A public presentation, “Women of Color Speak Out – Climate Change and the Systems of Oppression” was held by the Ethiopian Community of Seattle on Nov. 18.
“Women of Color Speak Out” is a collective of activists in Seattle who are working to educate communities about the climate crisis. The discussion highlighted how systems of oppression have led to worldwide ecological disaster.
Afrin Sopariwala, an activist and student of yoga and ayurveda who grew up in Mumbai, India, and is attempting to move toward living a zero-waste life.
Sarra Tekola, a scientist and activist who has worked on issues including “Black Lives Matter”, ending juvenile incarceration, fossil fuel divestment and justice in carbon policies.
Yin Yu, a system practitioner and convener of spaces to explore complexities as human beings where paradoxes and tensions can be held.
Zarna Joshi, a writer, public speaker and activist who was born in England and has cultural and spiritual roots in India. (end)