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Racism and the fight against climate change

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Join Global Justice Now's youth network as we bring together three youth activists from across the country.

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From Black Lives Matter to the youth climate strikes the last two years have seen huge mobilisations against racism and climate inaction. You may not think of these two issues as intrinsically linked, yet they are.

How has racism fuelled the climate crisis to date? How does racism prevent adequate climate action today? Why is climate breakdown going to make systematic racism even worse? Should the racial justice and climate justice movements work together?

In this event for under 30's our activist-panellists will focus on questions like these as we argue that there is no climate justice without racial justice!

Join us as we bring together three youth activists (all people of colour themselves) from across the country. With:

Idman Abdurahaman - Idman is a black environmentalist whose interests lie in exploring the complex relationships between racial, social, environmental justice and colonial histories.

Ifrah Bukhari - Ifrah is a Global Justice youth network organiser in Birmingham, campaigns against representations of famous colonialists and de-colonising education in Birmingham

Cameron Joshi – Cameron is also a member of the London-based radical youth collective Our Future Now. He is also a core organiser for the climate justice direct action group, Global Justice Rebellion.

Hanah Catt - Hanah is also a member of Our Future Now. Hanah also works as a freelance writer on topics surrounding race, gender and class politics.

They’ll talk about why these two fights, for racial and climate justice, are one and the same.

They’ll share their own experiences as young activists for social and economic justice and as part of Global Justice Now’s youth network, in different local contexts across the UK from Glasgow to London.

There will also be a chance for questions and discussion.

*** About Global Justice Now ***

Global Justice Now is a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. We currently have campaigns around issues of climate justice, access to pharmaceuticals, trade justice, debt cancellation and migrants’ rights. Fundamentally, we want to see a global economy where people come before profit.

*** About the GJN Youth Network ***

Our youth network has collectives in London, Brighton, Leeds, Birmingham, Stirling and Cambridge. They’re autonomous, but supported by the activism team in our office, so that it's easier for them to find their feet as a collective. Groups take up the national campaigns that they want to work on, or are active around other relevant issues as they see fit. And we're all part of a wider, international movement against corporate power, for social and economic justice.

Find out more about us on our website: https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/

*** Accessibility ***

Accessibility is very important to us! If there is any accessibility adjustment, no matter how small, that we can make or simply a requirement that you would like us to know about please email cameron.joshi@globaljustice.org.uk

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