How We Move Forward Together: Coronavirus and Inequality
February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our latest virtual series, in conjunction with PEM’s upcoming Climate + Environment initiative. Each session offers a different perspective on the lessons we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how we move forward from here.
In this session, Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, will be joined by moderator Dilshanie Perera, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Climate and Inequality at The Climate Museum in New York. Together they will speak to the lessons learned from the global pandemic as they relate to American inequality and the climate crisis. The conversation will address the effects that COVID-19 and climate have had on communities of color, highlight the work of activists and organizers in creating transformative change at many scales, and imagine pathways toward justice rooted in collective action.
Eddie Bautista is an accomplished leader who, over decades, has made a major impact on climate and environmental justice policy and activism. Bautista has a B.A. from New York University, an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and was a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. For more information on the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, visit nyc-eja.org.