By Christy Pardew | GreenRoots International

On May 10, hundreds of community members, climate justice supporters, and grassroots organizations gathered with Grassroots International and the Boston Public Library to share stories and hear words of wisdom from international Climate Justice leaders:

In the powerful Climate Justice Forum, speakers addressed our current political moment and how it impacts the struggle for climate justice, examples of Indigenous peoples’ resistance to the root causes of climate change, connections between migrant justice and climate change, and how climate issues affect rural communities in Brazil.  They emphasized how much grassroots organizing matters and how social movements create real solutions to the climate crisis. 

Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Carlos Marentes, Sr. of La Via Campesina were two of the speakers at the Climate Justice Forum.

Moderator Sara Mersha of Grassroots International, author and speaker Naomi Klein, Indigenous Environmental Network’s Tom Goldtooth, La Via Campesina’s Carlos Marentes, Sr., Grassroots International’s Jovanna Garcia Soto and the Landless Workers’ Movement Jade Percassi.

Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Carlos Marentes, Sr. of La Via Campesina were two of the speakers at the Climate Justice Forum.

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Watch the entire forum (the program starts about 22 minutes into the video):