Spring 2022: Mobilizing Communities for Climate Justice
Mobilizing Communities for Climate Justice was held at Barnard College on April 19, 2022. It brought two prominent community organizers, Maria Lopez-Nuñez (Ironbound Community Corporation) and Dariella Rodriguez (THE POINT CDC), to our campus to talk about their work mitigating environmental and health hazards in their communities. The conversation opened with the organizers describing in vivid terms their struggles to hold the polluting industries accountable. It concluded with a broader discussion on the need for environmental repair and the necessity for a "Just Transition" away from extractive industries and towards a regenerative economy.
The event was moderated by Ralph Ghoche (Architecture Department) and Mary Rocco (Urban Studies Program).