ILI Yr 2 Alum and Co-Facilitator Joe Tolbert Jr. organizes Circles & Strategy Clinics through Peoples Hub.
How can we confront climate-related injustices while we also strengthen our communities and build resilient and participatory local projects to create a better world? That is a central question for the many international contributors to the new book, Climate Justice and Community Renewal. In this second circle of a 5-part series, authors of three of the chapters will explore those questions and more. We will learn about the pillars and principles of Indigenous Just Transition and why they are critically important right now, discuss Indigenous resistance to climate change mitigation programs, such as REDD+, that threaten Indigenous livelihoods around the world, and the struggles of Indigenous and other local communities to protect rivers, health, and their ways of life fighting to halt mega dam projects such as the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador, Canada.
Joe Tolbert is the founder and lead cultural strategist at Art at the Intersections, scholar, and Cultural Organizer. He received his B.S. in Communication from the University of Tennessee and has M.Div. in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is also a writer who has contributed articles to Alternate Roots, Quiet Lunch, among others. As a consultant, he is a sought after facilitator and cultural strategist that works with communities to help them harness the power of art and culture through the building, implementation and evaluation of cultural strategies.