Location: Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California
Organizational Affiliation: 350 Santa Barbara
What climate justice project are you currently working on and what work do you want to be working on in the near future? No New Oil and Just Transition campaigns under 350 Santa Barbara’s work. I hope to be working on fostering stronger coalition relationships, lifting future leaders especially those who identify as BIPOC in our community.
What has been one impact the BIPOC CLP had on your approach to organizing? The sensibility in relationship building. We truly dedicated ourselves to connecting at a deep level with each other, as well as to our personal and professional growth in this cohort. I hope to bring this nurturing
Why is BIPOC organizing important to you? The environmental movement must grapple with where its lens has historically lent its spotlight on. Lifting up Black, Indigenous, Voice of Color is of paramount importance in our nation’s current state of racial relations and climate policy. Equitable solutions to issues brought on by climate change are only possible if frontline communities are centered and leading the problem-solving.