October 14, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
This Bridge the Divide webinar is co-sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy.
Climate change and environmental impacts disproportionately harm communities of color, including Latinx communities. The Latinx community increasingly identifies as a climate-impacted population and is more inclined to vote for progressive climate/environmental policies and candidates. As we move through a year that includes presidential and congressional elections, redistricting, and the launch of the decennial U.S. Census, how will the Latinx community make sure that its interests translate into tangible political and social change? How can philanthropy support this nascent movement?
In this webinar, we’ll explore how Latinx people are exerting their influence to shape policies in the best interests of their communities in a way that acknowledges the intersections of climate/environment, civic engagement, jobs, health, housing, safety and racial equity. Join leaders for a discussion that includes political analysis, community resiliency, the value of arts and culture in this work and philanthropic strategy.
- Diana Lopez, Director, Centro Por La Justicia
- Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, University of California, Riverside
- Amanda Salas, Outreach Director, Cambio Texas
- Paloma Aguirre (moderator), Senior Program Officer Environment, International Community Foundation
About ‘Bridge the Divide’ webinars:
This webinar is part of an ongoing learning series built around the theme “Bridge the Divide,” which lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.