On September 21, 2014, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York City to march for environmental justice and use people’s power to pressure world leaders to act against climate change ahead of the UN Climate Summit.
The weekend before the march, WE ACT for Environmental Justice organized a teach in Harlem to discuss the effects of climate change on communities of color and what environmental justice looks like in Harlem and the Bronx. One of the first people of color run environmental justice organizations in New York State, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded as the result of local community struggles around environmental and health disparities created by institutionalized racism and classism.
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Camera: Merve Ayaparlar and Julie Ludwig
Editor: Julie Ludwig
Producer: Brenda Salas-Neves