Cuentos del Fuego spotlights resiliency in the wake of Southern Oregon Fires.
In this virtual event, Xicana climate justice organizer Niria Alicia talks with Betsy López-Wagner, Principal and Chief Strategist at López-Wagner Strategies; James Puerini, a former wildland firefighter and co-founder of the Yale Wildland Firefighter Rights Initiative; and Cinthia Zermeño Moore, climate advocate and Nevada field organizer with Moms Clean Air Force and Ecomadres. Together they reflect on loss, recovery, and what the growing climate crisis means for frontline communities of color, especially the Latino/a/x communities.
At a time when people across the country continue to shelter in place, practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, communities in the Pacific Northwest region and along the West Coast have been battling wildfires and an increase in air pollution. Wildfires throughout the region and in California have led to ominous orange skies and exposed many to harmful air pollution that not only can degrade their health, but also makes them more susceptible to serious respiratory illnesses like the coronavirus.