We put three of our favorite environmental activists and policy advocates in the same virtual room together for a conversation. Here is what former Rep. Karen Clark, Women’s Environmental Institute co-founder Jacqueline Zita, and sustainable agriculture student and activist Priscilla Trinh talked about in June 2021.
“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”
Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.
Over the years, Minnesota Women’s Press has talked to many environmental advocates. A lot has changed since our first conversations with them — and a lot remains the same. From the perspective of a climate activist, how are we doing?