47 minutes | Apr 30th 2020

32. Decolonizing Climate Activism with Elsa Mengistu

Charla and Lauren are tired of environmentalism constantly being associated with white activists. This week 18-year-old climate justice organizer Elsa Mengistu (our future president) fills us in on what it’s been like to fight for the environment at Howard University and bring her race-conscious approach to the national stage. Her insights show there are big divides between the youth movement and adult organizers. But like a true future president, she outlines a way for each of us to fight climate justice like the function of white supremacy that it is.    You can find more about The SLBW at https://www.instagram.com/theslbw/ Follow SLBW on Twitter and Instagram @theslbw Follow Elsa Mengistu on Twitter @elsamengistu and Instagram @elsamengistu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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