Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

What’s on the environmental justice agenda for Central Brooklyn?

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From the general threat of climate change to children ingesting lead paint, environmental fears are a reality in many parts of New York City. Up first today, Brooklyn Deep will look at the history of environmental activism in areas like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights, and talk with a policy maker and activist to uncover what exactly is on Central Brooklyn’s environmental justice agenda.

Guests:Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York Environmental Justice AllianceLatrice Walker, NYS Assembly, District 55

Third Rail Eps 12: Environmental Justice

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Guest Hosts: 

Harvir Kaur, Food Sovereignty Organizer, BMC
Cynthia Moices, Environmental Justice Organizer, UPROSE

Segments: 

1. Green in A Vacuum: In the social justice world, why does environmental justice get marginalized? And where does it intersect with identities of race, class, and gender?

2. POC and Environmental Justice: Fights for environmental causes like climate change, healthy food and recycling are widely seen as a "white" fields. Are there really no people of color who care about the environment?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup