Learn why COVID-19 is an environmental justice crisis with Selema Masekela, producer, surfer, Olympic commentator, and former X-Games host. He discusses how communities of color are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, inequality in surfing and beach access, and long term underrepresentation in surfing.
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Reece talks about how covid-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color, and how a truly sustainable future includes environmental equity with Selema Masekela.
This week's articles:
Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting black and brown communities https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/massachusetts-communities-with-dirty-air-are-coronavirus-hotspots/
Coronavirus is not just a health crisis - it's an environmental justice crisis https://grist.org/justice/coronavirus-is-not-just-a-health-crisis-its-an-environmental-justice-crisis/
And for more backstory on Selema, this is a great primer on his work in the action sports industry: https://www.outsideonline.com/2380521/unlikely-preacher-action-sports-sal-masekela
Thanks again to Selema for joining us! You can find Selema on Instagram @Selema. And I highly encourage you to check out Stoked.org. They're a great organization using board sports like surfing, skating, and snowboarding to close the opportunity gap.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in a question this week!
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