february, 2022

02feb3:00 pm4:00 pmSupporting Climate Action in Marginalized Communities with Fred Tutman

Event Details

This month’s meeting will feature Mr. Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper, discussing how to Support Climate and Environmental Action with Marginalized Communities. Mr. Tutman is a journalist, lawyer, farmer, community organizer, and expert in environmental injustice. In 2004 he founded Patuxent Riverkeeper based in Upper Marlboro Maryland where Fred was born and raised, as were seven generations of his ancestors. “When you say the words ‘environmental justice most people think you are talking only about Black folks or people of color. We see it in a much more expansive sense. These are usually David and Goliath class-based fights where people with far less power are largely fighting people with an exorbitant amount of power and money. You don’t find many rich white communities fighting off coal-fired power plants or factory farms or sewage discharges. Those, frankly, are placed where there is less money and less power, and the two seem to go together.”


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Online presentation