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Climate Change and Social Justice: What Does One Have to Do with the Other

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Zoom Presentation
Presenter: Susan Houts, MSN, LISW
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (CST)
CEUs: 1.0
To register contact Kim Feeney at 563-349-9595 or


We’re at an inflection point. COVID-19, the climate crisis, and a global reckoning on racial justice have forced us to rethink normal and created a new world of possibilities. But what (if anything) do all of these things have in common?  These issues are each so big, which do we work on first?  Where do we start?   The format of this session will be to start with the basic science of climate change.  Along the way, we will talk about social justice issues and their relationship to climate change including in other parts of the world, as well as in the US, and more specifically in Iowa.


Participants will leave this session with:
• An understanding of the basic science of climate change
• An understanding of how climate change is related to social justice and how it impacts the poor, communities of color, and other groups of people inequitably
• A list of local and regional groups who are working toward environmental and social justice
• A plan for action that each person can take to effect change for both the climate and communities that are inequitably affected by a changing climate.


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