In this episode of Let’s Be Real, we speak with Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE. Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latinx community-based organization and has been deeply involved in the climate justice movement for decades. In our interview, Elizabeth discusses what it means for the organization to be community-led, how all organizing in a frontline community is intersectional, and how UPROSE’s community solar project provides a cooperatively-owned alternative to the extractive economy.
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Hosted by Juleon Robinson | Produced by Sarah Ludwig & Juleon Robinson | Graphic by Ben Hagen