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Brown and Green: South Asian Americans for Climate Justice is an emerging network of activists working to protect our communities from climate impacts. We’re @SouthAsianGreen on Twitter, and fb.com/SouthAsianGreen on Facebook.
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<p>TL;DR - we&rsquo;re back and excited

Mon, 02/20/2023 - 16:38

TL;DR - we’re back and excited to build community with you all!

The last few years have been a whirlwind. After the 2016 election, community organizers in the Bay and elsewhere found ourselves mobilizing to meet the urgent needs of the Trump era. The COVID-19 pandemic also made in-person organizing and land-based work much more difficult.

In the past couple of years, a few of us have been working to get Brown & Green up and running again. Between 2021 and 2022, we hosted 2 virtual member meetings, where folks shared their thoughts and priorities around climate justice. There was interest in continuing Brown & Green’s legacy of demonstrations for international solidarity, and some Brown & Green members attended 350 Bay Area’s COP26 march in Berkeley. Holding signs that read “Global North, pay your climate debts,” we marched from Sproul Plaza through the streets of Berkeley.  We also recognized the need for community-building within our work, and some Brown & Green members went hiking together in the Berkeley hills in Spring 2022. 

Folks have also expressed interest in doing some land-based work together. Now that things are a little safer COVID-wise, a few of us are planning to volunteer at Friends of Sausal Creek’s Dimond Canyon Restoration Workday. The workday is on Saturday, March 4th from 9 AM - 12 PM at Dimond Park in Oakland, and more information can be found on FOSC’s website here. We’d love for you to join us - please RSVP via email to sangeeta.sarkar94@gmail.com if you’re interested!

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