Day VII in Copenhagen: The People’s Assembly

By Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Global Justice Initiative Director

Today was brief for me, mostly because the Bella Center was closed, I slept in and then I spent a chunk of the day at the airport! However, I was able to catch a bit of the People’s Assembly at the Klimaforum and had one great interview.

I wish I could say that I had some footage from the People’s Assembly and the various poems, speeches, and films that were shared, but I don’t because my video camera battery was depleted.  However, as footage gets posted, I’ll link to it on this blog.   I did, however, get to show a bit of footage from the Women of Color for Climate Justice Road Tour, which was a gift to be able to show folks a glimpse of how climate change is impacting women of color in the US, who are oft invisible in global climate discussions.

Also, I promised to post footage of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Press Conference.  The embed link didn’t work but you can find the entire press conference online at :

Finally, I did a riveting interview with Esmerelda Brown of the United Methodist Women. She provided compelling testimony of how climate change affects her, as a woman of color, and her family and community. She also shared what the United Methodist Women does to address climate change and advance climate justice.

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