What the Winter Storm in Texas Tells Us About Rural Climate Justice

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT

Register now to join our panelists and submit your own questions as they discuss what the winter storm in Texas and the southeastern United States revealed about public health, housing, energy, and economic and climate justice.

Roundtable participants include:
  • Amal Ahmed, journalist with Texas Observer and author of this piece on Texas climate change for Southerly. Ahmed will moderate the discussion.
  • John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and the Director of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University
  • Tim Callaghan, evaluation director for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M University
  • Lyndsey Gilpin, founder and editor of Southerly Magazine
  • Mary Annette Pember, independent journalist focusing on Native American issues, including environmental issues on Native lands.

Texas Freeze 101: Why We Need Public Power

Posted by Brad Johnson Sat, 20 Feb 2021 20:00:00 GMT

Winter Storm Uri has devastated an unprepared, unregulated Texas grid leaving millions without power and at risk of exposure, carbon monoxide poisoning, and death.

Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, alongside the US right wing media apparatus, spent their spare time finding ways to blame this preventable disaster on wind energy and the Green New Deal. Texas Senator Cruz abandoned his constituents during the deadly storm to vacation in Mexico. The wealthy and powerful will do everything they can to evade the climate crisis they profit from.

Come Saturday at 2PM Central to learn the truth about what happened, how climate change and capitalism are at the root of the crisis, and what we can do to stop this from happening again. Author, journalist, and climate expert Kate Aronoff will join us to explain the situation, and directly impacted comrades in Texas will share their experiences and where our movement goes from here. We will also share mutual aid resources and other ways for you to best help out.