Climate Justice is Migrant Justice - Together we Win!

11nov7:00 pm8:30 pmClimate Justice is Migrant Justice - Together we Win!On Zoom7:00 pm - 8:30 pm OrganiserJoint Council for the Welfare of ImmigrantsThemeClimate Justice

Event Details

The climate crisis is a defining challenge of our times. And we have already seen how it is having a disproportionate impact on communities of colour, in the Global South as well as here in the UK.

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, join us for an online panel led by campaigners working on the forefront of the struggles for racial, migrant and climate justice. We’ll hear about how campaigners from communities affected by climate injustice are joining the dots between these interconnected struggles, and how together we can fight for a world where everyone has the right to move, and the right to stay.

This event is a collaboration between the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment (MORE), a group of migrants and allies campaigning on racial and climate justice in Glasgow.

Panellists:
Yvonne Blake is a co-founder of MORE, a group of migrants and members of the community campaigning for the right to work, study, good housing and to be treated with dignity. As refugees, the members of MORE are acutely aware of the disproportionate intersectional impact of the climate crisis because this is our lived intergenerational reality. 

Angela Fonso is a campaigner with Clean Air for Southall and Hayes (CASH), a group fighting air pollution caused by development at a highly polluted former gasworks in Southall, London. CASH are a group of local residents fighting for equity, and against pollution that is disproportionately impacting communities of colour in the local area and beyond.

The event will be chaired by Minnie Rahman, interim Chief Executive of JCWI.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm