Race and the Environmental Movement: History and Legacies
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This webinar explores some of the roots of the American conservation movement as they relate to white supremacy and patterns of discrimination and marginalization. The webinar begins by grounding in key concepts and frames for race equity, and then explores four windows into looking at race and the environment to reflect on how the history of the movement is affecting issues of justice and equity in mainstream environmental work today. These include the history of the conservation movement vis-à-vis white supremacy and communities of color, race and environmental concern, differential impacts by racial group, and organizational demographics in environmental organizations.
Sarika Tandon is a first generation Indian-American, from the suburbs of Rochester NY. Her family immigrated from the foothills of Himachal Pradesh. She holds a Master's degree in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability from Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental Studies, where she now teaches about justice, climate, and the environment as an Adjunct Faculty Member. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools, and Advisory Board member with the Montpelier Community Justice Center. She is the Co-Senior Editor of the North America Cities’ Field Guide to Conservation in Cities. She led the collaborative development of Whole Measures for Urban Conservation in her former role as a Program Director at Center for Whole Communities.