At Skills for Cities Fall 2022, Common Impact CEO Leila Saad moderated a Community Conversation on the intersection of climate change and racial inequity featuring Paula Brooks, Hoosier Environmental Council; Naim Edwards, Michigan State University-Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning, and Innovation; and Kawanza Billy, National Urban League Young Professionals.
The discussion explored how water contamination, food insecurity, and other climate issues have disproportionately affected communities of color. Panelists shared the successes their organizations have achieved in alleviating these issues as well as the challenges they face in doing this work. Hear their advice on how companies can effectively work with nonprofits – especially smaller, frontline organizations with a deep understanding of local community needs – to create transformative change for a more just and sustainable world.
Access the full session below and consider how you can act on this advice from Kawanza Billy: “We all have our own genius. Find your purpose in the movement. Reconnect to what is real and fulfilling.”