Massey is Missing COP26: Black Voices in Climate Action
This event will be broadcast online and is free and open to all – there is no login or registration required to tune in. Click here to watch the livestream.
Visiting Scholar Professor Cheryl Teelucksingh, Victoria City Councillor Sharmarke Dubow and Canada’s Green Party Leader Annamie Paulfor a discussion of the varying impacts and effects of the climate crisis, climate change policy and energy costs on Black communities across Canada. Moderated by Senior Fellow Dr. Dianne Saxe.
Dr. Cheryl Teelucksingh is a Professor in the Sociology Department and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University. Her numerous publications and funded research projects over the last twenty years have focused on examining the relationship between environmental justice in Canada and concerns for social inequality in the urban context. Dr. Teelucksingh current research explores how proponents and activists of environmental justice can strategically and effectively implement smart city initiatives in Black spaces in Canadian cities.
Sharmarke Dubow is a Somali Canadian politician and human rights advocate. He was a refugee for over 20 years, and on October 20, 2018 he cast his first vote ever in an election and was also elected as a City Councillor in Victoria, BC — the first Black City Councillor to be elected in Victoria in 152 years. He holds a BA in Business Technology from the University of Cape Breton and has a background working in refugee issues, youth engagement, community development and governance.
This event is presented in partnership with Climate Caucus and Climate Action Network Canada.