Tue, Apr 19|
*IN-PERSON* Author Talk: The Intersectional Environmentalist with Leah Thomas
Join Cafe con Libros and Soho House to celebrate a new book from the activist Leah Thomas, who coined the term "intersectional environmentalist." Leah will do a meet-and-greet and signing, and complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
Time & Location
Apr 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Soho.Home.Studio, 401 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
About the Event
The Intersectional Environmentalist examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and promotes awareness 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. 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 THE AUTHOR
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 @greengirlleah and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform. Her articles on this topic have appeared in Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP, Fashionista, BuzzFeed, and numerous podcasts. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University and worked for the National Park Service and Patagonia headquarters before pursuing activism full time. She lives in Carpinteria, California.
This ticket includes entry to the event. Copies of THE INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST may be limited and unavailable for purchase. Limited spaces are available - first come, first served.$5.00Tax: +$0.40 NYS
Entry + book
This ticket includes a copy of THE INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST and entry to the event. Leah will be signing and doing a meet-and-greet at the event. This is for pick-up only; there is an additional fee for the book to be shipped.$30.00Tax: +$2.40 NYS
Entry + book + tote (save $5!)
This ticket includes a copy of THE INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST, a tote of your choosing (to be picked at the event and valued at $15), and entry to the event. Leah will be signing and doing a meet-and-greet at the event. This is for pick-up only; there is an additional fee for the book to be shipped.$40.00Tax: +$3.20 NYS