Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have long led movements to
protect our communities and the planet. However, BIPOC voices are often
excluded and silenced in mainstream environmentalism. The Green Allies Coalition,
which is part of the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, acknowledges the damage
caused in this lack of representation. BIPOC communities are not only integral to
the sustainability movement’s progress, but experience disproportionate
environmental harm. As a part of our ongoing efforts to re-center these critical
voices, we invite you to join Green Allies in our Amplifying BIPOC Voices in
Date: September 30th
Description: The first in a monthly series titled “Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability” hosted by the Green Allies Coalition of the Office of Sustainability. The focus of the event is “What ‘Amplifying Voices” Looks Like” and will feature a panel of UW-Madison professors and MSC staff. Learn more about the series here.
About the Series
Each month, the series will highlight the work of one or more UW-Madison BIPOC
community members engaging with sustainability. Throughout the month, we will
use our social media platforms to share resources with the Badger community,
inviting our audience to learn with us about the current topic. On the last
Wednesday of the month, we will host a virtual event where attendees have the
opportunity to learn firsthand from the featured community member(s).
We want to emphasize that we are not experts, but will be learning alongside our
audience! We hope this series will help UW-Madison’s sustainability community to
engage in critical conversations, cultivate active learning, and celebrate the
incredible initiatives led by BIPOC members of our community. To join our first
event please use this link.
Who We Are
The Green Allies Coalition seeks to build collaborative partnerships that support a
culture of equity and inclusion aligned with the three pillars of sustainability: social,
economic, and environmental. We aim to invite discussion and exchange
knowledge regarding sustainability and allyship on the UW-Madison campus.
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on each month’s resources and
Facebook: Office of Sustainability, Green Allies Coalition
Instagram and Twitter: @SustainUW
If you have any questions or identify as BIPOC and are interested in highlighting
your work in this series, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org