The modern Environmental Justice Movement would not be what it is today if it were not for the African Americans who helped to shape it. This Black History Month honoring the contributions of Black folks to the Environmental Justice movement.
African Americans have been fighting for environmental justice for decades. From sparking the modern Environmental Justice Movement, to conducting key research on environmental pollution, to founding countless grassroots organizations, their legacy is undeniable.
On the occasion of Black History Month, the CCUSD Environmental Sustainability Committee wants to honor the legacies of African American leaders in the Environmental and Climate Justice Movement. Read here five critical ways African-American leaders have advanced Environmental Justice.
Join the next CCUSD Environmental Sustainability Committee meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25. For more information, please contact [email protected].