Read Think Act Ep 22: Mikaela Loach on coalitions for climate justice
'Today we're seeing trade unions and climate groups, that have been previously pitted against each other, realising that they have a common enemy.'
Welcome to Read Think Act, our video series where writing and activism go hand in hand (or head to head) and we explore the space where they intersect, taking ideas from the pages and into our communities.
We're so excited to be back with our first video for 2023, and we're kicking off with a true powerhouse. Climate justice activist Mikaela Loach joins us to answer three questions about building coalitions based on solidarity, the climate groups she's excited about, and her book 'It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World'.
We'll be hosting the Edinburgh launch of the book on March 30th, so if you're intrigued by the ideas in this video, do sign up to the event in person or via the livestream HERE.
Through the links below, you can find out more about the organisations and groups mentioned:
The Stop Rosebank campaign - working to stop the approval of the biggest undeveloped oil and gas field in the North Sea.
Somos Semillas - educational and campaigning group for Latin American diasporas.
Black Girl Environmentalist - a supportive community dedicated to empowering Black girls, women and non-binary people across environmental disciplines.
Mikaela also references the phenomenal documentary Crip Camp: a Disability Revolution.
Below is a list of top climate-justice books recommended by Mikaela Loach - we invite you to dive in and begin/continue your journey of making connections!
- It's Not That Radical : Climate Action to Transform Our World
- Mikaela Loach
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You : Essays and Poems
- Lorde, Audre
- A People's Green New Deal
- Ajl, Max
- What White People Can Do Next : From Allyship to Coalition
- Dabiri, Emma
- Hope In The Dark : Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
- Solnit, Rebecca
- Assata : An Autobiography
- Assata Shakur