WLAC to Celebrate Sustainable Fashion & Climate Awareness – Beyond Trends

On Saturday Feb. 24, 2024 from 11 to 4, WLAC will be hosting “Beyond Trends: Celebrating an Intersectional Approach to Sustainable Fashion” is part of a series of Black History Month events at West Los Angeles College and falls during Black Climate Week. BCW was founded by The Solutions Project four years ago to honor the innovative climate solutions and environmental justice work done by Black people who are often the ones facing the worst of environmental degradation.

The event is produced by WLAC’s California Center for Climate Change Education, Black Girl Environmentalist, Collective Fashion Justice, Seeding Sovereignty, the Solutions Project and Bodhisattivism. This event aims to bridge environmentalism, social justice, animal rights, and mindful consumption.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Food truck and mingling with local organization booths
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Panel Discussion – Black women and gender expansive people in climate + fashion justice
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Panel Discussion – Climate justice-informed fashion innovators and upcyclers
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Documentary Film Screening – “Slay”
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Yoga mindfulness grounding session with Gayatri of Bodhisattvism

 The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Parking Structure on the southeast side of campus.

With the creation of its California Center for Climate Education, West LA College is the new, green epicenter for environmental education and innovation. The Center is focused exclusively on climate change solutions, and job creation to meet the demands of the future workforce. The Center was funded through a $5-million state allocation

California Assembly member Isaac Bryan and $1.3 million in federal dollars from then-Congresswoman Karen Bass and Senator Alex Padilla created Centger for Climate Education. Subsequently, West boasts the first and only degree and certificate programs in Climate Change & Environmental Studies among the 116 California community colleges.

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