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'Hold My Earrings': Black Women Lead on Systemic Solutions in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jacqueline Patterson

  • Senior Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Prior to her role in the NAACP, Jacqueline Patterson served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV & AIDS, racial justice, as well as economic, environmental, and climate justice.

In her blog post, Patterson argues that "the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis to wreak outsized havoc on BIPOC communities and other groups that are often marginalized. In a warming world, it won’t be the last. So, 'hold our earrings:' BIPOC women are on the frontlines of risk, but we are also on the frontlines of transformational justice."

Join us for a virtual conversation with this inspirational leader. Moderated by Roy Tatem, president of the East Valley NAACP.

This event is in partnership with Island Press, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that spotlights crucial issues and focuses attention on sustainable solutions.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.