Cold Nights, Hot Issues! is an event series exploring hot topics with a radical lens, learning from the wisdom of local activists, and building local and global struggles towards a world free from oppression and domination. Each event starts with food at 6:30, followed by a moderated discussion at 7pm at the Minnehaha Free Space.
Friday, March 9 –
Bringing it Back Home
Dinner at 6:30pm – Panel Discussion at 7pm
FREE with Donations Welcome
3458 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis MN 55406 (on the #7 bus line)
Low income communities, indigenous peoples and communities of color are the most impacted by climate change, health disparities resulting from pollution and “food deserts,” and the development and destruction of the landbase. Mainstream environmental organizations, particularly when led by white professionals, often pour money into high-profile national or international campaigns without bridging them to these crucial issues in our own backyards.
Who’s stepping up to address these challenges in the Twin Cities? Join us for a conversation about environmental racism, environmental justice, and how local activists are bringing the issue home.
Louis Alemayehu — Environmental Justice Advocates of MN
LaDonna Redmond — Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
David Boehnke — Neighbors Connecting for Action in Phillips
(Speaker TBA) — Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy
Come to learn from local activists, ask questions and share your experience!
(note: organizations listed for identification only)