Black Panther has opened the eyes of many to the understanding that there have become two distinct possible futures: Economic Transition or Ecological Collapse. If we stay the current course of a globalized industrial model, collapse is inevitable. We must, instead, create an intentional pathway – a Just Transition – towards local, living economies based on sacredness for our planet and humanity.
Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.
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To usher in a just and equitable transition towards local economies, leadership must come from communities on the frontlines of ecological disruption. These frontline communities know that solving one problem while creating another is no solution at all. The new economies that our communities construct must take a holistic approach and foster equity, democracy, and ecological renewal.
We will debrief Black Panther and discuss how our lived experience informs our economic and political consciousness and where we need to go as people, a movement, and a society to create a place where we all have a sense of belonging and what we need to live a healthy, fulfilled life.
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