Non-Black Allies in the Fight for Climate Justice:
Voices from 350 Madison
Monday, June 7, 2021, via Zoom
Join 350 Madison and friends on Monday evening, June 7, to hear about our experience with the Nehemiah Center‘s Justified Anger class “Black History for a New Day” and the ways it will help us in our fight for climate justice.
Late last year, the Climate Justice Team leaders spoke with the Nehemiah/Justified Anger organization about our desire to learn from a black-led group about our next steps for climate justice. They recommended that we attend their nine-week class as a first step.
Twenty-two of us from 350 Madison came together virtually for nine weeks to listen, learn, and discuss the impact of slavery and racism on US history. We looked forward to the class every week and found that much of what we learned was new to us.
On June 7, 350 Madison will host a panel, bringing together course participants to discuss what it was like to attend as non-black allies. We’ll talk about what we learned and how it changed us. Following the panel, we’ll break into optional groups where you’ll have the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear more from panelists.
WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2021, 7:00–8:10, followed by optional time to chat together
HOW: Register in advance for the meeting HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone.
We look forward to seeing you!
350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!