Each year environmental and land activists, on the true frontline of ecocide, are murdered by those who are destroying their land. Each year Global Witness documents these deaths. In 2019 they documented 212 of these deaths, which can be read about in their annual report. We must hold their names and actions in our hearts.
Links to some of the BIPOC activists who could be highlighted in schools.
- Wangari Maathai Nobel Peace Prize lecture video, 2004.
- Majora Carter – greening the ghetto TED talk, 2006.
- Farhana Yamin on Newsnight, 2019.
- A few indigenous American activists.
- 10 Latin American indigenous activists.
- Al Jazeera documentary about biological scientist Sheila Kaka Ochugboju.
- Greenpeace recently published this list of youth activists of colour, 2020.
- The Climate Reframe project focuses on some of the best BAME people working and campaigning from the UK.
- 4 US black environmentalists which changed the environmental movement.
- Black Mambas, South African anti-poaching organisation.
- An article suggesting ways to uplift the voices of young climate activists of colour.
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