Raise awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement,
2) Reframe the definition and values of mainstream environmentalism to be more inclusive of all underrepresented communities, and
3) Stimulate critical dialogue about environmental racism and justice issues at UCLA and beyond.

The event will feature a speaking panel, keynote address, and workshop activities. Our panelists, representing various organizations across L.A., will talk about their work and life paths, which we will connect to the larger movement for environmental justice.

***DINNER IS PROVIDED*** All vegetarian. Please contact the organizer about dietary preferences/restrictions. 

This event is free and open to the UCLA community and general public. 

Parking is available at the Sunset Village Parking Lot.

Keynote Speaker:

Felicia Montes – Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, educator, Femcee, designer, organizer, poet, performer, speaker and practitioner of the healing arts from East L.A. Felicia creates with In Lak Ech, Urban Xic, and La Botanica del Barrio and is the founding director of Mujeres de Maiz. Check her out at feliciamontes.com.

Moderator:

Yolanda Gorman – Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at UCLA

Panelists:

  • Jan Victor Andasan – Community Organizer at East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

  • Nalleli Cobo – Student Activist, Founding member of the South Los Angeles Leadership Coalition and member of STAND LA (Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling Los Angeles)

  • Aradhna Tripati – Director of the Center for Diverse Leadership and Science and Professor at UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability; Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences; and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

  • Aaron Luxur – Sustainable Fashion Architect and Co-Founder of Vegan Voices of Color

Spoken Word Performance: 

Emily Clarke – Cahuilla Native American Writer, Activist, Photographer, and High School Student