Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Rolls
The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour got underway yesterday in New Orleans, with Rev. Yearwood, actress Gloria Reuben and DJ Biz Markie joined by community and student leaders and hundreds of students on the campus of Dillard University. All those voices came together to call for a clean energy future.
Rev. Yearwood talked about how that future will fight poverty and pollution at the same time, saying, “This is our lunch counter moment…In the 20th Century they had to fight for equality, and in the 21st century we gotta fight for existence.”
Later that day, at Tulane University, close to 100 people attended a roundtable discussion on engaging youth, communities of color and low-income communities in the clean energy movement. Tulane Professor Charles Allen talked about the importance of rebuilding the Lower 9th Ward by focusing on sustainable building practices and a discussion about how the environmental community can get from talk to action: moving past the message to practices that people can incorporate into their daily lives.
Next stop: Little Rock, Arkansas
The rest of the bus tour dates:
Columbia, MO: Saturday, February 20
Indianapolis, IN: Sunday & Monday, February 21-22
Bloomington, IN: Monday, February 22
Columbus, OH: Tuesday, February 23
Washington, DC: Tuesday-Wednesday, February 23-24