After Dark Online: Get Up, Stand Up: Organizing for Environmental Justice in Richmond

Part of the Conversations About Landscape series Land, People, Place

Thursday, June 17, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

Curious how long you’ll live? Studies suggest that the most accurate predictor is your zip code. 

Richmond, California has more asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations than anywhere else in its county. These hospital visits are not equal between demographics: time and again, data shows that Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islander, and other people of color are disproportionately impacted by Richmond’s environmental degradation. However, residents are fighting back. 

Join us for a dynamic conversation on the environmental racism struggles Richmond faces and the community organizations working to combat them. Hear from prominent Richmond environmental justice organizations about their work to connect with the land as a form of resistance—educating the public, empowering residents, shaping policy, and more.

This program features:

Doria Robinson, Executive Director, Urban Tilth

Andrés Soto, Richmond Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

Isabella Zizi, Idle No More SF Bay

Hosted by Kate O’Donnell