It is well documented that the impacts of climate change are felt the most in underserved communities of color. How do we begin to address historically disinvested areas of Los Angeles where climate, health, and equity are inextricably tied? How do we tackle those issues with broader engagement that values the perspectives of communities bearing the burdens? How do we work together to create heat and climate resilient communities?
This roundtable discussion will address issues such as the impact of rising heat on laborers, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income neighborhoods where access to water, shade, tree canopies, and vegetation is limited. What are the impacts of old and outdated housing and schools that need to be adapted to the changing climate and rising heat—which are often the last to be upgraded?
The Democracy Center is proud to bring this discussion to the community as JANM welcomes the Climates of Inequality pop-up exhibition from September 23–October 1, 2023.
Tickets for the discussion are free and include access to the pop-up exhibition and the Museum. Pre-registration is highly recommended for this event, though walk-ups are welcomed.
- Marta Segura, City of Los Angeles Chief Heat Officer and Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Director
- Deogracia Cornelio, Education Director, Warehouse Worker Resource Center
- Stephany Campos, Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
- Aria Cataño, Cofounder, Water Drop LA
- Li’i Furumoto, Cofounder and President, Urban Visionaries and Dream Allies Network
Climates of Inequality
September 23 – October 1, 2023