Just 22 more days until the election! Have you made your plan to VOTE for climate justice? My husband and I mailed our absentee ballots the first week available and received confirmation they were received two days later. As of October 10 over 470,000 absentee ballots had been cast. Early voting in NC takes place October 15-31. For more information check out the NC State Board of Elections page. Thank you for voting!
October 12,  Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma

8 pm, online, Alamance Indigenous People’s Day
A film that examines loss and resiliency from generations of oppression and trauma. Native Americans have dodged bullets since first contact with Europeans. This film brings a cross-generational sampling of Indigenous people, researchers, and politicians to reveal stunning reasons for their disproportionately high incidences of health and social issues. This collection of remarkable stories, names Historical Trauma as the unique and insidious part of the generic code that resilient Native American populations are still finding ways to dodge. Watch the trailer here and RSVP here.
October 12-16, Join the Black & Indigenous Liberation Movement this October 12th and stay tuned for virtual panels and mural/art events until the 16th. Let’s deconstruct #ColumbusDay and declare the #BlackIndigenousLiberationDay together. Learn more via and follow their social media pages.
October 12, An Evening with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
7 pm, online
Join us for a virtual presentation on Environmental Justice by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, a renowned thought leader, international speaker, community liaison, trainer and facilitator. A 24-year veteran of the EPA, Mustafa currently works for the National Wildlife Federation, where he is Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization. Co-sponsored by NC Wildlife Federation, Interfaith Creation Care of the Triangle, and Orange Chatham Interfaith Care for Creation. Register here.
October 13, Can the Green New Deal help end factory farming?

8 pm, online
Learn about the potential of a Green New Deal to transform our climate-destructive, corporate-controlled, factory-farm food and farming system into an equitable family farm-based, regenerative system of farming and ranching.
RSVP here or watch on Facebook Live here.

October 14, Climate Democracy Defenders
8 pm, online
350 Action is launching the Climate Democracy Defenders program so we are ready to protect our climate and democracy after Election Day. RSVP here to take action.
On October 17-18th, The Freedom Side: People’s Tribunal and Congress
Beginning at 2 pm each day, live-streamed
We are on the precipice of a historic moment, where we the people have to choose the political, economic, and moral direction of our communities and country. It has been an exhausting and demoralizing time: climate change staring us down as wildfires blaze out of control; millions of people impacted by COVID and over 200,000 senseless deaths due to government mismanagement of the pandemic, police emboldened to move with impunity; corporations profiting when millions are unemployed; and a president who is threatening to eliminate an already fragile democracy.
Joined by Freedom Side Jurors Angela Y Davis, Alfred Woodfox, Raquel Willis, Tom Goldtooth, Arundhati Roy, and others, we will be receiving testimonies from communities across the country and making meaning of the moment. More information and registration here.
October 19, Living Downstream – Virtual Screening and Q&A
7-10 pm, online
Living Downstream is a feature-length documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Q&A after the film with Sandra and filmmaker Chandra Chevannes. Register here.  
October 20, Planet Prescription

8 pm, online
Presented by Climate Listening Project, Narrative Healthcare at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Mothers and Others for Clean Air, join the Planet Prescription virtual film premiere, directly followed by an interactive Q&A with health professionals featured and special guest host. The film listens to stories from health professionals as they witness how the air pollution and climate crisis are impacting human health, especially children’s health and the communities impacted most by racial injustice. More information and RSVP here
October 22, Save the date!
Energy Justice NC will host a GOTV webinar. Check our social media pages for updates with information to register!
Each Monday at 3:30 pm, National Moral Monday Digital March with the Poor People’s Campaign.
Join on their Facebook page or website at
The NC Environmental Justice Summit has gone virtual for 2020. Hope you will join us! Bring the whole family and be a link in this virtual chain. Register here.

Live-stream events will include:
Friday, October 23rd | 4-5:30pm
EJ Panel on Policing, Pollution, Public Violence, and Pandemic

Saturday, October 24th | 10-11:30am
EJ Remembrance and Closing

November 3. If you haven’t already voted by absentee ballot or by early voting, VOTE on November 3rd!!
Thanks for reading and for taking actions! Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen