Kahane UN Week 2020: Los Angeles & Climate Change

Join us for a panel featuring local actors at the forefront of Los Angeles’ global leadership in addressing climate change.


Feb13
7:00 pm
2020-02-13 19:00:00 2020-02-13 19:00:00 Kahane UN Week 2020: Los Angeles & Climate Change

Jasmin Vargas (Food and Water Watch) and Dominique Hargreaves (LA Mayor's office, Deputy Sustainability Officer) will discuss environmental activism and organizing in the Los Angeles area, bringing together unique perspectives from a grassroots activist organization like Food and Water Watch and an institutional/political perspective from the LA Mayor's office. Topics will cover the different challenges commonly experienced within these different sectors, and how these different areas of environmental activism within LA interact with one another. We will also discuss the relationship and any tensions between grassroots community organizers and the Mayor's Office, particularly in reference to the issue of environmental racism. Secondly, we will cover the relationship between local government and the state government: how can community organizers influence policy initiatives at both levels and what differences are found between local and state-level policy implementation.

Professor Michael Sardo (Politics) will serve as Commentator for this session. 

View the full schedule of events for UN Week 2020: Climate Change & Economic/Environmental Justice.

America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jasmin Vargas (Food and Water Watch) and Dominique Hargreaves (LA Mayor's office, Deputy Sustainability Officer) will discuss environmental activism and organizing in the Los Angeles area, bringing together unique perspectives from a grassroots activist organization like Food and Water Watch and an institutional/political perspective from the LA Mayor's office. Topics will cover the different challenges commonly experienced within these different sectors, and how these different areas of environmental activism within LA interact with one another. We will also discuss the relationship and any tensions between grassroots community organizers and the Mayor's Office, particularly in reference to the issue of environmental racism. Secondly, we will cover the relationship between local government and the state government: how can community organizers influence policy initiatives at both levels and what differences are found between local and state-level policy implementation.

Professor Michael Sardo (Politics) will serve as Commentator for this session. 

View the full schedule of events for UN Week 2020: Climate Change & Economic/Environmental Justice.

Climate change protestors march in downtown Los Angeles