The 3rd Annual Environmental Equity Summit featuring Talib Kweli

Hip Hop For Change & Sierra Club present:

The 3rd Annual Environmental Equity Summit featuring Talib Kweli

Niko Is, Rocky Rivera, Earth Amplified

Sun · December 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 in Advance / $25 at the door

This event is all ages

Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli
Hip Hop For Change and the Sierra Club are throwing the 3rd Annual Oakland Environmental Equity Summit.

The event will raise awareness for local POC-led environmental justice groups and environmental education in Bay Area schools. This arts and environmental advocacy event will provide a platform to discuss the environmental needs of POC, and grassroots POC environmentalist groups. The project goal is to provide large environmentalist NGOs with the opportunity to understand how they may better serve and collaborate with POC communities affected by environmental hazards. It will unite like-minded environmental organizations to connect, exchange ideas, and foster lasting relationships. Attendees of all ages will enjoy a diverse line-up of exhibitors, vendors, DJs, artists creating new visuals around the themes of Unity and Environmental Justice, and speakers.

The environmental movement has a long history of elitism and racism. Many POC participants in the green movement testify that large environmental groups rarely address the needs of or collaborate with communities of color. The Green 2.0 campaign released a study in 2015 showing that POC makes less than 17% of the 300 environmental organizations surveyed. 95% of these groups’ governing boards were White. Experts in the field, such as Governor Jerry Brown’s senior advisor, Clifford Rechtschaffen, agree that diversity remains one of the central challenges of the environmental movement, yet also one of the central opportunities (New America Media). In order to ensure that we don't repeat the mistakes of the past, we must Unify the communities on the frontlines of environmental justice and all of the organizations tackling these issues globally and locally.

This event will featuring music from,
Talib Kweli

Plus support from:
Rocky Rivera
Earth Amplified
Groove Mafia

The Panel will hosted by: Davey D
plus Confirmed Panelists:
Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus)
Margaret Gordon (West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project)
Sejal Choksi-Chugh (Executive Director of SF Baykeeper)
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704