The climate emergency disproportionately impacts women and the essential work that we do. Women have lower socioeconomic status and power than men, so disasters leave us worse off. Multiple oppressions multiply the impact. The climate crisis creates societal instability, which increases rape and other violence against women. Women’s intelligence and understanding of the importance of relationships need to be at the center of climate solutions. Sexism, male domination, and artificial divisions between white women and women of color are huge obstacles to ending climate change.
- Listen to women’s experiences in this time of climate crisis.
- Learn the approaches used by Sustaining All Life and United to End Racism to heal from the damage of oppression, increase our effectiveness in the climate justice movement, and prevent burnout.
- Allow women and men to heal from the damage done by sexism and male domination, transforming the power dynamics between women and men so that women are central in all decision-making and we can be true allies.
This event is part of the Health, Equality and Justice program of Climate Week NYC.