Decolonizing Earth Day – A BIPOC Perspective
An online panel discussion with Haw River Assembly’s board members Nicole Spivey, Crystal Cavalier, Ayo Wilson, Jeannie Ambrose, and, former member Maribel Sierra – bringing Black, Indigenous, Asian and Hispanic perspectives to issues of environmental activism, equity, justice and access to nature.
Meet Our Panelists
Jeannie Ambrose, Nicole Gaines, Crystal Cavalier-Keck,
Ayo Wilson & Maribel Sierra
Earth Day History
“Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. ”
– For more information, check out the official Earth Day website here.