The Green New Deal has put a new vision of the future to the fore -- one that that moves past systems of extraction and exploitation, towards politics that works for people, and where our economies are built around caring for the Earth and each other.
In this webinar we'll hear from movement organizers about the roots of the climate crisis, and why equity, justice and Indigenous rights need to be baked into a Green New Deal for Canada.
Our first panelist is Hussan Syed is the coordinator of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and is also a member of the Migrant Rights Network. He's an anti-racist, migrant justice organizer who supports Indigenous sovereignty. He has worked with No One Is Illegal, the End Immigration Detention Network, Sanctuary City Movement, and is currently involved with solidarity organizing with the Free Grassy Narrows campaign.
Our second panelist is Veronica Fuentes (she/her) Nakawe tied to Treaty 4, Nut Lake Saskatchewan known as Yellow Quill First Nation and second generation settler of Cuzcatlan, Nahuatl territory otherwise known as El Salvador. Veronica is born, raised and currently based out of Amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory, otherwise known as Edmonton. She's a community organizer, activist and educator with Climate Justice Edmonton, Climate Justice University of Alberta and Beaver Hills Warriors, an Indigenous led grassroots collective making space to mobilize and lift up the urban Indigenous community that centres land defence through an intersectional, decolonial framework. Veronica is an advocate for land back.
Lindsey Bacigal is our panel moderator. She is the Communications Coordinator at Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and is an organizer with Our Time Ottawa and the Sunrise Movement. Within the climate justice movement, Lindsey is primarily interested in the human effects of climate change and the intersections of gender, colonialism, Indigenous identity, and human rights within environmental violence.