Moms Clean Air Force, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light commemorated Juneteenth through a conversation highlighting the injustices that African American people endure. Panelists discussed how Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history and showed us that freedom and racial equality have always been a hard-fought battle for black Americans – and that battle continues to this day. This event will examine those specific battles, and how individuals are working to move toward true environmental justice for all.
Moderated by Dr. Tonya Howard Calhoun, National Field Manager at Moms Clean Air Force, Atlanta, Georgia
Almeta E. Cooper, Field Coordinator at Moms Clean Air Force, Atlanta, Georgia
Heather McTeer Toney, Climate Justice Liaison at EDF, and Senior Advisor, Moms Clean Air Force, Oxford, Mississippi
Hermina Glass-Hill, MHP, Coastal Engagement Associate at Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, Midway, Georgia
Kelle Pressley, Full Spectrum Doula Trainer, Charlotte, North Carolina