Grassroots Mobilizing for Environmental Justice
As the largest urban oil field in the US, Los Angeles has thousands of active oil wells disproportionately located in Latino and Black neighborhoods, causing serious health problems for residents. Goldman Environmental Prize winner and community activist Nalleli Cobo has dedicated her life to taking action.
Since age 9, she has been organizing. At age 19, she led a coalition to permanently shut down a toxic oil-drilling site that was making her and her community sick. Next, she helped lead efforts to change city and county policy to ban new oil exploration and phase out existing sites in LA.
This session will explore Nalleli’s inspirational journey, and how we can all effect change through activism to protect our communities—and the planet—from fossil fuels and the climate crisis.
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