Climate change is a crisis like no other. It is an opportunity like no other as well. Because climate change has arisen from deep social, economic, and racial inequities, addressing it will require profound political and economic change, not just technological fixes. It will require a vigorous climate justice movement, not just a narrowly focused environmental movement.
Bronx Climate Justice North (BCJN) is a grassroots climate justice organization based in the North Bronx. We work in solidarity with partners around the borough, including Bronx Climate Justice, a coalition of environmental justice organizations in the South Bronx. We are also the Bronx affiliate of 350.org, the international climate mobilization organization.
BCJN is an advocacy and educational organization working for a rapid, just transition to 100% renewable energy in New York City and State by 2030. We work on urgent climate justice initiatives to improve the health and well-being of residents of the Bronx and beyond. Please explore our Energy Solutions, Food Justice, and Green Vision working groups.
The crisis of climate change reveals the profound interconnections among social issues and movements. If you are looking for a climate organization that recognizes that the roots of our country’s and our world’s environmental crises lie in the soil of social injustice, BCJN is your group. Stand with us as we work in solidarity with Standing Rock, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter, and countless other vital movements. Stand with us as we resist the abuses and dark vision of the Trump administration. We’re rising, in the Bronx, and throughout our city and state, to build a greener, more democratic, and just world.
Bronx Climate Justice North ~ One Bronx, United for Climate Justice
Saturday, February 25, 5-8 pm
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn
Join four organizers and thinkers at the forefront of the struggle against pipelines, climate change, and environmental racism to discuss the future of the climate movement.
How do we organize against climate change in an age of increasing crackdowns on protesters, with an anti-science and pro-fossil fuel federal government? From protests at Standing Rock to national divestment campaigns, we will discuss local strategies to prevent the destruction of communities, land, water, and the planet.
The panel will conclude with a kick-off of NYC’s Divest from DAPL Campaign, put on by a coalition of grassroots groups.
Kate Aronoff—Writing Fellow, In These Times magazine; co-founder of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network and former Communications Manager for the New Economy Coalition
Judith Leblanc—member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and director of the Native Organizers Alliance
Patrick Robbins—Co-Director of Sane Energy Project, he has been fighting the spread of fracked gas infrastructure in New York since 2011.
Anne Spice—Tlingit member of Kwanlin Dun First Nation, a doctoral student in anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a member of the NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective.
Hosted by Grassroots Action NY, Bronx Climate Justice North and The New Inquiry