EcoFeminism & Environmental Justice with Monique Fitzgerald
Learn about the ties between various social movements and their connections to environmentalism.
Ecofemism and environmental justice are two important movements that give voice to how systemic issues, racism, and sexism directly harm marginalized group and their environment, health, and wellness. Join us in learning about these movements and their present day implications. And importantly, come learn how to take action and become an activist!
This event will be joined by special guest, activist, and speaker Monique Fitzgerald.
Monique Fitzgerald is a tribal and council member of the Setalcott Nation, a nation traditionally based on the north shore of Suffolk County, and was born and raised in North Bellport. Her ongoing community advocacy is inspired by her aunt, Hannah Thomas, who also continues to advocate for their community to this day. Together they helped establish the working group Brookhaven Landfill Action and Remediation group along with Dennis Nix, Abena Asare, Kerim Odekon, Michelle Mendez and Ryan Madden to protect black, Indigenous and Latinx community members whom shoulder the brunt of a 270 foot landfill that is a monument to environmental injustice. She works at the grassroots level, organizing and advocating for the North Bellport community and communities with similar socioeconomic demographics.
As a tribal member and council member of the Setalcott Nation she works to bring in resources to the Nation and work on initiatives that will restore land and food sovereignty. As a person living in a community on the front line of the climate crisis, Monique brings first-hand experience of what climate justice is not and what it could be.