Non-Black Allies in the Fight for Climate Justice: Voices from 350 Madison June 7

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Non-Black Allies in the Fight for Climate Justice: Voices from 350 Madison

350 Madison Monthly Meeting, Monday June 7 at 7:00 PM

Join 350 Madison and friends on Monday evening, June 7, to hear about our experience with the Nehemiah Center's Justified Anger class "Black History for a New Day" and the ways it will help us in our fight for climate justice.

Late last year, the Climate Justice Team leaders spoke with the Nehemiah/Justified Anger organization about our desire to learn from a Black-led group about our next steps for climate justice. They recommended that we attend their nine-week class as a first step.

Twenty-two of us from 350 Madison came together virtually for nine weeks to listen, learn, and discuss the impact of slavery and racism on US history. We looked forward to the class every week and found that much of what we learned was new to us.

On June 7, 350 Madison will host a panel, bringing together course participants to discuss what it was like to attend as non-black allies. We’ll talk about what we learned and how it changed us. Following the panel, we’ll break into optional groups where you’ll have the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear more from panelists. 

WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting

WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2021, 7:00–8:10, followed by optional small-group

HOW: Register in advance for this meeting HERE. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone.

We look forward to seeing you!

-Marian Fredal, Co-Lead of the Climate Justice team and Member of the Monthly Meeting team.

The June 7 meeting is officially our Annual Meeting, with elections for the Board of Directors and the Coordinating Council. The elections will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Click here to see if you are a 350 Madison member and eligible to vote. Click here for information about the candidates for the Board and Coordinating Council. You must be a member, and you must be present at the Zoom meeting in order to vote.