author – activist – faculty – mom
Black Literature vs. The Climate Emergency is a one-day, virtual conference to celebrate the power of Afro-Diasporic fiction, non-fiction and poetry/spoken word at the forefront of addressing the climate emergency and inviting a ramping up of literary efforts to document, imagine, and encourage the engagement Black communities in the movement for climate justice.
When we fight, we win!
Conference Welcome: JOIN HERE
Aya de Leon – Afro-Futurism includes Black People joining the climate movement to save the future! Plus homage to Octavia Butler featuring student poet Conrad Loyer
Non-fiction: JOIN HERE
Emily Raboteau in conversation with Vanessa Nakate, moderated by Valencia Gunder (M4BL)
Fiction: JOIN HERE
Telling Stories of Our Movements Winning Climate Justice: Tory Stephens (Grist/Fix) in conversation with Aya de Leon, Moderated by Maya Lilly
Poetry: JOIN HERE
Bernard Ferguson, Ashia Ajani, Kevin Aipopo, Kweku John, and Aniya Butler. Hosted by Guest Emcee Coco Peila
AFTERPARTY! Hosted by the California Working Families Party – video coming soon!