MFN Skillshare Video Series
Heavy Duty Truck Pollution and Grassroots Led Solutions
Dr. Bruce Strouble, Atenas Mena, José Acosta-Córdova, Andrea Vidaurre & Dave Cooke
Dawn Wells-Clyburn & Andrew Delmonte
Join Dawn Wells-Clyburn (of People United for Sustainable Housing) and Andrew Delmonte (of Cooperation Buffalo) as they share the why and how to set up mutual aid work.
During this webinar, we look at the solidarity economy framework for promoting social solidarity. You’ll learn how to staff and support a mutual aid hub, best practices for creating partnerships and allies, and tips on fundraising.
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Felica T. Perez
Join Felica T. Perez, a friend of MFN, formerly from the Center for Story-based Strategy, as we learn about how to strategically tell the stories of our work and world in a way that is meaningful and therefore powerful. Expect several case studies from personal storytelling advocacy work to non-violent direct actions.
During this webinar, we look at how meaningful storytelling can create community power. You’ll learn the core concepts for story-based strategy and how to apply them to leadership development and problem solving.
Global to Local Climate Change
Dr. David Rahn
Join Dr. David Rahn, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science at the University of Kansas, as we learn about how different places around the world experience different climate impacts.
During this webinar, we look at how understanding regional changes and impacts can be used for building community power.
For more information, visit KU Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science.
For more resources on climate change data:
- Climate Change: Global Temperature
- Resilience Strategies for Wildfire
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)
- The Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project, a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort funded by USDA-NIFA, is focused on developing and sharing practical, science-supported information relevant to best management practices for optimizing water use across the Ogallala region.
- Climate Change Indicators, Heat Waves
- Urban heat islands and cooler infrastructure – Measuring near-surface temperatures with hand-held infrared cameras.
Truck Counts Skillshare
Odette Moran & Wendy Gutschow
Join Odette Moran, Community Organizer from CAUSE Now Oxnard and Wendy Gutschow, Program Administrator from the Community Engagement team at the University of Southern California Environmental Health Centers as we learn about how we may be able to harness the power of Truck Counts.
During this webinar, we look at how community collected and owned data can reveal the disparities within communities when it comes to heavily trafficked roads. You’ll learn the practical steps to implementing a truck count in your community. Resources shared during the webinar can be found here on Google Drive.
For more information, visit the USC Environmental Health Centers.
For community engagement resources and research materials related to goods movement and freight transport visit SCEHSC Community Engagement Resources.
Beto Lugo, Katherine Catalano, Linda Trey, Elizabeth Friedman & Dr. P Qasimah Boston
Join MFN member Beto Lugo from ClearAirNow Kansas City as he explains how Science and Community Action Network (SciCAN) can be used to bridge the divide between science and activism. Beto is joined by Katherine Catalano, Linda Trey, Elizabeth Friedman, and Dr. P Qasimah Boston who represents Tallahassee Food Network, MFN Research/Scientific At-Large Advisory Board Member and MFN Research Working Group co-chair.
During this webinar, you’ll learn about the benefits and resources available to SciCAN users, such as connections to allies from a variety of backgrounds without geographical barriers, and access to shared research, resources, projects, and personal stories.
For more information, visit scican.org!
EJ Screen Skillshare
Dr. Bruce Strouble
Join MFN Member Dr. Bruce Strouble from Citizens for A Sustainable Future, as we learn how to harness the power of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening (EJSCREEN) and Mapping Tool for community advocacy and organizing.
Dr. Bruce Strouble is a Research/Scientific At-Large Advisory Board member for the Moving Forward Network. He is the Founder and Director of Citizens for A Sustainable Future, formed to ensure that the next generation of African American children benefit from thriving sustainable communities.
Making a Shekere
Dr. Qasimah Boston
During this webinar, you will see how a shekere is made, learn about the materials used to make it, and hear the rhythm played by the shekere. You’ll also be able to take deeper action by joining the #shekeremovementforjustice and contribute to the movement for justice
Interested in learning more? You can read more by searching the hashtag #shekeremovementforjustice on social media. Or, request a kit by direct messaging @thecreativespirit5 on Instagram!
To stay in contact with Dr. Boston, visit The Tallahassee Food Network Facebook Page or email her.
Air Monitoring Use for Data Collection
It’s no secret that environmental racism is affecting our communities across the country. For decades environmental justice communities have been burdened by high levels of toxic air, water, and soil pollution. What’s the solution? To organize with the community, and further community led solutions to improve public health!
Join MFN Member Beto Lugo from CleanAirNow Kansas as he discusses how his organization and others use personal air monitors for data collection. During this webinar, you’ll learn that engaging in air monitoring and turning invisible pollution into data points gives decision making power to those who are directly impacted by the findings.Interested in learning more? Linked below are a few helpful resources Beto has passed along:
- Air pollution health risks in Kansas City, Kansas
- Building Community Power on the Frontlines
- Burlington Northern Fuel Storage Tank, Wyandotte County, KS
- SciCAN, the Science and Community Action Network
Using Census Data for Organizing and Advocacy
Melissa Miles, Paul J. Allen & Luke Hellgren
Have you ever wondered how census data, organizing, and advocacy are interconnected? Look no further! Join MFN Member Melissa Miles from New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, as well as panelists Paul J. Allen and Luke Hellgren from MJ Bradley and Associates, as we learn about the power of data!
During this webinar, we look at the recent MJ Bradley report and the data tool used in its creation, specifically on how to use census tract level data for understanding, organizing and advocacy. You’ll learn that community-specific data, led by community, is critical to environmental justice work, as well as how to use data driven tools to gauge the impacts of electrification on the pollution emissions of a fenceline community.