Climate Conversations with Jacqueline Patterson: Intersectionality and Climate Justice (2018)

Jacqueline Patterson
Source: River Network

Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

The Climate Conversations team sits down with Jacqui Patterson, the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. They discuss intersectionality within the climate justice movement, and how global warming disproportionately impacts women of color. Looking at impacts on reproductive rights and poverty, the Climate Conversations team and Patterson analyze how local movements are utilized to combat environmental and racial injustice. The conversation then looks at capitalism’s role in injustice, and how prioritizing amassing wealth for elites disregards the earth’s well-being and human rights. Finally, the team examines mobilization strategies that take into account the interconnectivity of justice issues across individuals and institutions.

MIT Climate, 7 February 2018

Timeline: 2010s
Department: Administration
Career: CommunityHealth & MedicineScience
Object: Audio
Collection: Activism, Caribbean, NAACP, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Women