With the advent of COVID-19, the intersection of race and environmental discrimination became apparent as low-income communities of color and immigrant communities were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Addressing the impact of COVID-19 won’t end these disparities, however, as climate change continues to adversely impact these communities and create climate refugees. At the same time, the “green economy” is providing an opportunity for individuals not only to address these climate disparities but to benefit from the economic opportunities presented by a growing industry.
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq., Executive Director of Lawyers for Civil Rights, will discuss these challenges and how organizations seek to address them during this presentation, part of the Burlington Public Library’s Social Justice Series.
This program is a part of the library's Social Justice series and is offered in partnership with the Burlington High School and the collaborative efforts of Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.