On March 31 at 7 p.m., please join us for a talk on the topic: “Environmental Justice is Racial Justice: Centering Equity in our Region’s Climate Movement.” The session will be presented by Staci Rubin, Vice President, Environmental Justice, at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). You can register for this free Zoom event here.

Communities of color and low-income neighborhoods are typically hit first and worst by the climate crisis change, pollution, and other environmental harms, a pattern attributable to centuries of oppression often reinforced by the terms and structure of current environmental laws and policies. This event will explore environmental justice challenges and strategies and opportunities to address them in Massachusetts.

Rubin partners with residents of historically marginalized communities to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges and works with staff across the organization to embed environmental justice throughout CLF’s culture. Rubin, an attorney, is an active member of the Mass. Environmental Justice Table, which secured the first environmental justice statute in the State.

She will be introduced by CLF and First Parish in Lincoln member Andy Falender.

This session will be hosted by The Conservation Law Foundation and The First Parish in Lincoln. It is cosponsored by the Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, Lincoln WIDE, Mothers Out Front Lincoln, 350 Mass MetroWest Node, St. Anne’s Climate Justice Ministry, and MetroWest Climate Solutions.