Haciendo el Cambio: How Latinx Communities are Harnessing Power and Building Alliances for Climate Justice

October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone

This Bridge the Divide webinar is co-sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy.

Climate change and environmental impacts disproportionately harm communities of color, including Latinx communities. The Latinx community increasingly identifies as a climate-impacted population and is more inclined to vote for progressive climate/environmental policies and candidates. As we move through a year that includes presidential and congressional elections, redistricting, and the launch of the decennial U.S. Census, how will the Latinx community make sure that its interests translate into tangible political and social change? How can philanthropy support this nascent movement?

In this webinar, we’ll explore how Latinx people are exerting their influence to shape policies in the best interests of their communities in a way that acknowledges the intersections of climate/environment, civic engagement, jobs, health, housing, safety and racial equity. Join leaders for a discussion that includes political analysis, community resiliency, the value of arts and culture in this work and philanthropic strategy.

Haciendo el Cambio: How Latinx Communities are Harnessing Power and Building Alliances for Climate Justice
Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. ET
Register here.


Diana Lopez, Director, Centro Por La Justicia
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, University of California, Riverside
Amanda Salas, Outreach Director, Cambio Texas

Paloma Aguirre, Senior Program Officer Environment, International Community Foundation

About ‘Bridge the Divide’ webinars:
This webinar is part of an ongoing learning series built around the theme “Bridge the Divide,” which lifts up philanthropy’s unique potential to bridge differences, foster connections and build partnerships — and address urgent issues such as climate change, economic disparity and racial injustice.

Other webinars in this series:
January 2020 – Climate, Land Use and Transportation Connections
February 2020 – Public Utilities as Anchor Institutions
April 2020 – Economic Democracy and Sharing Power
June 2020 – Equity First: Community-led Approaches to Tackling the Climate Crisis
July 2020 – Keeping it Local: Strategies to Support Power-Building and Economic Self-Determination
August 2020 – Representation Matters: Deepening Leadership Pipelines and Building Community Power
September 2020 – Seizing the Moment: Funder Collaboratives for Criminal Justice Reform

Please register for this funder-only webinar by Oct. 9 to receive log-in details.