“We can never know the ecstasy of true hope without attending to the tragic realities of the poor and forgotten.” ― William J. Barber II
On Sept. 3, William Barber, II, strategic partnerships associate at The Climate Reality Project will speak on “Environmental Injustice: Race, Class and Climate Change.” This event is co-presented by the Western North Carolina Sierra Club, The Climate Reality Project and the Poor Peoples Campaign. Barber will talk at 7:00 p.m. about environmental racism and the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on the poor and people of color.
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A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate, Barber currently serves as co-chair for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Ecological Devastation committee (www.breachrepairers.org/blog/eco-devastation) and is a member of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board.
Barber is heavily interested in environmental policy, having completed work with several environmental advocacy groups, including the UNC Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics; Clean Water for North Carolina; and Clean Energy Works. He has several years of experience in grassroots and community organizing, working as a field secretary for the North Carolina NAACP for two years and serving as one of a three-member leadership team for Moral Freedom Summer, a long-term voter mobilization campaign spearheaded by the North Carolina NAACP. He earned his undergraduate degree in environmental physics from North Carolina Central University.
Barber is interested in the renewable energy field, specifically in initiatives that are being taken to promote opportunity for low-income communities and communities of color.
This event is free and open to the public.