Let’s Talk Climate Justice, Y’all!
This podcast is dedicated to lifting up and centering the climate and environmental justice movement in the South. Despite the South being the most biodiverse, diverse, and one of the largest economic engines in the world, we are underfunded and often barred from the decision-making table.
So we decided to pull up a chair and amplify the stories of communities in the South hit the hardest by the climate crisis. We’re using good ol’ fashion storytelling to shine a spotlight on these Southern leaders from all walks of life putting in their blood, sweat, and tears to transform the region. The usage of Y’ALL in the title is on purpose– we are honoring our Southern heritage of creativity, resilience and ingenuity.
Let’s talk about climate justice, y’all!
It’s real, it’s here, it’s about time. Welcome!
Jasmine Butler (they/them) was born and raised in Memphis by way of deep Mississippi roots. They’re a Black queer writer, educator, and afrofuturist-abolitionist deeply committed to collective liberation through mutual care and education. Jasmine arrived to the...
Libre X. Sankara is a Afro-Boricua poet(a), cultural worker, organizer, drummer, and popular educator. They currently live on Miccosukee, Seminole & Tequesta land (Miami, FL) and organize with Troika Kollective. They also started a program called Democracy For...
Justin J. Pearson is the fourth son of five boys born to teenage parents in Memphis, Tennessee. Justin J. graduated from Mitchell High School as Valedictorian and Bowdoin College in 2017 majoring in both Government & Legal Studies and Education Studies. Justin J....
Maya B. Henderson is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, and is also of Choctaw, German, and Welsh descent. Maya is a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Geography at the University of Georgia. Her work is at the intersection of climate justice,...
Dr. Tammy Greer - Tammy Greer, Ph. D, (United Houma Nation) is a faculty member in the School of Psychology and Firector of the Southern Miss Center for American Indian research and Studies. She is a faculty advisor to the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society - a Native...
This week we're talking to Chauncey O'Dell and Adam Hughes about Appalachia, climate justice, and reimagining the present and future of the region. Chauncey and Adam are organizers with the Alliance for Appalachia, a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote a...
Southeast Climate & Energy Network
Fort Lauderdale, FL
SCEN’s mission is to confront the climate crisis by creating strategic alignment, growing capacity, and building power among member organizations and their communities in the Southeastern United States.
GASP’s mission is to advance healthy air and environmental justice in the Greater-Birmingham area through education, advocacy and collaboration.
The People’s Justice Council
Pleasant Grove, AL
The People’s Justice Council engages and equips communities suffering from disproportionate impacts of environmental injustice with the tools to build power from the grassroots up to fight for their own justice.