Planet Forward ends fall event series on high note with climate justice discussion

This fall, Planet Forward kicked off its 2021-22 Event Series with panel discussions to inform and engage. The events included a range of diverse faculty experts, practitioners, and knowledge-users to discuss their scholarship, creative projects, and experience related to sustainability storytelling. 

On Nov. 12, Planet Forward wrapped up the series with a conversation between scholars and storytellers: “Champions of Climate Justice: Where do we go from here?” The panel focused on the climate justice movement and how to report stories on sustainability that captures a range of diverse voices and perspectives. 

Dr. Imani Cheers, award-winning digital storyteller and Associate Professor at GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, led the discussion. Joining her in conversation were Dr. Lemir Teron, Associate Professor at the Planet Forward Pillar School SUNY-ESF; Matt Scott from Project Drawdown; and Lexi Hernandez, Planet Forward Correspondent and senior at Pillar School Chapman University. The panel shared tips, perspectives, and best practices on how to keep climate justice as a central part of how we adapt to a changing environment. You can watch the complete discussion above, or over on our YouTube channel.

You can see the videos from other fall events on our Salon page.

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