Online-Vortrag von Mitzi Jonelle Tan am Dienstag, 27.04.2021 um 18:00 auf Englisch & Deutsch
Decolonizing climate activism
The climate crisis is an intersectional crisis. We may have heard this sentence plenty of times in the past, but what does intersectionality actually mean? What does colonialism and racism have to do with the climate crisis? In this lecture, we will be tackling the colonial roots of the climate crisis, the white-ness and racism within the climate movement, why black, indigenous, people of color, and countries in the Global South are doubly impacted by the climate crisis and why it’s so important to center the voices most affected. This lecture may shock you and it may hurt a bit, but it’s important to learn about our privileges and how to become better allies so we can truly change the system even when, and especially when, it also benefits us.
Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines. She is also active in FFF International, advocating for climate justice and making sure that voices of Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA)’s strikers are heard, amplified, and given space. She first became an activist in 2017 after integrating with indigenous leaders of her country which pushed her to realize that collective action and system change is what we need for a just and greener society.