People & Population

June 10, 2020

Building Community Resilience: Climate Action and Equity

Join Simon Fraser University's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) for an insightful discussion with Dr. Edward Cameron about climate justice and equity in a post COVID-19 world. 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET.

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June 5, 2020

Stories from the Frontlines: Journalists and Protests with CNN's Brian Stelter

Join CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter as he talks with journalists covering the protests over the death of George Floyd. Why have journalists faced such unprecedented harassment, intimidation and detainment during this fast-moving story? How can they protect themselves and get the access they need to keep their communities informed going forward? An SPJ Live Online Session, 12:00 p.m. ET.

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June 5, 2020

Covering Protests: Journalists Under Attack

Join the International Center for Journalists, 10:00 a.m. ET, for a special event on the alarming trend of police targetting journalists covering protests, featuring Linda Tirado, a freelance photojournalist who was blinded in one eye while covering the Minneapolis protests; Branden Hunter, Detroit Free Press; Maria Salazar-Ferro, CPJ; and Ahmer Khan, winner of the 2020 Human Rights Press Award for his coverage of unrest in Kashmir.

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As Floyd Protests Rage, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice

"When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/04/2020

Letter from DC: Journalists Standing Together

Society of Environmental Journalists' Executive Director Meaghan Parker offers reassurance to members on SEJ's stability in a time of turmoil, while stressing the importance of ongoing initiatives to support a free press, as well as journalists and communities of color. See also:

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Disaster Preparedness Key Amid Pandemic

Unheeded warnings are the hallmark of many disasters. And with coronavirus still hobbling the nation, communities and journalists must now watch for all the ways COVID-19 could make even the most familiar hazards far worse. Prepare with this extensive Backgrounder, which touches on issues around evacuations and emergency readiness when facing storms, fires, toxic releases and more.

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Parks Post-Coronavirus Reopening a Political Football?

As the United States restarts fitfully following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, one source of controversy — and of numerous local or regional environmental stories — is what to do at the nation’s park system. The latest TipSheet explains why public access to these national treasures is so contentious, then provides numerous story ideas and reporting resources.

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"Interior Extends Comment Period on Chaco Canyon Drilling Plan"

"The Interior Department will give the public four more months to comment on a plan to expand oil and gas development near New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/22/2020

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