The Intersectional Environmentalist Book Tour Santa Barbara
On Friday March 11th, in Santa Barbara at 5:00 Outdoor Womxn is hosting Leah Thomas on a stop on her The Intersectional Environmentalist book tour.
Join us in the for a happy hour to learn about Leah's work and connect about intersectional environmentalism. We ask that everyone who attends, purchases the The Intersectional Environmentalist makes a sliding scale donation to the organization Intersectional Environmentalist of $5 or more to support the non-profit's incredible mission. Snacks, wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks will be provided.
Purchase the book or purchase a donation and you will receive the address of the event! If you would like to venmo or pay cash, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A primer on intersectional environmentalism aimed at educating the next generation of activists on how to create meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable change.The Intersectional Environmentalistisan introduction to the intersection between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and an acknowledgment of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people—especially those most often unheard. Written by Leah Thomas, a prominent voice in the field and the activist who coined the term "Intersectional Environmentalism," this book is simultaneously a call to action, a guide to instigating change for all, and a pledge to work towards the empowerment of all people and the betterment of the planet.
In The Intersectional Environmentalist, Thomas shows how not only are Black, Indigenous and people of color unequally and unfairly impacted by environmental injustices, but she argues that the fight for the planet lies in tandem to the fight for civil rights; and in fact, that one cannot exist without the other. An essential read, this book addresses the most pressing issues that the people and our planet face, examines and dismantles privilege, and looks to the future as the voice of a movement that will define a generation.
About Leah Thomas: Leah Thomas is an intersectional environmental activist and eco-communicator based in Southern California. She’s passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism and was the first to define the term “Intersectional Environmentalism.” She is the founder of @greengirlleahandThe Intersectional Environmentalist Platform. Her articles on this topic have appeared inVogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People and she has been featured in Harper’sBazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP, Fashionista, BuzzFeed, and numerous podcasts. She has aB.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University and worked for theNational Park Service and Patagonia headquarters before pursuing activism full time. She lives in Carpinteria, California.