On Sunday, along with local environmental groups including The Sierra Club, ACAN (Austin Climate Action Network), Sheild The People and Alma de Mujer, Equilibrio organized The People’s Climate March: ATX. This demonstration in solidarity with the Climate March in NYC produced a list of demands for city council on local city of Austin policies that relate to climate justice and this communiqué, penned by Dr. Tane Ward. Participants used #climatemarchatx to share photos and video of the event.
Designed to highlight the intersection of struggles, the poster above visually represents the Texas/Mexico border and a teepee spirit camp in South Dakota.
This Thursday, Sepetember 25 at 1PM at Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Ward will be presenting “Decolonizing Environmentalism” at the First Annual Building Green Justice Forum. The Forum is organized by Ecology Action of Texas’ Director, Joaquin Mariel, in association with The Dumpster Project and Green Is The New Black. Dr. Ward’s presentation will be followed by a workshop: “Horizontal Organizing Methodologies” facilitated by Equilibrio Co-Founder and Field Organizer, Rockie Gonzalez. The workshop will focus on developing an anti-racist approach and organizing in East Austin. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here to attend.