The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and U.S. Consulates in Germany are continuing their Virtual Speaker Series that engages extraordinary American experts and visionaries with counterparts and audiences here in Germany.
We are excited to welcome you to our next event featuring Dina Gilio-Whitaker, activist and educator and Rose-Anne Clermont, moderator.
Streaming of the next event: April 26, 2022 at 19:00 – 20:00 CET (10:00 am PST)
On the occasion of Earth Day, journalist, activist, and educator Dina Gilio-Whitaker will discuss climate justice in the context of settler colonialism, American Indian history and current movements with moderator Rose-Anne Clermont.
Defining climate justice as a subset of environmental justice, Dina Gilio-Whitacker understands environmental justice in terms of theory, activism, praxis, discourse, law, and policy. She critiques the concept of environmental racism as “too narrow of a framework to contain our issues as a colonized people,” and for collapsing “all ethnic minorities into one category.” She calls for the field of environmental justice to be indigenized by recognizing Native nationhood and sovereignty and American Indians' “different histories and relationship to land.”