NY - Sierra Club President Gives Powerful Address on Environmentalism and Intersectionality

On April 20 this year, the first African American president of the Sierra Club, Aaron Mair came to Rochester to the New Bethel CME Church to talk about the history of the Sierra Club. People who attended were spell-bound by the depth and breadth of what Aaron shared in a short time, and many regretted that more people in our community did not have the chance to hear it. Others who were there said they wanted a chance to hear it again as he packed so many ideas in so quickly.  

Come watch the video and experience this powerful address!  Learn some astonishing details about how the largest environmental organization began, its history of racism, and Aaron Mair’s amazing courage and activism that is helping to change the organization. In his words, he wants to help the Sierra Club to be "a more welcoming environment to all people, regardless of their race or socio-economic status." He makes it clear that environmental organizations must understand the intersectionality of issues of social injustice with environmentalism to ensure success in the future. After the video, there will be time for questions and discussion on how to move forward with intersectionality to address problems in Rochester. 

This event is brought to you by collaboration of the Sierra Club, PLEX (Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Assoc.) BHEIRS (Building Healthy External/Internal Relationships Steadfastly), and the Pachamama Alliance of Rochester.


Questions? Call 585-820-2018 or sierraclub.rrg@gmail.com


July 11, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm


Carlson Commons
70 Coretta Scott Xing
Rochester, NY 14608
United States
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